Breeders' Cup

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

  • Ticonderoga breaking his maiden last September at Belmont Park

    Ticonderoga Returns in Palm Beach

    The Chad Brown-trained Ticonderoga, fourth in last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1T) is the one to beat while he makes his 3-year-old bow in the March 4 Palm Beach Stakes (G3T) at Gulfstream Park.

  • Breeders' Cup Tickets For Sale Beginning March 6

    The Breeders' Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6. This is the first time that Del Marwill host the Breeders' Cup.

  • Dortmund works at Los Al

    Dortmund Drills for Sherman at Los Al

    With Anna Wells aboard, the towering chestnut stretched his legs through three furlongs in :36 3/5. As one chapter comes to a close with California Chrome's upcoming retirement, another begins with Dortmund as the hopeful figurehead. 

  • Masochistic and trainer Ron Ellis will not be permitted to participate in the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships

    Breeders' Cup Bans Ellis, Masochistic in 2017

    With a first violation of the prohibited substance rule in a Breeders' Cup World Championships race, Ellis, and all horses directly or indirectly in his care, will be ineligible to participate in the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2017.

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Logo

    Legal Eagle, Bela-Bela Earn BC Berths

    Legal Eagle successfully defended his L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (G1) title Jan. 7 at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa earned a berth for the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), while Bela-Bela won a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

  • Champion Songbird will return soon to trainer Jerry Hollendorfer's California barn

    A Plan for Songbird as Year-End Honors Loom

    Rick Porter is a sporting man and a planning man, and to that end he has mapped out a "perfect-world" scenario for Songbird that will have fans of the Medaglia d'Oro filly drooling in anticipation with hopes that all goes well.

  • Masochistic

    Masochistic Officially Disqualified from BC Sprint

    Los Pollos Hermanos Racing and Jay Em Ess Stable's Masochistic was officially disqualified from the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Dec. 31, following a positive post-race test for stanozolol immediately after the Nov. 5 contest.

  • Stewards Advance DQ Process for Masochistic

    A procedural stewards hearing Dec. 30 regarding Masochistic's positive post-race test for stanozolol following the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) confirmed the gelding will be disqualified from his second-place finish.

  • Masochistic

    Masochistic Denied Entry at Santa Anita

    Masochistic was not allowed to enter the Dec. 31 Midnight Lute Stakes (gr. III) at Santa Anita Park because he lacks a clean drug test following his positive post-race test for stanozolol after the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Voting Opens for NTRA Moment of the Year

    Thoroughbred racing fans again have an opportunity to have their voices heard at the Eclipse Awards by voting for the 2016 NTRA Moment of the Year.

  • Celebrating Highland Reel's victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf

    Coolmore Honored as Leading Breeders' Cup Breeder

    Powered by victories from Highland Reel (IRE) in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1), Coolmore Stud has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Masochistic works Oct. 29 at Santa Anita Park

    Racing's Anabolic Steroid Problem Not Solved

    The industry and regulators see a weakness in the current model rule on the administration of anabolic steroids but their actions will come too late to prevent racing's latest medication scandal.

  • Masochistic schooling in the Santa Anita Park paddock.

    BC Wants Better Out-of-Competition Testing

    Breeders' Cup is calling for improved out-of-competition rules and protocols after a positive post-race drug test for the anabolic steroid stanozolol in Masochistic will result in a disqualification of his finish in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).

  • Champagne Room - Santa Anita, December 15, 2016

    Champagne Room Returns to Worktab

    Happily clicking through three furlongs in a bullet :35 1/5 to earn the rare Southern California "breezing" designation from local clockers Dec. 15 at Santa Anita Park, Champagne Room signaled her readiness to get back to business.

  • American Gal after her run in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)

    American Gal, Union Strike Meet in Starlet

    Two high-quality horses who had less-than-ideal trips during the Nov. 5 14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) will return to the track Dec. 10 in the $300,000 Starlet Stakes (gr. I) at Los Alamitos Race Course.

  • Arrogate working at Santa Anita Park Dec. 8

    Arrogate Works Toward Seasonal Bow

    After Arrogate posted a four-furlong move in :48 flat Dec. 8, Juddmonte Farms manager Garrett O'Rourke reiterated that a start in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup (gr. I) at Gulfstream Park Jan. 28 is being given serious consideration.

  • Highland Reel, with Seamus Heffernan up, wins the Longines Turf (gr. I) at Santa Anita on Nov. 5, 2016, in Arcadia, California.

    Highland Reel Looks to Cap Ballydoyle Season

    The Hong Kong International Races offer trainer Aidan O'Brien further opportunities to add to his remarkable season, when Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) hero Highland Reel attempts to defend his crown in the Dec. 11 Longines Hong Kong Vase (HK-I).

  • Breeders' Cup Classic winner Arrogate

    Arrogate Returns to Work Tab

    Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Arrogate got back to business Dec. 1 at Santa Anita Park, turning in his first work since that Nov. 5 victory over California Chrome.

  • Appelbaum Wins Breeders' Cup Contest

    Joe Appelbaum of New York City zoomed from 47th place to first with a big exacta score in the Breeders' Cup Classic to win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge at last week's Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Hit it a Bomb winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

    Hit It a Bomb to Spendthrift

    Hit It a Bomb, a son of War Front and winner of last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT), has been retired and will stand in 2017 at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm near Lexington. He will be part of the 'Share the Upside' program.

  • Hong Kong Mile Considered for Champion Tepin

    Tepin exited her runner-up effort in the Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) behind Tourist well, according to Norman Casse and could make one more start in the $2.967 million Longines Hong Kong Mile (HK-I) on Dec. 11 at Sha Tin Racecourse.

  • Nuovo Record

    Nuovo Record to Race at Del Mar

    The original plan was for Nuovo Record to run in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), then stop over and train at Del Mar for next month's Longines Hong Kong Cup (HK-I).

  • Beholder By a Bob

    Relive the excitement of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Longines Distaff which saw Beholder outduel Songbird in a race for the ages. Courtesy America's Best Racing

  • Remembering Those in Defeat

    Whether or not you consider California Chrome, Songbird, Tepin, Lady Eli, and Found great horses, there is no arguing that greatness lives in all of them, whether they were defeated in the Breeders’ Cup or not.