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Godolphin’s Lemon Pop Secures Breeders’ Cup Classic Berth With February Stakes Win In Japan, U.S.-Based Shirl’s Speight Unplaced

Prominent throughout, Godolphin’s 2-1 favored Lemon Pop surged to the front into the stretch under jockey Ryusei Sakai to win Sunday’s $1.9-million February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse by 1½ lengths over Red le Zele. With his victory in the one-mile race, Lemon Pop gained the first automatic berth into this year’s $6-million […]

Al Muthana, Make It Snappy Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths In South Africa

Five-year-old gelding Al Muthan, at 80-1, came flying on the far outside to defeat previously unbeaten Charles Dickens by a neck in Saturday’s R1.5-million L’Ormarins King’s Plate (G1) going one mile at Kenilworth Racecourse in Cape Town. With thevictory, Al Muthana, ridden by Bernard Fayd’herbe, earned an automatic berth into the $2-million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup […]

Flightline Retains 139 Rating To Top LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Standings

Flightline (USA) [139], who closed out his undefeated career in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), maintains his commanding lead in the ninth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2022. In the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Flightline pulled away from the field to win by a record 8 ¼ lengths. Olympiad (USA) [124] […]

Brown ‘Optimistic’ Domestic Spending May Be Released To Local Farm Next Week

Trainer Chad Brown released an update Tuesday on the condition of Grade 1 winner Domestic Spending, following a diagnosis of a pelvic fracture after the 5-year-old was pulled up during his bid in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Nov. 5. Jockey Flavien Prat pulled up the gelding going into the final […]

‘We’re Supposed To Be Protecting The Horse’: Tyler’s Tribe Trainer Bemoans Lack Of Lasix, Targets Kentucky Derby

Trainer Tim Martin told Horse Racing Nation this week that the bleeding episode suffered by 2-year-old Tyler’s Tribe in the Breeders’ Cup was the gelding’s first instance of EIPH, or exercise-induced pulmonary hemorrhage. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint was also the first start Tyler’s Tribe made without Lasix; the World Championships ban race-day medications. The […]

Equibase: Breeders’ Cup Classic Fractional Time Adjusted Again

During the running of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (Gr. 1) on Nov. 5, 2022, at Keeneland, the timing eye for the three-quarter fraction was inadvertently tripped by an outrider as he was making his way to tend to pulled-up Epicenter. The three-quarter time was originally posted as 1:07.98. After the discovery of the error, […]

‘I Was Basically In Disbelief’: Breeder Elizabeth Merryman Celebrates Caravel’s Breeders’ Cup Upset

One year after congratulating her older sister, Laurel Park-based trainer Katy Voss, on breeding a Breeders’ Cup winner, Elizabeth Merryman got a turn on the receiving end. A member of one of Maryland’s most prominent and successful racing families who now resides in Pennsylvania, Merryman watched with Voss from the grandstand at Keeneland as Caravel […]

Godolphin To Keep Breeders’ Cup Winner Cody’s Wish In Training In 2023

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) winner Cody’s Wish, Curlin’s fastest sprinting son, will remain in training in 2023, according to Godolphin USA’s Director of Bloodstock Michael Banahan. “He came out of the Breeders’ Cup very well,” said Banahan of the Godolphin homebred, who was produced by Grade 1 winner Dance Card, by Tapit. “He’s sound, […]