Breeders’ Cup

Hydrangea Edges Winter To Take Coolmore Matron Stakes

Hydrangea ended the winning run of her illustrious stablemate Winter when springing a surprise in the G1 Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown. The victory earned the daughter of Galileo an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Del Mar. Hydrangea had been put in her place four times […]

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TCI: Breeders’ Cup Implications From Saratoga, Del Mar?

The TCI guys put a bow on the boutique summer meets at Saratoga and Del Mar, which both closed with major stakes action throughout Labor Day weekend that is certain to have Breeders’ Cup implications. Who impressed? They also release the season’s first TCI Top 5 for the Distaff. Watch below and share your thoughts.

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Churchill Headlines Field Of 10 For Qipco Irish Champion Stakes

Churchill is the star attraction in a 10-strong field declared for the G1 Qipco Irish Champion Stakes at Leopardstown on Saturday. The winner will gain an automatic berth in the G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf, since the race is part of the ‘Win and You’re In’ series sponsored by the Breeders’ Cup. This season’s dual 2000 […]

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Six Breeders’ Cup Qualifiers On Tap For Belmont Park’s Upcoming Fall Championship Meet

Belmont Park’s Fall Championship Meet will feature six Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” qualifiers held over two outstanding weekends of thoroughbred racing. In all, 42 stakes worth more than $10.1 million and fan-friendly activities are among the highlights as live racing returns to downstate New York for Belmont’s 38-day meet, which runs from Friday, […]

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Imperial Hint .04 Off Track Record In Breeders’ Cup Sprint Prep At Parx

After winning back to back Grade 3 races in Maryland and Florida with top sprinter, Ray Mamone’s Imperial Hint, trainer Luis Carvajal, Jr. decided to use the $100,000 Don Le Vine Memorial Stakes at Parx on Monday as a final prep before sending his 4-year-old Imperialism colt west for a start in the Grade 1 […]

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Juvenile Copper Bullet Sidelined, ‘Probably Not Going To Make The Breeders’ Cup’

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton’s 2-year-old Copper Bullet has had a minor setback, and the four-length winner of the G2 Saratoga Special is now unlikely to make the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar in November, according to drf.com. “He’s on the shelf for a little bit, I don’t know how long,” said Ron Winchell. “He’s […]

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Gun Runner Camp ‘On A Fun Ride’; Colt Targets Breeders’ Cup Classic

Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner returned from his 10 ¼-length winning performance in the Grade 1, $750,000 Woodward presented by NYRA Bets in great shape, according to Hall of Fame trainer Steve Asmussen, who has conditioned champions such as Curlin and Rachel Alexandra. “He came back perfect,” Asmussen said. “We’re on a fun ride, […]

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Guignol Secures Breeders’ Cup Berth In Longines Grosser Preis Von Baden

Stall Ullmann’s homebred Guignol (GER) went wire-to-wire defeating the favorite and defending champion Iquitos (GER) by 2 ½ lengths in Sunday’s 1 ½ mile $163,000 Longines Grosser Preis von Baden (G1) at Baden-Baden Racecourse, and earned an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The Breeders’ Cup […]

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Oklahoma-Bred Lady Ivanka Punches Breeders’ Cup Ticket In Spinaway

Michael Dubb, Bethlehem Stables, Michael Imperio, and Susan Montanye’s juvenile filly Lady Ivanka took advantage of a pace-duel between the two favorites in Saturday’s Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes at Saratoga, galloping on by those rivals in the lane and holding off Maya Malibu to win by three-quarters of a length at the wire. The win […]

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Pletcher Keeping Keen Ice ‘Turning Over’ On The Road To Jockey Club Gold Cup

Suburban winner Keen Ice is on track for the Oct. 7 Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park, trainer Todd Pletcher told drf.com. In preparation for the Win and You’re In contest for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, the 5-year-old son of Curlin breezed a half mile in 49.39 over the Oklahoma training track at Saratoga on […]

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