Breeders' Cup

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

  • Sheer Drama comes home strong to win the Personal Ensign.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-TmzHvfB">Order This Photo</a>

    Sheer Drama Plays Spoiler in Personal Ensign

    Amid the hubbub around a potential budding rivalry between Untappable and Stopchargingmaria, Harold Queen's Sheer Drama played spoiler Aug. 29, defeating both in the $750,000 Personal Ensign at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Texas Red at Saratoga<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-2Nd3G6R">Order This Photo</a>

    Team Texas Red Partners With TV Star

    Travers Stakes (gr. I) hopeful Texas Red and Team Texas Red will partner with Richard Rawlings of Gas Monkey Garage and star of Discovery Channel's "Fast N' Loud" for this weekend's race.

  • Travers Stakes: High Anxiety

    The Travers scares the heck out of Steve Haskin, even though American Pharoah looks as if he could have everything his own way on the lead and could very well take the field on a merry romp.

  • American Pharoah gets acquainted with the Saratoga track.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-zfNS3xL">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Takes Easy Gallop at Spa

    If you blinked, you might have missed it. American Pharoah was on the Saratoga Race Course main track for all of five minutes for an easy gallop Aug. 27. It was the Triple Crown winner's first time on the track.

  • Keeneland Plans for Sale Activity During BC

    When Keeneland hosts the Breeders' Cup, it will not only face the challenge posed by having the largest crowd to ever attend the races at the track, but also how to prepare for the mixed sale that begins Nov. 2.

  • Tepin won her first three starts of 2015, including the grade I Just A Game Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-tQ7RXJ8">Order This Photo</a>

    Tepin Seeks Rebound in Ballston Spa

    Robert Masterson's Tepin, who is a nose away from being undefeated in four starts this year, appears well-spotted to get back on the winning track in the $400,000 Ketel One Ballston Spa Stakes (gr. IIT) Aug. 29 at Saratoga.

  • American Pharoah arrives<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-HxZgfc4">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Arrives at Saratoga

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah stepped off the van at Saratoga Race Course at precisely 3 p.m. Aug. 26 for his next assignment, the $1.6 million Travers Stakes (gr. I) coming up Aug. 29.

  • American Pharoah<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-FQqqd8x">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Draws Post 2 for Travers

    Triple Crown winner American Pharoah drew post 2 and was installed as the 1-5 favorite in a field of 10 for the 146th Travers Stakes (gr. I) to be run Saturday, Aug. 29 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Souper Colossal

    Souper Colossal Lands Inside for Smarty Jones

    Live Oak Plantation's Souper Colossal, a sharp second in the West Virginia Derby (gr. II) in his last start, will attempt to capture his first graded stakes in the Smarty Jones Stakes (gr. III) Aug. 29 at Parx.

  • American Pharoah at Del Mar August 23.

    NYRA Devising Strategy to Share 'Pharoah'

    The head of the New York Racing Association said Aug. 23 the organization will attempt to create as many opportunities as possible for patrons to view American Pharoah, who has been confirmed for the Aug. 29 Travers.

  • Beholder dominates the Pacific Classic.

    Beholder Blows Away Pacific Classic Foes

    The Spendthrift Farm runner toyed with the field of nine other males and pulled away to win by 8 1/4 lengths in her first start against the boys and her first start at 1 1/4 miles. She is the first female to win the race.

  • Big John B comes on late to win the Del Mar Handicap.

    Big John B Repeats in Del Mar Handicap

    Big John B powered past two rivals in the stretch to win the Del Mar Handicap (gr. IIT) by a widening 1 1/2 lengths, taking the 1 3/8-mile turf race for 3-year-olds and older a second straight year Saturday, Aug. 22.

  • Appealing Tale gets the victory in the Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Appealing Tale Holds Off Wild Dude in O'Brien

    Grade I winner Wild Dude got within a head of front-running Appealing Tale in the stretch during the $250,000 Pat O'Brien Stakes at Del Mar, but the pacesetter re-rallied on the rail to secure his first graded victory.

  • Texas Red<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Juvenile/i-Mg324fF">Order This Photo</a>

    Texas Red Heads Busy Travers Worktab

    Texas Red led a busy slate of workers bound for the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I) the morning of Aug. 22, when he breezed four furlongs in :46.66 over the main track at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Embellish the Lace leads the way in the Alabama.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-jjMNCN5">Order This Photo</a>

    Embellish the Lace Upsets Alabama

    Embellish the Lace turned it around from a ninth-place finish in the June 27 Mother Goose Stakes (gr. I) and took the $600,000 Alabama Stakes (gr. I) Aug. 22 at Saratoga on the front end.

  • The Pacific Classic draw.

    Beholder Tagged Favorite in Pacific Classic

    Trainer Richard Mandella said he'd try two-time champion Beholder against males in the TVG Pacific Classic (gr. I), as long as she showed she was ready three weeks after her romp in the Clement L. Hirsch (gr. I).

  • Del Mar Challenge Races Back on Dirt

    With 3 Breeders' Cup Challenge races this weekend, Del Mar will be in the spotlight. Two of those three races will be on the main track, which for the first time since 2006 offers a dirt surface.

  • Acapulco Second to Mecca's Angel in Nunthorpe

    Acapulco didn't win against older horses in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (Eng-I) Aug. 21 at York, but the 2-year-old filly most assuredly delivered a memorable performance in finishing second to Mecca's Angel.

  • Sheer Drama

    Sheer Drama Works Toward Personal Ensign

    Sheer Drama, winner of the Delaware Handicap (gr. I) in her previous start, breezed five furlongs in 1:00.50 on Thursday, Aug. 20 at Gulfstream Park in preparation for a start in the Personal Ensign Stakes.

  • Frosted

    Frosted Works Bullet Toward Travers

    On Aug. 20, tightening the screws for an upcoming run in the Aug. 29 Travers Stakes (gr. I), the 3-year-old son of Tapit got down to business under jockey Joel Rosario with a five-furlong bullet move in :59.59 at Saratoga.

  • Pleascach Rallies Late to Win Yorkshire Oaks

    One final effort by Pleascach in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) Aug. 20 at York proved fruitful, as the Irish classic winner surged to the lead inside the final furlong to claim her second group I win of the season.

  • Breeders' Cup officially announced June 24 that Keeneland will host the event in 2015.

    Keeneland to Offer Breeders' Cup Tours

    Keeneland will celebrate hosting the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships by offering hour-long, guided tours that will give fans an insider's look at the rich connection between Keeneland and the Breeders' Cup.

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) finished first in the Beverly D., but was disqualified and placed third.

    Spencer, Beckett Say Beverly D. Appeal Likely

    The jockey and trainer of Secret Gesture (GB), who was disqualified from first to third in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, both expect the stewards' decision to be appealed.

  • American Pharoah

    Monmouth Working on $1M Race for 'Pharoah'

    Monmouth Park officials want Triple Crown winner American Pharoah back at the Oceanport, N.J. track and are working to entice his connections with a $1 million race in September, the Asbury Park Press reports.

  • Exaggerator

    Desormeaux Barn Buzzing Over Exaggerator

    There was plenty of excitement at trainer Keith Desormeaux's barn Aug. 17 at Saratoga Race Course following Exaggerator's game victory in the Saratoga Special (gr. II) for 2-year-olds the previous day.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Shows Readiness for Pacific Classic

    If her workout at Del Mar Aug. 17 was any indication, two-time champion Beholder is ready for the challenge when she faces males for the first time and runs farther than she's ever run in the Aug. 22 TVG Pacific Classic.

  • Taris wins the Rancho Bernardo.

    Taris Wins Comeback in Rancho Bernardo

    Taris launched her comeback from injury in handy fashion Aug. 16 at Del Mar, moving past the pacesetter at the quarter pole and coasting to victory the $100,000 Rancho Bernardo Handicap (gr. III) under a hand ride.

  • Exaggerator wins the Saratoga Special.
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    Exaggerator Brave in Saratoga Special

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator shipped in from California and put on a brave performance Aug. 16, splitting horses midstretch before surging to victory in the $200,000 Saratoga Special (gr. II) at Saratoga Race Course.