Breeders' Cup


Barbara D. Livingston
Gun Runner earned a sky-high 115 Beyer Speed Figure in winning the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga.
A track next to the ocean in a tony suburban community hardly seems the place for an old-fashioned Western shootout. That's supposed to take place in some dusty town, where the people and the liquor are hardFull Story >>
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 ...
October 31, 2015
We, all of us in this great game, owe trainer Bob Baffert and the Zayat family a tremendous debt of gratitude for giving American Pharoah the opportunity to thrill us one last time in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
October 29, 2015
When the management of Liam’s Map made the decision to duck the $5 million Classic and run instead in the $1 million Dirt Mile on Friday, and then the scratch Thursday of Beholder, the complexion of the main event changed significantly. The field of ...
American Pharoah’s farewell on Saturday in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland will mark a bittersweet moment. What he does with the moment in the face of tough opposition remains to be seen. No matter what happens, though, the handsome ...
If Triple Crown winner American Pharoah runs like he should, I think he runs the others out of the race and he may be the one posting a 115 Beyer Speed Figure in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. If, for some reason, he is over the top, then quick ...