Breeders' Cup

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

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Retains Top World Ranking

    Although both Golden Horn and Treve posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither displaced Triple Crown winner American Phaorah from the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

  • Harmonize and Junior Alvarado take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Harmonize Shows New Dimension in Jessamine

    Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • Liam's Map

    Liam's Map to Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

    Grade I winner Liam's Map will contest the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30 at Keeneland and not the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), trainer Todd Pletcher confirmed Oct. 7.

  • Papa John's Pizza to Support Aftercare

    Beginning Oct. 1, go to and enter promo code TAA13 to receive one large two-topping pizza and garlic or cinnamon knots for just $13 with $1 donated to the TAA. Lexington and Louisville locations only.

  • James E. "Ted" Bassett

    Bassett to Receive Award From RTCA

    James E. "Ted" Bassett, the former chairman and president of Keeneland, will be presented with the Horace W. "Salty" Roberts Founder's Award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's 13th annual White Horse luncheon.

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    Lovely Maria Out Rest of Year

    Longines Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner Lovely Maria is out of consideration for the Breeders' Cup and will be rested the remainder of the year, trainer Larry Jones said Oct. 6 at Keeneland.

  • 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="">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="">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="">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="">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="">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.

  • Shotgun Kowboy wins the Oklahoma Derby.

    OK-Bred Shotgun Kowboy Takes Oklahoma Derby

    Raring to go in his second start off a long layoff, Oklahoma-bred Shotgun Kowboy won the $400,000 Oklahoma Derby (gr. III) for the home team Sept. 27 at Remington 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.