Posts in category "Breeders' Cup"

2017 Breeders' Cup Saturday Preview

Welcome to Day Two of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup!  Picks and Ponderings previewed Friday’s four Breeders’ Cup races in a separate piece.  Here, we look at Saturday’s nine Breeders’ Cup races, headlined by Arrogate’s attempt to join Tiznow among two-time winners of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The day features several links to the local circuit — many... Read more »

2017 Breeders' Cup Friday Preview

It’s that time of the year once more: the best horses in the world have descended on one place to settle their scores in the Breeders’ Cup.  For the first time, it takes place at beautiful Del Mar.  Also for the first time, Picks and Ponderings is there, so make sure to follow us on Twitter... Read more »

2016 Breeders' Cup Classic Preview

The Breeders’ Cup runs today and tomorrow, and Picks and Ponderings has Friday and Saturday picks to carry you through the weekend.  The weekend’s richest race, however, is the Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI): ten furlongs on the dirt for a $6 million purse. The race drew a field of ten, and Nicolle Neulist and Paul... Read more »

Breeders' Cup Guest Appearance on Horses for Courses

Breeders’ Cup gets underway tomorrow.  On this week’s edition of Horses for Courses, Nicolle Neulist joins host William Kedjanyi to discuss all thirteen Breeders’ Cup races in detail.  We bring racing perspectives from both sides of the Atlantic, and cover everything from the top contenders to the marginal. There are two Breeders’ Cup episodes of... Read more »

2016 Breeders' Cup Mile Preview and Saturday Selections

Picks and Ponderings returns for Saturday, the second day of the Breeders’ Cup.  Saturday’s card at Santa Anita features nine Grade I Breeders’ Cup races, in addition to three stakes races to start the festivities.  This follows four Breeders’ Cup races on Friday, which are previewed in a separate piece. This piece will discuss the... Read more »

2016 Breeders' Cup Distaff Preview and Friday Selections

This Friday is the first of two days of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.  The Breeders’ Cup features thirteen Grade I races spread over two days, testing the best of the best in each division. Friday’s card features four Breeders’ Cup races, headlined by the Distaff, a nine-furlong dirt race for fillies... Read more »

Breeders' Cup Saturday: Play or Pass

We tackled Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races withe a series of Play or Pass video previews, in which both halves of Picks and Ponderings pointed out one horse we were eager to play in each race, and one horse we would be quite happy to leave out of our tickets. Here, we do the same for... Read more »

Breeders' Cup Classic: Play or Pass

Saturday’s featured race at Keeneland is one of the featured races on the American racing calendar: the Breeders’ Cup Classic.  Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, his Travers conqueror Keen Ice, top-notch distaffer Beholder, and dual Two Thousand Guineas hero Gleneagles are among the ten horses who will face this ten-furlong test. Both halves of Picks... Read more »

Breeders' Cup Friday: Play or Pass

Friday, the Breeders’ Cup gets underway at Keeneland.  Though Keeneland has a ten-race card that day, only four races that day are Breeders’ Cup races: the Juvenile Turf, the Dirt Mile, the Juvenile Fillies Turf, and the Distaff.  Those will be the focus of our first group of video previews. We tackle these races in... Read more »

2015 Fall Stars Saturday Preview: Keeneland Mile Day

The Fall Stars (#fallstars on Twitter) weekend opens the Keeneland Fall meet. Fall Stars begins on Friday October 2 with the G1 Alcibiades and G3 Phoenix and it continues with this piece that examines the stakes quintet on Saturday October 3.  It concludes with the G3 Bourbon and G1 Spinster on Sunday October 4. Each... Read more »