Breeders' Cup

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

  • Big Brown holds off Proudinsky to take the Monmouth Stakes on the Monmouth turf.

    Big Brown Holds Off Proudinsky On Turf

    Big Brown made his return to turf a successful one Sept. 13 in the $500,000 Monmouth Stakes, as he sprinted to a commanding early lead under Kent Desormeaux and then gamely held off Proudinsky for the length of the stretch to win by a neck.

  • HRTV: Pursuit of the Cup Sept 12 (Video)

    HRTV's weekly series analyzing each division of the Breeders' Cup. This episode includes an preview of the Monmouth Stakes, a Recap of the Woodbine Mine, previews of the Futurity and the Arlington-Washington Futurity, and much, much more.

  • Shakespeare's Sis Makes Jump in Natalma

    Lady Shakespeare, a full sibling to multiple grade I winner Shakespeare, is the most intriguing of the 11 2-year-old fillies entered for the $150,00 Natalma Stakes (Can-III) over the Woodbine turf course Sept. 14. The Natalma is the first "Win and You're In" Breeders' Cup Challenge series race for the inaugural running of the $1 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf at Santa Anita Park Oct. 24.

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    Big Brown Faces 10 in Monmouth Stakes

    Being a dual-classic winner sure has its share of privileges. One of them is being able to have a new stakes written for you, one with a very large purse and on the exact day of your choosing.

  • Fred Stone Named Breeders' Cup Artist

    Equine artist Fred Stone has been commissioned to commemorate the 25th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships with a poster entitled, "Bred for Glory."

  • Miss Macy Sue, shown winning the 2007 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes, will be back to defend her title in 2008.

    Solid Field Set For Presque Isle Masters

    Miss Macy Sue and Wild Gams, a pair of graded stakes winners who finished one-two in the race last year, have been ticketed to go postward again in the second running of the $400,000 Presque Isle Downs Masters Stakes Sept. 13.

  • And They're Off: Sept. 10 (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 Curlin's Breeders' Cup Status, the 2010 Breeders' Cup site, Tin Cup Chalice, and remember Bill Donovan. Also, where to get the best lunch at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale.

  • The 2008 Breeders' Cup logo

    No Early Issue with Breeders' Cup Signal

    Early handicapping on signal distribution of the Breeders' Cup World Championships shows the prestigious event will be available to a wide variety of outlets and bettors, at first glance calming fears of any "signal wars" fallout evident in other revenue-sharing disputes involving advance deposit wagering.

  • Rahy's Attorney reaches for the finish line in the Woodbine Mile (Can-IT).

    Rahy's Attorney Steals Woodbine Mile

    Rahy's Attorney pulled off a shocker in the $1-million Woodbine Mile (Can-IT) Sept. 7, taking over in mid-turn and then powering to a 1 1/4-length victory under Slade Callaghan while 1-2 favorite Kip Deville faded to fifth.

  • C. S. Silk romps in the Arlington-Washington Lassie.

    Closeout, C.S. Silk Star at Arlington

    Betting favorite Lucky Copy took a commanding six-length lead into the stretch, but could not find the wire in time during a desperate final sixteenth of a mile, as Closeout rallied from way back under Jamie Theriot to claim the $200,000 Pucker Up Stakes (gr. IIIT) by a half-length Sept. 6 on the Arlington Park grass.

  • Delightful Kiss Earns BC Marathon Berth

    Hobeau Farm's Florida homebred Delightful Kiss, who hadn't won in more than 13 months and was well-beaten in all four starts this season, stretched out to 12 furlongs for the first time and enjoyed every moment of it, roaring through the stretch to win the $100,000 Turfway Park Fall Championship Stakes (gr. III) by 1 1/4 lengths Sept. 6 on the Polytrack.

  • HRTV: Pursuit of the Cup Sept 5 (Video)

    HRTV's weekly series analyzing each division of the Breeders' Cup. This episode includes an analysis of the Woodward, a review of the Juveniles, a preview of the Ruffian and much, much more.

  • That Handicapping Show: Sept 5 (Video)

    Jason and Tom analyze Turfway Park's Fall Championship Stakes (gr. III). Plus, selections from Cary Fotias of Equiform for the Grade 3 Arlington-Washington Lassie. The free "Race of the Week" download features Fotias' analysis of this race plus the 6th at Arlington and a pair of races at Belmont Park.

  • 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.

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    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.