Breeders' Cup

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

  • 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.

  • Avenge enters off a win in the John C. Mabee.

    Avenge Aims for First Grade I in Rodeo Drive

    After securing the first graded stakes win of her career in her previous start, Avenge will try a grade I stakes for the first time in the $300,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Klimt after his Del Mar Futurity win.

    Klimt to Stretch Out in FrontRunner

    After extending his win streak to three straight races and securing his first grade I score in the Del Mar Futurity (gr. I), Klimt will try two turns for the first time in the $300,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. IT) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • A. P. Indian wins Forego Stakes.

    Streaking A. P. Indian Tops Vosburgh

    Green Lantern Stables' homebred A. P. Indian will be sent after his fourth graded stakes sprint win on the NYRA circuit in the Oct. 1 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • Runhappy Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

    Runhappy Faces Five in Ack Ack

    Runhappy makes his long awaited 2016 bow Oct. 1 in Churchill Downs' one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III). The race shares the bill with the $175,000 Lukas Classic featuring grade I winners Bradester and Noble Bird.

  • Guns Loaded winning this year's San Simeon Stakes (gr. IIIT).

    Eddie D. Stakes Split Into Divisions

    With the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) on the 6 1/2-furlong downhill course at Santa Anita coming up in early November, plenty of connections with top turf sprinters see the wisdom in prepping on the unique course in the Eddie D. (gr. IIIT).

  • California Chrome gallops Sept. 27 at Santa Anita Park.

    Racing's Stars Set for Santa Anita Saturday

    Two of racing's biggest stars—California Chrome and Beholder—will make their final starts before the Breeders' Cup on the Oct. 1 Santa Anita Park card as they take advantage of the opportunity to prep at the site of this year's World Championships.

  • TCA Honor Guest: Chris McCarron

    Chris McCarron calls for a national uniform medication policy as the Honor Guest at the Thoroughbred Club of America's testimonial dinner Sept. 25 at Keeneland.

  • Connect, winning the Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) from Gun Runner Sept. 24 at Parx Racing

    Connect in Good Shape After PA Derby Win

    Connect was in fine fettle Sept. 25, the day after his Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) victory at Parx Racing and trainer Chad Brown said the Breeders' Cup will be considered along with several other races.

  • Runhappy works on the morning of Sept. 25

    Runhappy Logs Final Drill for Return

    James McIngvale's champion sprint male Runhappy worked five furlongs in :58 1/5 Sept. 25 at Keeneland in preparation for his 2016 debut in Churchill Downs' Oct. 1 Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III).

  • Songbird rolls to another win in the Cotillion

    Songbird Untouchable in Cotillion

    The champion filly toyed with fellow grade I winners Carina Mia and Cathryn Sophia Sept. 24 at Parx Racing, then built her win streak to 11 with a clear victory under a hand ride from Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith.

  • Tepin

    Tepin Among Stakes Nominees at Keeneland

    Robert Masterson's brilliant mare Tepin, the reigning champion turf female, headlines the list of horses nominated to Keeneland's Fall Stars Weekend Oct. 7-9, opening weekend of the Lexington track's fall meet.

  • California Chrome works Sept. 24 at Los Alamitos Race Course

    'Chrome' Logs Final Work for Awesome Again

    With the slightest morning chill Southern California would allow in late September, Los Alamitos Race Course's resident star logged his final timed workout for the upcoming Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I).

  • Beholder worked six furlongs in 1:12 3/5 Sept. 23

    Beholder Logs Final Work for Zenyatta

    After Beholder's last timed workout in preparation for the $300,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), just more than a week out from the Oct. 1 race, trainer Richard Mandella said she is ready to take on Stellar Wind in a rematch of champions.

  • Presque Isle Masters Stakes winner Sarah Sis

    Sarah Sis to Try Keeneland's TCA

    Owner Joe Ragsdale reports his winner of the Sept. 19 Presque Isle Masters Stakes (gr. II), will likely make her next start in Keeneland's Thoroughbred Cup of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 8.

  • Big Blue Kitten retires with four grade I wins, a championship, and course record to his credit

    Champion Big Blue Kitten Retired

    The homebred son of Kitten's Joy ran first for Ken and Sarah Ramsey, then was acquired by Calumet Farm at the end of his championship year and made three starts for that outfit in 2016. He will stand at Calumet.

  • Cathryn Sophia could be the best rival Songbird has had to face thus far

    Servis Has Plan to Get Songbird With 'Sophia'

    Part of what Servis is counting on headed into in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) is the fact Songbird has yet to hook a rival who offers what his Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I)-winning charge, Cathryn Sophia, brings to the table. 

  • Victor Espinoza on California Chrome

    Espinoza: California Chrome Never Better

    Victor Espinoza, regular rider of 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, said the 5-year-old California-bred has never been doing better as he prepares for a start in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Not This Time wins the 2016 Iroquois Stakes

    Not This Time, Daddys Lil Darling Look to BC

    Following an 8 3/4-length victory in the Iroquois Presented by TwinSpires.com (gr. III) at Churchill Downs Sept. 17, Not This Time will go straight to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 5, according to trainer Dale Romans.

  • Songbird works at Santa Anita Sept. 18

    Songbird Logs Pre-Trip Breeze at Santa Anita

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated Songbird logged her final serious work at Santa Anita Park Sept. 18 before her Sept. 19 flight east, where she is scheduled to start in the Sept. 24 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing.