Breeders' Cup

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

  • Quarteto De Cordas wore down Arrocha to win the Grande Premio Brasil at Gavea

    Quarteto De Cordas Earns Breeders' Cup Turf Entry

    Haras de Moro's 4-year-old Quarteto De Cordas wore down Arrocha in the final yards to win the 1 1/2-mile Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea by a neck June 10, gaining an automatic entry into the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

  • Nineteen to Line Up for Grande Premio Brasil

    The 3-year-olds Olimpo, Olympic Hollywood, and Or Noir lead a wide open field of 19 runners entered for the June 10 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Hipodromo Gavea for an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1T).

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge to Include New Contest for Fans

    Breeders' Cup, one of the world's most prestigious Thoroughbred horse racing events, today announced the launch of a new promotion centered around the highly competitive Breeders' Cup Challenge Series on NBC Sports.

  • Equestricon Lines Up Sponsors for 2018 Event

    With exactly five months until the doors open for Equestricon 2018 at the newly renovated Kentucky International Convention Center, event organizers have released an initial wave of key sponsor and partner commitments for the convention.

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    Breeders' Cup Contest Tied to Kentucky Derby

    Breeders' Cup, one of Thoroughbred horse racing's most prestigious international events, today announced the launch of a new sweepstakes tied to the 2018 Kentucky Derby.

  • Breeders' Cup Announces Full 2018 Challenge Schedule

    The Breeders' Cup today announced its 2018 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win and You're In presented by America's Best Racing full schedule, which currently consists of 82 automatic qualifying stakes races into corresponding Breeders' Cup races.

  • Daysee Doom (Green cap) wins the 2018 Millie Fox Stakes
ridden by Andrew Adkins and trained by Ron Quinton

    Foxplay Aims to Repeat in Coolmore Legacy

    Defending champion Foxplay (AUS) leads a field of 17 fillies and mares in the one-mile, AU$1 million Coolmore Legacy Stakes (G1) April 14 at Royal Randwick.

  • Tara Guenthner

    Guenthner to Head Breeders' Cup Host Committee

    The Louisville Breeders' Cup Host Committee today announced that Tara Guenthner, Chief Inspiration Officer of Hipp Inspired, a full-service meeting planning and event design firm, has been appointed the executive director for the Host Committee. 

  • Caledonia Road trains before her Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies victory at Del Mar

    Caledonia Road Gets Back to Work in Florida

    The 2017 champion 2-year-old filly has been on the muscle with trainer Ralph Nicks in Florida, and finally was able to stretch her legs for the first time this season with a three-furlong move in :38.45.  

  • 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