Breeders' Cup

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

  • Ambitious Brew has raced four times down the hill at the Turf Sprint distance, resulting in three wins and a second.

    Ambitious Brew: A Horse for the Course

    If success over the unique downhill turf course at Santa Anita Park is a precursor to success in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), Ambitious Brew should have some sort of advantage in the Nov. 1 race.

  • International Star has not been worse than second in his four starts.

    Ramseys Double Up in BC Juvenile Turf

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey, who were disappointed last year by Bobby's Kitten's third-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, will send out both International Star and Luck of the Kitten to try to win this year's version

  • California Chrome schooled in the paddock on Oct. 28. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/BreedersCup/2014-Breeders-Cup/Works/i-TsBqgZH">Order This Photo</a>

    California Chrome Camp Likes Classic Chances

    The California Chrome camp appears very confident heading into the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) despite the 3-year-old colt's disappointing trip in the Sept. 20 Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II).

  • Magician wins the 2013 Breeders' Cup Turf.

    European Depth Provides Value in BC Races

    I think every handicapper is aware of the success European-trained horses have enjoyed in the non-sprint turf races contested at Breeders' Cup, but I'm not sure as many players are aware that the value.

  • Shared Belief

    Breeders' Cup Classic Will Answer Questions

    It is time for the questions to be answered, as 14 horses, seven of them 3-year-olds, will contest the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park, with Horse of the Year up for grabs.

  • Magician
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    Turf Favorite Flintshire Draws Favorable Post

    The Breeders' Cup Turf always brings the world into these World Championships. This year's $3 million event attracted another accomplished group of European raiders looking to extend their dominance over America.

  • Artemis Agrotera
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    Artemis Agrotera Well-Placed in F&M Sprint

    A winner of three straight races, Artemis Agrotera could nail down champion female sprinter honors if the daughter of Roman Ruler can extend that victory streak in the DraftKings Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

  • Secret Circle
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    Secret Circle Back for More in BC Sprint

    Secret Circle will try to become the second horse to win back-to-back editions of the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) after a full field of 14 entered the six-furlong race set for Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • American Pharoah
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    American Pharoah Lands Post 5 for Juvenile

    Zayat Stables' American Pharoah, a dominant winner of two grade I stakes in his last two starts, drew post 5 versus 12 other 2-year-old males in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

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    Angela Renee Inside for Juvenile Fillies

    Several 2-year-old fillies with strong last-out efforts in graded stakes figure to grab the most attention in a field of 12 entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 1.

  • Goldencents

    Goldencents Draws Rail for BC Dirt Mile

    The winner of last year's edition of the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) leads a group of 11 entered for the 2014 edition as he aims to become the first two-time victor in the race's seven-year history Oct. 31.

  • Imperia
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    Imperia Draws Post 11 in BC Juvenile Turf

    Godolphin Racing's Imperia, winner of the Pilgrim Stakes (gr. IIIT) in his last start, drew post 11 in a field of 14 2-year-olds entered for the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT) Oct. 31 at Santa Anita Park.

  • New BC Policy: Will Industry Embrace Action?

    The recent announcement by Breeders' Cup to ban horses from being entered in the World Championships if their trainers are found to be in violation of its convicted trainers rule, effective 2015, could signal change.

  • Flight Plan for BC Horses Slightly Altered

    A cracked windshield on a Tex Sutton plane caused minor shuffling in plans for the transportation of Breeders' Cup contenders in New York and Kentucky, but all runners are expected to arrive at Santa Anita Park by Oct. 29.

  • Gary Stevens

    Stevens Lands Juvenile Fillies Turf Mount

    It seems like just yesterday Stevens looked to have little or no shot to make the Breeders' Cup following knee reconstruction surgery. But if there is one thing we have learned about Stevens it is to never count him out.

  • Bourbon Courage

    Bourbon Courage Has BC Sprint Blowout

    Bourbon Lane Stable's XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) contender Bourbon Courage had a good Oct. 27 blowout for the Nov. 1 event, breezing three furlongs in :34 1/5 at Keeneland for trainer Kellyn Gorder.

  • BC Fantasy Game Offers $1 Million Prize

    Registration has opened for the Breeders' Cup Classic Million Dollar Finish fantasy game, which offers players the chance to win $1 million for selecting the top 10 finishers in order in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

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    Monday Cup Report: Busy Work Day, Posts Await

    Monday, Oct. 27, was another busy work day at Santa Anita Park for horses pointing toward the Breeders' Cup World Championships. Meanwhile, the connections of horses entered were awaiting the post position draw later Monday.

  • Keeneland Officials Get Early Start on 2015

    Keeneland sent representatives to Santa Anita to get a feel for the procedures leading up to the Oct. 31-Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup. Keeneland officials regularly attend the World Championships, but this year is different.

  • Breeders' Cup Fan Events to Benefit Aftercare

    The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance, an official Breeders' Cup charity, is pleased to announce two exciting fan experiences to promote Thoroughbred Aftercare at the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 31-Nov 1.

  • Beholder

    Beholder to Remain With Trainer Mandella

    Two-time Eclipse champion Beholder will remain with Hall of Fame trainer Richard Mandella for the time being as she recovers fully from a fever that forced her out of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

  • Haskin BC Report: Don't Overlook Imperative

    Has the Breeders' Cup Classic got you stumped? Are you clueless as to who is going to like the track, like the distance, not mind the traveling, draw a bad post? Do you know how good Shared Belief really is?