Videos tagged with "defending"

Cheltenham ante-post tipping: World Hurdle, Thursday 14 March [16:33]
The World Hurdle is the feature race on day 4 of the Cheltenham Festival. With defending champion Big Buck's out through injury the race is wide open - but who will take full advantage? Our experts look at the options.

2012 Mount Eden Sprint - IM THEMIGHTYQUINN [03:25]
West Aussie champ, and the best pacer in the southern hemisphere makes a successful return to racing after a minor health scare in the G2 Mount Eden Sprint, rating a slick 1:54.6, home in 55.1 (27.8, 27.3). Great to have the double defending Interdominion Champ back in racing.

2003 Breeders' Cup Turf + Post Race [19:28]
Through its first 19 runnings, the Breeders' Cup Turf consistently has produced close finishes. In the first 10 years, the largest margin of victory was half a length. The most decisive winner was Daylami, the 8-5 favorite who won by two lengths four years ago at Gulfstream Park. The 20th Breeders' Cup Turf on Saturday gave tight a whole new meaning. For the first time in the history of any Breeders' Cup race, there was a dead heat for the win when defending champion High Chaparral and 14-1 shot Johar couldn't be separated at the wire. It took three pictures and some 13 minutes before the photo finish sign came down and the dead heat was confirmed. Falbrav, the 7-2 second choice, almost made it a triple dead heat. He was only a head back after having the lead approaching the wire. Watching the race live, many believed High Chaparral had won. Jockey Mick Kinane thought so, especially after former jockey Donna Barton, who was working on horseback for NBC, approached him as if he had. Richard Mulhall, racing manager for the Thoroughbred Corp., which owns Johar, agreed with Kinane. "When I first saw it, I thought we were second," he said. "I didn't think he got up. After I watched the replay over and over and over, then I thought we won it. "When it was taking so long, I was thinking, well, it has to be a dead heat. I'm happy with a dead heat. It's no disgrace to dead heat with High Chaparral. He's an awful good horse." It was the third of four victories on the day for ...

2012 Breeders' Cup contender - Coil on to Sprint after staying perfect at six furlongs [01:23]
Already a Grade I winner over a route of ground last year as a 3-year-old, Coil earned an automatic berth into next month's $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade I) by rallying late under Martin Garcia to win the $250000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (Grade I) by a head over stable mate Capital Account. Since moving to Bob Baffert's barn, Coil has won 6-of-10 starts and eclipsed $1 million in career earnings by wining for the third time at the traditional six furlong sprint distance for owners Pegram or Watson or Weitman. The 7-to-1 price on Coil was by far the most generous of his career, which was previously the 9-to-2 his backers received when the Point Given colt made his first start for Baffert while breaking his maiden by over three lengths at Hollywood Park in November of 2010. Looking to move one step closer to defending his Breeders' Cup and Eclipse Award Sprint Championships from a year ago, Amazombie faded to fourth as the 4-to-5 favorite after sitting the perfect trip behind dueling leaders and getting first jump on the closers. The only 3-year-old in the group, Jimmy Creed came up the rail late to secure the show.

VI Horse Racing (BVI) 8/7/2012 [28:32]
The rivalry continues. First, Tortola takes the Governor's Cup for 2 straight years. St. Thomas took the Premier's Cup last year. What's going to happen this year? Tortola pits 2-time Governor's Cup Champion "Good Prospecting", it's lone representative to take back the Premier's Cup from the defending champ, St. Thomas' "Diablo's Fire", underdog Twisted Dream and the ever dangerous Bud White. The undercard has Sprint Champ "Really Uptown" taking on two returning to the track from layoffs in the BVI Sprint Classic, and "All Country" looks to keep his streak alive. But St. Thomas' "Tiger Glider" and the rough and ready "Kuhn Dan" will have something to say about that. Sit back and see what happens!
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