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 […]

Untapable Spikes Fever, is Out of Breeders’ Cup Distaff

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

Defending Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) champion Untapable will not have a chance to defend her title, as her connections announced on Tuesday morning she will scratch due to spiking a fever and the discovery of mucus in her tracheal passage after an endoscopic examination. The mare was the 5-1 co-third choice on the morning line […]

Breeders’ Cup Odds Update: American Pharoah Solid Classic Favorite

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

Triple Crown winner American Pharoah has been the wagering favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) for months and not even a loss in the Travers Stakes (G1) at Saratoga in his last start has horseplayers wavering on his chances. Bovada has the Bob Baffert trainee listed at 6-4 in early Breeders’ Cup […]

Breeders’ Cup Race Order and Wagering Menu Announced

The Breeders' Cup wagering menu was announced on Wednesday. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Breeders’ Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Oct. 30-31 Keeneland Race Course. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup Championships races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup […]