Breeders' Cup

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

  • Runhappy wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
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    Runhappy Sets Track Record in BC Sprint

    Runhappy lived up to the hype and galloped home strong in the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), running down veteran grade I winner Private Zone in the final furlong Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the Filly and Mare Turf.
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    Stephanie's Kitten Claims Filly & Mare Turf

    Four years after claiming her first Breeders' Cup victory, Stephanie's Kitten returned to a Breeders' Cup winner's circle again Oct. 31 after a courageous rally to win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Mongolian Saturday holds off Lady Shipman to win the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/TwinSpires-Breeders-Cup-Turf-S/i-8zfwJk2/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Mongolian Saturday Conquers Turf Sprint

    Mongolian Saturday proved a colorful winner of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint, as native Mongolian garb filled the winner's circle and showed the event off as a truly international event.

  • Songbird runs away from the competition in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/14-Hands-Winery-Breeders-Cup-J/i-mhH98NV/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Songbird Scores in BC Juvenile Fillies

    Songbird delivered a beautiful performance Oct. 31 in the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), controlling the pace throughout and winning by 5 3/4 lengths over Rachel's Valentina.

  • Hard Not to Like

    Hard Not to Like, Talmada Out of F&M Turf

    Speedway Stable's Hard Not to Like and Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum and Darley Stud Management's Talmada have been scratched from the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), Breeders' Cup officials said the morning of Oct. 31.

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    Quiet Morning at Keeneland on BC Day 2

    Keeneland's Rice Road training center was very quiet early the morning of Oct. 31 as only a few of the horses participating in the second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships later were sent to that track.

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    Golden Horn Team Has Reasons for Cup Bid

    Multiple group I winner Golden Horn has nothing to prove, but he's training well and this year will be his only shot at the Breeders' Cup. In addition, his connections want to showcase him in front of U.S. breeders.

  • Slideshow: Breeders' Cup Week

    Looking back at the horses, people, sights, and scenes from the weeks leading up to the 2015 Breeders' Cup.

  • Catch a Glimpse leads the way to victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Juvenile-Fillies-/i-sBjnRTn">Order This Photo</a>

    Catch a Glimpse Gives Casse First BC Win

    Catch a Glimpse had been touting herself in the mornings, and came through Oct. 30, giving trainer Mark Casse his first Breeders' Cup win when taking the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • American Pharoah captured Triple Crown with Belmont victory

    'Pharoah' Developers Honored in Florida

    A Florida senator has filed a resolution honoring J.B. and Kevin McKathan, who played a major role in the early development of Triple Crown winner and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) favorite American Pharoah.

  • Hit It a Bomb flies home to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Breeders-Cup-Juvenile-Turf/i-cNGvwn5/A">Order This Photo</a>

    Hit It a Bomb Explodes, Takes Juvenile Turf

    Evelyn Stockwell's Hit It a Bomb, last of 14 at the midpoint of the race, found room in the lane and surged late to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 30 at Keeneland.

  • Chad Brown

    Brown Looks to Build on BC Success

    Chad Brown's success has been synonymous with the Breeders' Cup since he handled saddling Ginger Punch to victory in the 2007 Distaff as an assistant trainer. That success has continued unabated.

  • American Pharoah went to the main track on Oct. 30.

    American Pharoah Goes to Main Track

    The large crowds that had lined the Keeneland apron hoping to get a glimpse of Triple Crown winner American Pharoah the previous two days were nowhere around when the colt went to the main track Oct. 30.

  • Bawina

    Two Scratched From Saturday BC Races

    Bawina has been scratched from the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) and Tale of S'avall from the Juvenile (gr. I). The defections allow Talmada and Siding Spring to draw into the respective fields.

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    Wedding Toast a Family Affair

    Wedding Toast has gotten good at the right time, and her family history suggests she has the pedigree power to win the Distaff. That family has been nurtured by Elmendorf, Stonerside, and now Darley.

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    The Pizza Man Ups His Game

    Rejuvenated from a six-month winter/spring Florida vacation, The Pizza Man has come back remarkably strong this season and is now on-track to face Europe's best runner in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).

  • Shining Copper is the runner that could have the most impact on the pace.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-XFRcMxL">Order This Photo</a>

    Ramseys Hold Key to Pace in Turf

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's couplet in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) could determine whether heavily favored Golden Horn runs away the winner's share of $3 million as is expected.

  • No Silent won the Eddie D Stakes on October 3.

    No Silent First BC Starter for Californians

    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 Hikes Takeout on Most BC Wagers

    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

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    American Pharoah's M-L Odds Lowered to 4-5

    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.

  • Recepta winning the Noble Damsel at Belmont Park.

    Phillips' Luck: Pair Draws In From AE

    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.

  • American Pharoah can add to his legacy with a victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-jdN7mrj">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Can Add to Legacy in Classic

    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.

  • Got Lucky (OUTSIDE) and Zambian Dream (INSIDE)

    Sikura Fortunate With Got Lucky

    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.

  • American Pharoah galloped 2 1/2 times around the five-furlong Keeneland training track.

    American Pharoah Gallops on Training Track

    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.

  • BC Friday Analysis: Let the Fun Begin

    There will be several longshots that come in, some at huge prices. The toughest past of the Breeders' Cup is finding them among the morass of top-class horses who will be competing.

  • Rachel's Valentina at Saratoga.

    Rachel's Valentina Adding to Family History

    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.