Breeders' Cup

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

  • Palace is the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the Vosburgh. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gSR9GD4">Order This Photo</a>

    Palace, Private Zone Meet in Vosburgh

    Having already won the Forego (gr. I) and the Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) this year, Palace could cement his status as the favorite for the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with a victory in the Sept. 27 Vosburgh (gr. I).

  • Stephanie's Kitten seeks her first win of 2014 in the Flower Bowl.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2013/27257665_QgCqdh#!i=2499224791&k=HwZd8nH">Order This Photo</a>

    Stephanie's Kitten, Alterite Eye Flower Bowl

    Stephanie's Kitten and Alterite have each failed to earn a trip to the winner's circle this season, but no one will be ignoring the two grade I winners Sept. 27 when they start in the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes.

  • Main Sequence (outside), Imagining (inside), and Twilight Eclipse finished 1-2-3 in the Sword Dancer.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-W6zVSVP">Order This Photo</a>

    Top Three from Sword Dancer Back for Hirsch

    Main Sequence, Imagining, and Twilight Eclipse -- the top three finishers from the last month's Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga -- will face off again Sept. 27 in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (gr. IT)

  • Kingman won the 2014 St. James's Palace Stakes <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-VMCTK6V">Order This Photo</a>

    Juddmonte's Elite Miler Kingman Retired

    Khalid Abdullah's multiple group-I winning miler Kingman, who had been a candidate for the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park, has been retired and will stand in 2015 at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket

  • Goldencents won the 2014 Pat O'Brien Stakes.

    Goldencents to Remain in California

    After working on the grass Sept. 20, Goldencents' trip to Keeneland to face Wise Dan in the Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 4 has been canceled, said majority owner Glenn Sorgenstein.

  • Wicked Strong and V. E. Day in the Travers Stakes.
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    Fields Shaping Up for Super Saturday Card

    Belmont Park's TVG Super Saturday card Sept. 27 looks to be shaping up as a stellar day of racing with a number of elite runners listed as likely to compete in six graded stakes worth combined purses of $3.4 million.

  • Thank You Marylou comes home strong to win the Dogwood Stakes.

    Thank You Marylou Coasts Clear in Dogwood

    Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Thank You Marylou took charge at the quarter pole and romped away to her first graded stakes victory in the $112,000 Dogwood Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 20 at Churchill Downs.

  • Artemis Agrotera (outside) catches La Verdad late to win the Gallant Bloom.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-gH5kZQx">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Gets Up to Win Gallant Bloom

    Needing the entire length of Belmont Park's sandy stretch, heavily favored Artemis Agrotera got up to nail La Verdad on the wire to take the Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) by a head.

  • Bayern rolls to victory in the Pennsylvania Derby.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-spvQZCq">Order This Photo</a>

    Bayern Cruises to Pennsylvania Derby Win

    Bayern seized a clear lead through a half-mile Saturday, Sept. 20, in the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (gr. II) at Parx Racing and drew off in the stretch for an easy victory, spoiling California Chrome's comeback.

  • Untapable gets the victory in the Cotillion Stakes at Parx.

    Untapable Unstoppable in Grade I Cotillion

    Winchell Thoroughbreds' Untapable rebounded off a fifth-place finish against males in her last start to hold off Sweet Reason for a one-length victory in the $1 million Cotillion Stakes (gr. I) at Parx Racing Sept. 20.

  • Untapable

    Top 3-Year-Old Fillies to Battle in Cotillion

    The grade I Cotillion Stakes, which figures to have a major impact on the 3-year-old filly championship, attracted some of the top members of the division and few interesting wild cards for its Sept. 20 renewal at Parx.

  • Artemis Agrotera won the Ballerina by 6 1/2 lengths on Aug. 23.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-cr5djK4">Order This Photo</a>

    Artemis Agrotera Heads Gallant Bloom

    Chester and Mary Broman's Ballerina Stakes (gr. I) winner Artemis Agrotera will face five rivals as she looks to continue her winning ways in the $300,000 Gallant Bloom Handicap (gr. II) Sept. 20 at Belmont Park.

  • John Velazquez

    Velazquez to Ride Euro Charline in QEII

    Euro Charline will have the services of Racing Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez when she pursues a second straight grade I victory Oct. 11 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland.

  • Trade Storm wins the Woodbine Mile.

    Trade Storm Reigns With Woodbine Mile Upset

    Third in last year's Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) behind Wise Dan, British invader Trade Storm came from off the pace to claim the top prize over Kaigun on the turf at the Toronto-area track Sept. 14.

  • Deceptive Vision wins the Canadian Stakes.

    Deceptive Vision Sweeps to Canadian Tally

    Deceptive Vision earned a berth to the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT) after taking the $305,250 Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 over the Woodbine turf.

  • Cursory Glance wins the Moyglare Stud Stakes.
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    Cursory Glance, Gleneagles Win at Curragh

    Two-year-olds got some spotlight on the Irish St. Leger (Ire-I) card Sept. 14 at the Curragh, with the filly Cursory Glance winning the Moyglare Stud Stakes and Gleneagles taking the Goffs Vincent O'Brien National Stakes.

  • Ball Dancing and Joe Bravo take the Sands Point Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-pWVN5Wr">Order This Photo</a>

    Ball Dancing On Her Toes in Sands Point Win

    French import Ball Dancing, making her United States debut, surged late from between horses to edge stablemate Xcellence in the $500,000 Sands Point Stakes (gr. IIT) Sept. 13 at rainy Belmont Park for trainer Chad Brown.

  • Conquest Typhoon runs away from the competition in the Summer Stakes.

    Conquest Typhoon Gallops in Summer Stakes

    Maiden Conquest Typhoon capped a big day for Conquest Stables in a big way at Woodbine Sept. 13, galloping clear in a dominant performance over seven other 2-year-olds in the $211,673 Summer Stakes (Can-IIT).

  • Conquest Harlanate overtakes Isabella Sings to win the Natalma Stakes.

    Conquest Harlanate Takes Natalma, B.C. Slot

    Conquest Harlanate, tracking Isabella Sings into the stretch, eventually wore the persistent favorite down to win the $229,816 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) for 2-year-old fillies on the Woodbine turf Sept. 13.

  • The Grey Gatsby gets by Australia to take the Irish Champion Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2014/i-bVTJBjz">Order This Photo</a>

    The Grey Gatsby Shocks Australia in Ireland

    Last entering the stretch, The Grey Gatsby unleashed a fierce rally and stunned dual Derby winner Australia in a last-gasp victory in the Irish Champion Stakes (Ire-I) Sept. 13 at Leopardstown.

  • Art Sherman with California Chrome

    NTWAB to Honor Sherman, Campbell, Others

    Art Sherman, Cot Campbell, Charlsie Cantey, and Blood-Horse's Tom LaMarra are the winners for the 55th annual awards dinner of the National Turf Writers and Broadcasters association, to be held Oct. 29 in Arcadia, Ca.

  • Lexie Lou

    Lexie Lou Takes On Elders in Canadian

    Gary Barber's Lexie Lou steps outside 3-year-old competition in the nine-furlong Canadian Stakes (Can-IIT) Sept. 14 at Woodbine. The $300,000 race is a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT).

  • Kaigun

    Kaigun, Grand Arch Clash in Woodbine Mile

    Kaigun, winner of the Play the King Stakes (Can-IIT) for trainer Mark Casse, heads a field of 11 as the 5-2 favorite for the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 14 at Woodbine.

  • Dixie Twist won the Ontario Debutante Aug. 9 on Polytrack.

    Natalma: Dozen Vying for Breeder's Cup Date

    A dozen 2-year-old fillies have a chance to stamp their ticket for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT) when they square off in the $200,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IIT) on the Woodbine lawn Sept. 13.

  • Xcellence
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    Xcellence Heads 10 in Deep Sands Point

    Martin Schwartz has enjoyed great success buying European fillies and bringing them over to enjoy graded stakes success in the U.S., a move he seeks to repeat with Xcellence, who makes her third U.S. start in the Sands Point