Breeders' Cup

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

  • Groupie Doll and Rajiv Maragh after winning the Thoroughbred Club of America.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132898611&k=wrPtZ53">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll Ready for Breeders' Cup

    Buff Bradley, the co-owner, co-breeder, and trainer of Groupie Doll, had a minor scare Saturday afternoon after the filly's dominating victory under Rajiv Maragh in the Thoroughbred Club of America.

  • Trainer Charles Lopresti

    Lopresti Looking Hard at Breeders' Cup Mile

    With Saturday's $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland now in his rearview mirror, trainer Charles Lopresti can look ahead to the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita for stable star Wise Dan.

  • Coil and Martin Garcia take the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Coil Spoils Santa Anita Sprint Championship

    Coil earned his first stakes win since last year's Haskell Invitational and earned a spot in the XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) with his upset victory in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) Oct. 6.

  • Wise Dan rolls to victory in the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes. <br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132599806&k=MrpDq2h">Order This Photo</a>.

    Wise Dan Rallies to Win Shadwell Turf Mile

    Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan showed why he was the odds-on favorite in the $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (gr. IT), rallying five wide to win by a decisive 2 1/4 lengths over 48-1 longshot Willcox Inn Oct. 6.

  • Spring Venture is in control in the Mazarine Stakes at Woodbine.

    Spring Venture Stays On Course in Mazarine

    Spring Venture, trained by Mark Casse and ridden by Patrick Husbands, stayed unbeaten while prevailing under a hand ride Oct. 6 at Woodbine in the featured $205,361 Mazarine Stakes (Can-III).

  • Grace Hall Overpowers Indiana Oaks Field

    Odds-on choice Grace Hall took command leaving the final turn and drew out to a dominating 5 3/4-length win over four opponents in the $205,600 Indiana Oaks (gr. II). Oct. 6 at Hoosier Park.

  • Obviously zips to the win in the Arroyo Seco Mile.

    Obviously Proves Best in Arroyo Seco Mile

    Favored Obviously led all the way in winning the $150,000 Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) in a very fast time over the Santa Anita Park turf course Oct. 6 and seems likely for next month's Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT).

  • King David upsets the Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132700257&k=tBbRJV8">Order This Photo</a>

    King David Rules Jamaica Handicap

    Longshot King David upset the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Belmont Park, benefiting from a crawling pace set by the eventual runner-up as 8-5 favorite Dullahan finished fifth.

  • Shanghai Bobby sails home in the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132606386&k=pXH95gj">Order This Photo</a>

    Shanghai Bobby Toasts Champagne Foes

    Undefeated Shanghai Bobby, the only stakes winner in this year's $400,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I), shook loose of pacesetter Goldencents rounding the bend and romped to victory Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Groupie Doll dominates the Thoroughbred Club of America at Keeneland.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2132407444&k=KR7vnqf">Order This Photo</a>

    Groupie Doll Much The Best in Keeneland's TCA

    Groupie Doll put her winning streak on the line at Keeneland and preserved it emphatically Oct. 6, taking the $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (gr. II) by 6 1/2 lengths while pushing her earnings past the million mark.

  • Competitive Fields Highlight Arc Undercard

    Six top-level races, ranging from sprints to long distance, will test some of Europe's best horses on Oct. 7 at Longchamp as part of the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) undercard.

  • Live Blog - Friday, October 5 at NOON EDT

    Join Tom LaMarra and Pete Denk to talk about this weekend's racing, including opening weekend at Keeneland, and its implications for the Breeders' Cup. Sponsored by HRTV.

  • Mandella Ponders Breeders' Cup for Beholder

    Beholder, a 2-year-old Kentucky-bred filly by Henny Hughes, demolished a first-condition allowance field at Santa Anita Park Oct. 4 by 11 lengths and had trainer Richard Mandella pondering a follow-up in the Breeders' Cup.

  • Aruna won the 2011 Spinster for trainer Graham Motion under jockey Ramon Dominguez.

    Aruna Primed for Juddmonte Spinster Defense

    Flaxman Holdings' Aruna seeks back-to-back wins in the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I) at Keeneland Oct. 6, facing 12 rivals as she attempts to become just the fourth horse to accomplish the feat.

  • Groupie Doll faces 7 in the Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes.

    Groupie Doll Streaks into TCA

    Groupie Doll, a winner of three straight graded stakes by a combined 14 lengths, headlines Keeneland's $200,000 Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes (gr. II) Oct. 6.

  • Brown Almighty won the Sunny's Halo Stakes on August 4.

    Brown Almighty in Bourbon Mix

    Freshman sire Big Brown's first stakes winner, Brown Almighty, will try to secure the first graded win of his young career in the Bourbon Stakes (gr. III) at Keeneland oct. 7.

  • Obviously and Mr. Commons finished a nose apart in the Del Mar Mile Handicap.

    Obviously, Mr. Commons Back for Arroyo Seco

    Irish-bred Obviously, a nose better than Mr. Commons in the Del Mar Mile Handicap, is the likely favorite once again in the Arroyo Seco Mile (gr. IIT) as he goes for his third straight win on the turf Oct. 6 at Santa Anita.

  • Amazombie takes on 6 in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship.

    Amazombie Ramps Up Cup Push at Santa Anita

    California-bred Amazombie will defend his title against six other top sprinters in the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (gr. I) against six opponents in a race formerly known as the Ancient Title Oct. 6.

  • Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the Jamaica Handicap at Belmont Park.

    Dullahan Uses Jamaica as Breeders' Cup Prep

    Donegal Racing's TVG Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) victor Dullahan is the 4-5 morning-line favorite for the $400,000 Jamaica Handicap (gr. IT) when he faces seven other sophomores Oct. 6 at Belmont Park.

  • Dreaming of Julia won the Meadow Star by 16 1/4 lengths on Sept. 9.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2127202662&k=P2fgqsf">Order This Photo</a>

    Dreaming of Julia to Test Talents in Frizette

    Stonestreet Stable's homebred prodigy runner Dreaming of Julia will have the opportunity to show her talents at the grade I level when the juvenile filly faces six others in the Oct. 6 Frizette at Belmont Park.

  • Wise Dan faces 11 in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland.

    Wise Dan Runs Back in Shadwell Turf Mile

    Morton Fink's Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan is the star attraction of a power-packed $750,000 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) Oct. 6 at Keeneland, where he'll take on 11 other starters 20 days after his most recent score.

  • Balance the Books and Joha finished a head apart in the With Anticipation.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/at-the-races-2012/22274956_jFd5jM#!i=2057483270&k=mghhpNf">Order This Photo</a>

    Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Draws 16 Hopefuls

    Pataky Kid, winner of the Arlington-Washington Futurity (gr. III), heads a field of 14 runners in the Dixiana Breeders' Futurity Oct. 6 over Keeneland's Polytrack going 1 1/16 miles.

  • Wise Dan

    Wise Dan Comes Right Back in Shadwell Mile

    Morton Fink's Wise Dan is telling trainer Charlie Lopresti he's ready to get back to the races and that's just what he's going to do, as Lopresti plans on entering him in the Oct. 6 Shadwell Turf Mile (gr. IT) at Keeneland.

  • Slim Shadey wins the John Henry Turf Championship.

    Slim Shadey Slips Away for John Henry Triumph

    A freshened Slim Shadey, given a two-month break since a disappointing effort in the Eddie Read Stakes (gr. IIT), showed his heels in the $150,000 John Henry Turf Championship (gr. IIT) Sept. 30 at Santa Anita Park.

  • 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.