Goldikova looking for History

The lesser known headline of the Breeders’ Cup is Goldikova. The other female wonder horse is looking to make Breeders’ Cup history a couple hours ahead of Zenyatta by winning her third BC race. She is entered in the BC Mile, a turf race that she has won the previous two years. A victory on Saturday would mark the first time that a horse has won three BC races.

Goldikova is a five year old mare who has spent most of her racing career in Europe. Stationed in France, Goldikova has a remarkable resume of wins backing her, but because of the headlines that Zenyatta has made, she has taken a backseat in BC news articles and reports. Many racing enthusiasts argue that Goldikova is the best female thoroughbred of all time, based upon the quality of competition that she has faced. This is a moot point though; there is no point in arguing who would win a race between Goldikova and Zenyatta since this BC probably marks the end of illustrious careers for both horses.

Belmont Track Closed

Yesterday marked the final day of racing at Belmont Park for the next few months. Aqueduct, another New York Racing Association owned venue, will be opening up for racing on Friday, November 5th.

While Belmont prepares for the next meeting, this year’s two year olds are also getting ready. The Triple Crown races will be capped with the Belmont Stakes in June of next year. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile races will be a good preview of what you can expect for 2011’s Triple Crown. With two year olds accounting for four of the fourteen races this upcoming weekend, the Breeders’ Cup is a great place to scout out the talent that will be pointed toward Belmont Park next year.