It’s nearly upon us—Breeders’ Cup 2011. Whether on-site in Louisville or in front of computers across the nation and around the world, horse racing bloggers are chiming in with analysis, handicapping and backstories about this year’s event. Here’s a review (with links) to what our members are talking about right now:
Keith McCalmont (Triple Dead Heat) discusses Woodbine-based trainer Mark Casse’s two Breeders’ Cup entrants, Northern Passion (Juvenile Fillies) and Prospective (Juvenile), while Jessica Chapel (Railbird) has posted some great on-site photos of early morning workouts this week at Churchill. Gene Kershner (EquiSpace) has also arrived in Louisville in anticipation of the big day!
In honor of Goldikova’s attempt at four consecutive Breeders’ Cup wins, at FilliesFirst, Valerie Grash looked back at the first BC Mile winner, gutsy (and lucky) Royal Heroine, while Alastair Middleton (Horse Racing in Korea) explained why so many Korean racing fans are on board with Game on Dude in the BC Classic, as well as updated us on BC Classic winner Volponi, now at stud in Korea. Frank Vespe (That’s Amore) laments talented Ben’s Cat missing the BC Turf Sprint.
Some serious handicapping by The Turk, who has been doing his homework studying past performances and replays over the past few weeks. He’s covered the BC Mile, BC Turf, and BC Classic not once but twice—with final thoughts here. Alan Mann also penned his thoughts on the BC F&M Turf and Ladies’ Classic, as well as the dirt sprints and Dirt Mile. Bill Pressey (ThoroEdge) loves So You Think and Flat Out in the BC Classic, while Chris Hernandez (Giving My Ten Cents) has some interesting random thoughts about the post draw and the morning line odds.