California Chrome Down to 3-2 in Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds

California Chrome is the heavy favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit:  © Cheryl Quigley | Dreamstime.com)

California Chrome won the showdown convincingly over his rivals Beholder and Dortmund in Saturday’s $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar and his future betting price for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 5 has dropped once again. Bet Online has the 2014 Kentucky Derby winner at 3-2 in future odds […]

California Chrome and Beholder Meet in Pacific Classic

California Chrome, Beholder and Dortmund face off in Saturday's $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar. (Photo credit: dreamstime.com).

It is being billed as a battle of the sexes between the top ranked older male and female, California Chrome taking on Beholder in the $1 million Pacific Classic (G1) at Del Mar on Saturday. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), […]

Breeders’ Cup Champ Wavell Avenue Headlines Shine Again at Saratoga

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint champ Wavell Avenue is the one to beat in the Shine Again at the Spa. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Last year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) champ Wavell Avenue will be in action at Saratoga on Wednesday, the 4-5 morning line favorite for the $100,000 Shine Again. The Shine Again is restricted to fillies and mares that have not won a graded stake in 2016, and Wavell Avenue ran fourth in the […]

2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds: California Chrome Favorite

California Chrome (far left) was third in the '14 Breeders' Cup Classic and the early favorite for this year's edition (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

California Chrome remains the early betting favorite in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds in the latest odds released by Bet Online, currently at +250. The 2014 Kentucky Derby (G1) and Preakness (G1) winner is perfect in three starts this year, winning the Dubai World Cup (G1) on March 26 in his last outing. The […]

Belmont Oaks Draws 13 With Breeders’ Cup Berth at Stake

Belmont Park

A field of 13 three-year-old fillies will line up on Saturday at Belmont Park in the $1 million Belmont Oaks Invitational (G1) with the winner earning an automatic starting spot and fees paid for the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) at Santa Anita in November. The Belmont Oaks is one of six graded […]

Melatonin Top Classic Contender After Gold Cup Victory

Melatonin stamped his ticket to the Breeders' Cup Classic with his win in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita (Photo credit: Santa Anita Park).

Now perfect in four starts over the Santa Anta main track, Melatonin became a top contender for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) this fall with his victory in Saturday’s $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1). Sent off as the 9-5 betting favorite in a field of eight, the gelding pressed the early […]

Baffert Seeks Sixth Gold Cup Win With Hoppertunity

Eight go to the post in Saturday's Gold Cup at Santa Anita, a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert will be seeking his sixth win in the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1) when he sends out Hoppertunity, the 3-1 morning line favorite in a field of eight. Baffert won the race in the last three years it was contested at the now shuttered Hollywood Park, winning […]

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Field Strong Despite Untapable Retirement

2014 Breeders' Cup Distaff champion Untapable will miss this year's edition as her connections have announced her retirement. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

The 2014 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) champ Untapable is heading to the breeding shed but the field for this year’s running of the Distaff could still prove to be one for the ages. The two headliners for this year’s race are Beholder and Songbird, although it is possible one or both could take on the […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Highlight Downs After Dark Card at Churchill Downs

It's "Downs After Dark" at Churchill Downs Saturday night featuring five stakes. (Photo credit: Churchill Downs)

Saturday night’s “Downs After Dark” program at Churchill Downs kicks off at 6:00 ET and features five stakes, two of which are Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races. The feature of the evening is the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), with the winner earning an automatic starting spot and expenses paid trip to the […]

2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Schedule Features 77 Races

77 races make up the 2016 Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.).

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series schedule was announced this week, which will include 77 races throughout the world with the winner of each stamping their ticket to this year’s championship event which will be held at Santa Anita on Nov. 4-5. 17 of the races will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. […]