Breeders' Cup

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

  • La Traviata's connections ultimately chose the Filly & Mare Sprint rather than facing the colts.

    La Traviata Opts for Filly & Mare Sprint; Meets Dream Rush

    La Traviata opted for the new Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Oct. 26 rather than the TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) the following day, making that race much more intriguing than it would have been had she opted to run against males.

  • Prussian will be ridden by Kent Desormeaux in the newly created Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

    Prussian Installed 3-1 Favorite for Juvenile Turf

    Heading into uncharted territory, Monticule's homebred Prussian was made the 3-1 favorite for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Run as the second Breeders' Cup race on the new Friday program, the $1-million race will be run at a mile Oct. 26.

  • Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile favorite Discreet Cat will break from Post One in the first running of this event.

    Discreet Cat Draws Rail for Inaugural Dirt Mile

    Godolphin Racing's Discreet Cat, third in the Sept. 30 Vosburgh Handicap (gr. I) at Belmont Park in his last start, was installed the 2-1 morning-line favorite for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Oct. 26 at Monmouth Park.

  • Street Sense finalized his Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. 1) preparations with Tuesday morning's five furlong work

    Street Sense Sizzles in Final BC Work

    With Calvin Borel up, Street Sense had his final work Oct. 23 for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) four days later, rolling around the Monmouth Park turn and finishing a five-furlong work in 1:01 1/5.

  • Tuesday Morning Line: Getting a Bead on the Draw

    After the post position draw, which clocked in right at one hour to introduce all the dignitaries and draw 11 races, trainer Todd Pletcher takes a seat at table. He's quickly surrounded by a circle of cameras, tape recorders, and notebooks.

  • Breeders' Cup Saturday Could Be a Wet One

    With showers forecast for Oceanport, N.J., on Saturday, the weather could be a factor on the second day of the Oct. 26-27 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park.

  • Breeders' Cup News Minute: Monday, October 22

    BloodHorseNOW.com writer Steve Haskin reports each morning from Monmouth Park with news from the track; today's highlights include Street Sense during his morning gallop.

  • Morning Line: Monday Monday

    Walking in through the main gates at Monmouth Park, it's amazing the transformation that has taken place here. We take in a deep breath. What's that familiar aroma? No, it's not New Jersey...its fresh paint.

  • Lawyer Ron, Sunday at Belmont.

    Pletcher Brigade Works; Discreet Cat Sizzles

    Trainer Todd Pletcher worked 12 of his pre-entered Breeders' Cup horses Oct. 21 at Belmont Park, while Discreet Cat sizzled in prepartion for the inaugural Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

  • Idiot Proof Breezes; Street Sense Has Easy Gallop

    Pam and Martin Wygod's Idiot Proof, who shattered the Monmouth Park track record when he won the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) in July, had his final breeze for the Oct. 27 TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 21 when he breezed five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

  • Breeders' Cup Morning Line Begins Monday

    Starting Monday, Oct. 22 and running through Saturday, Oct. 27, The Morning Line returns to bloodhorse.com. The feature, now in its second year, offers a colorful, behind-the-scenes look at the participants and players of the Thoroughbred industry during racing's major events.

  • McDynamo captures his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National.<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%3D2568180%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    No Denying McDynamo in Fifth Straight Breeders' Cup Win

    Questions abounded over his fitness, but the three-time champion hurdler McDynamo turned back all challengers on the final turn and drew off over the final half-mile to win his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup Grand National (NSA-I) Oct. 20 at the Far Hills Races in New Jersey.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense Arrives at Monmouth

    James Tafel's Street Sense, who will be one of the favorites for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I), arrived safely at Monmouth Park at 6:15 a.m. Oct. 19 after a van ride from Churchill Downs.

  • Buzzards Bay Back in Form in Oak Tree Feature

    Gary Broad's Buzzards Bay, unable to make the Breeders' Cup Classic due to an illness incurred during the recent Del Mar meet, demonstrated his class at Santa Anita Oct. 19 when he bested Siren Lure in Oak Tree's $54,000 allowance feature.

  • Street Sense Headed to Monmouth

    Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) and one of the favorites for next week's Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) at Monmouth Park, will depart from Churchill Downs Oct. 18.

  • Three-time steeplechase Eclipse Award winner McDynamo goes for his fifth consecutive Breeders' Cup win Saturday. <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%3D2549550%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    McDynamo Aims for Fifth Breeders' Cup Win

    Champion steeplechaser McDynamo attempts to extend his history-making streak of success in the Breeders' Cup Grand National (NSA-I) Oct. 20 at the Far Hills Races in Far Hills, N.J.

  • Nobiz Like Shobiz

    Nobiz Like Shobiz Works at Belmont

    Nobiz Like Shobiz, winner of the Jamaica Handicap (gr.IIT) in his last start, worked a half-mile over Belmont Park's inner turf course Oct. 17. He has been pre-entered in the $2 million NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile at Monmouth Park Oct. 27.

  • Aidan O'Brien

    Irish Trainer O'Brien Talks Breeders' Cup

    British bookmakers make two of champion Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's Breeders' Cup entries favorite for their respective races. Dylan Thomas, recent winner of the Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I), varies between 6/4 and 4/5 for the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT), while Excellent Art can be backed at 7/2 down to 5/2 for the Netjets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I).

  • Monmouth Park will host the Breeders' Cup for the first time in its history.

    Year of Firsts For Breeders' Cup

    The eyes of the horse racing world are squarely fixed on next week's Breeders' Cup, with a total of 160 pre-entries (141 individual horses, 19 cross-entered) for 11 races. It will be a year of many firsts for the World Championships.

  • Jeremy Noseda tasted victory in the 2004 Breeders' Cup Juvenile with Wilko.

    Noseda Upbeat About Breeders' Cup Challenge

    Trainer Jeremy Noseda, responsible for 2004 Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) winner Wilko, will have two, maybe three, runners at this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Monmouth Park.

  • Street Sense

    Street Sense and Curlin Work Toward Breeders' Cup

    Street Sense, winner of the Kentucky Derby presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), worked a sharp five furlongs over his home track at Churchill Downs while Curlin got five furlongs in 1:01.20 at Keeneland. Both are training for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I).

  • Student Council

    Student Council Opts for Japan Cup Dirt

    Millennium Farms' Ro Parra has decided to run his star pupil Student Council in the $2.3 million Japan Cup Dirt (Jap-I), rather than the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I). The 1 1/4-mile Japan Cup Dirt will be contested Nov. 24 at Tokyo Racecourse.

  • Bit of Whimsy wins theQueen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I) Saturday at Keeneland.<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%3D2509917%26ref%3Dstory">Order This Photo</a>

    Bit of Whimsy Catches Dreaming of Anna in QE II

    For much of the $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup (gr. I), there seemed to be no denying classy champion Dreaming of Anna, who was seeking her fourth consecutive stakes victory. But after a ground-saving trip from Javier Castellano, Bit of Whimsy made a late rally along the rail, angled three wide and caught the 2006 Juvenile Fillies Eclipse Award winner in the final 16th to win on Keeneland's Haggin turf course Oct. 13.

  • Edgar Prado

    Prado Back on Horses, Taking Recovery Slowly

    Jockey Edgar Prado has been given medical clearance to ride and will take his recovery from a broken ankle to the next level the morning of Oct. 13, when he gets on horses, said his agent, Bob Frieze.

  • Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Shakespeare has been retired from racing.

    No Cup for Shakespeare; Retires With Tendon Injury

    Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) winner Shakespeare, who won seven of eight career starts for Frank Justice's Dell Ridge Farm, has been retired from racing after suffering a flare-up of the old tendon injury that once kept him from racing for 21 months.