Breeders' Cup

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

  • Rhododendron outfinishes Hydrangea to win the Dubai Fillies' Mile.

    Rhododendron Draws Off in Fillies' Mile

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien continues his raid on Newmarket's group Is, enjoying a 1-2 finish in the Dubai Fillies' Mile Oct. 7 as Rhododendron led in Hydrangea by a clear margin; both are now under consideration for next month's Breeders' Cup.

  • Fioretti Seeks TCA Comeback

    Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti will attempt to join Excitable Lady (1982-83) as the only repeat winners of the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) when she faces seven opponents Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • 'Chatterbox' Looking to Rebound in Spinster

    In a short field of five starters for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 9, three graded stakes winners will try to capitalize on grade I winner I'm a Chatterbox's one-for-three record at Keeneland.

  • Nyquist

    Nyquist Shooting for Breeders' Cup Classic

    Despite reservations expressed by owner J. Paul Reddam after what he called "the worst performance of (Nyquist's) life" in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II), the Uncle Mo colt will target the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Songbird worked a half-mile in :46 4/5 Oct. 6 at Santa Anita Park.

    Songbird Begins Preparation for Breeders' Cup

    The hum of nearby Interstate 210 was all that was audible from the Santa Anita Park grandstand before trainer Jerry Hollendorfer broke the silence with the sharp "beep" of his stopwatch as Songbird began her workout from the half-mile pole Oct. 6.

  • Mongolian Saturday training in Hong Kong earlier this year.

    Mongolian Saturday Returns in Woodford

    Mongolian Saturday, a surprise winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) at Keeneland, makes his first start of the year in the U.S. in the Oct. 8 Woodford Stakes (gr. IIIT) in Lexington.

  • Lord Nelson wins the Bing Crosby

    Lord Nelson Seeks Third Straight Grade I Win

    Spendthrift Farm's Lord Nelson appears set to continue his tear through the top-level sprints on the Southern California circuit in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Nonna Mela wins the 2016 Adirondack Stakes

    Nonna Mela Seeks Stakes Double in Frizette

    St. Elias Stable's Nonna Mela routed a field of well-meant juvenile fillies Aug. 19 in the Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) at nearly 9-1 odds, but the daughter of Arch will be no bargain Oct. 10 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli Centerpiece of Flower Bowl

    The New York Racing Association's racing office was only able to drum up five rivals for Lady Eli in the $500,000 Flower Bowl Stakes (gr. IT) for older fillies and mares Oct. 8 at Belmont Park.

  • Champion Tepin is set for a return to Keeneland

    Tepin's Tour Returns to Keeneland

    Tepin aims to become the first horse to win the First Lady (gr. IT) in consecutive seasons. Her connections hope the race sets her up for a Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) repeat Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Mondialiste Heads Deep Cast in Shadwell Mile

    An extremely deep roster will take a crack at the $1 million purse of the Shadwell Turf Mile. Last year's winner Grand Arch will tackle invaders from every direction as a half dozen grade I winners square off.

  • Breeders' Cup Sets Distaff, Classic Times

    The Breeders' Cup announced today the post times for the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 races and purses and awards totaling $28 million, which will be held on November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. 

  • A. P. Indian wins the 2016 Forego Stakes.

    Re-Routed A. P. Indian Heads Phoenix

    A. P. Indian, the top sprinter on the East Coast this summer, heads a seven-horse field for Keeneland's Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 7. He was scratched from last Saturday's grade I Vosburgh Stakes due to the wet conditions.

  • I'm a Chatterbox breezes Oct. 4 at Keeneland.

    I'm a Chatterbox Breezes Toward Spinster

    Fletcher and Carolyn Gray’s multiple grade I winner I’m a Chatterbox breezed five furlongs in :59 over a fast main track at Keeneland Oct. 4 in preparation for the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster Stakes (gr. I).

  • Pretty City Dancer wins the 2016 Debutante Stakes.

    'Dancer' to Miss Alcibiades With Minor Injury

    Grade I winner Pretty City Dancer, a leading contender for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will miss her planned start in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 7 at Keeneland because of a minor ankle injury, trainer Mark Casse said.

  • 2016 Ack Ack Stakes winner Tom's Ready

    Tom's Ready Set for Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Tom's Ready was doing well Oct. 2, the morning after defeating champion sprinter Runhappy in the Ack Ack Stakes (gr. III) and is set to make his next start in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Tepin wins the 2016 Woodbine Mile

    Tepin Confirmed for Keeneland's First Lady

    Reigning champion turf female Tepin arrived at trainer Mark Casse's Churchill Downs barn Oct. 2 at 5 a.m. after spending her summer at Saratoga Race Course, and she's set to make her next start in the $400,000 First Lady (gr. IT) Oct. 8 at Keeneland.

  • Limato takes the Prix de la Foret

    Limato Blitzes Foret on Arc Undercard

    Five group I race supported the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) Oct. 2 at Chantilly, and Paul Jacobs' Limato gave a standout performance in the day's final race, the Prix de la Foret, to stamp himself possible for the Breeders' Cup.

  • Found leads them home in the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe

    Found Leads 1-2-3 Arc Finish for O'Brien

    Four-year-old filly Found, last year's Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) winner, led a sensational 1-2-3 finish for trainer Aidan O'Brien when taking the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), Europe's premier race, Oct. 2 at Chantilly.

  • Noted and Quoted gets the victory in the Chandelier Stakes

    Noted and Quoted Swings in Chandelier

    After finishing fourth in her grade I debut in the Del Mar Debutante, Noted and Quoted found success in her second try at the top level with a half-length victory in the $300,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Avenge wins Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) under Flavien Prat

    Avenge Makes Jump, Wins Rodeo Drive

    Entered off her first graded stakes win in her previous effort, Avenge successfully jumped up to the grade I level with a front-running victory in the $302,415 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Joking wins the 2016 Vosburgh Stakes.

    Joking Gets First Grade I Win in Vosburgh

    The scratch of sprint division leader A. P. Indian and the muddy track conditions Oct. 1 at Belmont Park left the door wide open in the Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) and 7-year-old Joking came right on through for his first top-level triumph.

  • Alice Springs wins the 2016 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes

    'Alice' Wins Sun Chariot, BC Might Be Next

    Coolmore and partners' Alice Springs fought off a determined Always Smile inside the final furlong and posted her third group I victory of the year in the Kingdom of Bahrain Sun Chariot Stakes Oct. 1 at Newmarket.

  • Holy Lute wins the second heat of the Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT)

    New Santa Anita Turf Course Passes First Test

    One day in, and four races down, the Southern California jockey colony had only positive comments about Santa Anita Park's brand-new turf course with just more than a month to go until the Breeders' Cup.

  • Ambitious Brew comes home strong to win the first division of the Eddie D. Stakes

    Hill Specialist Ambitious Brew Takes Eddie D.

    Two-thirds of Ambitious Brew's victories entering racing Sept. 30 came on Santa Anita Park's unique downhill turf course and the Pamela Ziebarth homebred thrived again during the trip Friday in the first of two Eddie D. Stakes (gr. IIIT) divisions.

  • Exaggerator

    Exaggerator to Rest at WinStar

    Future plans are on hold for Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), Preakness (gr. I), and Haskell Invitational (gr. I) winner Exaggerator, who finished seventh in the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) Sept. 24.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Works Half-Mile at Saratoga

    Robert Masterson’s champion turf female Tepin, continues to march toward the Breeders’ Cup as the 5-year-old mare worked a half-mile in :49.01 Sept. 30 over the turf at Saratoga Race Course. The move was the fastest of 24 on the day’s tab at the Spa.

  • Wavell Avenue wins this year's Shine Again Stakes at Saratoga

    Wavell Avenue Looks for Gallant Bloom Rebound

    Last year's TwinSpires.com Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) winner Wavell Avenue will try to bounce back from a sixth-place finish in the Ballerina (gr. I) in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Oct. 1 at Belmont Park.