Katsumi Yoshida 4-year-old Gold Dream (JPN) held off Best Warrior (USA) by a neck to win the one mile, $1,909,000 February Stakes (G1) on Sunday at Tokyo Racecourse and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Friday, February 17, 2017
Defending champion Moanin, Kafuji Take (JPN) and Sound True (JPN) lead a field of 16 horses in Sunday’s 34th running of the one mile February Stakes (G1) on dirt at Tokyo Racecourse, the first automatic qualifier for the 2017 $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
The Breeders’ Cup today announced that tickets for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar will go on sale to the public on Monday, March 6. This is the first time that Del Mar, located just north of San Diego, will host the Breeders’ Cup. To purchase tickets, fans should go to BreedersCup.com or call the ticketing center at 877-849-4287 beginning at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT on March 6.
Friday, January 27, 2017
Saturday’s rematch between last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic top two finishers, Arrogate and California Chrome, in the inaugural 1 1/8 mile, $12 million Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream Park has striking similarities to the rematch of two champions from the 1987 Breeders’ Cup Classic, Ferdinand and Alysheba.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, and Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, today announced a new partnership. The first of its kind for the Qatar Racing and Equestrian Club, the Thoroughbred horseracing brands will exchange presenting sponsor titles at their respective championship races – The H.H Emir’s Sword Festival at Al Rayyan Racecourse in Doha and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in San Diego, California.
Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Longines and the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA) honoured the top racehorses and horse race from 2016 during a ceremony held at the iconic hotel Claridge’s in London. The American colt Arrogate was crowned the 2016 Longines World’s Best Racehorse with a rating of 134. California Chrome, also from America, was rated second at 133, while the Australian mare Winx took third place at 132. On the same day, the 2016 Longines World’s Best Horse Race award was given to the Breeders’ Cup Classic with a rating of 125.25.
Monday, January 23, 2017
Ten horses who finished first or second in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships were honored with Eclipse Awards at the 46th annual Eclipse Award ceremony at Gulfstream Park Racing and Casino on January 21 in Hallandale Beach, Fla.
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Breeders’ Cup Limited announced today that it has notified trainer Ron Ellis and the owners of Masochistic, Jay Em Ess Stable and Los Pollos Hermanos Racing, of action taken pursuant to its Prohibited Substance Rule and Convicted Trainer Rule. As a result of the issuance of a ruling by the Santa Anita Board of Stewards disqualifying Masochistic from a second-place finish in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint and redistributing the purse based upon a positive test finding for the anabolic steroid stanozolol, the following actions have been taken.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Ingrid and Marcus Jooste’s 5-year-old Legal Eagle (SAF), successfully defended his L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate (G1) title Saturday at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa with a 2 1/4-length victory over Captain America (SAF) and earned an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile through the International Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Friday, January 6, 2017
The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Challenge begins this Saturday at Kenilworth Racecourse in South Africa with two outstanding Group 1 turf events in the one mile R1.5 million L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate, for an automatic berth into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and the 1 1/8 mile R1 million Maine Chance Farms Paddock Stakes for a free starting position into the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1).