It was a busy morning Oct. 19 at Santa Anita Park, as Breeders' Cup contenders led by Classic runner Mucho Macho Man turned in moves over the track.
Led by champion Royal Delta and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) contender Ron the Greek, horses conditioned by Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott got in their Belmont Park works Oct. 19 in advance of the Nov. 1-2 Breeders' Cup.
- By Claire Novak
Five-time grade I winner Point of Entry sailed along his road to recovery from a condylar fracture suffered in early June, and is on track for a comeback in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). read blog
Steve Haskin picks his top 10 Breeders' Cup races from 1994 through 2003.
Awesome Again, Smart Strike, and Tapit are the leading Breeders' Cup Sires by numbers of winners. View Slideshow
- By Ron Mitchell
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas discusses Will Take Charge, Fast Bullet, Strong Mandate and more Breeders' Cup contenders. Watch Video
Listen to Steve Haskin ask D. Wayne Lukas about the meaning of the Breeders' Cup experience, most memorable victories, and if the Breeders' Cup Juvenile is a Kentucky Derby prep race. listen to podcast
Take Control, a son of A.P. Indy, out of 2002 Horse of the Year Azeri, was euthanized after sustaining an injury to his right front leg in a workout the morning of Oct. 17 at Santa Anita Park.
Fans sporting the most fabulous headwear, including, but not limited to, fascinators and fedoras, will be eligible to win up to $10,000 in Westfield gift cards.
In a rare moment of social media accord, it was mostly agreed upon that the Breeders' Cup Classic fields from either 1998 or 2004 were the best. read blog
The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is teaming with California Retirement Management Account at the Breeders' Cup World Championships to promote awareness of Thoroughbred aftercare.
Images from the Breeders' Cup career of D. Wayne Lukas. view slideshow
While his riding career was winding down by the time the Breeders' Cup launched in 1984, jockey Bill Shoemaker still managed to stamp the event when he delivered a perfectly timed ride aboard Ferdinand in the 1987 Classic.
Steve Haskin and Lenny Shulman discuss Princess of Sylmar, Breeders' Cup "sleepers," and "And They're Off at the Derby Dozen." They also review a Breeders' Cup top 10 list for additional BC races. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm watch video
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 16 that pre-entries for all 14 of the World Championships races at Santa Anita Park will close Monday, Oct. 21 at noon (local time of place of pre-entry).
A mobile guide to the 2013 Breeders' Cup with race details, events, maps and more. View Guide
Trainer Chad Brown tells us every horse he possibly has running in the Breeders' Cup. listen to podcast
The key to making anyone who is unfamiliar with horse racing "get it" -- assuming you can't take them to an actual racetrack -- is showing them a great race.
The Breeders' Cup announced Oct. 15 that a star-studded concert has been planned to enhance the Breeders' Cup World Championship festivities.
- By Ron Mitchell
Hear what trainer Dale Romans' contenders are currently doing and what he thinks through prior to entering Breeders' Cup races. watch video
A relatively few number of women's names crop up on trainer and jockey rosters in general, but in the 30 years of Breeders' Cup history the numbers are smaller still.
Zayat Stables' Paynter tuned up for the Breeders' Cup Classic Oct. 14 with a five-furlong work in 1:00 under jockey Martin Garcia, who will ride the son of Awesome Again in the mile-and-a-quarter race at Santa Anita Nov. 2.
The Breeders' Cup announced that the last opportunity to nominate weanlings of 2013 to the program for a one-time fee of $500 is 11:59 p.m. (ET) Tuesday, Oct. 15.
Sometimes you marvel at a racehorse's performance, sometimes you shake your head, and sometimes you do both.
Let's Go Stable and Coolmore partners' Verrazano worked a bullet five furlongs in 1:01.08 Oct. 12 on the dirt training track at Belmont Park, gearing up for the Nov. 1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park.
Reliving the brilliance of champion Gilded Time in the 1992 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).
- By Steve Haskin
Steve offers some early thoughts on the Breeders' Cup. read blog
A background in foreign pedigrees and careful study of previous weight assignments helped Anne Eberhardt Keogh choose Sheikh Albadou in the 1991 Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I).
The most expensive Breeders' Cup World Championship winners as determined by their auction prices were sold as yearlings.
Ken and Sarah Ramsey's Kitten Kaboodle took the rail trip to victory in the $150,000 JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Keeneland Oct. 9, earning a berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (gr. IT).
Taste of LA, featuring nine local chefs and food vendors, returns to the Breeders' Cup World Championships Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park.
Hansen, the 2-year-old champion of 2011 and winner of that year's Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), has been sold to South Korea, former owner Kendall Hansen confirmed Oct. 8.
Personal Ensign, who was seriously injured during her 2-year-old season, came back to win the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) and remain undefeated in 13 starts.
- By Tom LaMarra
Churchill Downs makes a big splash less than month before the World Championships. read blog
The 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic was a West Coast vs. East Coast showdown.
Trainer Wayne Catalano was doing a little advance planning the morning of Oct. 7, both in the short term for the Keeneland meet and for a few weeks down the road at the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita.
Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson will receive the community service award at Race Track Chaplaincy of America's White Horse Award Luncheon Oct. 31, 2013 at The Derby Restaurant in Arcadia, Calif.
Which Breeders' Cup Distaff was the best? Vote Now!
Fall Stars weekend brought a bevy of surprises as favorites were felled in the major races and a record rainfall pelted Keeneland on the afternoon of Oct. 5. read blog
Steve Haskin's top 10 Breeders' Cup World Championship races by decade.
Which Breeders' Cup Classic was the best? Vote Now!
John and Brad Hennegan, who teamed for the Eclipse Award-winning documentary "The First Saturday in May," have produced a special on the 30 greatest moments in Breeders' Cup history that will air Oct. 19.
The transcript from the October 4 chat is now available. Read Transcript
BloodHorse.com introduces a month-long series of Breeders' Cup stories including personal tales, polls, video, and photos in honor of the world championships' 30th anniversary.
Lenny and Steve discuss Princess of Sylmar, Ron the Greek, Mucho Macho Man, and the Breeders' Cup Classic, and more. Sponsored by Darby Dan Farm. Watch Video
If you feel the Breeder's Cup Classic field is pretty much cut and dry, you might want to follow the results of Saturday's Prix Dollar at Longchamp. read blog
Dogwood Stable's Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Palace Malice will make his final start of 2013 in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and will have a new rider--Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez.
An overflow field of 14, highlighted by undefeated Keeneland contender Winning Cause, plus previous Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (gr. III) victors Sum of the Parts and Hoofit, are entered in this year's edition of the race.
- By Claire Novak
Catalano's plan for Solitary Ranger included the Breeders' Cup World Championships long before the talented juvenile runner broke his maiden. read blog
Highlighting Breeders' Cup Challenge Winners for 2013. View Slideshow
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