Keyword: Breeders' Cup World Championships

  • Welcome to Keeneland

    As the Breeders' Cup World Championships come to Keeneland for the first time, use an immersive experience to meet the people and places that make the Lexington oval one of horse racing's greatest tracks.

  • Nyquist (left) held off Swipe to win FrontRunner in his last start

    Nyquist Has Draw to Overcome in Juvenile

    Nyquist, undefeated in four starts and a two-time grade I winner, drew post 13 in a full field of 14 for the $2 million Sentient Jets Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • La Verdad

    Rice: La Verdad Headed to Breeders' Cup

    Trainer Linda Rice Oct. 25 said Lady Sheila Stable's La Verdad, who won the Iroquois Stakes for New York-breds at Belmont Park the previous day, will be entered in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I).

  • Multiple group I winner Golden Horn arrived at Keeneland Oct. 24

    Golden Horn Arrives at Keeneland

    Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) winner Golden Horn arrived at Keeneland the evening of Oct. 24 ahead of his expected start in the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) Oct. 31.

  • Keen Ice worked five furlongs in 1:01 flat on Oct. 24 in preparation for the Classic.

    'A Real Man,' Keen Ice Gears Up for Classic

    Dale Romans is conditioning a different Keen Ice in the afternoons and the mornings these days compared with the spring, and for the Kentucky-based trainer the development has been something to see.

  • Churchill Downs last held the Breeders' Cup in 2011

    Churchill Preparing Bid to Host 2018 BC

    Churchill Downs is in the process of preparing an application to host the Breeders' Cup World Championships in 2018, the next open year in the rotation, an official at the Kentucky racetrack said Oct. 23.

  • Exaggerator worked five furlongs in a quick :59 2/5 and galloped out six furlongs in 1:13 3/5.

    Desormeaux: Exaggerator's Work 'Spectacular'

    Big Chief Racing's Exaggerator, pointed to the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), worked earlier than planned the morning of Oct. 24 at Keeneland, but it paid off, according to trainer Keith Desormeaux.

  • Rachel's Valentina worked five furlongs in 1:00 4/5.

    Trainer Pletcher: 'Couldn't Be More Pleased'

    With one week go before the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland Race Course, trainer Todd Pletcher is confident in how his large contingent of hopefuls is coming into their respective races.

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    Tepin Tunes Up for Breeders' Cup Mile

    While Tepin didn't blaze in her final workout before facing males in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT), trainer Mark Casse was pleased with the 4-year-old filly's half-mile breeze Oct. 23 at Churchill Downs.

  • Lady Shipman worked five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 at Keeneland Race Course the morning of Oct. 22.

    Lady Shipman Works Toward Turf Sprint

    Lady Shipman, who has never been worse than third in 11 starts, breezed five furlongs in 1:01 3/5 the morning of Oct. 22 in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT).

  • Private Zone was an easy winner of Forego Stakes in his last start Aug. 29

    Private Zone Strong in Five-Furlong Work

    Trainer Jorge Navarro got exactly what he wanted from Private Zone, the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) hopeful who worked a solid five furlongs in :59 on a fast track at Keeneland Oct. 18.

  • Defending Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) winner Untapable breezed five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 Oct. 18 at Keeneland.

    Untapable, Tapiture Work Early at Keeneland

    A pair of Winchell Thoroughbreds' leading contenders for the Breeders' Cup were on the track at Keeneland early Oct. 18, with Untapable breezing five furlongs in 1:01 1/5 and Tapiture getting the same distance in 1:00 3/5.

  • Dame Dorothy worked four furlongs in :49, galloped out five furlongs in 1:01 2/5 and six furlongs in 1:14 1/5.

    Another Busy Morning for Pletcher

    The morning of Oct. 17 was another busy one for Todd Pletcher, as the trainer with a barn full of Breeders' Cup World Championships hopefuls sent five of his trainees out for workouts at Keeneland.

  • Gleneagles Still on Fence for Ascot Start

    Aidan O'Brien, trainer of Gleneagles, walked the course at Ascot Racecourse the afternoon of Oct. 16 to test the ground on which the Queen Elizabeth II Stakes Sponsored by QIPCO (Eng-I) will be run Saturday.

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    Artemis Agrotera May Return in Breeders' Cup

    After Artemis Agrotera breezed a sharp five furlongs in :59.11 from the gate at Belmont Park, trainer Mike Hushion said it's possible the filly would make her first start in a year in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

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    Welcome to Keeneland

    As the Breeders' Cup World Championships come to Keeneland for the first time, use an immersive experience to meet the people and places that make the Lexington oval one of horse racing’s greatest tracks.

  • Liam's Map breezed five furlongs at Keeneland Race Course the morning of Oct. 11.

    Liam's Map Stays On Target for BC Dirt Mile

    Teresa Viola Racing Stables' grade I winner Liam's Map breezed five furlongs at Keeneland the morning of Oct. 11 as the colt continued working toward the Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) Oct. 30.

  • Pablo Del Monte leads early in the mile race at Keeneland on October 9.

    Jockeys Find Keeneland Mile Race Challenging

    After winning the first main-track mile race held in many years, perhaps ever, at Keeneland, jockey Corey Lanerie had some advice for riders trying the distance in the weeks to come: Get out of the gate.

  • American Pharoah

    American Pharoah Retains Top World Ranking

    Although both Golden Horn and Treve posted impressive victories over the course of the past month, neither displaced Triple Crown winner American Phaorah from the top of the Longines World's Best Racehorse Rankings.

  • Golden Horn wins the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

    Golden Horn Impressive in Arc de Triomphe

    Anthony Oppenheimer's 3-year-old colt Golden Horn, racing just behind the pacemaker, took off when asked in the stretch to comfortably win the Qatar Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (Fr-I) at Longchamp Oct. 4.

  • Ralis pulled away to capture Hopeful at Saratoga

    Ralis Returns From California for Champagne

    Reddam Racing's Ralis, an easy winner of the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) in his first start outside of California, figures to be favored versus eight other 2-year-olds in the $500,000 Champagne Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Oct. 3.

  • The Pizza Man, winning the Arlington Million.

    'Stars' Aligning for Keeneland Opener

    The equine stars will be out at Keeneland Oct. 2-4, with three reigning Eclipse Award winners and Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner The Pizza Man expected to compete opening weekend.

  • Keeneland will host event for first time Oct. 30-31

    Commerce Lexington Named BC Partner

    Commerce Lexington Inc., a member-driven organization promoting economic development, job creation, and overall business growth in Lexington, has been named an official partner of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.