US RACING BREEDERS’ CUP: Big record handle for Fridays

All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 36th Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1 reached US$56,517,228, a record for Breeders' Cup Friday and a 5.4% increase over last year's 10-race Breeders' Cup "Future Stars Friday" card at Churchill Downs. The Future Stars Friday card featured five […]

US RACING: Storm the Court scores 45-1 upset in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — So much for settling the early Kentucky Derby picture. Next year's outlook is downright fuzzy after a couple of little-known colts challenged each other down the stretch before 45-1 shot Storm the Court staged a stunning neck victory in the Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders' Cup on Friday. Entries […]

US RACING BREEDERS' CUP - Structor gives Brown Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf win

ARCADIA, United States (AFP) - Structor gave trainer Chad Brown a victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Friday at Santa Anita, where the US       $28 million festival opened amid heightened concerns over horse safety. With Jose Ortiz in the irons, the 5-1 shot remained unbeaten in three races as he gave America's […]

A thought provoking chat with the great Emilio “The People’s Champion” Rodriquez

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Mention the name Emilio Rodriquez to even a young punter and immediately the memories of his magnificent stint in the saddle start to effortlessly flow. Rodriquez, popularly known as “Bimbo”, “Chest” or “Willie Carson” and who went on to be dubbed the “People’s Champion” for his strength of purpose and never-say-die attitude […]

Rojorn di Pilot has good chance of making it two in a row on tomorrow’s programme

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Giving valuable support to the $900,000 Flossie McNeil Memorial Cup feature on tomorrow’s 11-race card is a Restricted Stakes event for native-bred four-year-old non-winners of four and also imported three-year-olds and upwards non-winners of three. The five-furlong (1,000m) contest on the round course has attracted a field of 14 runners, with all […]

Apprentice Christopher Mamdeen now a member of the 100 – winners’ club

KINGSTON, Jamaica - Leading rider and claiming apprentice Christopher Mamdeen, who is on the verge of becoming the fourth apprentice rider to win the jockeys’ championship during their apprenticeship period at Caymanas Park, booted home the 4/5 shot Stallwalkin’Girl for leading trainer Anthony Nunes to register his 100th winner in his riding career on Saturday, […]