Breeders' Cup

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

  • Twilight Eclipse

    Twilight Eclipse Merits Long Look in BC Turf

    After three narrow losses in grade I turf events on East Coast this summer, hard-trying gelding is poised to turn the tables in the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

  • Euro Charline won the 2014 Beverly D. Stakes.

    Euro Charline to Return to England

    Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) winner Euro Charline will return to trainer Marco Botti in England for a 4-year-old campaign that will include a bid for the $6-million Dubai Duty Free (UAE-I) at Meydan, it was announced Oct. 14.

  • Toronado (right) won the 2014 Queen Anne Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-rRWrvFm">Order This Photo</a>

    Toronado to Carry Hannon Hopes in BC Mile

    Al Shaqab Racing's British-based Toronado is being aimed for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) Nov. 1 after missing last year's World Championships to continue his recovery from throat surgery.

  • Wise Dan won the 2014 Shadwell Turf Mile. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-BhRfzmr">Order This Photo</a>

    Wise Dan to Miss Breeders' Cup Mile

    Wise Dan has developed a non-displaced fracture at the bottom of his right front cannon bone that will put him on the sidelines for at least 30 days, ending his hopes for a third consecutive Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) win.

  • Tonalist won the 2014 Jockey Club Gold Cup Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-Fc3BFj2">Order This Photo</a>

    No Off Day for 3-Year-Olds Tonalist, Bayern

    A pair of top 3-year-olds working toward Breeders' Cup starts delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and grade I winner Bayern completed Columbus Day workouts.

  • Beholder

    Beholder Posts Breeders' Cup Distaff Work

    Working under a fog so thick her trainer couldn't even see it, two-time Eclipse Award winner Beholder went five furlongs in company the morning of Oct. 12 in 1:02 1/5 under regular rider Mike Smith at Santa Anita Park.

  • Moss, Bailey on Twitter to Discuss BC Classic

    NBC Sports' analysts Randy Moss and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, and the Breeders' Cup social media team will conduct a live chat on Twitter Monday, Oct. 13 at 8 p.m. ET, discussing the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic.

  • Moulin de Mougin

    Moulin de Mougin to Miss BC With Bone Bruises

    There will be no Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) this year for Moulin de Mougin, winner of the John C. Mabee Stakes (gr. IIT), who is scheduled for a 60-day break to get over bone bruising suffered in a spill.

  • Charlie LoPresti

    LoPresti Planning Wise Dan's Final BC Work

    Trainer Charlie LoPresti said he has yet to exactly pinpoint a date for the final pre-race breeze of two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan leading up to the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), but the gelding is training lights out.

  • Shared Belief

    Questions Surround BC Classic 3-Year-Olds

    With the once-powerful older horse division now all but depleted, the spotlight in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) shines on the 3-year-olds, who should be as dominant at the mutuel windows as they look to be on the track.

  • Crown Queen rolls to victory in the Queen Elizabeth II.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-vBPCLcd">Order This Photo</a>

    Crown Queen Looks Royal in QE II Victory

    Crown Queen, a half sister to champion Royal Delta, earned her first grade I victory with a sparkling late run in the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11.

  • By the Moon won the 2014 Frizette Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-THsxnv9">Order This Photo</a>

    Homebred Filly Takes Jay Em Ess to BC

    Jay Em Ess Stable raced the filly By the Light, who earned almost $900,000. Now a broodmare, By the Light produced By the Moon, the first homebred grade I winner for the stable.

  • Belle Gallantey won the 2014 Beldame. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-c2GzQqx">Order This Photo</a>

    Belle Gallantey Connections Consider Distaff

    In a movie, Belle Gallantey's rags to riches 2014 season would end with a victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I), but in real life her connections are taking time before committing to the race.

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    Carpe Diem Off to a Great Start

    From birth on through to the last months of his 2-year-old season, Carpe Diem has been turning heads and opening eyes as he looks to maintain his undefeated status in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

  • Cigar won the 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/Classics/Classic-Photos/i-HTbBs4Z">Order This Photo</a>

    Racing Hall of Famer Cigar Dead at 24

    Racing Hall of Fame member Cigar, whose 16-race win streak from 1994-96 included victories in the Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I), died at age 24 Oct. 7 at Rood and Riddle Equine Hospital.

  • Rainha Da Bateria and Joel Rosario roll home to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.

    Rainha Da Bateria Dazzles in Jessamine Win

    Rainha Da Bateria displayed a dazzling turn of foot through the homestretch to win the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) handily over the Keeneland turf Oct. 8, earning a Breeders' Cup slot.

  • Minorette won the 2014 Belmont Oaks. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-LwgZGsV">Order This Photo</a>

    Minorette, Personal Diary Head QEII Field

    Grade I winners Minorette and Personal Diary top a field of nine 3-year-old fillies entered for the 31st running of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Presented by Lane's End (gr. IT) at Keeneland Oct. 11.

  • Cigar, Breeders' Cup Classic 1996

    Haskin: Farewell to Cigar

    Racing lost one its all-time greats with the passing of Cigar. As a tribute, I am reprinting some of my most memorable experiences with this magnificent horse.

  • Trainer David Hofmans hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten, who won the 2014 Eddie D Stakes.

    Hofmans Hopes to Add to Turf Sprint Success

    Trainer David Hofmans, who saddled 36-1 shot Desert Code to win the inaugural Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT), hopes to add to the success of California-based horses in the race with Home Run Kitten.

  • Haskin: Beware the Wise Dan Curse

    For all those with aspirations of winning either Horse of the Year or the Older Male title or the Male Grass title, there is a force out there even stronger than Eric Guillot's voodoo dolls. It is the curse of Wise Dan.

  • Leigh Court won the 2014 Thoroughbred Club of America, earning her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint.

    Melnyk Could Add BC Win With Leigh Court

    While Eugene Melnyk is winding down his Thoroughbred ownership and breeding operation, the multiple Sovereign Award winner will have at least one chance to pick up another Breeders' Cup victory.

  • Hall of Fame Trainer Richard Mandella

    Trainers Discuss Euro Dominance of BC Turf

    With defending champion Magician likely to be among Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's contingent for the 2014 World Championships, Europe appears to be in a good position to continue its dominance in the Breeders' Cup Turf.

  • Amazombie

    BC Sprint Winner Amazombie to 'Old' KY Home

    Amazombie has a foothold in two states -- California and Kentucky. He was bred in California and did most of his racing there. But his biggest victory came in Kentucky, when he won the 2011 Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint.

  • Don't Tell Sophia wins the Spinster Stakes.
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    Don't Tell Sophia Last to First in Spinster

    Don't Tell Sophia, last rounding the far turn, roared down the stretch to register her first grade I victory in the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes Oct. 5 on the Keeneland main track as overwhelming favorite Close Hatches fizzled.

  • Lawn Ranger wins the Bourbon Stakes.
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    Lawn Ranger Mows Down Bourbon Rivals

    Aptly named Lawn Ranger raced into Breeders' Cup contention when he surged to the lead at the top of the stretch and drove relentlessly to the wire to win the $250,000 Dixiana Bourbon Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 5.

  • Conquest Harlanate wins the Mazarine Stakes.

    Conquest Harlanate Overpowers Mazarine Foes

    Odds-on choice Conquest Harlanate used a ground-saving trip under Patrick Husbands to post an authoritative victory in the $179,264 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III) Oct. 5 for her second graded stakes win in a row at Woodbine.

  • We Are wins the Prix de l'Opera Longines (Fr-I).
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    Vindication for We Are in Prix de l'Opera

    George Strawbridge's homebred We Are gamely charged between rivals and was up in time at Longchamp Oct. 5 to win the Prix de l'Opera Longines, her first victory at the group I level.

  • Found wins the Total Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches (Fr-I).
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    Found Much the Best in Marcel Boussac

    Coolmore and partners' Found scored in convincing fashion in the Total Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches (Fr-I) for 2-year-old fillies Oct. 5 at Longchamp.

  • Rich Tapestry (right) gets his nose in front of Goldencents to win the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Rich Tapestry Weaves Santa Anita Surprise

    Hong Kong-based sprinter Rich Tapestry, prepping for the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), produced a superb come from behind win Oct. 4, nosing out Goldencents in the $300,000 Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I).