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  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic Race Sequence

    Relive Arrogate's victory in the 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I). See where your favorite horse was at several crucial points of the race with our interactive slideshow.

  • Lefranco Dettori celebrates winning the Filly Mare Turf (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, California.

    2016 Breeders' Cup Saturday

    It was nonstop action on Breeders' Cup Saturday, with 9 grade I races: 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf, TwinSpires Sprint, Turf Sprint, Sentient Jet Juvenile, Longines Turf, Filly & Mare Sprint, Mile and Classic.

  •  Jockey Mike Smith celebrates on Arrogate after the victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park Nov. 5

    Mike Smith Wins Third Shoemaker Award

    Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others, earned the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park.

  • Kiss To Remember and Joe Rocco Jr. win the Chilukki Stakes at Churchill

    Kiss to Remember Takes Chilukki at Churchill

    Myron Miller's Kiss to Remember stalked the early leaders, poked her head in front at the top of the stretch, and turned back a late challenge from favorite Birdatthewire to win the Nov. 5 $200,000 Chilukki (gr. II) at Churchill Downs by a head.

  • Classic Empire holds off Not This Time to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

    Classic Empire Reigns in BC Juvenile

    Trainer Mark Casse was openly confident regarding John Oxley's Classic Empire, and was proven right when the bay colt held off favored Not This Time to win the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).

  • Drefong runs away with the Breeders' Cup Sprint

    Drefong Gives Baffert Fifth BC Sprint

    Baoma Corporation's Drefong came in off the bench, racing for the first time since his Aug. 27 Ketel One King's Bishop (gr. I) score, and turned back 8-5 choice Masochistic to land his second consecutive grade I by 1 1/4 lengths.

  • Juvenile Fillies Turf winner New Money Honey

    Another Breeders' Cup Success for Mike Ryan

    Mike Ryan has been associated with six Breeders’ Cup winners, but the hard-working Kentucky agent says the most recent, New Money Honey’s victory in the Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. I) was the most satisfying because of the filly’s ownership.

  • Queen's Trust nips Lady Eli at the wire to win the Filly & Mare Turf

    Queen's Trust Delivers in Filly & Mare Turf

    European invader Queen's Trust denied Lady Eli a rousing finish to her fairytale comeback from laminitis, getting her nose down just in time to take the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mario Gutierrez celebrates after winning Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies with Champagne Room Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

    Champagne Room Takes Juvenile Fillies

    Champagne Room rewarded her backers handsomely, running back to her Sorrento Stakes (gr. II) form and winning the 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filles (gr. I) to kick off the Nov. 5 World Championships card at Santa Anita Park.

  •  Fair Point wins the Senator Ken Maddy Stakes

    Fair Point Makes the Grade in Maddy

    Only a neck back from her first graded score in the Oct. 14 Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland, Stuart S. Janney III's Fair Point left no doubt Nov. 5 in the $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy (gr. IIIT).

  • Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Keeneland November Sale Preview

    Eric Mitchell previews the 2016 Keeneland November Breeding Stock Sale which begins Tuesday, November 8, including comments from Sales Director Geoffrey Russell. Brought to you by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Phipps Reduction Part of Keeneland Sale

    When Keeneland kicks off its breeding stock sale Nov. 8, buyers will have an opportunity to purchase some of the rich bloodlines from the prominent Phipps Stable that has been among the leading breeding and racing entities in for decades.

  • Richard Mandella greets Beholder after her Breeders' Cup Distaff victory

    Mandella: Beholder is Unlike Any Other

    The beat went on, as it always does, but Richard Mandella doesn't want to think about moving on from the bay mare who gave one final brilliant display Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Shaman Ghost at Santa Anita

    Shaman Ghost Out of BC Classic

    Stronach Stables' Shaman Ghost, the winner of the Sept. 3 Woodward Stakes (gr. I), will be scratched from the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park after spiking a fever in recent days, trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Nov. 5.

  • Limato at Santa Anita Nov. 1

    Limato Aims for Breeders' Cup Mile

    In one of the most intriguing races of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, a stellar cast has assembled for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), topped by the queen of American turf, Tepin, whose best effort wins the race.

  • California Chrome prepares for the Breeders' Cup Classic Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park.

    A Stronger 'Chrome' Returns to Classic

    California Chrome has a chance at redemption—the rarest of opportunities in today’s racing—when he starts in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, the same race and site where he finished a close third to Bayern in 2014.

  • Mike Smith Celebrates after winning the Las Vegas Dirt Mile atop Tamarkuzat Santa Anita on Nov. 4, 2016, in Arcadia, Calif.

    2016 Breeders' Cup Friday

    Images from an exciting Breeders' Cup Friday, including the Juvenile Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Fillies Turf and Longines Distaff.

  • BC Pick Six Carryover: $511,261

    With no one correctly tabbing six winner's in Friday's Pick 6, there is a two-day carryover of $511,261 into Nov. 5 which is Breeders' Cup Classic Day at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mike Smith watches the replay after losing the Distaff by a nose on Songbird

    Songbird Loses Nothing in Defeat

    It took a photo finish decided by barely an inch, but previously unbeaten champion Songbird did suffer a loss for the first time, losing to now three-time Breeders' Cup winner Beholder in the $2 million Longines Distaff (gr. I) Nov. 4.

  • Frank Conversation and Mario Gutierrez rally to victory in the Twilight Derby Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

    Frank Conversation Lights Up Twilight Derby

    Reddam Racing's Frank Conversation charged from far back to win Santa Anita's $200,000 Twilight Derby (gr. IIT) to close a fantastic day of racing. It was the second stakes win on the day for J. Paul Reddam.

  • New Money Honey wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT)

    New Money Honey Cashes Juvenile Fillies Turf

    An already career year for trainer Chad Brown continued during the Nov. 4 card of the Breeders' Cup World Championships when New Money Honey collared pacesetter Lull in midstretch to take the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • Tamarkuz and Mike Smith take the Dirt Mile

    Tamarkuz Upsets Dirt Mile

    Shadwell Stable's Tamarkuz, under all-time leading Breeders' Cup jockey Mike Smith, ranged up outside and rolled past Gun Runner to upset the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I).

  • Fasig-Tipton November Sale Preview

    Eric Mitchell previews the Fasig-Tipton November sale featuring Love the Chase, Curalina, Haveyougoneaway, Stopchargingmaria, and many more. Includes comments from Bayne Welker, Fasig-Tipton Vice President. Sponsored by Taylor Made Sales Agency

  • Hemsworth wins the 2016 Nashua Stakes

    Hemsworth Breaks Maiden in Nashua Stakes

    Godolphin Racing's Hemsworth broke his maiden in his stakes debut, and he did it leading gate-to-wire in the $200,000 Nashua Stakes (gr. II) for 2-year-olds on opening day of the 2016 Aqueduct Racetrack fall meet.

  • Scuba and Kendrick Carmouche score a clear victory in Marathon Stakes.

    Scuba Floats to Victory in Marathon Stakes

    Scuba got the first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships off to an impressive start as he stayed the 14 furlongs of the grade II Marathon Stakes, running away from the field for a decisive victory.

  • Love the Chase

    For Some, It's Sale Over Breeders' Cup

    While many were in sunny Southern California Nov. 4 readying for the first of two Breeders' Cup days at Santa Anita Park, some 2,500 miles away another group of industry pros shivered in the brisk morning air at the Fasig-Tipton sales grounds.

  • Saez's Attorney Questions NYGSC Decision

    A lawyer representing Thoroughbred Jockey Luis Saez is fighting back against this week's New York State Gaming Commission decision to continue a disciplinary proceeding that could lead to a suspension of the rider for a "careless riding" incident.

  • Beholder gallops at Santa Anita Nov. 2, 2016 in preparation for her appearance in the Breeders' Cup in Arcadia, California.

    Beholder Set to Bid Farewell

    Ten grade I wins, three Eclipse Awards, and two Breeders' Cup race victories into her career, Beholder is set to have one last chance to add to all of the above when she makes what is slated to be her final career start in the 1 1/8-miles Distaff.

  • Four-Time Grade I Winner Fly Till Dawn Dies

    Multiple grade I winner Fly Till Dawn died in late October at Nick Lotz's Briarbrooke Farm in Paris, Ky., the farm where he was born and returned after being pensioned from his stallion career.

  • Lady Shipman at Santa Anita Park Oct. 30

    McLaughlin Chooses Maddy for Lady Shipman

    A neck away from Breeders' Cup glory only a year ago, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin has opted not to run Lady Shipman in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) a second time in favor of the Nov. 5 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Santa Anita Park.