Breeders' Cup

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

  • Royal Delta winning the Beldame Stakes.

    Mott Plans Three-Way Attack on BC Classic

    Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott says all four of his Super Saturday horses, including Beldame winner Royal Delta and repeat TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup victor Flat Out will be pointed to the 2012 Breeders' Cup Nov. 2-3.

  • Battle of Marengo Easy Beresford Winner

    Coolmore and partners' Battle of Marengo scored easily over three opponents in the Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Ire-II) for 2-year-olds on Sept. 30 at the Curragh, providing trainer Aidan O'Brien with a 12th win in the race.

  • Flat Out (left) wears down Stay Thirsty to win the Jockey Club Gold Cup again.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117889579&k=RTGdNcQ">Order This Photo</a>

    Flat Out Grinds Out Jockey Club Repeat

    Flat Out returned to the scene of his most recent triumph Sept. 29--almost a year ago to the day--and won the $1 million TVG Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I) at Belmont Park for the second time in a row.

  • There was no stopping Game On Dude in the Awesome Again.

    Game On Dude Aces Awesome Again Test

    Game On Dude maintained his unbeaten record at Santa Anita Park with a smooth victory in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept, 29, a perfect tuneup for his return to the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

  • Point of Entry and John Velazquez take the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117861732&k=ch24hwD">Order This Photo</a>

    Joe Hirsch: Point of Entry Solidifies Status

    Point of Entry solidified his status as the best turf runner in North America this year with a clear victory in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • Executiveprivilege and Rafael Bejarano are all alone at the finish of the Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita Park.

    Executiveprivilege Smashes Chandelier Rivals

    Undefeated Executiveprivilege stamped herself as the likely favorite for this year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) with a smashing victory in the $250,000 Chandelier Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Power Broker rolls home to win the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita.

    Power Broker Gets First Win in FrontRunner

    Gary and Mary West's Power Broker made short work of the field in the $250,000 FrontRunner Stakes (gr. I) for 2-year-olds at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29, drawing away to win easily over Know More and Capo Bastone.

  • Love and Pride comes home strong to win the Zenyatta.

    Love and Pride Won't Be Denied in Zenyatta

    Love and Pride, good enough to beat champion Royal Delta in her previous start, had little trouble dispatching her rivals in the $250,000 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I), going gate to wire at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29.

  • Battle of Marengo Set for Juddmonte Beresford

    Trainer Aidan O'Brien has two runners for Sept. 30 Juddmonte Beresford Stakes (Ire-II) at the Curragh, including favorite Battle of Marengo, as he seeks to win the race for the 12th time.

  • Nahrain gets up late to win the Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117891274&k=vLwXz6H">Order This Photo</a>

    Nahrain Wins Flower Bowl in a Thriller

    Sheikh Ahmed al Maktoum's Nahrain, second in last year's Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), edges Zagora and Dream Peace to win the $400,000 Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes (gr. IT) Sept. 29 at Belmont Park.

  • The Lumber Guy rolls home in the Vosburgh.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117659173&k=Pr2HcjK">Order This Photo</a>

    The Lumber Guy Lays It Down in Vosburgh

    Barry Schwartz's homebred The Lumber Guy rallies from just off the pace to win the six-furlong Vosburgh Invitational Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Belmont in his first start since mid-May.

  • Jersey Town comes home strong to win the Kelso.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2117606459&k=5zCNxmC">Order This Photo</a>

    Jersey Town Stands Tall in Kelso

    Charles Fipke's homebred Jersey Town, a 6-year-old son of Speightstown, blows by Shackleford in the stretch of the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II). Favored To Honor and Serve finishes fourth.

  • Steeler Tenacious in Juddmonte Royal Lodge

    Steeler scored a clear win Sept. 29 in the Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes (Eng-I) at Newmarket, becoming the first graded or group winner for Darley's freshman sire Raven's Pass.

  • Unbridled's Note streaks home to win the Eddie D Stakes.

    Unbridled's Note Takes Eddie D in Turf Debut

    Unbridled's Note, invading from New York for his debut on turf, captured the $100,000 Eddie D Stakes (gr. IIIT) over the hillside turf course on opening day of the 2012 fall meet at Santa Anita Park Sept. 28.

  • Derby Qualifying Race Set for Newmarket

    The final day of Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival Sept. 29 is anchored by a pair of group I races and a group II event that kick-starts a new points-based system to determine the field for the 2013 Kentucky Derby.

  • Certify pulls away to win he Shadwell Fillies' Mile.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2115454786&k=Q8LDCSt">Order This Photo</a>

    Certify Takes Fillies' Mile, Unlikely for BC

    Godophin's Certify kept her career record perfect Sept. 28 and earned her first win at the top level in scintillating fashion in the Shadwell Fillies' Mile (Eng-I), the feature event at Newmarket's Cambridgeshire Festival.

  • Waquoit after his Jockey Club Gold Cup victory.

    Waquoit's Sloppy Gold Cup Remembered

    A sloppy track in 1988 saw Alysheba scratch from the Jockey Club Gold Cup (gr. I), paving the way for Waquoit to splash home by 15 lengths. Who in this year's cast has the best off-track form?

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan: Formidable on Any Surface

    PORTER ON PEDIGREES, by Alan Porter<br />With his smashing victory Sept. 16 in the Ricoh Woodbine Mile (Can-IT), Wise Dan underlined that he is a formidable performer on any surface.

  • Turbo Compressor won the United Nations at Monmouth Park July 7.

    BC Turf Qualifiers to Try Santa Anita Course

    Turbo Compressor and Casino Host, both qualifiers for the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) later this fall, will take a test spin over the Santa Anita Park course in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30.

  • Game On Dude returns to dirt in the Awesome Again.

    Game On Dude Back Home for Awesome Again

    Though he came up half a length shy in the Pacific Classic (gr. I) last time out, Game On Dude should be back in his comfort zone as he goes for a repeat in the $250,000 Awesome Again Stakes (gr. I) Sept. 29 at Santa Anita.

  • Santa Anita to Provide High-Definition

    Santa Anita Park will provide its fans both on-track and around the world a high-definition, digital simulcast television presentation beginning with the opening of the 2012 Autumn Meet Sept. 28.

  • THS: Jockey Club Gold Cup

    Tom and Pete handicap two races from Belmont and Santa Anita this weekend, the Jockey Club Gold Cup and FrontRunner Stakes.

  • Marketing Mix&#39; wins this year include the Nassau at Woodbine.

    Marketing Mix Faces Big Field in Rodeo Drive

    Marketing Mix, coming off a tough loss in the Beverly D Stakes (gr. IT) last month, takes on 12 Southern California-based fillies and mares in the $250,000 Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park Sept. 29.

  • Include Me Out won the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes by a neck on Aug. 4.

    Include Me Out Has Competition in Zenyatta

    An interesting mix of talented fillies and mares, headlined by 2012 grade I winners Include Me Out, Love Theway Youare, and Love and Pride, and will go postward in the Sept. 29 Zenyatta Stakes (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.

  • Point of Entry won the Sword Dancer by 4 lengths on Aug. 18.

    Joe Hirsch: Point of Entry Meets Little Mike

    Point of Entry must clear his final hurdle before the Breeders' Cup in the $600,000 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational Stakes Sept. 29 at Belmont Park, and that hurdle could be Arlington Million winner Little Mike.

  • Zagora won the Ballston Spa (gr. IIT) in her last start.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2046988640&amp;k=6kdN9vZ&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Zagora Takes on Europeans in Flower Bowl

    Multiple graded stakes winner Zagora heads the $600,000 Flower Bowl Invitational (gr. IT) at Belmont Park Sept. 29, while European invaders I'm a Dreamer and Nahrain are poised to challenge.

  • Royal Delta takes on It&#39;s Tricky and 5 others in the Beldame.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=1909823367&amp;k=fKBR8Qx&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Royal Delta, It's Tricky Are Beldame Stars

    Royal Delta and It's Tricky look to recover from an Aug. 26 Personal Ensign (gr. I) upset and eye year-end honors when they meet for a fifth time Sept. 29 in the $400,000 Beldame Invitational (gr. I) at Belmont Park.

  • To Honor and Serve won the Woodward Stakes at Saratoga Sept. 1.&lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2061024596&amp;k=TZgQsTH&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Kelso Brings Together Big Two

    To Honor and Serve and Shackleford renew their one-turn rivalry at Belmont Park in the one-mile Kelso Handicap (gr. II) as part of "Super Saturday" Sept. 29 at Belmont.

  • Talkin' Horses with Dale Romans

    Dale Romans, who is having the best year of his career as a trainer having won the Pacific Classic and Arlington Million, both $1 million races, and two other grade I races.

  • My Miss Aurelia (left) outfinishes Questing to win the Cotillion Stakes. &lt;br&gt;&lt;a target=&quot;blank&quot; href=&quot;http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2103714693&amp;k=NP7qLxB&quot;&gt;Order This Photo&lt;/a&gt;

    Thrilling Cotillion Goes to My Miss Aurelia

    In a heavyweight battle between champion My Miss Aurelia and multiple grade I winner Questing through the stretch of the $971,200 Cotillion Stakes (gr. I), My Miss Aurelia prevailed by a head to remain undefeated Sept. 22.

  • After the Wire - 9/23/2012

    Evan recaps the Cotillion, Gallant Bloom, Pennsylvania Derby, and more! Evan also gives you his "e-ticket" for a few Breeders' Cup races.

  • Dale Romans and Shackleford

    Romans Ready to Prey on New York Stakes

    Trainer Dale Romans, who already has established a personal record for single-season North American earnings in 2012, has multiple chances to take down additional lucrative prizes over the next two weeks at Belmont Park