Keyword: Kentucky

  • 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 I) contender Untapable was withdrawn from the Oct. 30 race for fillies and mares the morning of Oct. 27 after the champion 2014 Distaff winner spiked a temperature.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.

  • Hard Aces wins the 2015 Gold Cup at Santa Anita.

    Hard Aces Takes a Classic Shot

    Hronis Racing's Hard Aces has benefited from a West Coast racing lineup without Shared Belief or California Chrome, but will take his shot in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) nonetheless. acquiring

  • Untapable prepping for the Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.

    Untapable Seeks Return to Form

    Untapable was a dominating winner of the 2014 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) but has underwhelmed thus far this season. She gets a chance at redemption when she goes for a Distaff repeat Oct. 30.

  • Frivolous worked five furlongs in :59 4/5 at Keeneland on Oct 23.

    Frivolous Tunes Up for Distaff Run

    G. Watts Humphrey Jr.'s Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I) contender Frivolous turned in her final work for the Oct. 30 test when she breezed five furlongs in :59 4/5 under trainer Vicki Oliver at Keeneland.

  • Holy Lute

    Pre-Entry Race Change for Holy Lute

    Breeders' Cup officials announced one change to the pre-entered fields of the $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint and the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint for the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

  • Victor Garcia at Keeneland

    For Trainer Garcia, No Rushing Success

    In spending nearly his entire life around horses, trainer Victor Garcia has learned the importance of patience -- and that quality proved important when Smooth Roller arrived in his stable.

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    Gainesway Buys Interest in Karakontie

    Gainesway Farm has purchcased a partial interest in 2014 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Karakontie from the Niarchos family, it was announced Oct. 22. A stud fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

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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.

  • Pete Bradley

    Bradley Chases BC Filly & Mare Turf Double

    Bloodstock agent Pete Bradley, who co-owned 2014 Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (gr. IT) winner Dayatthespa, is back this year in the same race with Chilean champion Dacita and veteran Watsdachances.