Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan followed up a dazzling 2012 season with another championship campaign in 2013, proving again why he is one of the best racehorses on the planet with six wins in seven starts.
Wise Dan: Titan of the Turf
Reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan followed up a dazzling 2012 season with another championship campaign in 2013, proving again why he is one of the best racehorses on the planet with six wins in seven starts. His stellar 2013 season included four Grade 1 victories highlighted by a repeat win in the Breeders' Cup Mile for trainer Charlie LoPresti and owner-breeder Mort Fink.
Derby Dreams: Honor Code and Cairo Prince
Early Kentucky Derby favorite Honor Code battled it out with Cairo Prince in the Grade 2 Remsen at Aqueduct on Nov. 30, winning the photo finish by a nose. Earlier that day, Honor Code had closed as the favorite individual horse in the first Kentucky Derby Future Wagers pool of the season.
Flat Out Wins the 2013 Cigar Mile
Flat Out took the win in the Grade 1 Cigar Mile Handicap by 1 ¼ lengths on Saturday at Aqueduct Racetrack, beating two 2013 Breeders' Cup winners in Groupie Doll and Goldencents. The win was the horse's third Grade 1 victory and sixth graded stakes success in New York.
Churchill Honors Wise Dan on Stars of Tomorrow Card
Churchill Downs honored Wise Dan, arguably U.S. racing's biggest star, on the Nov. 30 Stars of Tomorrow card at the Louisville track by parading the six-year-old gelding for the fans. Wise Dan won the Breeders' Cup Mile for the second straight year earlier this month and put himself in great position to earn his second straight Horse of the Year Eclipse Award.
Racing 101: Shoeing a Horse
Joe Kristufek talks to trainer Terri Pompay about what kind of shoes racehorses wear on the track. Pompay also explains about how trainers know when to get new shoes for horses and how a farrier puts shoes on a horse.
2013 Breeders’ Cup: Simply Unforgettable
The 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships featured unforgettable moments by many of racings biggest stars. Hall of Fame jockeys Gary Stevens and Mike Smith shined on the grand stage, Wise Dan, Beholder, Mizdirection, Groupie Doll and Secret Circle scored their second Breeders' Cup victories, and the passion from the fans at the racetrack matched the racing energy.
Groupie Doll: Star from Start to Finish
Groupie Doll entered the auction ring at the Keeneland November sale just four days after she scored a repeat victory in the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint. Trainer and co-breeder Buff Bradley talked prior to her sale for $3.1 million on Wednesday about what the great racemare meant to him and his family and what made her so special.
Another Victory for Mizdirection at Fasig-Tipton
Two days after winning her second Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, Mizdirection went through the ring at Fasig-Tipton's November Sale, selling for $2.7 million to Al Shaqab Racing as the third highest priced horse of the sale. Three Chimneys' President Case Clay had nothing but good things to say about the mare, who was consigned by his farm for Jim Rome and partners.
Point of View: Kenny Mayne at the Breeders' Cup Party
See the Breeders' Cup pre-party at Santa Anita Park through the eyes of emcee Kenny Mayne.
A Storybook 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic
Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens, a 50-year-old who came out of retirement this year, guided Mucho Macho Man to victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic for trainer Kathy Ritvo, a heart transplant survivor.
Feel-Good Friday at Breeders’ Cup
The Breeders' Cup World Championships got underway Friday with a festive atmosphere, fantastic fashion and world-class competition highlighted by Beholder's dazzling Breeders' Cup Distaff victory and three wins by European invaders.
Ride Along With Breeders' Cup-Winning Trainer Buff Bradley
Ride along with trainer William "Buff" Bradley as his stable star Groupie Doll scores a repeat victory in the 2013 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday at Santa Anita Park. The 5-year-old Bowman's Band mare posted her 11th win in 21 career starts and put herself in position to repeat as champion female sprinter as well.
Breeders' Cup Attracts the Attention of the World
Gary Stevens praises the international appeal of the Breeder's Cup and his memory of the first event. Mike Smith talks about how Game On Dude has improved from last year while Dale Romans looks back on Silver Max's win over Wise Dan and why that race shouldn't be overlooked going into the Breeders' Cup.
2013 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes
Kitten's Dumplings rallied under Julien Leparoux to win the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes on Oct. 12 at Keeneland Race Course. Kitten's Dumplings is owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who have won more than three times as many stakes races as any other owner in the U.S. in 2013.
Ride a Race with John Velazquez
Get a first hand view of what it is like to ride in a Thoroughbred race with this video that takes the viewer on board Greyfell, a 2-year-old colt who finished third in the third race at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 5 - Fall Stars Saturday card.
Seabiscuit is probably best known for his 1938 match race with War Admiral and for being the subject of Laura Hillenbrand's book "Seabiscuit: An American Legend," which was made into one of Thoroughbred racing's best movies. His was a rags to riches tale of how a horse who pretty much nobody believed in turned into one of the best, most popular racehorses on the planet.