• Road to the Cup: Three heating up, three cooling down
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    Road to the Cup: Three heating up, three cooling down

    Mike Curry | America's Best Racing The path to the 2016 Breeders' Cup is a road with plenty of ups and downs as talented racehorses vie for a spot in one of 13 championship races. This blog provides a capsule look at three horses who are heating up on the Road to the Breeders' Cup World Championships and three horses whose Breeders' Cup chances are not quite as strong as they were a week or two ago. For this week's edition, the two major races were restricted to 3-year-olds and that's where the results took us for each of the names below. I think we can say at least one sophomore emerged as a probable favorite for a race on the Breeders' Cup World Championships card, while quite a few other 3-year-olds

  • Forbes

    California Chrome Preps For The Breeders' Cup: The Field And Post Positions For The Awesome Again

    The Grade I, $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes on opening weekend at Santa Anita is one of seven Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races taking place on Saturday and features America’s favorite race horse, 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome, who is undefeated this year and will be a heavy favorite to get his sixth win of the year in his final prep for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. The winner of the Awesome Again, like all winners of races in the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series, will receive an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup—in this case, into the Classic—along with pre-entry and entry fees, along with a travel allowance to ship to this year’s Breeders’ Cup, which will be held on November 4 and 5 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California.

  • Reuters

    Horse racing-Trainer Mullins and Gigginstown part company

    Two of the biggest names in Irish horse racing, champion trainer Willie Mullins and the Gigginstown House stud owned by Ryanair boss Michael O'Leary, have parted ways. "Everyone who comes into my yard is treated the same," added Mullins, Ireland's champion trainer for the last nine years.