Foaling Date: 2-5-2013 Pedigree: Curlin - Dawn Raid by Vindication Dosage Profile: 6-6-10-0-0 Dosage Index / CD: 3.40 0.82 *Dual Qualifier* 2016 Record: 8 Starts: 3 - 2 - 1, $2,588,000 (as of 9/12/2016) Best Beyer Figure: 103
Notes: Exaggerator never ran a step in his first start in June at Santa Anita, but broke his maiden in his second start in July at Del Mar. He shipped across country to Saratoga next and won the Saratoga Special (G2) then shipped to Keeneland to finish second in the Breeders Futurity (G1) then fourth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). He finished the season winning the Delta Downs Jackpot (G3). He made his 2016 debut in the San Vicente Stakes (G2) where he finished second behind Exaggerator, then he finished third in the San Felipe (G2) on March 12. He was an impressive winner of the Santa Anita Derby (G1) for his final prep. He finished a fast closing second in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and then drew off to win the Preakness over the slop. He never ran a lick in the Belmont Stakes and finished 11th.
After a bit of rest, Exaggerator came back in the Haskell Invitational, winning over American Freedom. He went next to the Travers where he trailed early and failed to rally, finishing 11th behind Arrogate. He followed that up with another sub-par performance, finishing 7th in the Pennsylvania Derby. He has now been retired and will stand at stud at WinStar Farm next year.
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.