2015 breeders’ cup keeneland

Breeders’ Cup Presents Connections: Such Sweet Dedication

The Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland was full of exciting moments and unique stories, but some of the best were the ones that never made the headlines. I was in Lexington for Breeders’ Cup week and spent the majority of my waking hours at Keeneland. On Sunday morning after the two-day championships had concluded, an endless […]

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Report: Final Breeders’ Cup Handle Down Slightly From 2014

The Breeders’ Cup on Nov. 17 released final handle figures from this year’s World Championships, showing a 2.4% decline in all-sources wagering during the Oct. 30-31 event at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington. The 2015 figure of $155.5 million, down from $159.4 million in 2014, was in part because no World Championsips pari-mutuel wagering in […]

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NBC Breeders’ Cup Telecast Highest-Rated Since 1995

American Pharoah’s final competition made history as the Triple Crown winner raced to victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and NBC posted the highest-rated Breeders’ Cup telecast in 20 years. A venue-record 50,155 watched the event in person at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY, on Saturday afternoon. With his dominating win last weekend, American […]

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Toronto Man Wins Over $320,000 In Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The seventh Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) presented by West Point Thoroughbreds brought top horseplayers to Keeneland Race Course and four satellite sites to compete in the biggest live money handicapping contest in the world. Tommy Massis of Toronto outdistanced the BCBC field of 322 competitors to grab the Championship. Once again, the BCBC set […]

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Two Breeders’ Cup Victories Earn Castellano Jockey Of The Week Title

Jockey Javier Castellano guided a heavily bet favorite out of trouble and on to victory in the Breeders Cup Mile, then withstood a claim of foul in the Breeders Cup Distaff race after finishing first to get things started at this weekend’s Championship races held at Keeneland Racecourse. That great day of riding helped lead […]

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Found Defeats Golden Horn With Gutsy Stretch Run In Turf

Just two races after Tepin defeated males to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Found (IRE) turned the tables on rival and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn to win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Keeneland. Found became the third filly to accomplish the task, along with Pebbles in 1985 and Miss Alleged […]

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Tepin Leaves Boys In The Dust To Win Mile

Tepin joined the ranks of Miesque, Six Perfections, Royal Heroine (IRE), and Goldikova when she beat the boys to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Saturday. The 4-year-old filly brought trainer Mark Casse his second Breeders’ Cup win in as many days during her first start against males. Tepin stalked the early pace, set […]

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Second Time’s The Charm For Stephanie’s Kitten In Filly & Mare Turf

Stephanie’s Kitten made a triumphant return home to the bluegrass on Saturday, winning the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Keeneland just a few miles from where she was foaled. The 6-year-old went from last in the early going, through tough traffic on the rail to draw clear by 1 1/4 lengths under Irad […]

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Wavell Avenue Charges To Victory In Filly & Mare Sprint

In another exciting Breeders’ Cup stretch run, Wavell Avenue closed quickly down the lane to a 1 3/4 length victory in the Grade One $1 million Filly and Mare Sprint on Saturday.  The 4-year-old daughter of Graded Stakes winner Harlington (by Unbridled) is trained by Chad Brown and was ridden by Joel Rosario. La Verdad […]

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Stopchargingmaria Gives Pletcher Second Breeders’ Cup Win Of The Day

Breeders’ Cup Friday was a good day to be on the Todd Pletcher/Javier Castellano team. The trainer notched his ninth career Breeders’ Cup win and the pair’s second on the day before a record Friday crowd when Stopchargingmaria held off a determined Stellar Wind at the wire of the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. The 4-year-old filly’s performance […]

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