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 >>
October 22, 2015
There are a few of the most significant moments in the history of Thoroughbred racing marked forever by solid piece of remembrance. One of them will be celebrated on Tuesday of Breeders’ Cup week at the Kentucky Horse Park, just north of Lexington, ...
Let’s take a snapshot of the Breeders’ Cup pre-entry class of 2015:
October 21, 2015
The suspense was killing them. They’d never felt anything like this before. Then again, they’d never been in a spot like this before, with a racehorse all dressed up and ready to run in a Breeders’ Cup race but no guarantee he would make it into an ...
I know these truths to be self-evident: I am not as good a handicapper as I was 20 years ago because I don’t have the time to spend on all the details, and I don’t concentrate as well as I once did. I am, however, a much better player than I was 20 ...
October 15, 2015
There is no getting over the loss of a horse like Talco. But at least there can be distractions. Kosta Hronis hopes to have three runners lining up for Breeders’ Cup races come the weekend of Oct. 30-31, including Santa Anita Oaks winner Stellar Wind ...
October 14, 2015
John Gosden was on his way from a sale to his stables – driving on the wrong side of the road – when a caller from the States pestered him with the only question that matters on this side of the pond: When does Golden Horn arrive?
October 08, 2015
Confirm Tonalist as among the likely Breeders’ Cup Classic participants that can go north of a 110 Beyer Figure after his third 110-plus number of 2015 – a 111 for his the Jockey Club Gold Cup victory last Saturday.
October 07, 2015
Over the subsequent 30 years of Breeders’ Cup drama any number of owners and trainers have been blessed with talented horses who did not quite fit, even with the increase of races. The most glaring catch basin for “tweeners” has become the $1 million ...
Breeders’ Cup consultant Ken Kirchner has seen the event change and evolve while overseeing incredible wagering growth, a betting menu explosion and the creation of the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge in 2009.
September 30, 2015
On Sunday in Paris, the 5-year-old mare Treve will run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, Europe’s most prestigious and difficult prize. Four weeks later, on the last Saturday of the month, the 5-year-old mare Beholder will take on a similar challenge ...