Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup to Sponsor ABRV Mobile Experience

The Breeders’ Cup and The Jockey Club announced today that the Breeders’ Cup will sponsor America’s Best Racing ABRV traveling experience vehicle in its cross country journey to promote Thoroughbred racing and the Breeders’ Cup this year. The ABRV is a 45-foot streamliner bus manned by six, young horse-racing brand ambassadors who are traveling to […]

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Lasix Hot-Button Issue in Breeders’ Cup Election

The election process for five seats on the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors begins Friday, and in the wake of the controversial decision in March to change direction on medication policy it will be a hotly contested vote. The only individuals eligible to run and to vote in the Board of Directors election are the […]

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Ever Rider Headed to Breeders’ Cup Marathon

Ever Rider (ARG) was the upset winner by a neck over Sunny Rex (ARG) in Friday’s Clasico General Belgrano-G2 at Palermo Racetrack in Argentina, and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Marathon (GII) at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, on November 1 through the international […]

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Stephen Foster Begins ‘Win and You’re In’ Schedule for Breeders’ Cup Classic

Led by defending Breeders’ Cup Classic (GI) winner Fort Larned and 2-1 favorite Successful Dan, the first Breeders’ Cup Challenge automatic qualifying position for the $5 million Classic is on the line Saturday evening at Churchill Downs with the 32nd running of the $500,000-added Stephen Foster Handicap Presented by Abu Dhabi (GI). The Breeders’ Cup […]

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By Choosing Santa Anita, Breeders’ Cup Will Lose KY Tax Break

With the 2014 Breeders’ Cup set to be held once again at Santa Anita, a Kentucky law that authorized tax incentives for the Cup will expire. State law stipulates that the Breeders’ Cup must hold its two-day championships in Kentucky at least once every three years. If the incentive measure is to be revived in […]

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Santa Anita to Host Breeders’ Cup for 3rd Straight Year in 2014

The Breeders’ Cup announced today that Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, Calif., has been selected as the site for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The 31st Breeders’ Cup, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international year-end event, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling $27 million, will be held on October 31 and November […]

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Tickets for 30th Running of Breeders’ Cup on Sale Now

The Breeders’ Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are on sale to the general public for the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. This year marks the seventh time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup, and the third time under the […]

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Online Qualifying Begins June 2 for Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

The Breeders’ Cup today announced that the fifth Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC) will be held at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2 with a purse expected to be upwards of $500,000 (based on 185 players). The BCBC is the country’s largest live money handicapping tournament in terms of prize money and requires a $10,000 […]

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Are California Horsemen Obsessed With Lasix?

How important is Lasix to Thoroughbred owners and trainers in California? Important enough for the board of directors of the Thoroughbred Owners of California to say “no thanks” to a 2014 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park unless the drug (also known as Salix or by its generic name furosemide) given to horses on race-day […]

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At 77, Lukas Still Running Them and Still Winning

D. Wayne Lukas didn’t get 14 Triple Crown race victories by sitting on the sidelines. He’s always believed in running his horses, sometimes to a fault. That’s how he racked up all those money titles as leading trainer from 1983-92 and again from 1994-97. It’s how he’s won 19 Breeders’ Cup races, 10 more than […]

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