Posts in category "Breeders' Cup"

Mavericking Best in Buck's Boy Handicap

STICKNEY/CICERO – - Contested concurrently with the Breeders’ Cup Saturday program, the $100,000 Buck’s Boy Handicap was originally carded for the grass course but was taken off the grass following mid-week rains.  An original field of ten scratched down to five, and from the rail out they were FEAR THE KITTEN, LUV BANDIT, DAD ARE... Read more »

Breeders' Cup 2013 Saturday Picks and Ponderings

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event that in many ways serves as horse racing’s final exam. Given that many owners/trainers sometimes (but not always) use the Breeders’ Cup as a final race, we get one last chance to see our stars before retirement. Typically, campaigns may end for the year in this spot. Horse... Read more »

Buck's Boy Handicap Preview

The only Illinois-bred to ever win a Breeders’ Cup race was Buck’s Boy, and he’s the namesake of the feature race at Hawthorne for the first Saturday of November; the same day as Breeders’ Cup.  It functions also as the last grass stakes of the season at Hawthorne Race Course. Buck’s Boy also won the... Read more »
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Breeders' Cup 2013 Friday Picks & Ponderings

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event that in many ways serves as horse racing’s final exam. Given that many owners/trainers sometimes (but not always) use the Breeders’ Cup as a final race, we get one last chance to see our stars before retirement. Typically, campaigns may end for the year in this spot. Horse... Read more »

Hawthorne Fall Preview: Seven Questions

With the calendar reading October, live thoroughbred racing in Chicago shifts from Arlington Park in the northwest suburbs to Hawthorne Race Course in the southwest suburbs.  As with cross-town Arlington Park, “Picks and Ponderings” will be providing coverage (on site for stakes races) all meet long, and you can get e-mail updates all meet long... Read more »

Chicago's Horse Racing Stars Stay Busy

For some, Thanksgiving Weekend is a weekend for family functions. For others, it means a mad run on the retail world looking for bargains. For horseplayers, it’s an underrated weekend featuring cross-country stakes.  Breeders’ Cup winners (like Groupie Doll in the Cigar Mile) may use this to experiment or perhaps garner some additional year-end votes.... Read more »
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Breeders' Cup Saturday Picks and Ponderings

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event that in many ways serves as horse racing’s final exam. Given that many owners/trainers sometimes (but not always) use the Breeders’ Cup as a final race, we get one last chance to see our stars before retirement. Typically, campaigns may end for the year in this spot. Horse... Read more »

Breeders' Cup Friday Picks and Ponderings

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event that in many ways serves as horse racing’s final exam. Given that many owners/trainers sometimes (but not always) use the Breeders’ Cup as a final race, we get one last chance to see our stars before retirement. Typically, campaigns may end for the year in this spot. Horse... Read more »