Breeders' Cup


Ronnie Betor
Sharp Azteca wins the Grade 1 Cigar Mile with authority.
To afford a full four-week gap between the Breeders’ Cup and the stakes that mark New York’s last truly big racing weekend until the spring, the New York Racing Association chose this year to move Aqueduct’s Cigar Mile, Remsen, and Demoiselle out of ...Full Story >>
November 01, 2017
There are horses in the Breeders' Cup that are perfectly suited to the race conditions, with Lady Eli in the Filly and Mare Turf being perhaps the clearest example, having compiled a 3-for-3 record at that race's distance of 1 1/8 miles on grass. And ...
Only a protest at a suburban racecourse in Paris last weekend has been able to interrupt Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's record year of wins in Grade 1 or Group 1 races. O'Brien has plenty of chances to add to his historic season in the Breeders' Cup at ...
Anytime a Thoroughbred trainer is compared to the late Bobby Frankel, it’s got to be good, right? After all, Frankel was a Hall of Famer nonpareil. Not so fast there, says Kenny McPeek.
Nine horses will be in action this weekend at Del Mar as previous Breeders' Cup winners, and for the connections of each, the chance to show off their champion before a huge audience of admirers is priceless.
October 31, 2017
The Breeders' Cup Classic is a pivotal race for Arrogate's career. A victory would make him only the second horse to win the Classic twice, and make him both Horse of the Year and champion older male on dirt for 2017, adding to the champion 3-year-old ...
Two trends have emerged in the decade-long history of the Breeders' Cup turf races for 2-year-olds at a mile. Dismiss the European fillies. Fear their colts.
A single race supposedly promotes greater fitness than a handful of morning workouts, but there are plenty of trainers who will be looking to buck that conventional wisdom when they send out horses off substantial layoffs in the upcoming Breeders' Cup.
Mike Welsch's Breeders' Cup Clocker update for Tuesday, October 31 from Del Mar.
October 30, 2017
Arrogate, the defending race winner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, will leave from post 1 in this year’s race at Del Mar on Saturday after drawing the inside in a field of 11 on Monday, a situation his jockey, Mike Smith, said will cause him to be ...
When the trainer Jonathan Thomas sends Catholic Boy out in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf on Friday he'll follow along the trail well worn by his old boss, trainer Todd Pletcher.