Notes: Bradester wasn't much as a 2 and 3-year-old, but he entered the stakes ranks at age 4 in 2014. He won the Mineshaft Handicap (G3) and was 6th in the New Orleans Handicap (G2) at the Fair Grounds, 5th in the Alysheba (G2) at Churchill then at Monmouth Park was 2nd in the Salvator Mile (G3) and the Monmouth Cup (G2). He closed out the year with a win in the Ack Ack Handicap (G3) at Churchill Downs and a 7th in the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park.
He made his 2015 debut in the Godolphin Mile (G2) at Meydan, then back in the USA he was 3rd in an allowance at Churchill Downs. He went back to Monmouth Park and won both the Salvator Mile (G3) and the Monmouth Cup (G2) and was 2nd in the Philip H. Iselin (G3). He closed out the year with a dismal 9th in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Keeneland.
He waited for Momouth Park to open to make his 2016 debut, and won three straight races: the Majestic Light, the Stephen Foster (G1) at Churchill Downs, and the Monmouth Cup (G2). He then shipped to Saratoga for another poor performance finishing 8th in the Woodward (G1).
2016 Breeders' Cup Friday - There were four Breeders' Cup races on Friday at Santa Anita headlined by the Distaff (G1) where Beholder edged out favorite Songbird to win her 3rd Breeders' Cup race. Also on the card, New Money Honey won the Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1), Tamarkuz won the Dirt Mile (G1), and Oscar Performance won the Juvenile Turf (G1). Get the results, charts, and photos for all 8 stakes on the card. More photos: Juvenile Turf -
Juvenile Fillies Turf -
Dirt Mile -
2016 Breeders' Cup Thursday Works - Photos and comments for 39 of the Breeders' Cup horses on Thursday November 3 in the morning at Santa Anita, including Found and the rest of the Aidan O'Brien horses out of quarantine.
2016 Breeders' Cup Wednesday Works - Photos and comments for 33 of the Breeders' Cup horses on Wednesday November 2 in the morning at Santa Anita, including Flintshire and Beholder as well as California Chrome.
2016 Breeders' Cup Tuesday Works - Photos and comments for 66 of the Breeders' Cup horses on Tuesday November 1 in the morning at Santa Anita, including California Chrome.
2016 Breeders' Cup Entries - Final entries were taken and post positions drawn on Monday for the 13 Breeders' Cup Championship races on November 4 and 5 at Santa Anita. Check out the post positions, odds, and horses for all the races.
Review: Crushing the Cup 2016 - by Jim Mazur and Peter Mallett. An invaluable tool for trying to unlock the mysteries of handicapping the Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita. Updated for 2016, this is their 25th anniversary edition.
The Breeders' Cup Championship Day - The official page for the Breeders' Cup championship races. Just about anything you need to know about it: results, video clips, and race calls for past years, and eventually nominations, entries, and results.
Free Prep Replays - for major prep races in the Breeders' Cup Challenge. The ones with camera logos have video available.
Breeders' Cup Supplemental Entries - The old official policy on supplemental entries plus all the supplemental entries and how they fared, mostly it was a losing proposition. There are no more supplements now, only late nominations making it impossible to track now.