Breeders' Cup

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

  • 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.

  • Stellar Wind works under Victor Espinoza Oct. 14 at Santa Anita Park

    Stellar Wind Works for Breeders' Cup Distaff

    Hronis Racing's champion Stellar Wind worked six furlongs in 1:13 3/5 Oct. 14 in her penultimate breeze at Santa Anita Park before she moves down to Del Mar for her final preparations for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) Nov. 3.

  • Gunnevera will be the first Breeders' Cup starter for trainer Antonio Sano

    Gunnevera Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup

    Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera stepped up his preparation for a scheduled start in the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar with a six-furlong breeze at Gulfstream Park West Oct. 14.

  • Rushing Fall wins the Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland

    Rushing Fall Emerges With Jessamine Win

    Rushing Fall launched herself from the clouds to take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland by 3 1/4 lengths, stamping herself among the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T).

  • Bob Baffert called champion Arrogate "the greatest horse" he's ever seen run

    Arrogate to Retire After Breeders' Cup

    Defending Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Arrogate will retire to stud at Juddmonte U.S. near Lexington after his Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup bid, Juddmonte Farms announced Oct. 10. A fee will be released at a later date.

  • Lady O'Toole wins the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs

    Lady O’Toole Tops Jessamine Field

    Steve Landers Racing's Lady O'Toole, a 3 1/2-length winner of the Happy Ticket Stakes at Louisiana Downs Sept. 9, heads a field of 14 2-year-old fillies and two also-eligibles entered for the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G3T) at Keeneland.

  • Grade 1 winner Grand Arch

    Grade 1 Winner Grand Arch Retired

    Jim and Susan Hill's Grand Arch, winner of the 2015 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1T) and third that year in the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T) at Keeneland, has been retired to a life of leisure at the Hills' Margaux Farm in nearby Midway, Ky.

  • Unique Bella takes the LA Woman by 3 1/2 lengths at Santa Anita Park

    Unique Bella Overcomes Trouble to Win LA Woman

    Don Alberto Stable's Unique Bella didn't have everything go her way during her return to racing in the $100,000 LA Woman Stakes (G3) Oct. 8 at Santa Anita Park, but her class was more than enough to make up for some uneasy early moments.

  • Separationofpowers pulls away in the Frizette Stakes Oct. 8

    Separationofpowers Too Good in Frizette

    Klaravich Stables' Separationofpowers rallied in the Belmont Park stretch to secure her first graded stakes victory by open lengths Oct. 8 in the $400,000 Frizette Stakes (G1).

  • Firenze Fire seizes victory in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park

    Firenze Fire Bounces Back to Win Champagne

    Sanford Stakes (G3) winner Firenze Fire rallied along the rail in the far turn under Irad Ortiz Jr. then edged Good Magic by about three-quarters of a length at the wire to win the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) Oct. 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Unique Bella works at Santa Anita in the early spring

    Unique Bella Set to Make Her Return in LA Woman

    Unique Bella, undefeated in three 2017 starts against several of the top 3-year-old fillies, is ready for her return to racing after a shin injury knocked her out of consideration for the Santa Anita Oaks (G1) and Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1).