Breeders' Cup

October 30, 2013
The saving grace of the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is that, for the fourth time in six years, it will be presented at Santa Anita, which means it must be run at about 6 1/2 furlongs on a downhill course with a right-hand turn that crosses the dirt track ...
October 29, 2013
Everyone has their favorite horses among winners from the six previous times the Breeders' Cup was held at Santa Anita. These are mine.
October 25, 2013
Even at giddy moments like the start of Breeders’ Cup Week, there is an obligation to account for those chalked up as casualties along the way. Chance Rollins was reached on his seven-acre spread in Vernal, Utah. Ramon Dominguez answered his cell phone ...
October 24, 2013
The Breeders’ Cup is next Friday and Saturday, but the festivities start earlier than that here. The annual kickoff to Breeders’ Cup Week every year is the Pick the Ponies horse handicapping tournament at the LVH – Las Vegas Hotel & Casino on the ...
The fairytale could have come true last year, and everyone would have written and raved about how the first Thoroughbred whom Ted and Judy Nichols ever sent to the races jumped up to win a Breeders’ Cup event.
October 04, 2013
If you really want to watch Gallic blood boil (in Celsius, no less), try suggesting that the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, first run in 1920, is just another prep race for the Breeders’ Cup Turf.
September 06, 2013
Martin Pedroza rode Private Zone, partially owned by his best friend Rene Douglas, to a win in the closing-day Pirate's Bounty Stakes at Del Mar and hopes the horse takes him to this fall's Breeders' Cup Sprint.
February 22, 2013
When the Breeders’ Cup board of directors met Friday, its two most significant agenda items were whether to proceed with a planned ban on Lasix in all 15 of its races this year – and whether it would in fact present all 15 races this year. Were these ...
November 09, 2012
Since the Eclipse Awards began in 1972, all 40 Horse of the Year honorees also have been named the champion of their divisions. This at first seems entirely logical: How can you be the best of the best if you’re not the best of your own division? This ...
November 07, 2012
News travels fast in the western Kansas town of Leoti (pop. 1,563), so when Janis Whitham heard that Thursday, Nov. 8, was going to be hailed as Fort Larned Day in honor of her Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, she stopped by City Hall to check it out.