2015 Eclipse Awards Winners

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2015 Eclipse Awards Winners are?

Horse of the Year American Pharoah

Trainer of the YearBob Baffert

Jockey of the YearJavier Castellano

Male Older Horse of the Year Honor Code

Female Older Horse of the YearBeholder

Male 3yo American Pharoah

Female 3yoStellar Wind

Male 2yo Nyquest

Female 2yo Songbird

Male Turf Horse of the Year Big Blue Kitten

Female Turf Horse of the YearTepin

Male Sprint Horse of the YearRunhappy

Female Sprint Horse of the YearLa Verdad

Owners of the YearZayat Stables

Breeders of the YearZayat Stables

Apprentice Jockey Tyler Gaffalione

Steeplechase Horse of the YearDawalan


Pharoah crushes them in Classic romp – Results and Replay

American Pharoah – becoming the first horse in racing history to win the celebrated “Grand Slam” of horse racing with a 6 1/2 lengths victory in today’s $5 Million GI Breeders’ Cup Classic!

2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah closed out his racing career with a monster wire to wire, 6 1/2 lengths, bursting them up, victory in today’s $5 million, GI Breeders’ Cup Classic here in the Keeneland twilight!

32/1 long shot Effinex, offered the only real challenge to Pharoah today dogging him all the way around until the top of the stretch where the Pharoah turned on the juice for this monster going away in style win!

Honor Code, did his usual late rally thing but had to settle for 3rd with Traver winner Keen Ice filling out the super for 4th!

Distance: One And One Fourth Miles
Track Condition: Fast  

Winning Time – 2:00.07 a new Keeneland course record for 1 1/4 mile on the dirt!

no. Horse Win Place Show
American Pharoah 3.40 3.00 2.40
Effinex   14.20 6.60
Honor Code     3.40
$2 Daily Double 9-4 45.60
$2 Daily Double DISTAFF/CLASSIC 4-4 14.00
$2 Exacta 4-6 76.40
$2 Superfecta 4-6-9-2 1,224.00
$1 Super High Five 4-6-9-2-1 1,715.10
$2 Trifecta 4-6-9 322.60
$2 Consolation Double DISTAFF/CLASSIC 4-7 6.40
$2 Pick 3 13-9-4 (3 correct) 453.00
$0.50 Pick 4 7-13-9-4/7/10 (4 correct) 765.00
$2 Pick 6 11-5/15-7-13-9-4/7/10 (5 correct) 674.40
$2 Pick 6 11-5/15-7-13-9-4/7/10 (6 correct) 94,424.40


American Pharoah is 6/5 favorite for 2015 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic clash – Post Positions, M/L Odds, Free PP’s

Beholder is Scr’d from Breeders’ Cup Classicmore …..

Also Scr Smooth Roller from the Classic!

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American Pharoah – will be the 6/5 favorite for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic Stakes!

Triple Crown winning American Pharoah, was made the 6/5 m/l favorite for Saturday’s $5 Million GI Breeders’ Cup Classic dust-up and will leave from Gate #4!

A top-notch field of ’10’ 3yo and up runners is slated for this 2-turn test including the GI Pacific Classic winner Beholder, who’ll break from the outside in Gate #10 and is the 3/1, 2nd choice!

The late running Honor Code, goes from the #9 hole with Belmont Park’s other favorite son in Tonalist, will be down on the rail in gate #1, as both are 6/1, 3rd choices.

Keen Ice, at an interesting 12/1 is the GI Travers winner and American Pharoah upsetter in that same race will break from the #2 hole while P.A. Derby and Wood Memorial winner Frosted, draw the #3 slot and comes in at a very enticing 15/1 on the m/l!

The lightly raced Smooth Roller, also at 15/1 will be breaking from the lucky #7 stall and is the winner of the GI Awesome Again Stakes out at Santa Anita last month!

Euro invader Gleneagles, at 20/1 goes out for the legendary euro trainer Aidan O’Brien, and breaks from the mid-pack #5 hole!

Effinex, another NYRA top handicap div. runner with multiple graded wins on that circuit this year drew long odds of 30/1 and gate #6,while the GI Gold Cup winner at Santa Anita last June Hard Aces, rounds out this field of 10 at very long odds indeed of 50/1 and goes from gate #8!

2015 B/C Classic – Free Past Performances – Brisnet or from DRF

(Keeneland’s Breeders’ Cup Saturday PP’s)
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9,10,11,12
Here is a Link to All of Saturday’s PP’s from DRF

Keeneland’s Handicapper’s Tool Bar
Live Streaming

Our Selections – 1,2,4,9 exacta box with the 3 or 5 added to the bottom of a super ticket!

Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31 5:35 PM
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Tonalist John Velazquez Christophe Clement 6-1
2 Keen Ice Irad Ortiz, Jr. Dale Romans 12-1
3 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiaran P. McLaughlin 15-1
4 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 6-5
5 Gleneagles Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 20-1
6 Effinex Mike Smith James A. Jerkens 30-1
7 Smooth Roller Tyler Baze Victor Garcia Scr’d
8 Hard Aces Joe Talamo John W. Sadler 50-1
9 Honor Code Javier Castellano Claude R. McGaughey III 6-1
10 Beholder Gary Stevens Richard Mandella Scr’d

Keen Ice topples “Pharoah” in GI Travers Stakes Upset win – Results and Replay

Keen Icegoing by American Pharoah in the shadow of the line of today’s GI Travers Stakes!

The legend of Saratoga as the “Graveyard of Favorites” lived on today as 16/1 shot Keen Ice caught and then passed the front end dueling American Pharoah and Frosted in the final 16th to go onto a 1 length victory in today’s $1.6 million GI Travers Stakes at Saratoga,

Frosted, held for the 3rd spot with  Upstart filling in today’s super payout!

Note – Oh and to our readers – Downthestretchs’ did offer our selections of a 2,4,6,7 boxed exacta or Tri box in our selections for this year’s Travers over on the Weekend Picks Page to which you would have picked up the $66 exacta payout and/or the trifecta payout of $180!

Condition – Fast

Winning Time – 2:01.57

no. Horse Jockey Win Place Show
Keen Ice Javier Castellano 34.00 6.50 3.80
American Pharoah Victor Espinoza   2.40 2.10
Frosted Jose Lezcano     3.20
Also ran were:
1. – Upstart , 4 – Texas Red , 10 – Smart Transition , 5 – Frammento , 8 Tale of Verve , 3 – Mid Ocean , 9 – King of New York