Breeders' Cup


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.Full Story >>
October 21, 2015
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 ...
September 09, 2015
American Pharoah has never run a giant Beyer figure. He may need to if he is beat some tough older horses in the Breeders’ Cup Classic
October 30, 2014
Like most of the 13 Breeders’ Cup events Friday and Saturday, the Classic is a competitive race, a challenging puzzle for handicappers.
October 29, 2014
I prefer Tonalist and Bayern to the two favorites, Shared Belief and California Chrome, among the 3-year-olds in the Breeders' Cup Classic.