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  • 30
    NOV

    Woodbine concludes its racing season this weekend

    woodbineconcludesitsracingOn December 3rd & 4th, Woodbine Racetrack concludes the 2016 thoroughbred racing season with an exciting stakes-laden card.

    As the curtain comes down on the 60th year of racing at the Toronto oval, it has been a very successful and milestone year of racing at Woodbine.

    The Saturday card will again see two-year-olds in the Display Stakes, a $125,000 (Guaranteed) purse, and also at a distance of one mile and one sixteenth. Last year's winner was New York based trainer Gary Contessa’s proud victory, who shipped in Don’t Be So Salty to win the Display Stakes.

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  • 06
    NOV

    Breeders' Cup Results

    From BreedersCup.com

    CLASSIC

    Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate ($5.40) ran down odds-on favorite California Chrome in deep stretch to win the 33rd running of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) for 3-year-olds and up by a half-length Saturday afternoon before a Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup record crowd of 72,811.

    The previous Santa Anita record was set in 1986, the first time the track hosted the event, of 69,155. Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders’ Cup nine times.

    Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, Arrogate covered the mile and a quarter on a fast main track in 2:00.11. It was the fifth consecutive victory for Arrogate, a 3-year-old Kentucky-bred son of Unbridled’s Song.

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  • 04
    NOV

    Papo Handicaps Saturday Breeders' Cup Races

    By Papo Morales, AmWager

    breederscupsantanitaBreeders’ Cup Saturday Analysis

    Race 4 Juvenile Fillies:

    Top Contenders:

    Daddys Lil Darling (12-1) – Will have plenty of pace to run at and should be flying down the stretch. Price is right.

    Noted and Quoted (9-2) – Should get ideal stalking position, proven at track, on the improve, and morning works solid.

    Yellow Agate (8-1) – Has opened her career with two 90 plus Bris speed figures, won last race despite running on the wrong lead down the stretch, should improve in this spot.

    In the Mix

    Valadorna (5-1) – Broke maiden by six lengths in last start. Sky is the limit.

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  • 01
    NOV

    33rd Edition Of Breeders' Cup World Championships At Santa Anita

    From Breeders' Cup

    ARCADIA, Calif. (October 31, 2016) – California Chrome LLC’s California Chrome and Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate are the top two morning line favorites in a field of 10 3-year-olds and up set for Saturday’s $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the climax of the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championship races to be run Friday and Saturday (Nov. 4-5) at Santa Anita.

    The 1 ¼-mile Classic is the richest of 13 Championship races worth $28.5 million in purses and awards to be run over the two days at Santa Anita and will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The Classic will be broadcast live at 8:35 p.m. ET on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).

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  • 28
    OCT

    Preparing for the Breeders’ Cup - Expert Tips from AmWager

    By Papo Morales, AmWager

    breederscupsantanitaPre-entries are out for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races and the time to start formulating opinions is now. If you are like me, you have been following many of these horses all year. While you may have some preliminary opinions on which horses should run well in each division, it’s important to go through the past performances with an open mind. Without knowing post positions and morning line odds, it will be difficult to have a super strong opinion at this point. However, there is no reason you should not be able to identify contenders in each race.

    The Breeders’ Cup is like Christmas for horseplayers and with the full fields and large pool sizes there will be many opportunities to cash tickets. Here are some insights to help you prepare for a successful wagering day:

    Know Your Bankroll – You should already have an idea of how much money you are willing to wager of the two-day event. Have the discipline to stick to that. If you are running to the ATM or pushing more money into your ADW account in the middle of the Breeders’ Cup day, then you have already lost as you are playing with scarce money. Yes, you could turn your fortunes around but more than likely, if you have burned through your bankroll before the card is over, you probably aren’t having a good gambling day. As a result, it would be wise to take your losses and watch the racing action as a fan.

    Fund Your Account TODAY – There is no reason to wait until Breeders’ Cup Friday to fund your ADW account. You will have enough stress to deal with. Having to worry about funding your account an hour or so before the races start is not something you want to deal with.

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  • 23
    OCT

    Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry Announcement

    breederscupFrom BreedersCup.com

    Pre-entered fields for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on www.breederscup.com on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

    The 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade 1 races with purses and awards totaling $28 million, will be held at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5.

    The live stream will be hosted by Laffit Pincay III of NBC Sports Group, who will be joined by Jay Privman, Daily Racing Form National Correspondent and NBC Sports Group reporter, and Megan Devine, host of the Santa Anita Park simulcast program.

    Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entry is the first stage of a two-stage entry payment process for all owners intending to start a horse in a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race. The first payment is due by 12:00 p.m. PT on Monday, Oct. 24. The second payment is due on Monday, Oct. 31 when entries are taken for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races, and post positons will be drawn later that day.

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