Jerry and Jan Hawthorne have attended the Breeders' Cup World Championships many times, but this year's renewal marks their debut as participants with TwinSpires Turf Sprint (gr. IT) hopeful No Silent.
Woodbine said Oct. 29 it will raise the pari-mutuel takeout rates on many Breeders' Cup wagers because of a new standardized revenue model, action that sparked a rebuke from the Horseplayers' Association of North America
English trainer talks about Golden Horn in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf, Lasix, and the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
John Magnier's Coolmore operation will try to secure its first Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) win this year with English and Irish classic winner Gleneagles.
- By Frank Angst
- Thoroughbred Racing, Thoroughbred Breeding, Breeders' Cup, Kentucky, Mid-Atlantic Region
Rene and Lauren Woolcott didn't necessarily plan to be the breeders of Tonalist, but they've loved every moment of their association with the classic winner.
Following the scratch of Beholder from the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), oddsmaker Mike Battaglia has lowered Triple Crown winner American Pharoah's morning-line odds from 6-5 to 4-5.
Claire Novak, Ellis Starr, and Tom LaMarra preview the Breeders' Cup Distaff featuring Got Lucky, Frivolous, Wedding Toast, Sheer Drama, and I'm a Chatterbox. Watch Video
Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Golden Horn on his way to the Keeneland turf track on October 29, followed by Cymric, Time Test, and Mondialiste. Watch Video
Phillips Racing Partnerships' two Breeders' Cup pre-entries, Recepta and Time and Motion, both were also-eligibles but drew into the Mile and Juvenile Fillies Turf, respectively.
Trainer Richard Mandella said Beholder will not run in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) after being scoped the morning of Oct. 29 and discovering the mare had bled.
When it's all said and done, American Pharoah will be known as a Triple Crown winner -- those three words say it all -- but make no mistake, a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) would add to that legacy.
Longines BC Distaff (gr. I) contender Got Lucky has already made John Sikura happy for buying into her family, and the Juddmonte Spinster winner could deliver a crowning achievement with a victory Oct. 30.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah received his first look at a Keeneland track Oct. 29, though it was not the surface he'll race on in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31.
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The public will have another opportunity to view American Pharoah on the Keeneland main track the morning of Oct. 29.
Rachel's Valentina, the daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, seeks to extend the family legacy in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Breeders' Cup has again expanded its welfare, safety, and integrity protocol for this year's World Championships, with a big assist from host track Keeneland.
Claire Novak delivers the news of the day, including the activities of American Pharoah, Beholder, Honor Code, Frosted, Wedding Toast, and Tonalist. Watch Video
Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.
The multiple grade I winner had a brisk gallop at Keeneland after visiting the paddock Oct. 28. Frosted and Keen Ice also made appearances on the track for the first time.
Obviously faces a deep field for the Mile, but his connections know the brilliant bay with the heart of gold will lay it all on the line as he returns for his remarkable fourth attempt.
Making her own luck has been Doyle's hallmark as she strives to become a rider trainers can count on for an all-out ride and astute feedback.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah walked the shedrow and did not go to the track Oct. 28, his first morning at Keeneland after arriving Oct. 27.
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Team American Pharoah Oct. 27 reflected on this year's Triple Crown and what the horse has meant to them as he prepares to make his final start in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.
Carolyn and Fletcher Gray may be small breeders, but their horses tend to come up big. I'm a Chatterbox could join Left Bank and Stardom Bound as champions bred by the couple.
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived on the Keeneland backstretch Oct. 27 to begin final preparations for his final career start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
Joe Sharp, who just entered his second year as a trainer, will saddle Sapphire Kitten as his first Breeders' Cup starter Oct. 30 at Keeneland in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrives at Keeneland for the 2015 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Golden Horn stretched his legs Oct. 27 on Keeneland's synthetic training track after clearing quarantine.
Jockey Victor Espinoza is looking forward to one last race on American Pharoah in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Saturday, Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
I'm a Chatterbox gets a bath after her gallop on Tuesday, October 27, 2015. Watch Video
Three days before the Oct. 30-31 World Championships at Keeneland, Breeders' Cup announced "prime seating" and dining locations are available to the public.
Ken Kirchner, a former regulator in Pennsylvania, was hired by Breeders' Cup as a consultant in 1996, and since that time has overseen wagering formats, simulcast expansion, and elevating the product with bettors.
Breeders' Cup contender Golden Horn after his first trip to the Keeneland Polytrack training track Oct. 27. Watch Video
She will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 1, but first Stephanie's Kitten will seek her second Breeders' Cup victory, this time in the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), which she narrowly lost a year ago.
The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.
The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.
For the second day in a row, the main track at Keeneland Race Course was sealed due to steady drizzle and occasional rainfall and many of the horses for the Breeders' Cup World Championships went to the training track.
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.
Claire Novak shares thoughts from the Breeders' Cup Classic and Distaff post position draw. Hear thoughts from Victor Espinoza, Jerry Crawford and Richard Mandella. watch video
Defending champion Untapable will have to defeat a strong field that includes grade I winners Wedding Toast, Got Lucky, Sheer Drama, Curalina, I'm a Chatterbox, My Sweet Addiction, and Stopchargingmaria.
Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.
European-based runners have exceled in the Breeders' Cup Turf, having won the 1 1/2-mile race on the grass 23 times.
Two European-based fillies have won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) since its 2008 inauguration, and Denford Stud's Illuminate will try to become the third in this year's edition Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
Always one of the most competitive races on the World Championships card, this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) features the return of last year's winner, Bobby's Kitten, and a trio from Wesley Ward.
Godolphin Racing's Cymric, by Kitten's Joy, will be the one to watch in the Breeders' Cup opener, the $1 million Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.
As strange as it might seem, when many of the fastest horses in the world meet every year in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), the quickest horses out of the gate mostly don't win.
The Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) has a rich history of female winners, and this year three distaffers will attempt to add to that legacy against a strong male lineup.
Despite not being a factor in his only two starts since last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I), Bobby's Kitten is back to defence his title and owner Ken Ramsey is convinced he will "pull a corker" like last year.
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