Breeders' Cup

Previews, interviews, features, video and results for the Breeders' Cup World Championships

  • Blame holds off Zenyatta in the 2010 Breeders' Cup Classic, the last time the event was held at Churchill Downs

    Tickets for Breeders' Cup to go on Sale June 7

    Tickets for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which is being held at Churchill Downs from Nov. 2-3, will go on sale June 7, though there will be pre-sale access online.

  • Stormy Liberal after winning the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Del Mar

    Stormy Liberal Could Stay Local in 2018

    The 2017 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) winner, after unsuccessful trips to Belmont Park and Sha Tin last year, likely will stay in Southern California until a planned defense of his title in the World Championships at Churchill Downs in November.

  • Larry Conley, Dick Enberg, and Tom Hammonds at Keeneland in October 2016

    Broadcaster Enberg Dies at 82

    Beloved broadcaster Dick Enberg, who called the first seven editions of the Breeders' Cup, died Dec. 21 at his home in La Jolla, Calif., reported a number of news outlets. He was 82.

  • Trainer Ron Ellis

    CHRB Rejects Ron Ellis' Settlement Proposal

    The California Horse Racing Board announced Dec. 22 that it has rejected the settlement offer made by the attorneys for trainer Ron Ellis, regarding his sanctions over the drug violation in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • Ron Ellis is seeking a settlement agreement regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint runner Masochistic

    Ron Ellis Seeks Settlement for Drug Sanctions

    In an attempt to prevent the disbandment of his stable, lawyers for trainer Ron Ellis have proposed a settlement agreement to the CHRB regarding his sanctions for the drug positive in Masochistic from the 2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1).

  • Happily helped Coolmore earn a second straight John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Breeders' Cup Challenge

    Coolmore Again Breeders' Cup's Outstanding Breeder

    Powered by Breeders' Cup Challenge victories from Hydrangea, Rhododendron, and Happily, Coolmore Stud earned the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Breeders' Cup Completes Comprehensive Testing Program

    Breeders' Cup completed an unprecedented out of competition pre- and post-race testing program at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar, Nov. 3-4, which included the testing of 195 horses.

  • Battle of Midway with his WinStar and Don Alberto connections in the winner's circle after taking the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Battle of Midway Retired to WinStar for 2018

    WinStar Farm announced Nov. 9 that Battle of Midway, winner of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Del Mar, has been retired from racing and will take up stud duty in 2018. His fee will be $20,000, stands and nurses.

  • What's Going On Here: Surprise Surprise

    For most of us that live east of the Pecos, the Breeders’ Cup weekend of Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar was like stumbling onto the lost city of the Incas. Who knew it was the best-kept secret in racing?

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    Surf, Turf, and a Classic

    Del Mar set the scene for an unforgettable Breeders' Cup World Championships, featuring high-class fashion, big payouts, and fun in the sun with friends. Relive Gun Runner's Classic win and the entire weekend of excitement at the seaside track.

  • Lady Aurelia out for morning exercise at Del Mar ahead of the Breeders' Cup

    Lady Aurelia 'Absolutely' Racing in 2018

    Trainer Wesley Ward said Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's dual group 1 winner Lady Aurelia came out of her 10th-place finish in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) "good."

  • Gun Runner, Florent Geroux up, wins the 6 million G1 Breeders' Cup Classic

    2017 Breeders' Cup Saturday

    14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf, TwinSpires Sprint, Turf Sprint, Sentient Jet Juvenile, Longines Turf, Filly & Mare Sprint, Mile and Classic and more.

  • Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Saturday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Breeders' Cup Saturday at Del Mar, including Gun Runners' dramatic victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1). Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm

  • Buyers inspect horses ahead of the Fasig-Tipton November sale

    Fasig-Tipton Buzzing Over Breeders' Cup Friday Results

    As buyers and consignors went about the business of inspecting and showing horses that will be offered at the Fasig-Tipton November sale, there was a buzz over the events at Del Mar during the first day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Trainer Dallas Stewart greets John Velazquez and Forever Unbridled, after their win in the Gr.1 Breeders' Cup Distaff at Del Mar.

    2017 Breeders' Cup Friday

    Juvenile Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Longines Distaff and more.

  • All-sources handle was the highest since 2013 for the Breeders' Cup Friday card

    Handle Up on Breeders' Cup Friday

    All-sources handle for the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup program was $52,273,883, a 5.3% increase from 2016, on the first day of the 34th Breeders' Cup World Championships at the iconic Del Mar, a first-time host for the event.

  • Breeders' Cup Friday Wrap

    Breeders' Cup Friday Wrap

    Claire Novak recaps Friday at the Breeders' Cup, which was highlighted by Forever Unbridled's victory in the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1). Will we see her next in the Pegasus World Cup Invitational?

  • Mendelssohn soars to the finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Nov. 3 at Del Mar

    Mendelssohn Storms Home in BC Juvenile Turf

    Racing just off the pace throughout while saving ground, Mendelssohn came off the rail in the stretch and powered to the first grade 1 victory of his career in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Nov. 3 at Del Mar.

  • Jockey Flavien Prat celebrates as Battle of Midway holds off Sharp Azteca to win the Dirt Mile

    Battle of Midway Breaks Through in BC Dirt Mile

    WinStar Farm and Don Alberto Stable's Battle of Midway put a head in front of Sharp Azteca early on in the stretch run of the $1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile (G1) and appeared to have all the momentum in his favor.

  • Keeping Pace by Frank Angst

    Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Sports Big Money

    Just as the big purses of the Breeders' Cup World Championships catch the attention of the owners of top horses, the big money available in the Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge attracts interest from top horseplayers.

  • Americanize takes Nov. 3 opener at Del Mar

    Americanize Earns His Stripes in Damascus

    Americanize, a 4-year-old homebred for Kaleem Shah making his stakes debut Nov. 3, shook clear of Mr. Hinx to win the seven-furlong Damascus Stakes, the first race on the opening day Breeders' Cup program at Del Mar.

  • Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Aidan O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    Enjoying a record-setting year with 26 top-level wins, trainer Aidan O'Brien now takes aim at the Breeders' Cup. In this exclusive interview with BloodHorse Daily editor Claire Novak, O'Brien talks about Churchill, Highland Reel, and more.