A.P. INDY

A.P. INDY was seemingly born to greatness. He was sired by Triple Crown Winner SEATTLE SLEW. His successful dam (mother), WEEKEND SURPRISE, was no surprise, as she was sired by SECRETARIAT, another Triple Crown Champion. Wealthy, ambitious owners will pay massive sums for such regal bloodlines, so it was no surprise that Japanese owner Tomonori Tsurumaki went to $2.9 million dollars before the auctioneer’s hammer … Continue reading A.P. INDY

A Classic New York Bred

Nick Zito grew up near Aqueduct Racetrack. His father would take him to the track as a young lad. But back in the day there were age restrictions on admission to the track. So the elder Zito would leave young Nicholas with a friend of his, who just happened to be a security guard at the Big A. It was there and then that Zito … Continue reading A Classic New York Bred

Mr. Bill Mott

As teenagers, some youngsters tend to think the world is theirs for the taking. Not so for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott. Mr. Mott did not dream big as a youth. “I was 18 years old and hauling horses around in a two-horse trailer to the bush tracks,” recalled the native of Mobridge, South Dakota. “I never imagined training for anybody else other than … Continue reading Mr. Bill Mott

AUTHENTIC- The Bona Fide Champ

AUTHENTIC proved he is the real deal with a powerful front-running  2 ¼-length victory against stablemate IMPROBABLE in the $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. The Kentucky Derby Winner was outdueled by the brilliant filly SWISS SKYDIVER in the Preakness Stakes, which was the final leg of this year’s pandemic-muddled Triple Crown. But he rebounded strongly to give Hall of … Continue reading AUTHENTIC- The Bona Fide Champ

BC Classic Picks

The Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland Race Course Saturday evening is arguably the most important race in determining which Thoroughbred will be honored as Horse of the Year at the Eclipse Awards. While a lot of racehorses have had successful seasons this year, there was no Triple Crown Winner and no transcendent superstar. That raises the stakes for the 37th Classic even higher. The $6 … Continue reading BC Classic Picks

Breeders’ Cup Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup has announced the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set for November 6th & 7th at Keeneland in Lexington. There will be a total of 10 races (five Breeders’ Cup races) on the first day of the Championships — Future Stars Friday — and 12 races on the Saturday card (nine Breeders’ Cup … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Schedule

2020 BC Classic Facts

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the marquee race at this championship event and annually attracts many of the best racehorses in the world. This year is no different, with a competitive field of older horses, and 3-year-olds, lining up in the finale on Saturday at Keeneland Race Course. Here are some interesting facts about the 2020 Classic: 1. This year’s race is worth $6 million … Continue reading 2020 BC Classic Facts

The Breeders Cup Experience

In advance of the 37th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships coming up on November 6th & 7th at Keeneland Race Course, the BC group unveiled #MyBreedersCup, a multi-pronged digital and social program designed to bring the best of the upcoming event to fans around the world. It was created in response to the recent decision to conduct the 2020 event without fans on-site due to COVID-19. The … Continue reading The Breeders Cup Experience

Betting The Breeders’ Cup

The Daily Racing Blog has been known to occasionally Wager on Horse Racing. And aside from a long weekend at Saratoga, the next best betting bonanza for us is the Friday and Saturday action of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This years BC takes place on November 6th and 7th at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The Breeders’ Cup is essentially the NCAA Tournament … Continue reading Betting The Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Cocktails

This year’s Breeders’s Cup at Keeneland Racecourse will be unlike any other: the BC has, since its inception, always brought us world-class racing, but it’s going to be an at-home affair for all racing fans this year due to the ongoing pandemic. So this calls for a quarantine Breeders’ Cup viewing party. So whether it’s held over Zoom or with a socially-distanced get-together in the … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Cocktails