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Karakatonie from France wins the $2 Million Breeders Cup Mile - Nov.1, 2014
When opportunity presented itself, Karakatonie rallied to take advantage. The 3-year-old Bernstein colt seized the lead in the Mile after favored Toronado floated wide on the stretch turn and Obviously tired from setting torrid fractions of :45.16 for the half and 1:08.82 for three quarters. He finished a length ahead of Anodin, a full brother to three-time Mile winner Goldikova. Bred in Japan by owner Flaxman Holdings, Karakontie is trained by Jonathan Pease and had previously raced only in France. More>
Work All Week beat 2013 champion Secret Circle in the $1.5 Million BC Xpressbet Sprint - Nov.1, 2014
Work All Week had to work a bit to win the Xpressbet Sprint. After tracking pacesetter Fast Anna through the first half in :43.34, Work All Week took the lead, only to be challenged by 2013 Xpressbet Sprint champion Secret Circle in the final eighth. Holding off his bid, the Illinois-bred City Zip gelding finished a half-length ahead and paid $40.20, despite going into the race with a 7-for-7 record on dirt for Hawthorne-based trainer Roger Brueggemann and owner Midwest Thoroughbreds. More>
Bobby's Kitten beats favored No Nay Never to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint - Nov.1, 2014
Bobby's Kitten had never raced less than a mile in 10 career starts when he went into the gate for the 6 1/2 furlong Turf Sprint over Santa Anita's unique downhill turf course. By the wire, it was clear that the shorter distance was to his liking. The 3-year-old homebred Kitten's Joy colt owned by Ken and Sarah Ramsey surged from last to first in the stretch to win, defeating favored No Nay Never by a half-length in a time of 1:12.73. The win was the third for trainer Chad Brown in the 2014 Breeders' Cup. More>
Judy the Beauty wins the $1 Million Breeders' Cup Draftkings Filly & Mare Sprint - Nov.1, 2014
Second to champion Groupie Doll in the 2013 Filly and Mare Sprint, Judy the Beauty returned to Santa Anita to score a victory in the 2014 edition, finishing by a head over a fast-closing Better Lucky. Settled off the frontrunners down the backstretch, the 5-year-old Ghostzapper mare took the lead from pacesetter Stonestastic nearing the eighth pole, and then kept it while under a drive from rider Mike Smith. She completed the seven furlongs in 1:21.92 as the 3-1 post-time favorite. Owned by Treadway Racing Stable, Judy the Beauty is trained by Wesley Ward. More>
Dayatthespa wins the $ Million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf - Nov.1, 2014
Dayatthespa gave trainer Chad Brown his second win in the 2014 Breeders' Cup after the 5-year-old City Zip mare secured a front-running 1 1/4 length victory in the Filly and Mare Turf over Stephanie's Kitten, winner of the 2011 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Racing for Jerry and Ronald Frankel, Steve Laymon, and Bradley Thoroughbreds, the Filly and Mare Turf was Dayatthespa's third consecutive win this year and her first at the 1 1/4 mile distance. The final time for the race was 2:00.12. Dank, the 2013 Filly and Mare Turf winner and the 2-1 post-time favorite, finished fourth. More>
62-1 Take Charge Brandi won the $2 Million Breeders Cup 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies - Nov.1, 2014
Breeders' Cup Saturday 2014 kicked off with a shocker when 62-1 Take Charge Brandi did just that in the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies, taking the lead from the start and never ceding a stride to her rivals. "[Trainer D. Wayne Lukas] just told me to let her run and I did that," said rider Victor Espinoza of how the race unfolded. The Giant's Causeway filly, trained by Lukas for owner Willis Horton, completed the 1 1/16 mile race in 1:41.95, finishing a half-length ahead of Top Decile. Her win was a record 20th in the Breeders' Cup for Lukas, and his sixth in the Juvenile Fillies. More>
Main Sequence winning the $3 Million Breeders' Cup Longines Turf - Nov.1, 2014
Main Sequence brought his first North American season to a close with a win in the Turf, his fourth consecutive Grade 1 victory since joining trainer Graham Motion's barn earlier in the year. Settled off the pace by jockey John Velazquez, Main Sequence held back until the final quarter, when he charged to the lead, snatching it from Flintshire (GB), who finished second by half a length. A 5-year-old son of Aldebaran, Main Sequence was bred and is owned by Flaxman Holdings, the Niarchos family stable. More>
Texas Red wins the $2 Million Breeders' Cup Sentient Jet Juvenile by 6 1/2 lengths - Nov.1, 2014
Texas Red was in no rush through the first half of the Sentient Jet Juvenile, running in last until the far turn. Then the Afleet Alex colt launched his assault, splitting horses and moving into the lead at the top of the stretch, where he began to draw away to a 6 1/2 length win. Favored Carpe Diem rallied late to outfinish Upstart by a nose for second. The final time for the 1 1/16 mile race was 1:41.91. Texas Red was ridden by Kent Desormeaux for his brother, trainer Keith Desormeaux. More>
Lady Eli by 2 3/4 lengths wins the $2 Million Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf - Oct.31, 2014

Trainer Chad Brown thought there was something special about Lady Eli from the first time the filly breezed on the turf. "She really took my breath away," he said. The daughter of Divine Park, owned by Sheep Pond Partners, fulfilled that promise by winning the Juvenile Turf Fillies in 1:33.41, the fastest time ever posted in the one-mile race, and :1.38 seconds faster than the Juvenile Turf earlier on the card. The win brought her record to a perfect 3-for-3. Sunset Glow finished second, 2 3/4 lengths back, after setting a pace of 1:21.98 through the first six furlongs. More>

Bayern beats Toast of New York & California Chrome in the $5 Million Breeders' Cup Classic - Oct.31, 2014
His brilliance is his weapon," trainer Bob Baffert said of Bayern after Kaleem Shah's 3-year-old Offlee Wild colt led every step from gate to wire to win the Breeders' Cup Classic. "You've got to flaunt your speed."

Bayern certainly did, maintaining a lead of a length or more into the stretch as he took the field through a half in :46.44 and a mile in 1:34.16. Toast of New York, tenaciously running second throughout, was a game challenger in the final furlong and narrowed Bayern's margin to a nose at the finish. California Chrome was a neck back in third. More>

Jockey Frankie Dettori rides Hootenanny to victory in the Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf - Oct.31, 2014
The 2014 Breeders' Cup opened with one of rider Frankie Dettori's famous flying dismounts after Hootenanny wore down Luck of the Kitten in the stretch to win the Juvenile Turf by three-quarters of a length, making it an exacta for trainer Wesley Ward. Settled into third through the first six furlongs, Hootenanny began to make up ground in the stretch, taking the lead in the final furlong from his stablemate, who hung on valiantly for second after setting the pace. The Quality Road colt, owned by Coolmore, has now started five times and won races in three countries. More>
ldencents winning the Breeders Cup Dirt Mile - Oct.31, 2014
Making his final career start, Goldencents became the first repeat winner of the Dirt Mile in the race's eight-year history with a courageous display of speed and heart. Challenged on the lead during the first quarter by Vicar's in Trouble, Goldencents set quick fractions of :44.80 through the first half and 1:09.27 through six furlongs before Tapiture made a game attempt to catch him in the stretch. The 4-year-old Into Mischief colt, owned by W.C. Racing, won by 1 1/4 lengths in a final time of 1:35.16, nearly the same time as the 1:35.12 he ran winning the Dirt Mile in 2013. More>
Jockey Rosie Napravnik riding Untapable to victory in the $2 Million Longines Distaff - Oct.31, 2014
In her first start against older horses, Untapable capped a stellar 3-year-old season that included wins in the Kentucky Oaks and Mother Goose Stakes with a 1 1/4 length victory in the Longines Distaff as the 3-2 favorite.

"Today definitely makes her a champion," said trainer Steven Asmussen, who trains the homebred Tapit filly for Winchell Thoroughbreds. More>

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