Keyword: Breeders' Cup Challenge

  • Gold Dream in Dubai ahead of his effort in the Dubai World Cup at Meydan Racecourse

    Gold Dream Heads February Stakes

    Japan's best dirt horse of 2017, Gold Dream (JPN), returns to action for his specialty in the Feb. 18 February Stakes (G1), a Breeders' Cup Challenge event that offers a guaranteed spot in the Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs.

  • Happily helped Coolmore earn a second straight John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder for the Breeders' Cup World Championships and Breeders' Cup Challenge

    Coolmore Again Breeders' Cup's Outstanding Breeder

    Powered by Breeders' Cup Challenge victories from Hydrangea, Rhododendron, and Happily, Coolmore Stud earned the John Deere Award as the outstanding breeder of the 2017 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Firenze Fire seizes victory in the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park

    Firenze Fire Bounces Back to Win Champagne

    Sanford Stakes (G3) winner Firenze Fire rallied along the rail in the far turn under Irad Ortiz Jr. then edged Good Magic by about three-quarters of a length at the wire to win the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (G1) Oct. 7 at Belmont Park.

  • Marsha (left) catches Lady Aurelia at the wire to win the Nunthorpe Stakes

    Marsha Catches Lady Aurelia in Nunthorpe Upset

    Jockey Frankie Dettori raised an arm in celebration after driving Lady Aurelia past the finish in the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (G1) Aug. 25 at York but the jubilation proved premature as the camera found Marsha's closing lunge had her home first.

  • 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.

  • Grande Premio Brasil Offers Breeders' Cup Turf Berth

    Led by the Haras Doce Vale's Brazilian Filly Triple Crown winner No Regrets (BRZ) and multiple Group 1 winner Haras Santa Maria Araras's Daffy Girl (BRZ), a field of 18 runners has been entered for the June 11 Grande Premio Brasil (G1) at Gavea.

  • Bal a Bali and jockey Mike Smith win the Shoemaker Mile

    Comeback King Bal a Bali Takes Shoemaker Mile

    Rounding the turn for home in the $400,000 Shoemaker Mile (G1T) June 3 at Santa Anita Park, Bal a Bali again validated owner Calumet Farm's decision to keep the striking bay off their stallion roster for another year.

  • Chautauqua storms home in the TJ Smith Stakes

    Chautauqua, It's Somewhat Gain Breeders' Cup Berths

    With top-level wins April 1 at Royal Randwick, R & C Legh Racing and GPI Racing's 6-year-old gelding Chautauqua (AUS) and Godolphin's It's Somewhat earned automatic berths into the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1T) and the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T). 

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    Legal Eagle, Bela-Bela Earn BC Berths

    Legal Eagle successfully defended his L'Ormarins Queen's Plate (G1) title Jan. 7 at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa earned a berth for the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1T), while Bela-Bela won a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1T).

  • Red Lodge wins Aug. 6 Colleen Stakes at Monmouth Park.

    Red Lodge Faces Full Field in Natalma

    While Red Lodge is the only stakes winner entered in the $250,000 Natalma Stakes (Can-IT) Sept. 18 on the Woodbine turf, the expected full field is dotted with juvenile fillies who flashed talent in their maiden wins.

  • Spelling Again wins the 2016 Princess Rooney Stakes.

    Spelling Again Prevails in Princess Rooney

    Seajay Racing's Spelling Again turned back a late bid from Cali Star and won the Princess Rooney Handicap Presented by Hardacre Farm (gr. II) by a neck July 2 at Gulfstream Park.

  • Corona del Inca Wins Gran Premio Criadores

    Corona del Inca wins Gran Premio Criadores (Arg-I) at Palermo Race Course the evening of May 1, earning an automatic berth into the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) through the Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" series.

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    Salama, Yahilwa, 'Veneda' Work for Distaff

    Jockey Julien Leparoux was pleased with the Oct. 22 workout of Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Salama, the Peru-based filly who earned an automatic berth to the race. Yahilwa and Warren's Veneda also worked.

  • Harmonize and Junior Alvarado take the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Harmonize Shows New Dimension in Jessamine

    Harmonize showed a new dimension Oct. 7 at Keeneland, coming from far off the pace with a strong stretch run to win the Jessamine (gr. IIIT) and an automatic berth in the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).

  • Got Lucky wins the Juddmonte Spinster Stakes.

    Got Lucky Rallies to Spinster Score

    Got Lucky was just that Oct. 4 at Keeneland, finding running room from far back and closing past champion Untapable and longshot Yahilwa in the final furlong to win the the $500,000 Juddmonte Spinster (gr. I).

  • Greenpointcrusader comes running late to win the Champagne Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Greenpointcrusader Rallies to Take Champagne

    St. Elias Stable, MeB Racing Stables, and Brooklyn Boyz Stables' Greenpointcrusader went from last-out maiden winner to grade I winner in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes for 2-year-olds Oct. 3 at Belmont Park.

  • Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win in the Rodeo Drive Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Hard Not to Like Stretches Out in Rodeo Drive

    A winner of grade I turf races on both coasts this season, Hard Not to Like will try for a third straight top-level stakes win when she starts Saturday, Sept. 26 in the Rodeo Drive Stakes (gr. IT) at Santa Anita Park.

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    Beholder Will Target BC Classic

    Beholder will target the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and a potential showdown with Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, Ned Toffey confirmed. Her connections have also decided not to offer her at auction this year.

  • Just Wicked heads a field of eight 2-year-old fillies for the Pocahontas.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Just Wicked Stretches Out for Pocahontas

    Adirondack Stakes (gr. II) victress Just Wicked heads a field of eight for the $200,000 Pocahontas (gr. II) Sept. 12 at Churchill Downs, an event that officially launches the 2015-16 Road to the Kentucky Oaks.

  • Flintshire dominates the Sword Dancer Stakes.<br><a target="blank" href="">Order This Photo</a>

    Flintshire Flies Away From Sword Dancer Foes

    Juddmonte Farms' homebred world traveler Flintshire put his class on display Aug. 29 when dominating the Sword Dancer Stakes (gr. IT) at Saratoga, earning another chance at the Breeders' Cup Longines Turf (gr. IT).

  • Pleascach Rallies Late to Win Yorkshire Oaks

    One final effort by Pleascach in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks (Eng-I) Aug. 20 at York proved fruitful, as the Irish classic winner surged to the lead inside the final furlong to claim her second group I win of the season.

  • Secret Gesture (center, maroon silks) finished first in the Beverly D., but was disqualified and placed third.

    Spencer, Beckett Say Beverly D. Appeal Likely

    The jockey and trainer of Secret Gesture (GB), who was disqualified from first to third in the Beverly D. Stakes (gr. IT) Aug. 15 at Arlington International Racecourse, both expect the stewards' decision to be appealed.

  • The Big Beast wins the 2014 King's Bishop.

    The Big Beast Works for Forego

    Alex and JoAnn Lieblong's grade I winner The Big Beast turned in his first work since his second-place finish in the Aug. 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt (gr. I) at Saratoga Race Course, going five furlongs in 1:00 3/5 Aug. 14.

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    Main Sequence Class of Loaded United Nations

    Champion Main Sequence takes on talented grade I-winning rivals such as Slumber, Twilight Eclipse, 2013 United Nations victor Big Blue Kitten, and Imagining when seeking to defend his title in the United Nations (gr. IT).

  • Lovely Day wins the Takarazuka Kinen.
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    Lovely Day Wins in Japan, Gold Ship Unplaced

    Lovely Day repelled the strong late charge of Denim and Ruby and landed his first group I win June 28 in the Takarazuka Kinen at Hanshin while overwhelming favorite Gold Ship missed the break and finished next to last.

  • HRRN Launches Breeders' Cup Coverage

    Horse Racing Radio Network will launch its "2015 Road to the Breeders' Cup" broadcast series with live coverage of the Stephen Foster Handicap (gr. I) and Fleur de Lis Handicap (gr. II) from Churchill Downs June 13.