Breeders' Cup

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

  • 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).

  • Keen Ice winning the Suburban Handicap in July at Belmont Park

    Keen Ice Stands Out in Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Without Gun Runner or Arrogate to contend with, Donegal Racing and Calumet Farm's Keen Ice stands out in the seven-horse field entered for the Oct. 7 $750,000 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) at Belmont Park. 

  • Limousine Liberal works over Keeneland's main track Sept. 30

    Fan Favorite Limousine Liberal Heads Phoenix

    Keeneland's Fall Stars weekend kicks off with the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes (G2), a 'Win and You're In' event for the TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1). Headliners include Limousine Liberal and Whitmore.

  • Gun Runner works a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita Oct. 2

    Gun Runner Logs First Work at Santa Anita

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner put in his first timed work Oct. 2 since arriving in Southern California a week ago, going a half-mile in :50 2/5 at Santa Anita Park. 

  • Curlin's Approval draws off to a a 4 3/4-length score in the Barely Even Handicap

    Curlin's Approval Performs as Expected in Barely Even

    Curlin's Approval pushed her earnings to over $500,000 in Gulfstream Park's Barely Even Handicap Oct. 1—a race her trainer Happy Alter previously said he was using as a "backyard prep" for the Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1).

  • Elate is in control at the front of the field in the Beldame Stakes

    Elate Dominates Beldame Stakes

    There was no question Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider's Elate was the best horse Sept. 30 in the $400,000 Beldame Stakes (G1), but at the top of the stretch it was still up in the air whether she would be able to show it.

  • Roaring Lion is led into the winner's enclosure after the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes

    Roaring Lion Pounces in Royal Lodge

    The Irish connections of Aidan O'Brien and Coolmore won both group 1 events on the card but came up a neck short in the lone Breeders' Cup Challenge heat, the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (G2) for colts and geldings.

  • Mr. Roary wins the Eddie D. Stakes

    Mr. Roary Closes to Take Eddie D.

    Last of nine early, Kretz Racing's Mr. Roary still had plenty of ground to make up turning for home and closed a 4 1/2-length gap with a furlong to run to win by a neck under jockey Tyler Conner.

  • Beldame, Joe Hirsch, Zenyatta, Awesome Again on HRRN

    The Horse Racing Radio Network will broadcast Saturday's Breeders' Cup preps at Belmont Park and Santa Anita, including the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (G1), Zenyatta (G1), Chandelier (G1), FrontRunner (G1), Rodeo Drive (G1) and Awesome Again (G1).

  • Trainer Todd Pletcher has a pair for the Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T)

    Pilgrim Packed With Potential

    Evaluator, trained by Michael Dilger, and a pair of runners trained by Todd Pletcher—Maraud and Seabhac—take the jump to the grade 3 level in Belmont's Sept. 30 Pilgrim Stakes (G3T).

  • Breeders' Cup

    Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times

    The Breeders' Cup announced the post times for the Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 cards at Del Mar, which will feature a total of 22 races, 13 of them Breeders' Cup World Championships events.

  • Arrogate works a bullet five furlongs at Santa Anita Sept. 26

    Arrogate Looks Like Old Self in Bullet Work

    In his second work since finishing second to stablemate Collected in the Aug. 19 $1 million TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (G1), Arrogate posted a bullet five-furlong move in :59 2/5 Tuesday while working in company with Uninvited.

  • Lady Aurelia (outside) working in company with Childhood at Keeneland Sept. 26

    Lady Aurelia Sharp in Work at Keeneland

    Stonestreet Stables and Peter Leidel's Lady Aurelia put in her first work since returning from her narrow defeat in the Aug. 25 Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) at York, covering four furlongs in :50 3/5 over the Keeneland turf Sept. 26.