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. […]

American Pharoah Looks to Go Out a Winner in Breeders’ Cup Classic

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

One of the most anticipated races in the three-decade history of the Breeders’ Cup is on tap on Saturday afternoon, with American Pharoah making his final career start as the chalk in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). The Bob Baffert trainee has worked sharply since suffering defeat in the Travers (G1) at the […]

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Betting: Wedding Toast Leads Full Field

Friday's $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) drew a stellar field including nine Grade 1 winners.   (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) drew a full field and is one of the most competitive races over the two-day championship event, even though we are missing the defending champion and the leader of the division. Defending champ Untapable scratched after spiking a fever this week, while Beholder was being pointed toward the […]

Second Choice Beholder Out of Breeders’ Cup Classic

Beholder, the second choice in early wagering for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) will scratch.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The brilliant mare Beholder, who was the 3-1 second choice on the morning line for Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), will scratch according to her trainer Richard Mandella. Mandella said this morning that the mare has “irritated tissue in her lung” that caused bleeding after doing her morning work on Thursday. The mare […]