Breeders' Cup

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

  • Top Clearance

    Top Clearance Joins Haskell Probables

    With a week remaining until the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, the field continues to take shape as Top Clearance joins the list horses likely to take on American Pharoah.

  • Mr Notorious, hip 14, was the Barretts Del Mar Paddock Sale topper.

    Mr Notorious Tops Del Mar Paddock Sale

    Mr Notorious, a French 2-year-old winner eligible for the Breeders' Cup, topped the Barretts Paddock Sale at Del Mar, selling for $200,000. The July 25 sale was held in the Del Mar paddock immediately after the day's races.

  • Hard Not to Like (left) gets up late to take the Diana Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-6mMJ8KH">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Wins Record Diana Thriller

    Hard Not to Like came flying and secured her second consecutive grade I victory July 25, edging out Tepin in the final strides of the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga while setting a turf course record.

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    Frosted, Texas Red Head Jim Dandy Works

    Godolphin Stable's Frosted put in his final work July 25 before the $600,000 Jim Dandy (gr. II) to be run Aug. 1 at Saratoga Race Course, going four furlongs in 47.91 over the main track under exercise rider Rob Massey.

  • Cumani's Postponed Gutsy King George Winner

    Postponed and Eagle Top fought out the finish in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (Eng-I), but Postponed was unyielding and got the best of the favorite to win by the slimmest of margins July 25 at Ascot.

  • Curalina 
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    Curalina, Include Betty Head CCAO Talent

    The well-traveled Curalina carries a three-race winning streak into the $300,000 Coaching Club American Oaks (gr. I) July 25, and seeks her second grade I victory in a row against the likes of Include Betty and Keen Pauline.

  • Tepin
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    Tepin Takes on Hard Not to Like in Diana

    Robert Masterson's Tepin will take on Hard Not to Like July 25 in the $500,000 TVG Diana Stakes (gr. I), both last-out grade I winners looking to add another event of the highest caliber to their resumes.

  • L.V. Harkness New Breeders' Cup Partner

    L.V. Harkness & Co., a Lexington-based provider of fine gifts, interior design, and elegant trophies, has been named an official marketing partner and luxury gift partner for the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Tiz Shea D and Jose Lezcano take the Indiana Derby.

    Tiz Shea D Survives Mr. Z's Antics in Indiana

    Tiz Shea D tracked the pace set by Ohio Derby winner Mr. Z and then ran him down with a sweeping outside move to victory in the $500,000 Indiana Derby (gr. II), despite being floated wide around the turn by his erratic rival.

  • Midnight Cello runs away from the competition in the Hanshin Cup Stakes.

    Midnight Cello Soars in Hanshin Cup

    Midnight Cello earned his first graded stakes score and first victory of the season in style July 18, taking the $100,000 Hanshin Cup Stakes (gr. III) at Arlington International Racecourse with a bold early move up the rail.

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    War Story Gearing Up to Take on 'Pharoah'

    War Story is gearing up for his first start for trainer Jeffrey Radosevich next month in the William Hill Haskell Invitational (gr. I), where he will bid for his first stakes win against Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

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    Take Charge Brandi to Test, Travers Next?

    If Take Charge Brandi aces her comeback in the Aug. 8 Test Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga against her own division, a run against the boys could be possible in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), said owner Willis Horton.

  • Federal Lawmakers at Odds on USADA Bills

    Supporters of federal legislation that would give USADA oversight of drug testing in Thoroughbred racing will face opposition from lawmakers who have proposed legislation with seemingly similar goals in Washington.

  • Wise Dan breezed four furlongs in :48 1/5 at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-hZ5qSBB">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan Back in Keeneland Breeze

    Two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan wasted no time getting back to business after being cleared to resume full training June 30, as trainer Charlie LoPresti sent him out to his first breeze in more than eight months July 17.

  • Bill Would Give USADA Medication Oversight

    A bipartisan bill introduced July 16 in the U.S. House of Representatives would see the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency create an independent organization for oversight of medication issues in horse racing.

  • Breeders' Cup Selects Board of Directors

    The Breeders' Cup's 45 Members selected 14 to serve on the board of directors. Antony Beck, Bobby Flay, and Bret Jones were re-elected and will each serve a four-year term.

  • Lady Eli dominates the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-xjMmMQH">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Sparkles in Belmont Oaks

    Lady Eli preserved her perfect record and dazzled in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4, collecting the second grade I stakes score of her career in dominant fashion at Belmont Park.

  • Force the Pass rolls to victory in the Belmont Derby Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-RXzbmVc">Order This Photo</a>

    Force the Pass Brilliant in Belmont Derby

    Richard Santulli's Force the Pass delivered a career-best performance July 4 in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park, making a powerful rail-skimming move heading into the far turn.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah to Haskell

    Owner Ahmed Zayat has decided the $1 million Haskell Invitational (gr. I) on Aug. 2 will be the Triple Crown winner's first start after a historic 5 1/2-length triumph in the Belmont Stakes (gr. I).

  • Main Sequence
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    Main Sequence Class of Loaded United Nations

    Champion Main Sequence takes on talented grade I-winning rivals such as Slumber, Twilight Eclipse, 2013 United Nations victor Big Blue Kitten, and Imagining when seeking to defend his title in the United Nations (gr. IT).

  • Race Day

    Race Day Heads Loaded Salvator Mile

    Race Day, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap (gr. II) and Razorback Handicap (gr. III) in consecutive graded scores, is the 123-pound highweight for the $150,000 Salvator Mile (gr. III) July 5 at Monmouth Park.

  • Alsvid (center) defeated Work All Week (right) in the May 30 Aristides.

    Work All Week, Alsvid Meet Again in Smile

    Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Work All Week is the most accomplished performer in the July 5 Summit of Speed program, and the champion male sprinter of 2014 looks to get his revenge on season debut spoiler Alsvid.

  • Lady Eli will try to stay perfect in the Belmont Oaks Invitational.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-CxFgVKS">Order This Photo</a>

    Lady Eli Heads Brown's Belmont Oaks Hand

    Trainer Chad Brown has a strong chance to notch his second victory in as many runnings of the Belmont Oaks Invitational (gr. IT) July 4 at Belmont Park, in which he will send out three horses led by undefeated Lady Eli.

  • Tonalist takes on five in the Suburban Handicap.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fx4w4Wn">Order This Photo</a>

    Classic Winner Tonalist Towers Over Suburban

    Tonalist will find himself in easier company July 4 than he did last time out, with only five to tackle and not another grade I winner in the bunch in the $500,000 Suburban Handicap (gr. II) at Belmont Park.

  • Keeneland fall racing.

    Keeneland Expands Fall Meet Stakes Schedule

    Keeneland will offer 23 stakes worth a total of $5,975,000 in purses during its 2015 fall meet, to be held Oct. 2-24, and the three-day celebration Oct. 29-31 surrounding the $26 million Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Lovely Day wins the Takarazuka Kinen.
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    Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

    Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.

  • Finnegans Wake, a grade I winner on turf, switches to dirt for the Gold Cup.

    Finnegans Wake Moves to Dirt for Gold Cup

    Finnegans Wake has found success running on grass late in his career, but trainer Peter Miller feels it is time to send him back to dirt for the $500,000 Gold Cup (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park June 27.

  • Wedding Toast winning the Ogden Phipps Stakes.
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    Belmont Day Stakes Winners Eye Future Starts

    Many of the winners of the undercard stakes run June 6 at Belmont Park will next race at Saratoga, as will Belmont Stakes also-rans. But the West Virginia Derby and Secretariat Stakes could be in the cards for some.