Breeders’ Cup Basics

The Breeders’ Cup is the biggest event in global horse racing. If the Triple Crown is the horse racing equivalent of MLB League Championships, then the Breeders’ Cup is the World Series. The Daily Racing Blog will be writing a lot about the event in the next six weeks, so if there are some readers out there who aren’t familiar with the two-day celebration of horse racing, … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Basics

Belmont At The Big A

There’s a bit of a twist in the New York racing schedule this fall. NYRA and crew always return downstate following the end of the Saratoga meet on Labor Day. But this year, instead of the usual fall meet at Belmont Park, racing will move to Aqueduct for a 28-day fall meet which will be referred to as Belmont at the Big A. A construction project … Continue reading Belmont At The Big A

Breeders’ Cup Origins

With the Saratoga and Delmar summer meets behind us, racing fans from around the world will turn their attention to the Breeders’ Cup. Each racing season ends with just one finish line: the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It’s the two-day, 14-race, year-end culmination that every horse, jockey, trainer and owner across the globe has in their sights. Where the world’s greatest come together to crown … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Origins

Give That Man A Cigar

The transformation of CIGAR from a horse that showed modest turf ability to one that developed into a legend on dirt illustrates how critical a trainer’s role can be. The son of PALACE MALICE went unraced at 2 before Winning two of nine starts the following season for his first trainer, Alex Hassinger Jr. He finished his 3-year-old campaign with earnings of $89,175 but was unable to … Continue reading Give That Man A Cigar

Voice Your Equine Opinion

Online voting is now open to select the 12th annual Winner of the 2021 SECRETARIAT Vox Populi Award. What is this award, you ask? It was created by the late owner of SECRETARIAT, Penny Chenery. The Vox Populi, or Voice of the People, Award recognizes the racehorse whose popularity and racing excellence best resounded with the public and gained recognition for the sport during the past year. The … Continue reading Voice Your Equine Opinion

Who Wins The BC Classic ?

The 38th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic is Saturday at Del Mar. It is horse racings’ Championship event and serves as the unofficial finale of the 2021 season before attention shifts to preparing for the 2022 Kentucky Derby during the late fall, early winter, and into next spring. The Classic will be broadcast live on NBC and will be the last race on a card of … Continue reading Who Wins The BC Classic ?

Breeders’ Cup Value

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin on Friday. The two-day racing festival features tons of exciting racing action, as well as a lot of great betting opportunities. Daily Racing Blog readers know our mantra when playing the horses; Find the Value. There’s no point in picking the favorite in race after race- that’s usually a losing strategy in the long run. On the other hand, … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Value

The BC Classic

The $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic is the marquee race for this weekends World Championships at Del Mar. Since its inception in 1984, the 1 ¼-mile race has ascended to one of the most important races on the global racing calendar. Horse racing Superstars from ALYSHEBA to ZENYATTA have helped cement their legacies with a Victory in the Classic while countless other standouts tried and … Continue reading The BC Classic

Not Delinquent Juveniles

A week from today (Friday), is the weekend racing fans wait for all year. The top horses from around the globe will travel to Del Mar Race Course for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The action kicks off on Friday, November 5th, with Future Stars Friday. All five Breeders’ Cup races on Fridays card are restricted to 2-year-olds. Let’s take a look at what … Continue reading Not Delinquent Juveniles

Breeders’ Cup Is Special

The 38th Breeders’ Cup Championships are set for November 5-6 at Del Mar Race Course. Ever since the late John Gaines’ vision became a reality back in 1984 with the inaugural Breeders’ Cup at Hollywood Park, the event has brought together the best of the best in the horse world to compete in a group of races that offer both money (huge purses) and prestige (influencing the year-end Eclipse … Continue reading Breeders’ Cup Is Special