Keyword: Kentucky

  • BC 2015: Golden Horn Heads to Turf track

    Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) favorite Golden Horn on his way to the Keeneland turf track on October 29, followed by Cymric, Time Test, and Mondialiste.

  • Rachel's Valentina at Saratoga.

    Rachel's Valentina Adding to Family History

    Rachel's Valentina, the daughter of 2009 Horse of the Year Rachel Alexandra, seeks to extend the family legacy in the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) at Keeneland.

  • Cymric was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm.

    BC Euro Cymric Has Local Ties

    Cymric is the morning-line favorite for the Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT). Raced in England and France, the son of Kitten's Joy was foaled and raised at Mill Ridge Farm, just about two miles from Keeneland.

  • Ken Kirchner

    For Kirchner, 20 Years of BC Wagering

    Ken Kirchner, a former regulator in Pennsylvania, was hired by Breeders' Cup as a consultant in 1996, and since that time has overseen wagering formats, simulcast expansion, and elevating the product with bettors.

  • Stephanie's Kitten wins the 2015 Flower Bowl.

    Last Go Around for Stephanie's Kitten

    She will be offered at Fasig-Tipton Nov. 1, but first Stephanie's Kitten will seek her second Breeders' Cup victory, this time in the Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), which she narrowly lost a year ago.

  • Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will meet champion Beholder in the Classic.<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/TripleCrown/2015-Triple-Crown/Belmont-Stakes-147/i-fL4gP5n">Order This Photo</a>

    American Pharoah Set for History

    The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) offers no shortage of interesting storylines in a 10-horse field that includes nine group I/grade I winners.

  • Tonalist

    Tonalist Finds Comfort Zone in Longer Races

    The 10-furlong distance of the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) provides comfort for trainer Christophe Clement, who will send out Tonalist in this year's edition of North America's richest race.

  • Untapable

    Untapable Out of BC Distaff

    Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.

  • 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.

  • Lenny's Place: Breeders' Cup Edition

    Lenny Shulman expands on how Lexington and Keeneland are embracing the Breeders' Cup. Trainer Doug O'Neill joins Lenny and gives insight on Nyquist, Ralis, Land Over Sea, & Sharla Rae. Sponsored by Hill 'n' Dale Stallions

  • Kentucky Downs was approved for five racing days in 2016

    Kentucky Downs, Churchill Agree on Dates

    Kentucky Downs and Churchill Downs will have no overlapping dates next year under a schedule approved Oct. 26 by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission. Kentucky Downs had requested seven days, up from five this year.

  • 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.

  • Judy the Beauty

    Judy the Beauty Tries for F&M Sprint Repeat

    Resurgent champion jockey Frankie Dettori will be aboard Judy the Beauty when the reigning champion female sprinter bids for a repeat win in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) Oct. 31 at Keeneland.

  • American Pharoah breezed four furlongs in :46 2/5, with a gallop out to five furlongs in :59 2/5.

    American Pharoah Records Final Workout

    There was only one worker out on the Santa Anita Park main track to kick off the 7:45 a.m. session Oct. 26, but there was still a crowd of horsemen out in the grandstand to watch the horse, as if he were their own.

  • A.P. Indy

    A.P. Indy Still Makes Classic Mark

    The oldest living Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) winner injected the dead-on balance of precocity, stamina, and grit into those that carry his blood.

  • Constitution

    Constitution Retired to WinStar Farm

    WinStar Farm's and Twin Creeks Racing's multiple grade I winner Constitution has been retired to stud at WinStar for 2016. The son of Tapit will stand for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.

  • Beholder schools in the Keeneland paddock Oct. 25.

    Beholder's Grand Adventure

    When an overnight rain left the main track at Keeneland sloppy and sealed Oct. 25, Richard Mandella trained champion racemare Beholder over the synthetic training track and schooled in the paddock.

  • Tiger Ride flies home to win the Pin Oak Valley View.

    Tiger Ride Prevails in Valley View Stakes

    Dixiana Farms' homebred Tiger Ride made it two in a row for trainer Graham Motion and picked up a third 2015 stakes score Oct. 24 at Keeneland, holding off favored Include Betty to win the $150,000 Pin Oak Valley View.

  • Big Blue Kitten<br><a target="blank" href="http://photos.bloodhorse.com/AtTheRaces-1/At-the-Races-2015/i-bBr">Order This Photo</a>

    Brown Works Slate of BC Contenders in NY

    Trainer Chad Brown unleashed a cavalcade of Breeders' Cup-bound horses at Belmont Park Oct. 24 for their final works, including Big Blue Kitten, Slumber, Shining Copper, Stephanie's Kitten, and Dacita.

  • 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.

  • Tonalist at Belmont Park.

    Tonalist Sharp in BC Classic Breeze

    Tonalist, under jockey John Velazquez, worked five furlongs in 1:01 at Belmont Park Oct. 24 in his final work before the Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) at Keeneland.