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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1, 2016


Racing Headlines
Arc de Triomphe Day features several possible BC hopefuls
The Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) is Sunday at Chantilly in France, and Kellie Reilly and Ron Flatter continue their exploration of Arc weekend. Reilly analyzed the race, talking about a wildcard and longshots as well as undercard races like the Prix Marcel Boussac (Fr-G1) and Prix de l'Opera (G1). more...

Belmont Park, Santa Anita host stellar Super Saturday cards
All attention will be focused on Belmont Park and Santa Anita Park as each track hosts major graded races for the Breeders' Cup on a day named Super Saturday, and TwinSpires.com has all your news and notes for the big day in one place. more...

California Chrome draws rail for Awesome Again
Horse of the Year favorite California Chrome will break from the rail against six rivals in the Awesome Again (G1) on Saturday at Santa Anita, his final prep for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). more...

First Breeders' Cup prep weekend kicks off with split Eddie D.
A huge weekend of Breeders' Cup preps is upon us, and James Scully shares his views on what's coming up Saturday. more...

Arc story lines include change in venue to Chantilly
We are less than six days away from Europe's great weight-for-age test, the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1), and Kellie Reilly runs through this year's story lines, the tops of which is the race's temporary home at Chantilly while Longchamp goes under reconstruction. more...

Upcoming weekends offer a Breeders' Cup teaser
Belmont Park, Santa Anita Park and Keeneland will be running major contests in advance of the Breeders' Cup over the next two weekends more...

Connect upsets Pennsylvania Derby, Songbird romps in Cotillion
Connect upset the top three from the Kentucky Derby (G1) when pulling off a half-length victory in Saturday's Pennsylvania Derby (G2) at Parx Racing. more...

Texas Chrome tops Oklahoma Derby
Texas Chrome is the one to beat in the Oklahoma Derby (G3) on Sunday at Remington Park. more...

First trip to Little Brown Jug Day proves historic
Vance Hanson waxed poetic about his first trip to Little Brown Jug Day at the Delaware County Fairgrounds. more...

Penn Derby could affect Breeders' Cup
James Scully took a look at Saturday's Pennsylvania Derby (G2) and what implications it might hold for the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) and Dirt Mile (G1). more...

Seven things to know about the Little Brown Jug
Ahead of TwinSpires.com's on-site coverage of Thursday's Little Brown Jug, Vance Hanson has seven things for you to know about "The Great American Harness Race." more...

Songbird, Nyquist vs. Exaggerator highlight Saturday in Philly
Undefeated champion filly Songbird tops a field of six in Saturday's $1 million Cotillion (G1) at Parx, which will mark her first encounter with Kentucky Oaks (G1) heroine Cathryn Sophia. more...

Good Samaritan, Victory to Victory prevail in Breeders' Cup Challenge races at W
Breeders' Cup berths continued to be awarded at Woodbine Sunday, this time for the juvenile turf races. more...

Tepin lends spice to Woodbine Mile
Ed DeRosa is on site in Toronto for Saturday's C$1 million Woodbine Mile (G1), and says Tepin lends spice to this year's renewal. more...

Tepin stars on Woodbine Mile Day; Runhappy works
Tepin is ready to face the boys once again and TwinSpires.com has all your Woodbine Mile News & Notes in one place. more...

Tepin, Road to the Kentucky Derby/Oaks kick-off highlight weekend
Tepin, the reigning queen of the American turf, takes her royal tour on the road to Canada on Saturday for the C$1 million Woodbine Mile (G1). more...

Maker finishes fast at Kentucky Downs; Da Big Hoss possible for Australia
James Scully looks back over his trip to Kentucky Downs last weekend, discussing trainer Mike Maker's fast finish after a slow start to the meet and also the decision that awaits for the Da Big Hoss' possible participation in the Melbourne Cup (G1). more...

Sam F. Davis, Japanese races part of 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby
The Sam F. Davis (G3) at Tampa Bay Downs has been added to the list of 35 points-earning races for the 2017 Road to the Kentucky Derby challenge. The Davis replaces the Grey (G3) at Woodbine. more...

Top sellers from Keeneland September 2015; Geroux gets five-win day at KY Downs
With the Keeneland September Yearling Sale kicking off on Monday, Kellie Reilly took a look back to see how the 2015 top sellers have performed since passing through the auction ring. more...

Da Big Hoss defends KY Turf Cup title; Texas Chrome prevails in Super Derby
Da Big Hoss earned a second straight win in the Kentucky Turf Cup (G3) at Kentucky Downs following a brief delay as storms rolled through the area. more...

Churchill Downs, Spendthrift Farm unveil new stakes
Churchill Downs and Spendthrift Farm announced Friday a new $300,000 stakes that will be run during the Fall Meet and restricted to juveniles sired exclusively by Spendthrift Farm stallions. more...

Da Big Hoss tops Kentucky Turf Cup
Da Big Hoss is the big draw in Saturday's Kentucky Turf Cup (G3) as the Mike Maker trainee goes for a title defense in the Kentucky Downs contest. more...

Idaho the horse to beat in world's oldest classic
In her preview of this week's St Leger Festival at Doncaster, Kellie Reilly notes, among other things, Idaho is the leading fancy for the oldest and longest of Britain's classics. more...

Practical Joke, Klimpt shine in Grade 1 juvenile tests
Practical Joke rallied in the final furlong to capture the Hopeful (G1) at Saratoga on Monday to improve his record to two-for-two for the Spa's record-setting leading trainer Chad Brown. more...

Woodbine Mile could see Tepin, Mondialiste showdown
Champion Tepin could face off against Arlington Million (G1) hero Mondialiste in the September 17 Woodbine Mile (Can-G1), a race the latter runner captured in 2015 en route to a runner-up effort behind Tepin in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) next out. more...

Shaman Ghost upsets Woodward; Spinaway produces first dead heat
Shaman Ghost stuck his head in front just at the right moment to capture Saturday's Woodward Stakes (G1) in a blanket finish that saw Mutaahij finish second, heavy 2-5 favorite Frosted in third and 48-1 shot Breaking Lucky in fourth. more...

Hopeful, Del Mar Futurity highlight Labor Day action
The Saratoga meet concludes on Labor Day Monday, and the feature is the Hopeful (G1) featuring Bitumen and Classic Empire. more...

Frosted stars in Woodward
Frosted will try for his third straight Grade 1 victory on Saturday at Saratoga when lining up in the Woodward Stakes (G1). more...

Arrogate earns highest BRIS Speed rating ever
Arrogate's record-breaking performance in last weekend's Travers (G1) earned a 124 BRIS Speed rating, the highest ever awarded since Brisnet.com began publishing speed ratings in 1991. more...

Penn Derby rematch between Nyquist, Exaggerator might not mean much long term
Following Arrogate's record-shattering win in Saturday's Travers (G1), Vance Hanson wonders whether an upcoming fifth showdown between Nyquist and Exaggerator this year in the Pennsylvania Derby (G2) will mean much by the end of the year. more...

 

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