2019 breeders’ cup

Promises Fulfilled Hoping To Rebound In G2 John Nerud, Eyeing Breeders’ Cup Spot

Robert Baron’s multiple graded stakes winner Promises Fulfilled will look to rebound off a fourth in the Grade 1 Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap in Saturday’s Grade 2, $300,000 John A. Nerud at Belmont Park. A Breeders’ Cup Win and You’re In qualifying race for the Grade 1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park, the John […]

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Concrete Rose, Newspaperofrecord Renew Rivalry In G1 Belmont Oaks

Ashbrook Farm and BBN Racing’s Concrete Rose and Klaravich Stables’ Newspaperofrecord will renew their rivalry in Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 Belmont Oaks Invitational, a 1 1/4-mile test on the inner turf featuring an international field of nine sophomore fillies at Belmont Park. Saturday marks the inaugural $5.25 million Turf Triple Series, featuring the Turf Trinity […]

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View From The Eighth Pole: Breeders’ Cup Can Run But Not Hide From Safety Concerns

The Breeders’ Cup board of directors meets on Thursday, June 27, and a key topic for discussion almost certainly will be whether or not to maintain the organization’s commitment to hold this year’s two-day championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 1-2. The easy decision would be to say that things are […]

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McKinzie Takes Top Spot In Inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings

Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman’s 4-year-old McKinzie has earned the No. 1 position following results tabulated for the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings, a weekly rating of the top 10 horses in contention for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park, November 2. The Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings are determined by a […]

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Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge Qualifier To Be Held Stephen Foster Night

Some of the nation’s elite horseplayers will descend upon Churchill Downs on Saturday night and attempt to secure seats at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge as they pit their handicapping skills against the best Louisville has to offer.  The Churchill Downs Challenge Handicapping Contest is a “real money” handicapping tournament with a $1,500 buy-in, […]

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Fresh Off La Troienne, She’s A Julie Takes Aim At Fleur De Lis But Will Have To Face Elate

Grade 1 La Troienne winner She’s a Julie will clash with Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s two-time G1-winning mare Elate in Saturday’s 44th running of the $250,000 Fleur de Lis Presented by Budweiser (GI) at Churchill Downs. For the fifth year in a row, the 1 1/8-mile Fleur de Lis is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge […]

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UPDATED: Santa Anita Rejects CHRB Request To End Meet; 29th Horse Dies Hours Later

(The following story was updated to include a joint statement from The Stronach Group, Thoroughbred Owners of California and California Thoroughbred Trainers.) A 28th horse died after racing at Santa Anita’s meet Saturday, prompting the California Horse Racing Board to request the track end its meet early, according to the Los Angeles Times. The track […]

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Tickets To Go On Sale To Public March 4

Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, has announced that tickets for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will go on sale to the public on March 4 at noon ET/9:00 a.m. PT. The 2019 event will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, […]

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Sixties Song (ARG) Leads Field Of 19 Vying For Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini, Breeders’ Cup Berth

Led by multiple Group 1 winning 5-year-old Sixties Song (ARG), a standout field of 19 has been entered for Saturday’s 1 ½ mile, $319,394 Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini (G1)- South America’s most prestigious race –  at San Isidro Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the 2019 Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf through the international […]

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