Breeders' Cup

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

  • Graham Motion sends out Jade's Revenge in the Turfway Fall Championship Stakes.

    Jade's Revenge Tops Fall Championship

    Jade's Revenge, who seems to have turned his career around since switching to synthetic surfaces last year, leads a diverse field of 10 marathoners in the $100,000 Turfway Fall Championship Stakes (gr. III) Sept. 6--all of them vying for a berth in the Breeders' Cup this fall at Santa Anita.

  • A horse gallops over the new track surface at Santa Anita Park on Aug 31.

    Santa Anita Track Reopened

    Several horses were out galloping on the renovated Santa Anita track surface Aug. 31. Training stables are just starting to ship in from Del Mar.

  • And They're Off: August 27 (Video)

    Hosted by Lenny Shulman and Steve Haskin, "And They're Off" is a bi-monthly online video series sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. This week's topics include the aftermath of the Travers, Curlin and Big Brown, Synthetic Breeders' Cup, and Genuine Risk.

  • Casino Drive, shown training in New York prior to the Belmont Stakes (gr. I), is on schedule to return from Japan to the U.S. for the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

    Casino Drive Set to Return for BC

    Undefeated Casino Drive, impressive winner of the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) in only his second career start, is scheduled to return to the United States in mid-September to begin his preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 25, according to a spokesman for the Japan Racing Association.

  • BC Concierge Service Introduced

    The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 22 the introduction of Breeders' Cup Experiences, a concierge service for horsemen, marketing partners, international guests, and other groups attending this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • The 2008 Breeders' Cup logo

    Breeders' Cup to Have Also-Eligibles

    The Breeders' Cup announced Aug. 22 that, for the first time, also eligible horses will be designated following the close of entries for all oversubscribed races at the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita Park.

  • California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger

    Schwarzenegger to Chair Host Committee

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has agreed to chair the Breeders' Cup Host Committee, which will promote the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held at Santa Anita Park on October 24-25.

  • Black Mamba overcame trouble in the stretch to win the John C. Mabee (gr. IT). <br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D5382569%0D%0A%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Black Mamba Snakes Through in Mabee 'Cap

    Odds-on choice Black Mamba unleashed a powerful kick in the final furlong to overcome a bit of traffic trouble and earn grade I glory for the first time in the $400,000 John C. Mabee Handicap on the Del Mar turf Aug. 3.

  • Street Sense 2006 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) romp is one of 10 "Perfect Trips" featured in the fan poll.

    Blood-Horse to Showcase BC Perfect Trips

    The Breeders' Cup will partner with Sentient Flight Group to launch "The Perfect Trip," a fan poll to determine which horse and jockey had the best trip around the track in the 24-year history of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Zappa takes the Cougar II Handicap and earns a spot in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Marathon.

    Zappa Freaks in Cougar, Earns BC Bid

    Controlling the tempo from the outset, Zappa galloped to an easy victory in the $150,000 Cougar II Handicap at Del Mar July 30 and earned a starting slot in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Marathon at Santa Anita this fall.

  • Sussex Stakes winner Henrythenavigator is headed to the Breeders' Cup Classic.

    Henry Will Navigate Way to BC Classic

    Following Henrythenavigator's fourth consecutive group I victory in the Sussex Stakes at Goodwood July 30, trainer Aidan O'Brien, who was saddling his 16th Group I win of the year, said the colt's ultimate goal is the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) on the synthetic surface at Santa Anita.

  • Ageless Evening Attire Earns BC Berth

    Five years after running in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita, Evening Attire will have a chance to run on America's richest day of racing once again, as the remarkable 10-year-old iron horse romped to a 8 1/4-length victory in the $250,000 Greenwood Cup at Philadelphia Park, in the process breaking a 16-year-old track record and locking up a berth in the newly-created Breeders' Cup Marathon.

  • Casino Drive training prior to the June 7 Belmont Stakes (gr. I)

    Casino Drive's Journey to Cup Begins

    Casino Drive, the Japanese-trained colt whose bruised foot prevented him from trying to follow in the hoofprints of his two Belmont Stakes (gr. I)-winning siblings, has entered quarantine in Japan as the first step to returning to the United States.

  • Farish Re-elected Breeders' Cup Chair

    William S. Farish Jr. will again serve as chairman of the Breeders' Cup board of directors, an election for which was held July 11.

  • Duke of Marmalade (IRE)

    'Marmalade' Spreads Danehill's Influence

    MAHUBAH'S CORNER, by Avalyn Hunter Duke of Marmalade carries a high concentration of the Thoroughbred's best blood, with inbreeding to Native Dancer, Northern Dancer, and Buckpasser. All this potential broke through on the racetrack recently when the Irish-bred son of Danehill won the Prince of Wales's Stakes (Eng-I).

  • Breeders' Cup Challenge Races on TV

    The Breeders' Cup announced July 1 the full 2008 TV schedule in for the 2008 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series that begins this weekend at Monmouth Park. Each of the 57 Breeders' Cup Challenge races will be televised, highlighted with telecasts on ABC, ESPN and ESPN2 in addition to telecasts on TVG and HRTV.

  • Breeders' Cup Gets Nine Hours on TV

    The Breeders' Cup and ESPN announced June 2 that the Oct. 24-25 Breeders' Cup World Championships from Santa Anita Park will receive an unprecedented nine hours of live coverage including, for the first time, 2.5 hours of live coverage on ABC.

  • Emirates Airline Has Revised BC Deal

    Breeders' Cup and Emirates Airline have announced a renewal of their sponsorship agreement through which Emirates, an intercontinental airline based in the United Arab Emirates, will become title sponsor of the $3-million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) at the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 in the Queen's Plate.

    Not Bourbon Tops Queen's Plate Field

    Plate Trial winner Not Bourbon heads a field of 15 Canadian-bred 3-year-olds looking for a victory in the prestigious $1-million Queen's Plate, the oldest continuously run stakes in North America. The 149th Queen's Plate, a 1 1/4-mile event on the Woodbine Polytrack, will be race 9 and is set to go to post at 5:06 p.m. EDT June 22.

  • Four New Breeders' Cup Challenge Races

    The Breeders' Cup announced that four races have been added to the 2008 Breeders' Cup Challenge series, bringing the final total for this year's schedule to 57, an increase from 24 races in 2007.

  • Breeders' Cup Ticket Procedures Outlined

    Ticket applications for the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships, hosted by Oak Tree Racing Association at Santa Anita Park, will be mailed beginning Thursday, May 1.

  • BC Challenge Expands to Europe

    Breeders' Cup officials April 16 announced that the Breeders' Cup Challenge will for the first time be expanded to Europe with three "Win and You're In" races at Ascot Racecourse in England Sept. 27.

  • Sentient is New Breeders' Cup Partner

    Breeders' Cup announced March 10 that Sentient Flight Group, a full-service private aviation company, has become the official private aviation partner of the Breeders' Cup. The Breeders' Cup partnership marks Sentient's entrance into horse racing.

  • Greg Avioli, Breeders' Cup president

    BC Official: Friday 'True Championship'

    The repackaging of the Breeders' Cup World Championships and move of female stakes from their customary Saturday spot is part of the plan to make Friday's program "true Breeders' Cup championship racing," Breeders' Cup president Greg Avioli said.

  • California Adopts Steroid Testing Levels

    The California Horse Racing Board took a major step towards banning supplemental anabolic steroids with the adoption of testing levels for four major substances during its meeting Feb. 28 in Arcadia.

  • Breeders' Cup to Card Filly Friday

    Oct. 24 will be for the ladies at the 2008 Breeders' Cup when all five of the World Championships events at Santa Anita will be carded for female horses. The two-day event will conclude with nine Breeders' Cup races on Oct. 25, seven of which will be open to males and females.

  • More Stakes Added to BC 'Challenge'

    The Breeders' Cup Challenge, a series of automatic qualifying races for the Breeders' Cup World Championships, will be expanded from 24 races to a minimum of 49 races at 12 of North America's premier racetracks in 2008, Breeders' Cup announced Feb. 14.

  • Market Said to Be Big Factor for BC

    The Los Angeles media market and its attractiveness to sponsors played a key role in the decision by Breeders' Cup to tab Santa Anita Park as a host site for two consecutive years, Breeders' Cup president Greg Avioli said.

  • The 2008 Breeders' Cup logo

    Breeders' Cup Unveils 2008 Logo

    Breeders' Cup has unveiled the official event logo for the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, which this year will take place Oct. 24-25 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

  • The 2007 Eclipse Award winners will be announced on Jan. 21.

    Curlin Tops Eclipse Finalists

    The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA), National Turf Writers Association (NTWA) and Daily Racing Form (DRF) today announced the finalists for the 2007 Eclipse Awards.

  • Breeders' Cup Adds 3 Races

    One year after expanding the World Championships to a two-day event, Breeders' Cup will beef up the Friday program with three new races, two of which are $1-million events. The Friday program will offer more than $5 million in purses in 2008.

  • Curlin tied the Monmouth Park track record of 2:00 2/5 in Breeders' Cup Classic (gr.1).<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2627349%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Haskin's Classic Recap: Curl Jam

    Prior to this year's Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), Larry Jones, trainer of eventual runner-up Hard Spun, said of the meteoric rise of the then undefeated Curlin, "Six months from now, we could be looking at Curlin as a super horse." Well, it is now six months later, and Jones' words, unfortunately for him, have become prophetic.

  • Breeders' Cup Classic champ Curlin tops Steve Haskin's list of likely Eclipse Award winners.<br><a target="blank" href="http://www.bloodhorse.com/horse-racing/photo-store?ref=http%3A%2F%2Fpictopia.com%2Fperl%2Fgal%3Fprovider_id%3D368%26ptp_photo_id%3D2627349%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Eclipse Awards a No-Brainer This Year

    Start engraving the Eclipse Awards. This year's honors are all but a done deal. Despite the horrible conditions at Monmouth Park, the Breeders' Cup World Championships were surprisingly formful, with several favorites and leading contenders turning in dominating performances.

  • Lear's Princess will remain in training next year.

    West Point: Lear's Princess Out of November Sale

    Terry Finley, president of West Point Thoroughbreds, said Oct. 29 grade I winner Lear's Princess would not go through the sale ring Nov. 4 as originally planned and will be pointed toward a 2008 campaign on the racetrack.

  • George Washington

    George Washington Tragedy Saddens Jacksons

    Roy and Gretchen Jackson had not seen George Washington since he was a yearling. Still, when they watched the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) from their Pennsylvania home Oct. 27 and saw the 4-year-old colt tragically break down, they had an overwhelming feeling of sadness.

  • Video: Breeders' Cup Saturday Recap

    From Monmouth Park, BloodHorseNOW.com writer Lenny Shulman recaps Saturday's Breeders' Cup races. Enjoy this free preview from BloodHorseNOW.com!