Breeders' Cup

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

  • California Chrome wins the 2016 Pacific Classic

    'Chrome,' Beholder Weighing Options after PC

    Barn CC on the Del Mar backside had a party-like atmosphere Sunday morning—with a large group of connections and fans huddled around the 2014 Horse of the Year's stall—following what Sherman called the best performance of his career.

  • Ashleyluvssugar (right) leads the way to victory in the Del Mar Handicap.

    Ashleyluvssugar Holds Tough in Del Mar 'Cap

    Ashleyluvssugar opened a long, comfortable lead down the backstretch, then was all out in the stretch to deny fast-finishing Metaboss in the $250,000 Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) Presented by the Japanese Racing Association Aug. 20.

  • Mecca's Angel rolls to victory in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes

    'Angel' Dominates for Second Nunthorpe Win

    Mecca's Angel blistered to her second successive win the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) at York, easily dispatching favorite Limato for a clear win in near course-record time Aug. 19.

  • Seventh Heaven and Colm O'Donoghue take the Yorkshire Oaks.

    Seventh Heaven Floats to Yorkshire Oaks Win

    A furlong from the wire the Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) appeared to be anyone's race, but that's when Seventh Heaven unleashed a late run none of her 11 filly and mare rivals could match as she registered a 2 3/4-length victory.

  • Postponed takes the Juddmonte International

    Postponed Returns With Another Top-Level Win

    For a race that saw no order change in the top two finishers after a decisive move at the top of the stretch, Postponed's victory in the £546,542.62 ($710,505) Juddmonte International (Eng-I) supplied a heaping dose of late intrigue.

  • Postponed wins the Dubai Sheema Classic at Meydan Racecourse on March 26, 2016.

    Postponed, Hawkbill Bring Win Streaks to York

    A top-flight field of 13, led by group I winners Postponed, Highland Reel, and Hawkbill, has been entered for the $1.25 million Juddmonte International (Eng-I) Aug. 17, opening day of the prestigious Ebor Festival at York.

  • Jockey Michelle Payne on Prince of Penzance following their 2015 Melbourne Cup win.

    Australian Jockey Payne Offered BC Mount

    Jockey Michelle Payne, who made history by becoming the first woman to win the Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) last year, has been offered the mount on Azkadellia for the Breeders' Cup Nov. 5 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Ribchester wins the Jacques Le Marois at Deauville

    Ribchester Game in Marois Win

    Following a pair of thirds at the group I level this year, Ribchester broke through at the top level Aug. 14 with a game win in the Prix du Haras de Fresnay-le-Buffard Jacques Le Marois (Fr-I) over the straight mile at Deauville.

  • Mondialiste powers to the win in the Arlington Million

    Mondialiste Battles to Arlington Million Win

    Last seen in the U.S. finishing second to Tepin in the 2015 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), Mondialiste (IRE) would not be denied Aug. 13, emerging from a multi-horse stretch battle in the Arlington Million XXXIV Stakes (gr. IT).

  • The Pizza Man wins the 2015 Arlington Million

    The Pizza Man Back for Another Million

    Midwest Thoroughbreds' homebred The Pizza Man will look to become the first horse to win the Arlington Million (gr. IT) back-to-back Aug. 13, but will have to pick up his recent form to do so.

  • California Chrome

    California Chrome Back to Work at Los Al

    Art and Alan Sherman wanted California Chrome to run an easy half-mile in his first breeze following his hard-earned victory in the San Diego Handicap (gr. II), and the father-son training duo got what they asked for Aug. 7 at Los Alamitos.

  • Cupid wins West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer

    Well-Traveled Cupid Takes West Virginia Derby

    Michael Tabor, Susan Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid, no worse for wear after his second trip from California in a month, dominated nine other 3-year-olds in the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) Aug. 6 at Mountaineer.

  • Frosted Dazzles in Whitney

    Joel Rosario had ice in his veins and Frosted was breathing fire in a scorching edition of the $1.25 million Whitney Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 6 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Mo Tom wins Ohio Derby in June

    Cupid, Mo Tom in Full WV Derby Field

    Indiana Derby (gr. II) winner Cupid and Ohio Derby victor Mo Tom are among a field of 12, with another on the also-eligible list, entered for the $750,000 West Virginia Derby (gr. II) for 3-year-olds Aug. 6 at Mountaineer Casino, Racetrack & Resort.

  • Exaggerator, with Kent Desormeaux, wins the 49th Running of The Haskell Invitational (GI) at Monmouth Park on July 31, 2016.

    Exaggerator Rebounds With Haskell Victory

    Big Chief Racing, Head of Plains Partners, and Rocker O Ranch's Exaggerator continued to show his affinity for off tracks with a sweeping off-the-pace victory in the $1 million Betfair.com Haskell Invitational (gr. I) July 31 at Monmouth Park.

  • Laoban wins July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes

    Laoban Targets Travers; Mohaymen Possible

    McCormick Racing and Southern Equine Stable's Laoban, who earned his first career victory with a 27-1 upset in the July 30 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. II), will be pointed to the Aug. 27 Travers Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Stellar Wind (outside) edges Beholder in the Clement L. Hirsch

    Stellar Wind Upsets Beholder in Hirsch

    The two champions were head-and-head from the five-sixteenths pole July 30 in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I) at Del Mar, but Stellar Wind outdueled her rival to the wire to win by a half-length, ending an eight-race win streak for Beholder.

  • Highland Reel comes home strong to win the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

    Highland Reel Leads Every Step in King George

    The six rivals facing Highland Reel in the King George and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I) July 23 at Ascot had no answer for his early speed, and the 4-year-old son of Galileo led every step to score a clear victory.

  • Catch a Glimpse wins the 2016 Belmont Oaks Invitational.

    Catch a Glimpse Something to See in Oaks

    Canada's Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse added another spectacular victory to her resume July 9 at Belmont Park, holding off all challengers to win the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational Stakes (gr. IT).

  • 2016 Breeders' Cup Logo at Santa Anita Park

    Breeders' Cup Late-Nomination Deadline Nears

    Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders' Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before July 15 for competition in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 4-5 at Santa Anita.

  • Birdatthewire Makes Gulfstream Return

    Birdatthewire returns to Gulfstream Park for the Princess Rooney Stakes (gr. II) on the Summit of Speed card. The switch of the race from six to seven furlongs should play to her favor.

  • Breeders' Cup returns to California this year

    Rood & Riddle to Sponsor Breeders' Cup Draw

    Rood & Riddle, one of the world's leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders' Cup post-position draw.

  • Mid-Year Look at the BC Classic

    No one is expecting all the big names in racing to make the Breeders' Cup Classic, but one can always hope, especially when you have a year like this with such a wide variety of talent gearing up for a run at America’s richest horse race.

  • Melatonin

    Melatonin, Hoppertunity Face Off in Gold Cup

    If the 1 1/4 miles truly is his sweet spot, Melatonin should be primed for another big run in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (gr. I) June 25, a "Win and You're In" event for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Breeders' Cup Increases Entry Fees for 2016

    Increased entry fees await participating owners in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships but Breeders' Cup officials note that many owner benefits have been added to the event in recent years and more will be unveiled in 2016.

  • Effinex wins the 2015 Clark Handicap.

    Effinex Draws Post 3 in Stephen Foster

    Effinex, who last year won the Clark Handicap presented by Norton Healthcare (gr. I) at Churchill Downs, will look to add to his legacy there June 18 when he takes on six rivals in the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I).