Trainer Chad Brown Will Be Busy at 2013 Breeders’ Cup

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 […]

Breeders’ Cup: Mike Smith Can Pad Lead as Leading Jockey

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith already is the leading jockey in wins and money earned in the history of the Breeders’ Cup, and he is coming into this year’s two-day championship event with a good opportunity to pad his lead. Smith is known as a “money rider” and has ridden some of the greats […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Schedule, Results

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge series spans 10 countries and includes 67 races with the winner of each race earning an automatic starting berth in the corresponding Breeders’ Cup race along with an all-expenses paid trip to Southern California for racing’s championship event. This year’s Breeders’ Cup will be run on Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita […]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge: Nearctic Closes out “Win and You’re In” Races

Sunday’s $300,000 Nearctic (G1) at Woodbine is the final of 67 Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races, and the countdown to racing’s championship two-day event has begun. A wide-open field of 11 will line up in the Nearctic, with the winner earning automatic starting spot in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). The […]

Juddmonte Spinster Tops Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on Sunday

After we were treated to five Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” on Saturday including seeing reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan upset,  Sunday we have four more stakes with automatic staring berths up for grabs for racing’s two-day championship event. There are four U.S. based Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on Sunday along […]

Weekend Recap: “Ron” Upsets in Jockey Club Gold Cup, “Princess” Handles Royal Delta

Game On Dude

There were plenty of surprises over the weekend, with Ron the Greek pulling off the upset in the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) paying $44.00 and Little Mike rebounding in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational (G1) returning $16.80. However, one of the biggest surprises (at least to me) was the effort by […]

Dozen Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on a Super Saturday

The biggest bay leading up to the Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 1-2 is coming up on Saturday, with a dozen Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on tap. The winner of each of the 12 races earns an all-expenses paid trip to racing’s championship two-day event. Belmont Park’s card is dubbed “Super Saturday” with six “Win and […]

Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds

The streaking Game On Dude is the early betting favorite at 4-1 for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) according to prices released by Bovada. The Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run on Saturday, Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park. The Bob Baffert trainee is coming off a victory in the Pacific Classic (G1) […]

Breeders’ Cup News Ladies’ Classic Returns to Original Name

The Breeders’ Cup today announced that as a part of celebrations for this year’s 30th running of the World Championships, the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic, for fillies and mares 3-years-old and older, will be returned to its original name, the Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The 30th Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international year-end event, consisting […]

Breeders’ Cup Recap: Horse Racing Not Ready for Prime Time

The 29th Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is in the books, and for me it was perhaps the most forgettable in the three decade history of the event. Sure, I might be jaded as I had one of my worst Breeders’ Cups wagering, with not even my top pick Fort Larned ($20.80) in the Classic […]