Breeders' Cup

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

  • Multiple group I winner Golden Horn arrived at Keeneland Oct. 24

    Golden Horn Arrives at Keeneland

    Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Golden Horn arrived at Keeneland the evening of Oct. 24 ahead of his expected start in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) Oct. 31.

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    Brown Works Slate of BC Contenders in NY

    Trainer Chad Brown unleashed a cavalcade of Breeders' Cup-bound horses at Belmont Park Oct. 24 for their final works, including Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper, Stephanie's Kitten, and Dacita.

  • Taris

    Taris Speedy in Santa Anita Drill

    Taris' final timed workout at Santa Anita Park before shipping to Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup Filly &Mare Sprint (gr. I) was impressive enough on paper, a bullet five furlongs in :59 flat.

  • Keen Ice worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat on Oct. 24 in preparation for the Classic.

    'A Real Man,' Keen Ice Gears Up for Classic

    Dale Romans is conditioning a different Keen Ice in the afternoons and the mornings these days compared with the spring, and for the Kentucky-based trainer the development has been something to see.

  • I'm a Chatterbox worked five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Keeneland on Oct 24.

    I'm a Chatterbox Breezes Early at Keeneland

    Trainer Larry Jones called an audible and sent Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender I'm a Chatterbox out to work early Oct. 24 at Keeneland as a light rain fell on the Lexington track.

  • Churchill Downs last held the Breeders' Cup in 2011

    Churchill Preparing Bid to Host 2018 BC

    Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.

  • Exaggerator worked five furlongs in a quick :59 2/5 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13 3/5.

    Desormeaux: Exaggerator's Work 'Spectacular'

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.

  • Tonalist at Belmont Park.

    Tonalist Sharp in BC Classic Breeze

    Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Hard Aces wins the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Hard Aces Takes a Classic Shot

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring

  • Nyquist worked five furlongs in 1:02.09 at Santa Anita on October 23.

    Nyquist Cruises in Afternoon Breeze

    A proven star on the track, Reddam Racing's undefeated Nyquist got the full star treatment Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park, with the track all to himself and a workmate for his final breeze in preparation for Breeders' Cup.

  • Untapable prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Untapable Seeks Return to Form

    Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.

  • Rachel's Valentina worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

    Trainer Pletcher: 'Couldn't Be More Pleased'

    With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.

  • The Pizza Man prepares to work on the Churchill Downs turf.

    The Pizza Man Breezes on Churchill Turf

    The order wasn't especially demanding for The Pizza Man Oct. 23, as the Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner cruised through an easy breeze on the Churchill Downs turf in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT)

  • Frivolous worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland on Oct 23.

    Frivolous Tunes Up for Distaff Run

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.

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    Tepin Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup Mile

    While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Holy Lute

    Pre-Entry Race Change for Holy Lute

    Breeders' Cup officials announced one change to the pre-entered fields of the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Victor Garcia at Keeneland

    For Trainer Garcia, No Rushing Success

    In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.

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    Gainesway Buys Interest in Karakontie

    Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

  • Lady Shipman worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of Oct. 22.

    Lady Shipman Works Toward Turf Sprint

    Lady Shipman, who has never been worse than third in 11 starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of Oct. 22 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

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    Salama, Yahilwa, 'Veneda' Work for Distaff

    Jockey Julien Leparoux was pleased with the Oct. 22 workout of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Salama, the Peru-based filly who earned an automatic berth to the race. Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda also worked.

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    Classic Contender Beholder Takes to Track

    Champion Beholder took to the track in Lexington as dawn was just creeping over the Keeneland grandstand, getting a long-awaited look at the site of her Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) run.

  • Pete Bradley

    Bradley Chases BC Filly & Mare Turf Double

    Bloodstock agent Pete Bradley, who co-owned 2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Dayatthespa, is back this year in the same race with Chilean champion Dacita and veteran Watsdachances.

  • 200 Horses Pre-Entered for 32nd Breeders' Cup

    Led by Triple Crown winner American Pharoah and two-time Breeders' Cup champion mare Beholder, 200 horses, including 32 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Fioretti

    Fioretti Breezes at Thoroughbred Center

    Two Hearts Farm and Don Janes' Fioretti, winner of Keeneland's Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) on Oct. 3 in her most recent start, worked five furlongs Oct. 21 at The Thoroughbred Center north of Lexington.