Best Of The Breeders’ Cup

Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Classic And Sprint

The whole idea of the Breeders’ Cup is to decide championships on the racetrack, and that’s certainly what happened in 2007 when Monmouth Park in New Jersey played host for the first and only time – particularly in the biggest race of them all, the Grade 1 Classic. Street Sense, who six months earlier became […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Distaff and Filly & Mare Sprint

The two showcase main-track races for older fillies and mares on the Breeders’ Cup card are also two of the races with the biggest margins between first and second when measuring the event’s highest winning BRIS Speed Ratings. Both performances left zero debate over who the dominant horse was in their respective divisions – both […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Turf And Filly & Mare Turf

International runners have traditionally fared well in the Breeders’ Cup’s marquee turf races, hence why there are so many pictures of Frankie Dettori vaulting off horses in North American winner’s circles. The influence foreign runners have on the outcomes of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, and Filly and Mare Turf, is so strong that the top […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile Fillies And Juvenile Fillies Turf

Both My Flag and Storm Flag Flying, her daughter by Storm Cat, won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies, in 1995 and 2002, respectively. Some of the top producers to come out of the Juvenile Fillies include Caressing (2000), dam of champion West Coast, and Flanders (1994), dam of champion millionaire Surfside. Countess Diana may hold […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Juvenile And Juvenile Turf

Some outstanding horses have won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, starting with the inaugural winner in 1984, Chief’s Crown, who while not winning a Triple Crown race the following year would score Grade 1 victories at 3 in the Flamingo, Blue Grass, Travers and Marlboro Cup Invitational Handicap. There have been some unforgettable performances in the […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Dirt Mile And Defunct Races

The past decade or so has seen considerable expansion to the Breeders’ Cup card. Some of the new races have stuck around, while others have been relegated to historical footnotes. In this edition of Best of the Breeders’ Cup, we examine the top performers in some of those newer races, based on the highest winning […]

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Best Of The Breeders’ Cup Presented By Brisnet: Mile And Turf Sprint

The measure of what makes a truly great Breeders’ Cup performance can be interpreted in any number of ways, but the numbers don’t lie. The BRIS Speed Ratings assess efforts objectively using a precise algorithm to assign a number to each runner’s effort based on rigid criteria, largely removed from human interpretation. Heading into this year’s […]

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