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News & Press Releases

    October 18, 2017

    Hometown Hero Accelerate Perfectly Suited for Dirt Mile

  • World Approval
    October 17, 2017

    World Approval Inspires Confidence in Casse

    Once again trainer Mark Casse has a main contender for the prestigious mile grass test at the World Championships thanks to World Approval, a gelding who has come of age at five and emerged as one of the nation’s premier turf runners. A winner of just six of his first 19 starts through December, everything fell into place for World Approval when the pages of the calendar turned to 2017.

  • Unique Bella
    October 17, 2017

    Unique Bella Ready to Tackle Filly & Mare Sprint

    Back in March Unique Bella was on her way to being a heavy favorite in the Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs. In fact, it was a foregone conclusion for many that she would win. The only question mark was by how many lengths in which she would stomp her competition.

  • Chad Brown
    October 16, 2017

    Brown Aims for Longines Turf with 1-2 Punch

    Trainer Chad Brown may be only 39 years-old, but his roster of turf stakes victories surpasses the floors of the Empire State Building. Yet one rather notable omission from his record is the nation’s richest turf race, the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf.

  • Bolt d'Oro
    October 16, 2017

    Bolt d'Oro Favored for the First Saturday in November

    Anyone who has a quality 2-year-old colt inevitably daydreams about the first Saturday in May. Yet for owner/trainer Mick Ruis, it’s the first Saturday in November that is foremost on his mind. Ruis has Nov. 4 circled on his calendar in anticipation of the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar, a race in which he has the likely favorite in the undefeated Bolt d’Oro.

  • Stellar Wind
    October 16, 2017

    Chance for Stellar Wind to Join Exclusive Sorority

    The list of horses who have been the champion older dirt filly or mare in the last 10 years has a regal glow to it. They are stars along the lines of Zenyatta, Royal Delta, Havre de Grace and Beholder. Now it’s Stellar Wind’s chance to join that exclusive sorority.

  • Whitney winner Gun Runner
    October 15, 2017

    Patience Pays Off as Gun Runner Rises to Classic Challenge

    It was about a year ago that owner Roy Winchell and trainer Steve Asmussen formulated plans for Gun Runner. After finishing third in both the Kentucky Derby (G1) and the Travers (G1) at a mile-and-a-quarter, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at the same 10-furlong distance seemed a reasonable option for their talented 3-year-old colt. Instead they opted for a different challenge.

  • October 12, 2017

    2017 Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge Registration Now Open

    Play Live at Host Site Del Mar, at Satellite Sites Churchill Downs and Gulfstream Park or Online Via Participating ADWs for Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live-Money Tournament.

  • October 10, 2017

    $400 Breeders' Cup Foal Nomination Closes October 15

    $400 Breeders' Cup Foal Nomination Closes October 15

  • October 10, 2017

    Breeders' Cup World Championships Newsletter - October 10, 2017

    With all but one of the one of the 81 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races run, all roads lead to Del Mar as the 34th Breeders Cup draws in November 3-4 for its inaugural running at the seaside track outside of San Diego.

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