Breeders' Cup

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

  • Team American Pharoah, Ahmed Zayat, Justin Zayat, Bob Baffert, and Victor Espinoza, reflected on this year's Triple Crown.

    'Pharoah' Team Reflects Before Final Race

    Team American Pharoah Oct. 27 reflected on this year's Triple Crown and what the horse has meant to them as he prepares to make his final start in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • American Pharoah arrives at Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-hVxBNL2">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Arrives at Keeneland

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah arrived on the Keeneland backstretch Oct. 27 to begin final preparations for his final career start in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Ken Kirchner

    For Kirchner, 20 Years of BC Wagering

    Ken Kirchner, a former regulator in Pennsylvania, was hired by Breeders' Cup as a consultant in 1996, and since that time has overseen wagering formats, simulcast expansion, and elevating the product with bettors.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the 2015 Flower Bowl.

    Last Go Around for Stephanie's Kitten

    She will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 1, but first Stephanie's Kitten will seek her second Breeders' Cup victory, this time in the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), which she narrowly lost a year ago.

  • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will meet champion Beholder in the Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-fL4gP5n">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Set for History

    The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.

  • Tonalist

    Tonalist Finds Comfort Zone in Longer Races

    The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.

  • Big Blue Kitten jogs on a soggy Keeneland track Oct. 27.

    Another Wet Day for Breeders' Cup Hopefuls

    For the second day in a row, the main track at Keeneland Race Course was sealed due to steady drizzle and occasional rainfall and many of the horses for the Breeders' Cup World Championships went to the training track.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Out of BC Distaff

    Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.

  • Nyquist (left) held off Swipe to win FrontRunner in his last start

    Nyquist Has Draw to Overcome in Juvenile

    Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Harmonize comes in with back-to back wins.

    Illuminate, Harmonize to Meet in Fillies Turf

    Two European-based fillies have won the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) since its 2008 inauguration, and Denford Stud's Illuminate will try to become the third in this year's edition Oct. 30 at Keeneland.

  • Bobby's Kitten

    Bobby's Kitten Seeking Second Turf Sprint

    Always one of the most competitive races on the World Championships card, this year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) features the return of last year's winner, Bobby's Kitten, and a trio from Wesley Ward.

  • Private Zone has sped to victory in all three of his starts shorter than a mile this year.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2015-Breeders-Cup/Work">Order This Photo</a>

    Private Zone, Runhappy Top BC Sprint

    As strange as it might seem, when many of the fastest horses in the world meet every year in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), the quickest horses out of the gate mostly don't win.

  • Bobby's Kitten won the 2014 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at six furlongs over the downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Turf-Sprint/i-tppxbSm">Order This Photo</a>

    Bobby's Kitten Back to Defend Turf Sprint

    Despite not being a factor in his only two starts since last year's Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. I), Bobby's Kitten is back to defence his title and owner Ken Ramsey is convinced he will "pull a corker" like last year.

  • Judy the Beauty

    Judy the Beauty Tries for F&M Sprint Repeat

    Resurgent champion jockey Frankie Dettori will be aboard Judy the Beauty when the reigning champion female sprinter bids for a repeat win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • Liam's Map

    Liam's Map Takes on All Comers in Dirt Mile

    The son of Unbridled's Song drew post 3 of 11 in the Dirt Mile (gr. I) and will look to use his swift turn of foot in the shorter race rather than throwing in with American Pharoah and Beholder in the Classic (gr. I).

  • Judy the Beauty worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 26.

    F&M Sprint Champ Judy the Beauty Works

    Champion Judy the Beauty put in her final work toward the defense of her TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I) win with a five-furlong breeze at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 26.

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.

  • A.P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Still Makes Classic Mark

    The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.

  • La Verdad

    Rice: La Verdad Headed to Breeders' Cup

    Trainer Linda Rice Oct. 25 said Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, who won the Iroquois Stakes for New York-breds at Belmont Park the previous day, will be entered in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Masochistic wins the 2015 Triple Bend Stakes.

    Masochistic Blazes Through Final SoCal Drill

    Trainer Ron Ellis could only shake his head with a slight grin after watching Masochistic's final Santa Anita Park workout Oct. 25 before shipping to Keeneland for a run in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Beholder schools in the Keeneland paddock Oct. 25.

    Beholder's Grand Adventure

    When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.