Breeder’s Cup

Let’s not hand this to Newspaperofrecord just yet

No matter what speed figures you use, Newspaperofrecord appears to be something approaching a stand-out in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.  Chad Brown has won the race two years in a row, and his filly will be heavily bet to make it three.  Her biggest threats appear to come from Europe, and if my…

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Do you even know who Dueling is?

He sold for more at auction than any other horse in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. He was favored over Game Winner when they met this summer. He lost his first two starts while sprinting and running like a horse who needed to go two turns. He won his first and only try going a route…

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Where We Stand

It’s here.  Breeders’ Cup Week is here.  The post position draw is today.  The fields will be set.  And final handicapping preparations can begin as we will have all the information we need to visualize race shape, pace, etc.  Personally, I am far from done with my handicapping, and there are very few races where…

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Steve’s Interesting Horses

When LoneSpeed first went live just two short months ago, the initial plan was for this website to feature a number of “smart horse racing minds”, as I said in the introduction video many of you have watched.  I wanted to have four or five regular contributors.  Well, when I realized how few people were…

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Coolmore Has Done This Before. Watch Out!!!

In 2015, Coolmore won the Breeders’ Cup Turf at a racetrack in Kentucky by defeating that year’s Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe winner with a 3yo filly by Galileo who finished 9th in the Arc and then came back two weeks later to run a really good race at Ascot before getting on the plane…

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The Most Interesting Horse In The Race

With just about 24 hours until pre-entries are announced, I thought this would be a good time to go over the one horse in each BC Saturday race that my good friend Steve Decaspers might call “interesting”.  An interesting horse is not necessarily one that you’ll bet on to win.  It’s not even one that…

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What to do with Whitmore?

On paper, it’s not hard to make a case for Whitmore in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.  He has nine wins from 13 starts at the distance- more than any other contender.  He’s versatile enough to sit a stalking trip, or close from farther back.  And he’s a Grade 1 winner, albeit at 7 furlongs.  Promises…

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Cup Spotlight- Collected

When the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic was over, it looked like Collected was poised to be the King of the Mountain in 2018.  Gun Runner was set to retire after one more race.  West Coast had the look of a major force in the handicap division, but Collected had simply outrun him in the Breeders’…

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Cup Spotlight- Standard Deviation

Immediately after Complexity won the Champagne for Chad Brown and Klaravich Stables, I declared in front of the entire human population of Planet Earth that he would be my play in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.  And after Knicks Go stole the Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, I posted here at LoneSpeed that Derby Date was the…

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Early Price Plays for the Breeders’ Cup

We still have two weeks to go before they break from the gate on Breeders’ Cup Friday.  Pre-entires will be out next week, and we’ll all get a chance to start really handicapping.  But why not take a few minutes right now and rampantly, irresponsibly speculate about which longshots might end up as part of…

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