Travers Day Features Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races

Breeders' Cup Distaff winner Untapable goes in Saturday's Personal Ensign at saratoga (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

  There is no doubt who the star of the show is on Travers Day at Saratoga on Saturday, but there will be plenty of other star power on the racetrack, with four Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In” races on tap. The card features six Grade 1 races along with a Grade 2,… [Continue Reading]

Triple Crown Winner American Pharoah Chalk in Haskell

Amercan Pharoah takes on seven foes in the $1.75 million Haskell Invitational (Photo credit: Monmouth Park).

Most horseplayers live for trying to beat heavy favorites, but Sunday’s $1.75 million Haskell invitational (G1) has a different feel despite having a prohibitive chalk in American Pharoah. Most of the time I can find a legitimate reason to play against the chalk, but I am not having much luck looking for a way to… [Continue Reading]

Lady Eli, Big Blue Kitten Stamp Tickets to Breeders’ Cup

Lady Eli remained undefeated by winning the Belmont Oaks. (Photo credit: New York Racing Association).

Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge ‘Win and You’re In” races were contested in the U.S. over the holiday weekend, with Lady Eli remaining undefeated and Big Blue Kitten knocking off defending Turf champion Main Sequence. Lady Eli is a budding superstar, winning her sixth consecutive race to start her career with an impressive victory in the… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Win and You’re In Schedule

Two Breeders' Cup Challenge races are on tap at Churchill Downs on Saturday night (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

This year’s Breeders’ Cup Challenge series of races heats up on Saturday night at Churchill Downs with a pair of “Win and You’re In” races including the first of 2015 for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be held at Keeneland on Oct. 30-31. Ten Breeders’ Cup Challenge races… [Continue Reading]

Bayern Takes Field from Bump to Wire to Win Breeders’ Cup Classic

Two Breeders' Cup Challenge races are on tap at Churchill Downs on Saturday night (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

In a roughly run edition of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the Bob Baffert trained Bayern took the field from bump to wire to win, returning $14.20 for the victory, leaving the connections of the other horses and horseplayers around the world wondering what the California stewards might have been thinking. With Martin… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting: Classic to Decide Horse of the Year

A field of 14 will line up in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

After a chalky start on Friday, there should be plenty of fireworks on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, with nine championship races and the $5 million Classic likely to decide Horse of the Year honors. The Friday Breeders’ Cup races started with Hootnanny winning the Juvenile Turf and returning $14.00, giving trainer Wesley Ward his first Breeders’… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Kicks Off Friday Betting Action

The Breeders' Cup breaks from the gate on Friday with four championship races. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Four of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races will be contested on Friday at Santa Anita, with the $1 million Juvenile Turf kicking off the action over the two-day championship event. The $1 million Dirt Mile (G1) and Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) follow, and then the ladies take center stage in the $2 million Distaff (G1).… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Post Positions, Morning Line Betting Odds

174 horses were entered in this year's Breeders' Cup including five returning champions. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Breeders’ Cup post positions were drawn and morning line odds announced on Monday with a record 174 horse entered including the winners of the spring’s Triple Crown races and five runners that won Breeders’ Cup races last year. The Breeders’ Cup will be held for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Oct.… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting Odds Update, Wagering Menu

Dank is seeing a repeat in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and is the early betting favorite (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The fields for the Breeders’ Cup are coming into focus, with nearly 200 horses being pointed toward the two-day championship event at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The undefeated Shared Belief is the 7-5 early betting favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in betting odds released this week by… [Continue Reading]

Defections Shake Up Breeders’ Cup Early Betting Odds

Beholder was ruled out of the Breeders' Cup Distaff after spiking a fever on Sunday.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan is out of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and now Beholder will miss a chance of winning her third Breeders’ Cup race, out of the Distaff, leaving both races looking for new betting favorites. Wise Dan was the early betting favorite at +125 for the Mile at… [Continue Reading]