Horse Racing

DEL MAR, California — Trainer Aidan O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore won the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Friday at Del Mar with a colt named Mendelssohn. Of course they did. This was the 11th edition of the Juvenile Turf. Moore and O’Brien have won four of them. O’Brien had to
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Ulysses, the 7-2 favorite for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf, was withdrawn on Friday evening because of soundness issues. In a one-sentence statement, the Breeders’ Cup announced his withdrawal without providing specifics. The statement said Ulysses was scratched “per recommendation from the track veterinarians.” Ulysses is scheduled to go to stud at
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Is there anything Forever Unbridled cannot do? It is a fair question following her Breeders’ Cup Distaff victory Friday at Del Mar. In winning the Distaff by a half-length, Forever Unbridled ($9.40) has now won eight races on eight different tracks. Third last year in the Distaff, she won her first
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Here’s a look at the $1 million-guaranteed pick four sequence on the Breeders’ Cup Saturday card, consisting of races 5-8. Race 5: Turf Sprint If there are no issues, LADY AURELIA (3) could put on a show in this year’s Turf Sprint. While she lost overseas in her most recent start, she’s proven herself at
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DEL MAR, Calif. — I was talking last weekend to a friend of long standing, an outstanding handicapper and avid racing historian, about the Breeders’ Cup. Almost immediately, the conversation turned to Arrogate, of whom we were of similar minds. We agreed that Arrogate’s four-race run of the Travers, Breeders’ Cup Classic, Pegasus World Cup,
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DEL MAR, Calif. — Some Breeders’ Cup fans are expecting a freak show when the sixth race rolls around Saturday at Del Mar. Others will shade to the skeptical side when attempting to somehow beat Unique Bella, whose freakish exploits will make her a heavy favorite in the Grade 1, $1 million BC Filly and
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