Breeders' Cup

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

  • 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.

  • Breeders' Cup Logo

    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).

  • West Coast rolls home to win the Travers Stakes

    West Coast is Best in Travers Stakes

    One year after champion Arrogate shipped in from California and turned the division on its ear with his win in the Travers Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1), West Coast emulated his stablemate when he registered a victory in the 1 1/4-mile test.

  • Sadler's Joy and Julien Leparoux rally on the outside to take the Sword Dancer

    Sadler's Joy Rallies to Sword Dancer Victory

    After earning a pair of grade 1 placings earlier this year, Sadler's Joy uncorked a powerful late kick to rally past all six other rivals in the stretch to win the $1 million Sword Dancer Stakes (G1T) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Charlie and Susan Chu lead Drefong to the Saratoga winner's circle for a second consecutive year

    Drefong Crushes Forego Competition

    After making his mark on Saratoga Race Course with a powerful 2016 King's Bishop (G1) score, Baoma Corporation's champion sprinter Drefong returned to the Spa Aug. 26 and romped in the $600,000 Forego Stakes (G1).

  • By the Moon holds off Highway Star to win the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga Race Course

    No Denying By the Moon in This Year's Ballerina

    Jay Em Ess Stable's By the Moon set a slow opening fraction then held off all challenges in the stretch to post a narrow victory in the $500,000 Ketel One Ballerina Stakes (G1) Aug. 26 at Saratoga Race Course.

  • Cupid

    Cupid Holds Off Curlin Rules to Win Brubaker

    Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier, and Derrick Smith's Cupid may not have performed as well as expected at 2-5 odds in the $75,000 Harry F. Brubaker Stakes Aug. 23 at Del Mar, but the stakes try Wednesday was not the goal.

  • Accelerate finishes 15 1/4 lengths ahead of Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate Set for Rematch With Arrogate

    Trainer John Sadler wasn't present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy.

  • Dacita wins the Beverly D. Stakes

    Dacita Edges Tough Rivals in Beverly D.

    With a strong drive in the stretch, Dacita managed to edge out a tough field of 10 fillies and mares to win the $600,000 Beverly D. Stakes (G1T). Dona Bruja and Grand Jete dead-heated for second. 

  • Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 at Del Mar Aug. 8

    Arrogate Continues Work Toward Pacific Classic

    Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 Aug. 8 at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track's grandstand.

  • Gun Runner takes the Whitney with style

    Gun Runner Cruises in Whitney

    Cruising for home on his lonesome under a confident ride from Florent Geroux, the 3-5 Steve Asmussen-trained favorite continued to draw away en route to a 5 1/4-length win over Keen Ice.