Breeders' Cup

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.
Trainer Keith Desormeaux will take three shots at Breeders' Cup glory with his brother, jockey Kent, in the saddle.
With the elimination of the Juvenile Sprint last year and the Marathon this year, Breeders’ Cup Friday is down to four races, and they are largely devoid of championship implications. They do, however, comprise a very playable pick-4 that concludes ...
October 23, 2014
It’s time to meet the 201 pre-entrants for the 13 Breeders’ Cup races next Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita. It is, as always, a dazzling group in the aggregate, though skewing a little poorer at the top end than in most years.
They weren’t bluffing, those Euros. When they threatened several years ago that Santa Anita’s switch back to a dirt main track would stick a fork in half the Breeders’ Cup program, at least in terms of European participation, they definitely meant what ...