Breeders’ Cup 2018

World’s Best Racehorse Rankings: Cracksman Ties Winx At The Top

As the result of his powerful performance in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) on British Champions Day, CRACKSMAN (GB) [130]has equaled WINX (AUS) [130] in the ninth edition of the LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings for 2018.  LONGINES World’s Best Racehorse Rankings  Leading Horses  click here for complete rankings  Rank Horse Rating Trained 1 CRACKSMAN (GB) 130 GB 1 WINX (AUS) 130 […]

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Classic Winner Accelerate Heads Final NTRA Poll; Other Breeders’ Cup Winners Fill Out Top Ten

Fresh off a rousing victory in Saturday’s $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic, Hronis Racing’s Accelerate concluded the year in first place in the final NTRA Top 10 Thoroughbred Poll of 2018, the NTRA announced today. Accelerate received 24 first place votes and 437 points. Justify, who retired earlier this year after becoming the sport’s thirteenth Triple Crown […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Bombs Away Saturday

Our quest for Breeders’ Cup longshots started out pretty well on Future Stars Friday. In the five races, two winners popped from 10-1 morning lines to win (Bulletin and Line of Duty), and in the Juvenile Fillies, Vibrance was ignored at the windows, climbing from 10-1 to 35-1 to ignite a $387 trifecta by hitting […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Trainer View

Fans have fond memories of many legendary performances in the Breeders’ Cup, but how many have wondered what those races looked like to trainers of the winners? Bob Baffert, Shug McGaughey, and Mark Casse gathered to share their Breeders’ Cup memories earlier this week at Equestricon, and they revealed a few things fans may not […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A View From Europe, Durkin’s Memories

As I approached Giles Anderson’s booth at Equestricon this week, he pulled up the Racing Post on his mobile device, sliding it in front of me to display a photo on the front page of the website. It was of stallion Arrogate, bucking in the air at Kentucky’s Juddmonte Farms. “See,” he said. “An American […]

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Free DRF Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide Available Now

Daily Racing Form has published a free Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide available for download at The guide includes Breeders’ Cup entries, expert selections and analysis, multi-race wager recommendations, plus race recaps and trip notes from the Win and You’re In races. Founded in 1894, Daily Racing Form is a proven resource for many industry constituents and handicappers. Daily Racing […]

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Classic Notes: Catholic Boy ‘Like A Keg Of Dynamite Waiting To Go Off’

Here are the latest news and notes from Churchill Downs on the Breeders’ Cup Classic contenders: Accelerate – Millionaire Accelerate, the morning-line favorite for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, went out early to put in his 1 1/4m morning gallop Wednesday with Javier Meza in the saddle. The exercise drew a “looked good” from […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Why European Horses Can’t Win The Breeders’ Cup

Of course, they can. At least some of them. The head-scratching thing for fans and the ticket-cashing mania for savvy bettors is that most of them don’t. In particular, the horses who come to the Breeders’ Cup races with the highest-flying reputations and seemingly unconquerable form absurdly don’t show it on the day. And in […]

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Breeders’ Cup News Minute Presented By Adequan: Turf War?

The final fields, post positions and morning line odds are set for this weekend’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. In today’s edition of the Breeders’ Cup News Minute, Scott Jagow looks at the storyline that might drive the wagering in the Classic, plus the latest news from Churchill Downs, and a big surprise from Bob Baffert […]

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