Breeders' Cup

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

  • Got Lucky wins the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes.

    Got Lucky Rallies to Spinster Score

    Got Lucky was just that Oct. 4 at Keeneland, finding running room from far back and closing past champion Untapable and longshot Yahilwa in the final furlong to win the the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I).

  • Golden Horn wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Golden Horn Impressive in Arc de Triomphe

    Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.

  • Tepin dominates the First Lady Stakes at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-ZrMQVwX">Order This Photo</a>

    Tepin Airs in First Lady, BC Mile Next

    Robert Masterson's Tepin put her sheer brilliance on display Oct. 3, destroying 10 rivals in the $400,000 First Lady Stakes (gr. IT) when she aired by seven lengths. She will face males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • Greenpointcrusader comes running late to win the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-Z97sxdp">Order This Photo</a>

    Greenpointcrusader Rallies to Take Champagne

    St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.

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    Rock Fall to Join His Sire at WinStar Farm

    Stonestreet Stables' leading sprinter Rock Fall, winner of the $400,000 Vosburgh Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Belmont Park, will stand alongside his sire Speightstown at WinStar Farm when he retires at the conclusion of 2015.

  • Judy the Beauty worked Sept. 27 at Keeneland

    Champion Judy the Beauty Back in TCA Stakes

    When owner-trainer Wesley Ward decided to race champion female sprinter Judy the Beauty one more season this year, the goal was always to get back to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Untapable will be making her Keeneland racing debut Sunday. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Distaff/i-fHmhk5m">Order This Photo</a>

    Untapable, Lovely Maria to Clash in Spinster

    In a rare matchup of Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winners, Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable and Brereton Jones' Lovely Maria were entered Thursday as part of a field of nine fillies and mares for the 60th Spinster.

  • Dirt Mile to be Contested at a Mile (Almost)

    Thanks to some creative thinking, communication with top riders and trainers, and efforts to measure the distance to the first turn, this year's Dirt Mile will be contested at the mile distance, well close to it.

  • Ralis pulled away to capture Hopeful at Saratoga

    Ralis Returns From California for Champagne

    Reddam Racing's Ralis, an easy winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in his first start outside of California, figures to be favored versus eight other 2-year-olds in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Oct. 3.

  • In last year's Jockey Club Gold Cup, Tonalist rallied from ninth to score a 1 3/4-length victory.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-2RMHvrn">Order This Photo</a>

    Tonalist Aims for Jockey Club Gold Cup Repeat

    While Tonalist enters the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes (gr. I) Saturday, Oct. 3 on -- by his standards -- a downward trend, the Tapit colt will be favored to repeat his 2014 victory in the Belmont Park race.

  • Exaggerator won the 6 1/2-furlong Saratoga Special on August 16.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6WdFgkQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Spa Stars Vie for Breeders' Futurity

    Two notable graded winners from Saratoga Race Course's summer meet will head west for the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (gr. I) at Keeneland, with a spot in the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) on the line.

  • Dothraki Queen will try for a victory at the highest level Oct. 2 in the Darley Alcibiades Stakes.

    Undefeated Dothraki Queen Set for Alcibiades

    After rallying from seventh to win her stakes debut in the Pocahontas Stakes (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, Dothraki Queen will try for a victory at the highest level Friday, Oct. 2 in the $400,000 Darley Alcibiades.

  • Keeneland Ready for Historic Fall Meet

    Before it hosts the Breeders' Cup World Championships for the first time Oct. 30-31, Keeneland will offer up its fall meet, which is always one of the country's important meets.

  • Bayern

    Breeders' Cup Classic Winner Bayern Retired

    Kaleem Shah's Bayern, winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), has officially been retired following his third-place finish as the 6-5 favorite in the Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Sudden Surprise wins the Bertram F. Bongard Stakes.
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    Is NY-Bred Sudden Surprise Headed to BC?

    Repole Stable's homebred Sudden Surprise remained undefeated in three starts after he grabbed the early lead and held off Get Jets in the $150,000 Bertram F. Bongard Stakes for New York-bred 2-year-olds Sept. 27 at Belmont.

  • American Pharoah

    'Pharoah' Works in Preparation for BC Classic

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah worked five furlongs in 1:00 at Santa Anita Park the morning of Sept. 27 as the Zayat Stables homebred continues to progress toward the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • The Pizza Man, winning the Arlington Million.

    'Stars' Aligning for Keeneland Opener

    The equine stars will be out at Keeneland Oct. 2-4, with three reigning Eclipse Award winners and Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner The Pizza Man expected to compete opening weekend.

  • Smooth Roller runs away from the competition in the Awesome Again Stakes.

    Smooth Roller Runs Away in Awesome Again

    In only the fourth start of his career, Lucky Charm Stable's Smooth Roller lived up to his name with an impressive score in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 26 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Big Blue Kitten wins the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic in record time.
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    Big Blue Kitten Takes Hirsch in Record Time

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's homebred Big Blue Kitten unleashed his typical late kick on the outside and held off a late challenge by Slumber and Twilight Eclipse to win the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT) in course-record time.

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) in the Beverly D.

    Beverly D. DQ Of Secret Gesture Upheld

    The Illinois Racing Board upheld the stewards' decision to disqualify Secret Gesture in the 2015 Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) from first to third place and also confirmed a $1,500 fine against her rider Jamie Spencer.