October 2016

Nyquist retires

Nyquist Retires, Out Of Breeders’ Cup

The final 2016 Triple Crown champion from this season has been put out to stud. Following the lead of Creator and Exaggerator, Nyquist retires ahead of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. It is a stunning bit…


Gun Runner Pointed Towards Dirt Mile

Gun Runner took to the Santa Anita Park track on October 30 for a half-mile breeze and wore a saddle towel engraved with the words “Dirt Mile”. Entered in both the Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr….




2016 Marland Million Classic Admirals War Chest

Admirals War Chest Repeats Maryland Million

It took a whole calendar year for Admirals War Chest to win another race, but the wait was well worth it. The five-year old gelding led wire-to-wire at the 2016 Maryland Million Classic, repeating as champion….



2016 Empire Classic preview

2016 Empire Classic At Belmont

The 2016 Empire Classic Handicap is a top heavy field. The majority of the group is listed at 10/1 or far greater. A chance of an upset always exists, but only four horses have legitimate…


Mandella Beholder

Mandella, Beholder On Course For Distaff

The road to the Breeders’ Cup has been a winding one for Richard Mandella and Beholder. After opening the year with wins at the Adoration and the Vanity, Beholder has lost two races to Stellar…