Breeders' Cup

Champagne Room eyes Breeders' Cup Distaff after Remington Oaks victory

OKLAHOMA CITY – The champion Champagne Room was bright and alert Monday, the morning after her win in the $200,000 Remington Park Oaks, and she could be headed next to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Gallant Bloom win puts Highway Star on road to Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

ELMONT, N.Y. – Trainer Rodrigo Ubillo said it will be “a dream” to participate in this year’s Breeders’ Cup with Highway Star, who earned her shot in the Filly and Mare Sprint on Nov. 4 with a neck victory in the Grade 2 Gallant Bloom Handicap.

Cambodia headed back to her favorite track

Cambodia swept the two Grade 2 stakes for fillies and mares on turf at Del Mar’s summer meeting. She will be pointed to a third stakes win at the track’s autumn meeting in either the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf at 1 1/8 miles or the Grade 2 Goldikova Stakes at a mile on turf. Both races are run Nov. 4.

Breeders' Cup Classic shaping up as three-horse showdown

Barbara D. Livingston
Gun Runner earned a sky-high 115 Beyer Speed Figure in winning the Grade 1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga.

DEL MAR, Calif. – 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 hard.

But this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic is shaping up as a showdown for Horse of the Year, with Arrogate, Collected, and Gun Runner all pointing to the race, each with a legitimate shot at the year-end title. Ready. Aim. Fire your best shot.

Hurricane Irma interrupts Turf Sprint preparation for Pay Any Price

By the time the Breeders’ Cup comes around, it’s hard to find a horse running at 100 percent.

Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits, Imperial Hint will train up to BC Sprint

There are still three Win and You’re In Challenge races to be decided before the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar on Nov. 4. But barring an unforeseen change of heart from trainers Bob Baffert, Chad Summers or Luis Carvajal Jr., leading contenders Drefong, Mind Your Biscuits, and Imperial Hint will not participate in any of those preps. All three are on schedule to simply train up to the six-furlong Sprint.

Breeders' Cup Distaff: For favorites, it's ready, aim, wait

ARCADIA, Calif. – Breeders’ Cup prep season ended sooner this year for Stellar Wind and Forever Unbridled, the 5-year-old mares aiming for another shot at the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff Nov. 3 at Del Mar.

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile: Sharp Azteca taking Kelso road

The West Coast-based contingent for the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Nov. 3 at Del Mar is led by Mor Spirit and Accelerate. The East Coast’s best hope could emerge Saturday in the Kelso Handicap at Belmont Park.

Brown hoping to turn tables on O'Brien in Breeders' Cup Turf

In each of the last two years, New York trainer Chad Brown has had multiple starters in the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf. Each time, Brown had a runner finish in the top three behind a winner trained by Aidan O’Brien of Ireland.

Midnight Storm using Awesome Again as stepping-stone to Breeders' Cup

Midnight Storm is likely to run in a one-mile race during the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar. A start in the Grade 1 Awesome Again Stakes at 1 1/8 miles on dirt Sept. 30 at Santa Anita could determine whether the BC Dirt Mile or BC Mile on turf is chosen for the seven-time stakes winner.

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