Breeders' Cup

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

  • Not This Time rolls to victory in the Iroquois

    Not This Time Overwhelms Iroquois Rivals

    In his first stakes start, Albaugh Family Stable homebred Not This Time rallied four wide in the far turn then drew off in the stretch to post about a six-length victory in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • The Pizza Man comes home strong to wn the Northern Dancer

    The Pizza Man All Class in Northern Dancer

    Illinois-bred The Pizza Man proved his class Sept. 17 at Woodbine in the Northern Dancer Turf Stakes Presented by HPIBet (Can-IT), edging Wake Forest and pacesetter World Approval in a blanket finish.

  • Arrogate Fires Bullet Work at Santa Anita

    Record-setting Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate fired off a bullet half-mile drill Sept. 17 at Santa Anita Park, where champions Beholder and Stellar Wind also posted workouts.

  • Rainha Da Bateria holds off Dacita to win the Canadian

    Rainha Da Bateria Edges Dacita in Canadian

    The 4-year-old Broken Vow filly moved to Chad Brown this spring, made her first start Saturday for Lael Stables, and won her first race since taking the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) back in October of 2014, 12 starts back.

  • Exaggerator won this year's Haskell off a Preakness Stakes score

    Classic Winners Exaggerator, Nyquist Work

    Exaggerator delivered a five-furlong move Sept. 17 at Churchill Downs in preparation for a planned start in the Sept. 24 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II). Meanwhile at San Luis Rey Downs, Nyquist also worked.

  • Frosted wins the 2016 Whitney

    Frosted Could Train Up to Breeders' Cup

    Frosted, winner of the 2016 Metropolitan Handicap and Whitney Stakes (both gr. I), is unlikely to have a race this fall and instead may run fresh in the Breeders' Cup in November, trainer Kiaran McLaughlin told Belmont Park media officials.

  • Red Lodge wins Aug. 6 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Red Lodge Faces Full Field in Natalma

    While Red Lodge is the only stakes winner entered in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 18 on the Woodbine turf, the expected full field is dotted with juvenile fillies who flashed talent in their maiden wins.

  • Dave Litfin - Litfin At Large

    Handicapping Tepin's Trip North

    The spotlight is on our neighbors to the North this Saturday as Tepin returns in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT). The undisputed "Queen of the Turf" takes on seven older males in the Sept. 17 event, the last of four graded stakes on a 12-race card.

  • Runhappy Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs.

    Runhappy Works from Gate in 1:14 1/5

    Sprint male champion Runhappy continues to move toward his 2016 debut with a six-furlong work in 1:14 1/5 from the gate Sept. 15 at Churchill Downs. Hall of Fame rider Edgar Prado flew in for the move.

  • Dacita Hopes to Keep Rolling in Canadian

    Sheep Pond Partners and Bradley Thoroughbreds' Dacita will look to win her third straight race in her first trip to Canada Sept. 17 for the $300,000 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) at Woodbine, but she'll have to deal with a local in top form.

  • Cathryn Sophia wins the 2016 Princess of Sylmar Stakes

    Cathryn Sophia Logs Parx Work for Cotillion

    Cash Is King's Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Cathryn Sophia continued preparations for Parx Racing's $1 million Cotillion (gr. I) Sept. 14 with a half-mile breeze over the Bensalem, Pa. oval.

  • Casse Targets Woodbine Mile With Tepin

    Mark Casse holds his north of the border success up as one of the catalyst behind his career rebirth, and brings reigning champion turf female Tepin to his adopted hometrack for the first time to face seven male rivals in the eight-furlong test.

  • Da Big Hoss scores a repeat victory in the Kentucky Turf Cup

    Another Big Win for Da Big Hoss

    "All I can say is he's the second-best marathon horse in the United States," said trainer Mike Maker, ceding the top position to five-time group/grade I winner Flintshire. "I think we just go right to the Breeders' Cup. He runs really well fresh."

  • Stellar Wind, inside, works Sept. 10 at Santa Anita Park

    Stellar Wind, Nyquist, Arrogate Work in SoCal

    California Chrome wasn't the only star on the work tab Sept. 10 in Southern California. Champions of 2015 Stellar Wind and Nyquist both put in drills for upcoming starts, as did 2016 Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate.

  • Alice Springs wins the 2016 Matron Stakes in England

    Alice Springs Earns Breeders' Cup Return

    Alice Springs could be Breeders' Cup-bound again via the Oct. 15 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (Eng-I) after winning the Sept. 10 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes (Ire-I) with a powerful rally under Ryan Moore.

  • Owner Robert Masterson

    Masterson Realizes Uniqueness of Tepin

    Robert Masterson has never had a horse like Tepin, the superstar mare who will carry his colors in next Saturday‚Äôs $1 million Grade 1 Ricoh Woodbine Mile while seeking her eighth consecutive victory for trainer Mark Casse.

  • Christophe Soumillon celebrates after winning the Irish Champion Stakes aboard Almanzor

    Almanzor Thrives in Irish Champion Stakes

    Travel proved no problem for French classic winner Almanzor, as he finished well to secure a three-quarter-length victory over top filly Found in a particularly strong edition of the QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 10 at Leopardstown.

  • Beholder breezes at Santa Anita Park Sept. 9

    Beholder Works, Zenyatta Stakes Likely Next

    After her second work since a second-place run in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), trainer Richard Mandella is leaning toward running Spendthrift Farm's Beholder in the Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) Oct. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Runhappy at Keeneland Sept. 8

    Runhappy Works 7 Furlongs at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's Runhappy continued to progress toward a return to the races with a seven-furlong work Sept. 8 at Keeneland. Last year's sprint champion male was clocked in 1:24 3/5.

  • Practical Joke wins the Hopeful Stakes. 
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    Practical Joke Takes the Hopeful

    Practical Joke rallied to win the seven-furlong Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds Sept. 5 at Saratoga. Classic Empire, the 8-5 favorite, wheeled soon after the start and tossed rider Irad Ortiz Jr.

  • Iquitos, with Ian Ferguson up, wins the Grosse Preis von Baden Sept. 4, 2016 at Baden-Baden, Iffezheim, Germany.

    Iquitos Strong Winner of GP von Baden

    Stall Mulligan's Iquitos kicked away from last to win the Longines Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I), Germany's top race, soundly defeating good filly Nightflower amidst a downpour.

  • Union Strike wins the 2016 Del Mar Debutante

    Union Strike Rolls Home in Debutante

    Union Strike became freshman sire Union Rags' first graded stakes winner at the highest level in the Sept. 3 Debutante Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar. American Cleopatra, a full sister to American Pharoah, was second. The final time was 1:23.22.

  • Shaman Ghost stretches for the win in the Woodward.

    Shaman Ghost Upsets Woodward

    Stronach Stables' Ontario-bred Shaman Ghost, the 2015 Queen's Plate winner, dove to victory in a four-horse photo Sept. 3 and nosed out Mubtaahij to steal the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 3 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Pretty City Dancer (outside) and Sweet Loretta finish together in the Spinaway

    'Sweet', 'Pretty' Dead Heat in Spinaway

    A battle between two daughters of Tapit that unfolded midstretch in the $350,000 Spinaway Stakes (gr. I) resulted in a dead heat between Pretty City Dancer and Sweet Loretta. The final time was 1:24.18.

  • Cathryn Sophia Airs in Princess of Sylmar

    Cathryn Sophia went off favored at 1-9 in a field of six for the Princess of Sylmar, and turned in a text-book run, with jockey Paco Lopez perched motionless in the saddle en route to a 6 1/2-length victory.

  • California Chrome remains on track for a start in the Oct. 1 Awesome Again at Santa Anita

    'Chrome' Cruises in Los Al Maintenance Work

    Trainer Art Sherman sent California Chrome back out to breeze at Los Alamitos for the first time since his impressive Aug. 20 TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I) victory, and the 2014 Horse of the Year turned in a steady work Sept. 3.

  • Dylan Mouth

    Dylan Mouth, Nightflower Set for GP von Baden

    Dylan Mouth will likely start as the favorite in the $270,271 Grosser Preis von Baden (Ger-I) Sept. 4 at Baden-Baden but he will be up against a pair of capable fillies in Serienholde and Nightflower among a competitive field of 11.

  • Runhappy.

    Runhappy Works Five Furlongs in :58

    Runhappy, last year's sprint male champion, recorded his second public work of the year Sept. 1 at Keeneland, zipping five furlongs in :58. He is being pointed toward the one-turn mile Ack Ack Handicap (gr. III) Oct. 1 at Churchill Downs.

  • Champagne Room and jockey Mario Gutierrez after their victory in the Sorrento (gr. II)

    'Champagne' Seeks Del Mar Double in Debutante

    Champagne Room broke her maiden in the grade II Sorrento by 1 1/4 lengths and now heads a field of the most impressive fillies from Del Mar's loaded 2-year-old summer slate in the Del Mar Debutante (gr. I).

  • Frosted looks to continue his win streak under Joel Rosario in the Woodward

    Frosted Faces Eight in Woodward

    Frosted emerged from his Aug. 6 Whitney (gr. I) victory in fine fettle at Saratoga Race Course, and returns Sept. 3 to take on eight rivals in the $600,000 Woodward Stakes (gr. I).

  • Songbird and jockey Mike Smith after her win in the Alabama Stakes (gr. I)

    Songbird Works at Del Mar, Cotillion Next

    Fox Hill Farms' undefeated champion Songbird, now settled back in at her home base in Southern California following a pair of grade I wins at Saratoga Race Course, put in her first workout Aug. 31 in preparation for the $1 million Cotillion (gr. I).

  • Arrogate and Mike Smith are all alone at the finish of the Travers.

    Arrogate Blazes to Travers Record

    Arrogate blew apart the 3-year-old division with the fastest Travers (gr. I) performance in history, and a new track record for 1 1/4 miles Aug. 27 at Saratoga Race Course. The Unbridled's Song colt blazed under the wire in a final time of 1:59.36. 

  • A.P. Indian flies home to win the Forego

    A.P. Indian Gets Second Grade I in Forego

    A.P. Indian, a son of Indian Charlie, won his second consecutive grade I sprint in stakes record time in the Priority One Jets Forego Stakes at Saratoga. The final time was 1:20.99. The 6-year-old gelding is a Green Lantern Stables homebred.