Breeders’ Cup Challenge

Fresh Chalon Will Try To Make Up For ‘Lost Time’ In TCA

Under new management, Chalon has returned to Keeneland for a run in Saturday’s $250,000 Thoroughbred Club of America (G2) for fillies and mares going 6 furlongs on the main track. The race is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge race with the winner getting a fees-paid berth into the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at […]

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Trio Of Breeders’ Cup Berths On The Line Sunday At Longchamp

Three Breeders’ Cup Challenge races will be run at the new Paris Longchamp Racecourse this Sunday, Oct. 7 as a part of Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe day. Two “Win and You’re In” qualifiers start the afternoon with the Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac Criterium des Pouliches (G1) for an automatic berth into the Breeders’ […]

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Whitmore, Limousine Liberal Meet Again In Ogden Phoenix

Top sprinters Whitmore and Limousine Liberal, who have split four meetings with each other, headline a field of six entered Tuesday for Friday’s 166th running of the Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix (G2) for 3-year-olds and up going 6 furlongs on the main track at Keeneland. The Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix, which will go as the […]

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Godolphin’s Fine Needle Storms To Breeders’ Cup Berth In Sprinters Stakes

Godolphin’s 5-year-old, 2.8-1 favorite Fine Needle (JPN) closed powerfully in the last 100 yards under jockey Yuga Kawada to collar 3-year-old filly Love Kampf (JPN) at the wire to win Sunday’s six furlong, $2,169,091 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse by a neck, and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through […]

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Win And You’re In: Red Falx, Fine Needle Top Chances In Sunday’s Japanese Sprinters Stakes

Led by Godolphin’s multiple-group stakes winner Fine Needle (JPN) and defending two-time champion Red Falx (JPN), a field of 16 has been entered for Sunday’s six furlong, $2,169,091 Sprinters Stakes (G1) at Nakayama Racecourse, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint through the international Breeders’ Cup Clallenge. The Breeders’ […]

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Heavily Favored Fog Of War Fights His Way To Summer Stakes Triumph

Peter M. Brant’s Fog of War was the even money favorite for Sunday’s Grade 1 Summer Stakes at Woodbine, and managed to deliver a one-length win despite some traffic problems in the stretch. The juvenile son of War Front, ridden by Javier Castellano for trainer Chad Brown, covered a mile over the firm turf in […]

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Skitter Skatter, Havana Grey Earn Breeders’ Cup Berths Sunday At The Curragh

Anthony Rogers and Mrs. Sonia Rogers’s 2-year-old filly Skitter Skatter angled to the center of the course at The Curragh and overtook Lady Kaya (IRE) inside the final 150 yards to win the seven furlong, $408,143 Moyglare Stud Stakes (G1) by two lengths under jockey Ronan Whelan and became the first horse to earn an […]

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Cairo Cat Posts 17-1 Upset In Iroquois To Kick Off Road To The Kentucky Derby

Kicking off the points race on the “Road to the Kentucky Derby,” Walking L Thoroughbreds’ Cairo Cat got up late at odds of 17-1 to win Saturday’s Grade 3 Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs. The juvenile son of Cairo Prince, ridden by Brian Hernandez, came up the rail and angled out to run down determined […]

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Roaring Lion Runs Down Saxon Warrior In Irish Champions

Roaring Lion was very game late to run down Saxon Warrior in Saturday’s Group 1 Irish Champions Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The 3-year-old son of Kitten’s Joy, ridden by Oisin Murphy and trained by John Gosden, defeated his rival for the fourth time in six meetings. “I had a lot of belief in the horse, […]

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Laurens Defeats Favorite Alpha Centauri In Fastnet Rock Matron

Second-choice Laurens has defeated the favored Alpha Centauri in Saturday’s Group 1 Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes at Leopardstown, reports racingpost.com. The filly prevailed by three-quarters of a length, earning an expenses-paid berth to the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf this fall at Churchill Downs. “It’s probably the highlight of my career so far,” said trainer […]

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