Breeders' Cup

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

  • 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).

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    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.

  • Dortmund has an early morning gallop at Los Alamitos

    Dortmund Could Resurface in Awesome Again

    Kaleem Shah's Dortmund, a competitor at the grade 1 level during all four of his racing seasons, could return to that class of racing Sept. 30 in the $300,000 Awesome Again Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Capla Temptress gets a 3/4-length victory over Dixie Moon in the Natalma

    Capla Temptress Earns Breeders' Cup Berth in Natalma

    Exploding down the stretch while coming from well off the pace, Irish-bred invader Capla Temptress took the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (G1T) Sept. 17 in her North American debut, stamping her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Patrona Margarita opens up on her competition in the stretch of the Pocahontas Stakes

    Patrona Margarita Surges to Pocahontas Victory

    Stretching out in distance seemed to do the trick for Patrona Margarita who pulled away from her competition in the stretch to win the Sept. 16. $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs. 

  • The Tabulator picks up his first victory under the Twin Spires

    The Tabulator Charges to Iroquois Win

    Carolyn Wilson's The Tabulator picked up an automatic berth to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) and 10 points on the Road to the Kentucky Derby with a strong run in the $150,000 Iroquois Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs.

  • Kelly's Humor wins the Ellis Park Debutante

    Take Charge Paula, Kelly’s Humor Head Pocahontas

    Two stakes winning juvenile fillies, who are both two-for-two in their short careers so far, will put their undefeated records on the line when they take on eight others in the $200,000 Pocahontas Stakes (G2) at Churchill Downs Sept. 16.

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    Breeders' Cup Festival Events Announced

    The San Diego Tourism Authority, San Diego Sports Alliance and organizers of the Host Committee today announced the 2017 Breeders' Cup Festival, a week-long series of events and activations leading up to the 34th annual World Championships.

  • Tapwrit will be evaluated at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital near Lexington

    Tapwrit to Rood & Riddle With Foot Injury

    Tapwrit, the 2017 Belmont Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) winner, has been sent to Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital after he emerged from the Aug. 26 Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) with a foot injury.

  • Heart to Heart took the grade 2 Bernard Baruch on the yielding Mellon turf course at Saratoga

    Heart to Heart Cruises to Bernard Baruch Score

    During Saratoga Race Course's closing day Sept. 4, Terry Hamilton's Heart to Heart asserted himself as the pacesetter coming off the first turn in the $250,000 Bernard Baruch Stakes (G2T), and crossed the finish line unpressured.

  • Jockey Florent Geroux and Gun Runner return from his 10 1/4-length romp in the Woodward at Saratoga

    Gun Runner in Great Shape After Woodward Romp

    Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner returned from his 10 1/4-length victory in the $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga Race Course in great shape, according to trainer Steve Asmussen Sept. 3.

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Spectator wins the Sorrento Stakes at Del Mar

    Spectator Has More to Prove in Del Mar Debutante

    For Spectator the bigger picture of her 2-year-old campaign, if everything goes right, will feature the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1), but a most important step comes Sept. 2 in the $300,000 Del Mar Debutante (G1).