Breeders' Cup

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

  • Elate stretches her legs at Del Mar Oct. 28

    Elate Draws Rave Reviews in Half-Mile Work

    Elate's final major preparation toward her Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) outing was completed in stellar fashion Oct. 29 when she completed a four-furlong work in :49 at Del Mar, leveling off extremely well down the stretch.

  • Diversify powers to a one-length win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup Oct. 7 at Belmont Park

    Diversify to Skip Breeders' Cup Classic

    Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Diversify will not go to the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) but will continue to train up to the Cigar Mile (G1) Dec. 2 or the Clark Handicap (G1) Nov. 24, co-owner Ralph Evans said Oct. 29.

  • Stephanie Seymour Brant leads Significant Form into the Belmont Park winner's circle

    Whispers on Significant Form Prove True

    The word was out early on Significant Form early, and so far she's backed it up. The daughter of Creative Cause is one of the headliners of the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1T).

  • O'Brien Resolute in Pursuit of the Classic

    Few, if any, owners and trainers have been more on a mission to win a single race than Coolmore and Aidan O’Brien when it comes to the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which has eluded them for 17 years.

  • Collected works under Martin Garcia at Santa Anita Park

    Collected Impressive in Final Breeders' Cup Work

    After a relatively slow start to his six-furlong drill (his quarter-mile fractions through the first four furlongs were :25 1/5 and :49 3/5), the TVG Pacific Classic (G1) winner finished strong in the final quarter and hit the wire in 1:13 2/5.

  • Zipessa works a half-mile on the turf Oct. 27 at Keeneland

    Six Breeders' Cup Horses Work at Keeneland

    Four horses pre-entered in the 34th Breeders' Cup each worked four furlongs Oct. 27 on a fast Keeneland track, and later in the morning another two Breeders' Cup pre-entrants worked four furlongs over the firm turf course.

  • Unprecedented Drug Testing Ahead of Breeders' Cup

    With a new six-month withdrawal time in place for all anabolic steroids and a ramped-up out-of-competition testing program, Breeders' Cup has made integrity changes that have received international praise ahead of this year's World Championships.

  • Keen Ice wins the Suburban at Belmont Park July 8

    Grade 1 Winner Keen Ice Retired From Racing

    Grade 1 winner Keen Ice has been retired from racing after he "wrenched his right ankle" during training in preparation for a start in the upcoming Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), according to a news release issued by owner Donegal Racing.

  • Pace the Key to an Oscar Performance

    Now that Brian Lynch has decided to forge ahead to the Breeders' Cup Turf with Oscar Performance, he has to figure out how to beat the Euros and the American older horses going a mile and a half.

  • Breeders' Cup Race Order Announced

    The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 25 the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

  • What's Going On Here: Something's Missing

    The big preps for this year’s Breeders’ Cup have come and gone. Yet, the three biggest names for the upcoming World Championships were conspicuously missing…and missing not just from races in October—but since Labor Day.

  • Arrogate puts in his last serious work before the Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 23 at Santa Anita

    Arrogate, Gun Runner Polished in Classic Works

    A stacked edition of the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) looms in the near future and two of this year's top contenders, Arrogate and Gun Runner, put in their last serious works Oct. 23 at Santa Anita Park before the Nov. 4 test at Del Mar. 

  • Gunnevera prior to the Kentucky Derby

    Gunnevera Works Bullet Five Furlongs at Gulfstream

    Multiple graded-stakes winner Gunnevera topped the worktab for the fourth consecutive time the morning of Oct. 22 at Gulfstream Park West, where the Antonio Sano-trained 3-year-old colt breezed five furlongs in 1:00 flat under Edgard Zayas.

  • Abel Tasman works at Santa Anita Oct. 22

    Abel Tasman Avoids Trouble in Breeders' Cup Work

    Abel Tasman had just left the gate for her workout when Vegas Vic was wrapping up his. In the process of galloping out, Vegas Vic broke down, but the Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) contender was able to avoid any incident.

  • Collected is one of four starters Bob Baffert is pointing to the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

    Collected, Stellar Wind Work for Breeders' Cup

    TVG Pacific Classic (G1) winner Collected, one of trainer Bob Baffert's four for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), worked six furlongs at Santa Anita in a bullet 1:12 flat under Martin Garcia, the fastest of 14 drills at the distance Oct. 21.

  • Gun Runner

    Gun Runner Pointing to Pegasus After Breeders' Cup

    Owners Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 18 that Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) contender Gun Runner will point to the $16 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) Jan. 27 at Gulfstream Park after his trip to Del Mar.

  • Gun Runner rattles off five furlongs in 1:00 2/5 at Santa Anita

    Gun Runner Solid in Santa Anita Work

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his third West Coast work toward the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), going five furlongs Oct. 16 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • West Coast (outside) works with Cat Burglar Oct. 15 at Santa Anita

    West Coast, Bolt d'Oro Log Breeders' Cup Works

    Following West Coast's work first work back after his score in the Pennsylvania Derby (G1), trainer Bob Baffert said the remaining steps toward the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) would be to "gear up" the Flatter colt.

  • Lady Eli and Irad Ortiz Jr. after their Ballston Spa win

    Lady Eli Works Toward Filly & Mare Turf

    Sheep Pond Partner's multiple graded stakes winner Lady Eli turned in a five-furlong breeze over Belmont Park's inner turf the morning of Oct. 15 in preparation for her final career start in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf  G1T) Nov. 4.