Breeders' Cup

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

  • Runhappy worked six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 on Oct. 21.

    Runhappy Zips Six Furlongs at Keeneland

    James McIngvale's grade I winner Runhappy continued to show his affinity for the main track at Keeneland Oct. 21, zipping six furlongs in 1:09 4/5 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Beholder and trainer Richard Mandella at Keeneland Oct. 21.
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    Beholder Alert, 'Back in the Game'

    After being treated with antibiotics the 5-year-old racemare was bright and alert with her temperature back to normal again. She could train Oct. 22 or 23 at Keeneland.

  • Mongolian Saturday breezed three furlongs in :37 2/5 at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 20.

    Frequent Flyer Mongolian Saturday Works

    Mongolian Saturday, runner-up in the Woodford Stakes Presented by Keeneland Select (gr. IIIT), breezed three furlongs in :37 2/5 at Keeneland Race Course Oct. 20 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Mutatis Mutandis worked a half-mile on the dirt in :48 1/5 under jockey Joe Bravo Oct. 20 at Keeneland.

    Mutatis Mutandis, Catch a Glimpse Breeze

    Chasemore Farm's Mutatis Mutandis, pointing for the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT), and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) contender Catch a Glimpse both worked at Keeneland Oct. 20.

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    Breeders' Cup 'Not Ruled Out' for Beholder

    The 5-year-old racemare's white blood cell count was only slightly elevated, and the 101.3 degree temperature she had in the early morning hours of her first day in Kentucky was likely caused by shipping.

  • Ageless

    Ageless Still Possible for BC Turf Sprint

    Although winner Ageless is continuing to recover from an injury sustained in her dramatic victory in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes, the 6-year-old mare was pre-entered in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT)

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    Beholder Misses Training Due to Fever

    Champion racemare Beholder missed her first day of training for the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 20, when she spiked a slight temperature after shipping from California to Kentucky Oct. 19.

  • Ordak Dan winning the 25 de Mayo (Arg-I)

    Ordak Dan Primed for BC Turf

    Argentina-bred Ordak Dan has settled in well at his temporary home in the Keeneland stable area and is ready to face a tough field in the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).

  • Greenpointcrusader works at Keeneland Oct. 19.

    Greenpointcrusader in Maintenance Work

    Greenpointcrusader put in the first of two scheduled Keeneland works for the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) by working five furlongs in 1:01 4/5 over a fast track the morning of Oct. 19.

  • Beholder arrives at Keeneland for the Breeders' Cup.
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    Beholder Arrives at Keeneland

    Champion Beholder arrived in the bluegrass on a sun-splashed afternoon Oct. 19, 11 days before her engagement in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

  • Tonalist, Volponi Share Common Thread

    He's reliable, he's honest, he loves a mile and a quarter, and he consistently runs fast speed figures. But is Tonalist good enough to win the Breeders' Cup Classic...away from Belmont Park?

  • Songbird

    Songbird 'Wonderful' in Santa Anita Drill

    Unbeaten Songbird, the likely favorite in upcoming Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland, worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 on Santa Anita Park's fast main track Oct. 18 under regular rider Mike Smith.

  • Private Zone was an easy winner of Forego Stakes in his last start Aug. 29

    Private Zone Strong in Five-Furlong Work

    Trainer Jorge Navarro got exactly what he wanted from Private Zone, the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) hopeful who worked a solid five furlongs in :59 on a fast track at Keeneland Oct. 18.

  • Defending Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Untapable breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

    Untapable, Tapiture Work Early at Keeneland

    A pair of Winchell Thoroughbreds' leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup were on the track at Keeneland early Oct. 18, with Untapable breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 and Tapiture getting the same distance in 1:00 3/5.

  • Exaggerator worked five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland Oct. 17.

    Exaggerator, Bobby's Kitten Work at Keeneland

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, one of two 2-year-olds who could give trainer Keith Desormeaux his second consecutive win in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), breezed five furlongs in 1:03 1/5 at Keeneland.

  • Muhaarar Trounces Sprint Rivals at Ascot

    Sheikh Hamdan's homebred Muhaarar underscored his rank as Europe's top sprinter Oct. 17 when he earned a fourth group I win this year in the QIPCO British Champions Sprint at Ascot.

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    Keen Ice Heads BC Works for Romans

    Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Keen Ice turned in a steady breeze Oct. 17 at Churchill Downs, preparing for a rematch in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

  • Dame Dorothy worked four furlongs in :49, galloped out five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 and six furlongs in 1:14 1/5.

    Another Busy Morning for Pletcher

    The morning of Oct. 17 was another busy one for Todd Pletcher, as the trainer with a barn full of Breeders' Cup World Championships hopefuls sent five of his trainees out for workouts at Keeneland.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind Goes Long in Santa Anita Breeze

    Hronis Racing's Stellar Wind put in a seven-furlong breeze Oct. 17 at Santa Anita Park, covering the distance in 1:27 1/5 in her penultimate drill in preparation for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

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    Pedigree Analysis: Frosted

    Frosted is a son of Tapit, the first sire from the Seattle Slew line to benefit consistently from inbreeding to Seattle Slew.

  • Gleneagles Still on Fence for Ascot Start

    Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Gleneagles, walked the course at Ascot Racecourse the afternoon of Oct. 16 to test the ground on which the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I) will be run Saturday.

  • Gomo and Mario Gutierrez take the Darley Alcibiades Stakes.

    Gomo Sidelined From BC Juvenile Fillies

    Reddam Racing's Gomo, who earned a berth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a victory in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I), will not run in the $2 million race due to an ankle chip.

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    Juddmonte Weighs Turf or Japan for Flintshire

    Juddmonte Farms is wrestling with a multi-million dollar decision regarding the next start for its brilliant homebred Flintshire -- the $3 million Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT) or the $5.2 million Japan Cup (Jpn-I).

  • Lady Shipman

    Irad Ortiz to Ride Lady Shipman in BC

    Following a narrow defeat when heavily favored in the Buffalo Trace Franklin County Stakes Oct. 9 at Keeneland, Ranlo Investments' Lady Shipman is still on target for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).