Horse Racing News on November 6, 2010
Big Drama sapped the drama out of the $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint, taking charge early and rolling to victory at Churchill Downs.
Pluck, last of 12 turning for home, unleashed a furious run down the center of the course to post an emphatic victory under jockey Garrett Gomez in $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, the first of the eight BC events Saturday at Churchill Downs.
Dangerous Midge and jockey Frankie Dettori pulled off an 8-1 upset Saturday in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Churchill Downs, overtaking front-running Champ Pegasus while the even-money favorite, Behkabad, followed in third the entire way.
Dakota Phone led at only one point in Saturday's Grade 1, $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, but it came at the stage that it mattered -- right on the wire.
Goldikova a made history Saturday at Churchill Downs, becoming the first horse to win three Breeders' Cup races after surging through the stretch to a convincing 1 3/4-length victory over two-time Eclipse Award winner Gio Ponti in the Breeders' Cup Mile.
Chamberlain Bridge missed a scheduled workout last weekend because of an abscessed hoof, but he did not miss the mark in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on Saturday.
Uncle Mo proved himself the best 2-year-old male in the land and certainly clinched a divisional Eclipse Award with an overwhelming victory in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs.
Big Drama, under Eibar Coa, broke on top and never relinquished his position en route to a 1 1/2-length victory in Saturday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Sprint at Churchill Downs.
Rough Sailing, who slipped and fell going into the first turn of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, had to be euthanized shortly after the race because of a broken shoulder, according to Hilary Pridham, assistant to trainer Mike Stidham.
When no rain fell at Churchill Downs this week -- same as it's been all fall here -- the chance to see Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Workforce race in the Breeders' Cup Turf evaporated.