Horse-by-horse activity and notes from Thursday, November 2 as the 40th Breeders' Cup Classic nears for its competitors.
Handicapping is complete! Here are some comments and selections on the Future Stars Friday Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita.
Popular Canadian horses are California dreamin' at the 40th Breeders' Cup, seeking to bring home a big win for the north.
Tracy Farmer's Irish-bred mare was one of the top horses at Woodbine in 2023 and a Breeders' Cup win would put a cherry on top
The Breeders' Cup World Championships begin Friday and 14 races will be run over two days at Santa Anita in California.
A small Canadian contingent is on the west coast for the Breeders' Cup including 2022 Horse of the Year Moira.
Canada's Champion Female Sprinter of 2022 beat the boys in a big effort and is scheduled to be sold at Keeneland on November 8.
And longtime Woodbine racing supporter Gabe Grossberg's homebred filly Olivia Rose cantered to a big win in the South Ocean.
The inaugural sprint was won by Quarter Horse Azures Royalty; plans for similar TB vs QH matchups are in the works for 2024.
Post positions will be drawn when entries are made next week for the 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships.
In addition to Jack, there were some amazing claiming horses who won a bunch of races at the Winnipeg track in 2023.
A pair of $100,000 Saturday stakes races for Ontario-sired two-year-olds, the South Ocean and Frost King, feature some interesting fields.
Closing day, Oct. 25, features include the first-ever four-furlong Thoroughbreds-vs-Quarter Horses race at the track.
Colebrook Farms' gelding wins Overskate and Terra Racing's Fashionably Fab wins the Eternal Search for Ontario-sired horses.
In what is said to be Dettori's final ride in England, the jockey guided King of Steel to a hard-fought win in the Champion Stakes (G1).