Breeders’ Cup Joins Horseplayers in Snubbing Churchill Downs

Connections of Mucho Macho Man celebrate after the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Breeders’ Cup will soon announce where racing’s championship two-day event will be held through 2017, and according to Gregory Hall of the Louisville Courier-Journal, it won’t be at Churchill Downs. According to Hall, the 2015 Breeders’ Cup will be held for the first time at Keeneland, followed by back at Santa Anita for 2016… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Television Schedule on NBC and NBCSN

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NBC and NBC Sports Network will have the Road to the Breeders’ Cup covered this summer and fall, televising 18 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races. The first two were the Met Mile and Ogden Phipps which were on the Belmont Stakes Day undercard. Last year’s Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice took the… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Results: “Mucho” is the Man in Classic

Mucho Macho Man wins the 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic by a nose (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd)

In a race worthy of its name, The Kathy Ritvo trained Mucho Macho Man held off the late running Will Take Charge and the European invader Declaration of War to win the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita on Saturday. It was a breathtaking finish to an exciting day of racing that… [Continue Reading]

Breeders Cup Betting: Dude, Dan Headline Saturday Card

Breeders' Cup Saturday features nine Grade 1 races at Santa Anita (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Game On Dude and Wise Dan headline Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup card at Santa Anita, and it is likely one of the two will clinch Horse of the Year honors by evening. Game On Dude is the 8-5 morning line favorite in the $5 million Classic (G1), but faces a stellar field and came up short… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting: Royal Distaff Tops Friday Card

The Breeders' Cup gets underway Friday featuring the $2 million Distaff (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Breeders’ Cup gets underway on Friday, with Royal Delta and Princes of Sylmar squaring off again in the $2 million Distaff (G1). There are five Breeders’ Cup races on Friday (the remaining nine will be run on Saturday), with Princess of Sylmar able to toss out the first salvo in the Horse of the… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Entries, Morning Line Odds

Fort Larned is the defending champion in the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

A star-studded group of 162 horses was entered in this year’s Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2 including eight runners that hit the winner’s circle in last year’s two-day championship event. The eight Breeders’ Cup winners from 2012 back this year are Mizdirection, Trinniberg, Beholder, Fort Larned, Groupie Doll, Little Mike, Wise… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting Trends: History Can Repeat

Royal Delta heads for home in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. She looks for a repeat this year (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

While I am waiting for the final post position draw to complete, I thought I would look at a few Breeders’ Cup betting trends we might want to think about before we come up with our final selections for each race. My desk is currently covered with past performances and charts from past years as… [Continue Reading]

2013 Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries: Game On Dude Early Classic Favorite

172 horses were pre-entered in the 2013 Breeders' Cup including nine former champions (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Pre-entries for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park were announced on Wednesday, with 172 horses entered over the 14 races that will be run over the two-day championship event on November 1-2. There were 20 horses that were entered in more than one race, bringing the pre-entry total to 192. Final entries and… [Continue Reading]

2013 Breeders’ Cup Wagering and Race Schedule

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The Breeders’ Cup announced the official race order, wagering menu and post times for the 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at Santa Anita Park. This year’s wagering menu on the 14 Breeders’ Cup races features an abundance of wagering opportunities including two Breeders’ Cup… [Continue Reading]

Trainer Chad Brown Will Be Busy at 2013 Breeders’ Cup

Trainer Chad Brown pre-entered 11 in the Breeders' Cup (photo credit Breeders' Cup Limited)

Trainer Chad Brown is going to be a very busy guy at the upcoming Breeders’ Cup on Nov.1-2 at Santa Anita Park, starting as many as 11 horses during the year-end championship event which features 14 races. Brown may have starters in as many as half of those races, as he has pre-entered 11 runners… [Continue Reading]