Breeders' Cup


Shigeki Kikkawa
Ransom the Moon seems like a candidate for two Breeders’ Cup race categories – the Dirt Mile on Nov.3 or the Sprint at six furlongs on Nov. 4.
A move to sprints has redefined Ransom the Moon’s career this spring, and launched discussions regarding which races to use as a goal this summer and fall. Ransom the Moon won his stakes debut in the Grade 2 Kona Gold Stakes at 6 1/2 furlongs at Santa ...Full Story >>
May 14, 2017
Zhukova, the filly who dominated the boys by six lengths in Saturday’s Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont, is due to fly back to Ireland on Thursday. However, her connections are intending a return trip to the U.S. in the fall and the Breeders’ Cup Filly ...
April 23, 2017
The 4-year-old colt Collected is progressing so rapidly this spring that co-owner Peter Fluor has aspirations of a start in the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 4.
November 07, 2016
Heroes die hard and California Chrome went down with a ferocious fight in the Breeders' Cup Classic, stretching Arrogate to be every inch of the colt he was in his breathtaking Travers last August.
November 05, 2016
As a championship event, the 2016 Breeders’ Cup delivered, and especially in tremendous renewals of the Classic and Distaff. But while there is some important stakes racing left this year, mainly on Thanksgiving weekend, most of this year’s Eclipse ...
November 03, 2016
The story of the 2016 Breeders' Cup already may have been written by the half-dozen world-class fillies and mares who have made this party something to remember. Never before has the Santa Anita Park backstretch been home to such depth of female ...
October 27, 2016
Trainer Kenny Black, once a jockey of considerable renown, will be running a horse in the Breeders' Cup for the first time on Nov. 5, when he saddles What a View in the $2 million Mile against the best the U.S. and Europe have to offer.
October 23, 2016
Cross-entered horses in the Breeders' Cup sometimes make for spirited discussion. And there might be three such horses in this Breeders’ Cup: Limato, Mondialiste, and Curalina.
October 02, 2016
Regarding the question of why anyone would want to face California Chrome in the Breeders' Cup Classic, here’s the answer: Because the best horses are supposed to run in the best races.
November 05, 2015
Songbird won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies with complete ease, earning a career-best 99, 10 points better than the 89 Nyquist got four hours later in the Juvenile.
Thirteen Breeders’ Cup races with big fields over two days usually produce some wacky results – a couple of winners who still make no sense after the race is over, some 40-1 shots clunking up to complete gigantic trifectas and superfectas, mystifying ...