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2005 Breeders' Cup Archive


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They are listed in chronological order by day/date as they appeared in their various publications with the latest being at the top of the list.

>>> Official Breeders' Cup website
>>> Official Belmont Park website
>>> Belmont Park weather
>>> Breeder's Cup... Past race video and charts
>>> Video: 2005 prep races [free registration]

>>> DRF: BC coverage
>>> Bloodhorse: BC coverage
>>> TTimes: BC coverage

>>> Breeders' Cup: Equidaily.com's 'Bombs Away Play'... We flashback to our recap of the 2004 BC when the wacky equidaily.com-uncovered no-brainer wagering angle scored for the fifth time in the last six years... Fodder to keep in mind as the big day approaches...


>>> Complete results charts
>>> Stakes quotes
>>> VIDEO REPLAYS: 2005 BC races

>>> Classic: Saint Liam saves Bailey... Hall of Fame jockey was at risk of being shut out for the day
>>> Turf: Euros sweep top four spots
>>> Distaff: Pleasant Home shocks at 30-1
>>> Juvie: SoCal-invader Stevie Wonderboy gets the job done
>>> Juv Fillies: Folklore gets job done for trainer Lukas
>>> Mile: Artie Schiller redeems himself
>>> Sprint: Silver Train wins, Lost in the Fog fades
>>> F/M Turf: Intercontinental surprises on the front end

Photo galleries:

Tuesday 11/1:

Pricci: Breeders' Cup never fails to amaze
Lost in the Fog rattled in pre-race security barn
TTime comment: Breeders' Cup day demonstrates again that, at its best, New York is the epicenter of American racing

Monday 10/31:

>>> Gomez wins award for outstanding jock at BC... Pat Day presents, "If (Saturday) is any indication, he'll be a force in the industry for many years to come."
>>> Fountaine: A number of Eclipse Award winners were crowned on Saturday
>>> Wall: Racing's vigilance required so wealth of good stories can shine
>>> Ross lists BC Day winners and losers
>>> Jerardi: Lifetime of horsing around pays off... Dutrow, Reid hit jackpot in
>>> Ziegel: Garrett Gomez's roller coaster ride is going nowhere but up
>>> Crist's BC diary: Day after
>>> Kerrison: Post-BC notes... Belmont Park, even without a marquee horse, pulled in 54,000 players and ran the Cup program with great dispatch and elan
>>> Breeders' Cup TV overnight ratings continue decline

Sunday 10/30:

>>> Handleman: Beginning to end, the 2005 Breeders' Cup left something to be desired
>>> A classic case of redemption... Big Breeders' days for Gomez, Dutrow
>>> Veitch: I'm not sure how many titles were settled on Saturday
>>> Kerrison: Breeders' Cup -- The horses were great, but the people were spectacular
>>> This Merv Griffin Production could be talk of Kentucky
>>> Saint Liam tops Classic... Trainer, "There wasn't even a thought he wouldn't get a mile and a quarter at Belmont."
>>> Ashado runs 3rd... Misses all-time earnings record
>>> Record all-source handle for BC
>>> Happy Ticket has 'very disappointing' showing in Distaff
>>> Lost in the Fog connections gracious in defeat, "When you are winning you don't have to make excuses. So I'm not going to make them now that we've lost."
>>> Merv Griffin thinking ahead with Stevie Wonderboy, "The sun shines bright on my old Kentucky home."
>>> Jocks Prado and Gomez both ride BC doubles
>>> Ziegel: Bailey & Saint Liam play favorites on their Fuchsia-letter day
>>> Pletcher has done better... No trophies to show for eight horses he sent

Breeders' Cup online chats:
>>> Transcript: Andy Beyer's, Thurs chat
>>> Transcript: DRF's Illman's Wed chat
>>> Transcript: DRF's Crist's Tues chat
>>> Transcript: Euro expert Hood's Wed chat

Saturday 10/29:

>>> ESPN to overhaul Breeders' Cup coverage in 2006
>>> Ziegel: The Breeders' Cup is a terrific idea... and, for some reason, nothing New York seems to care about
>>> "Racing's kept it a pretty good secret."... In an era when everything in sports is judged by its dollar value, isn't it weird that top dollar belongs to an event that struggles to crack the front pages in October?
>>> NJ racing officials taking notes at BC
>>> Profile: 5% owner of Yolanda B Too enjoying the ride, "I have that experience of being able to say, 'That's my baby.' "
>>> Happy Ticket could spread joy long way
>>> Starcraft owner confident of win
>>> Kansas City fans will have an opportunity to cheer two horses with local connections in the BC
>>> Tampa Bay ties to the BC
>>> Colonial Downs connections abound at BC
>>> Jono Jones headlines the Caribbean attendance at BC
>>> White Sox give Johnson hope... Win boosts trainer of Perfect Drift
>>> Dominguez confident on Better Talk Now
>>> Crist's BC diary: Saturday

Friday 10/28:

>>> Fri: Belmont turf yielding, track super says
>>> West: How much longer will the world's foremost owners and trainers agree that a Breeders' Cup victory is essential if a horse is ever to be acknowledged as a global champion?
>>> USA Today: If Lost in the Fog can remain perfect, even his critics will have to at least admire the frequent-flier miles
>>> Bozich: Zito happy in shadows at Belmont
>>> Singletary faces challenge to repeat
>>> Borrego's owners excited, but realistic: "Here we've won two Grade I stakes in a row and it's very unusual to win three in a row."
>>> Ouija Board attempts repeat... Trainer, "Everyone asks, 'Is she the same filly?' We won't know until we try it."
>>> Sorcerer's Stone just might have magic to spare
>>> Starcraft: Owner puts up $800K to enter, "It's a lot of money, but I'm an old guy. Life is not a dress rehearsal."
>>> Richard and Gary Mandella hoping for father-son double on BC Day
>>> Europeans out in force... Hoping to repeat success at Belmont
>>> Moran: The eight-race program is rife with subplots
>>> Bailey impressed with Ouija Board
>>> Q&A with Borrego owner
>>> Lost in the Fog stays calm in eye of media storm... Settles in at Belmont
>>> Rosenblatt: Juvenile an acid test for unbeaten Samurai
>>> Shakespeare hoping for a winning stage in the Turf
>>> Bago can prove the star turn among the huge European raiding party
>>> UK scribe rates Euros chances
>>> Crist's BC diary: Friday

BC selections and analysis:

>>> Seth Merrow/equidaily.com
>>> Fortus/Times-Picayune
>>> Wesch/San Diego Union-Trib
>>> Dougherty/Seattle Times
>>> Smith/Journal Inquirer
>>> NY Post staff
>>> Harris/NY Daily News
>>> Rees/Courier-Journal
>>> Cronley/ESPN.com
>>> McNamara: ESPN.com
>>> Finley/ESPN.com
>>> Moss/Goldberg/Jerardi/Privman
>>> Bredar/Sun-Times
>>> Clancy/Hartford Courant
>>> DRF staff/Part 1 [pdf format]
>>> DRF staff/Part 2 [pdf format]
>>> Daley/Lowell Sun: Juv Fillies, Juvies, F/M Turf, Sprint
>>> Daley/Lowell Sun: Mile, Distaff, Turf, Classic
>>> Beyer/Washington Post-DRF
>>> Eng/Las Vegas Journal Review
>>> S Finley/USA Today
>>> Drape/NY Times
>>> Kerrison/NY Post
>>> Fountaine/NY Post
>>> Bossert/NY Daily News
>>> Neumeier/MSNBC
>>> Mieszerski/LA Times
>>> Wilson/San Gabriel Valley News
>>> Persad: BBC
>>> Ehalt/Stamford Advocate
>>> 'Man on the Spot'/Sportinglife
>>> Haskin's Countdown to the Cup: Here come the longshots
>>> Top selections from various racing media-types
>>> Kling1/Troy Record: Juv Fillies, Juvies, Sprint, Distaff
>>> Kling2/Troy Record: F/M Turf, Mile, Turf, Classic
>>> NY Daily News scribes face-off in annual wagering battle

Thurs 10/27:

>>> Brit bookmakers odds on BC races
>>> Beyer: For the six hours before they race Saturday at Belmont, the nation's best horses will be under scrutiny, and it is very likely that the races will be won by the best horses -- not the ones whose trainers and veterinarians possess magical elixirs.
>>> Breeders' Cup back in NY despite troubles at NYRA, "Our event team will have been working with the NYRA staff throughout the year, and we haven't run into many serious obstacles that would give us pause."
>>> Ross' top ten BC moments
>>> Breeders' Cup concept had skeptics in the beginning, "We thought it was a good idea, not the best idea we ever heard of."
>>> TV racing commentator Charlsie Cantey wrapping up 30-year career with BC telecast, "I have mixed emotions. It's been a 30 year-run, and it's going to be very odd not preparing for a broadcast again."
>>> Starcraft likely... Owner had only been 'letting off some steam'
>>> ... Earlier Thurs: Starcraft start in jeopardy over ownership paperwork
>>> DRF clockers report for Thurs
>>> Wall: Guessing which horse will take the lead in the Classic will be part of the key to deciphering this marquee race
>>> Lukas on Folklore: "Oh, she's coming up big, big."
>>> Kerrison: Distaff analysis
>>> Ziegel: Murray Johnson is 'excited' about Perfect Drift's chances in the Classic
>>> Breeders' Cup features four unbeatens
>>> Classic favorites draw unfavorable posts
>>> Daughters follow their dad's cues... Day Phillips, Mulhall have contenders
>>> Steve Cauthen: Ouija Board, Saint Liam get his vote
>>> Singletary brings Chicago feel to Belmont
>>> Thurs report: Final preps for some BC horses

Wed 10/26:

>>> Breeders' Cup video live simulcast to be available to non-US residents via pay-per-view on internet
>>> Notes and quotes from the Breeders' Cup draw
>>> DRF: Clocker report for Wed
>>> Head-to-head wagering matchups announced
>>> Brunker: In a strange way the Breeders’ Cup also has come to represent what is wrong with horse racing in America
>>> UK bookmakers see money pour in for Shirocco
>>> Merv Griffin hopes Stevie Wonderboy tops charts
>>> Owner supplements Starcraft to Classic for $800K... Jokes, "I've had a terrific battle with common sense, and finally stupidity won."
>>> Wesch: For owner Harry Aleo and trainer Greg Gilchrist, the course to take with Lost in the Fog was always clear...
>>> Kerrison: with turf courses expected to be bog-like, a look at who likes to run through a swamp
>>> Fountaine: Closer look at the Euros
>>> Home court advantage could give edge to Pletcher-Velazquez
>>> Garrett Gomez traveled long road to Cup... Jockey was in jail, rehab 2 years ago
>>> Q&A with trainer who started career of Saint Liam, "I'm still a big fan of Saint Liam's... I feel like I had a major role of getting him where he is today."
>>> Shakespeare: Rain-soaked course could hurt colt's chances in Turf
>>> West: Some of the history of the first 21 Breeders' Cup events and a look ahead to Saturday's races
>>> Four horses shooting for BC repeats
>>> Alkaased to miss Breeders' Cup
>>> Security barns to stay in use for big event
>>> Keeneland Kat scratched from Juvie Fillies
>>> Pomeroy to miss Sprint

Tues 10/25:

>>> Workouts galore before rain arrives at Belmont on Mon
>>> Celebrity chef Bobby Flay buys a piece of Wonder Again, "We have high hopes for her in her next career after racing. However, I'd be liar if I told you it's not exciting to have a Breeders' Cup prospect."
>>> Happy Ticket carries hometown hopes in BC Distaff, "For Louisiana it would be a very big plus..."
>>> Scott: Four cheers for Breeders' Cup geldings
>>> Drape: The Super Bowl of racing has everything except an audience
>>> Kerrison: IF the BC is a gala event in search of a star, a leading candidate to light up the marquee is the distinguished, unbeaten sprinter Lost in the Fog
>>> Belmont grass: Top jock John Velasquez, "[The turf] hasn't dried out. It won't take much more water. They shouldn't run another race over it until the Breeders' Cup."
>>> Saint Liam is well tuned for Classic
>>> Trainer Pat Byrne on comeback trail with Sorcerer's Stone... 3-7 BC record, but none since '98
>>> Nick Zito has low profile for BC
>>> Improving Borrego has strength in numbers... G1 winner brings myriad owners together
>>> Starcraft arrives
>>> Frankel hopes Intercontinental can emulate her full sister Banks Hill by winning BC F/M Turf
>>> It's official: Starcraft to run in Classic
>>> Haskin's Countdown to the Cup: Cavalcade of Stars

Monday 10/24:

>>> Record rain in NY, track super confident for BC Day
>>> Beyer: Making a case for Lost in the Fog... Victory in Breeders' Cup could lift sprinter to HOTY
>>> Wesch: Folks with vested interests from across the racing industry will be eager to see how Belmont handles its' latest BC
>>> Ashado shooting for history in Distaff
>>> Drape: Breeders' Cup week slogs out of the gate
>>> Pletcher holding a hot hand for Cup Day
>>> Neumeier: While handicappers take great pains to unearth 'mud larks' on the main track, they underestimate the importance of moisture in grass or turf racing
>>> Rees: Lost in the Fog might find perfect way to the top... Could sprinter be HOTY?
>>> Brief Q&A with Henny Hughes' new trainer
>>> Owner is tooting the horn for First Samurai... Lunsford campaigning for HOTY
>>> Rock Hard Ten's trainer a blacksmith... Sore foot is in right hands
>>> Christine: It's next to impossible to win Breeders' Cup races back to back, but several horses will have that opportunity this year
>>> Baze, Fog prepare for national spotlight... Jockey says career not on line Saturday
>>> Roman Ruler out of BC


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