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).

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Coolmore Stud, one of the world’s most prominent racing and breeding establishments, has won the John Deere Award as outstanding breeders of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Statement from Breeders’ Cup Limited on the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) ruling regarding the medication positive from the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Statement from Breeders' Cup Limited: "Breeders' Cup has been advised by the California Horse Racing Board that 12 of 13 races from this year's event at Santa Anita, not including the Breeders' Cup Sprint, have been cleared following post-race testing by the Maddy Laboratory at the University of California at Davis. Inquiries relating to testing results or regulatory proceedings should be directed to the CHRB."

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

Jay Privman of Daily Racing Form and Claire Novak of the BloodHorse each won 2015 Breeders’ Cup Writing Awards, which were presented to them at the recent National Turf Writers and Broadcasters annual dinner at the Altadena Town and Country Club in Altadena, Calif.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Bob Baffert’s first- and fourth-place finishers were both in good condition on the morning after the climactic event to Breeders’ Cup XXXIII. “Who’d have thought I’d have another horse like American Pharoah,” Baffert said. “He’s doing some of the same things that Pharoah did.”

Sunday, November 6, 2016

It was another spectacular photo finish between a pair of distaffers during the two-day Breeders' Cup World Championships. Lady Eli, the 8-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), was also the sentimental favorite because she had beaten laminitis and returned to the highest levels of racing. But when results flashed on the Santa Anita Park tote board Nov. 5, the daughter of Divine Park fell just short of a miraculous ending to her already remarkable comeback this year.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

It wasn't a theft. Highland Reel just ran away with the $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) Nov. 5. Under the guidance of Seamus Heffernan, the 4-year-old Galileo colt set stiff fractions in the 1 1/2-mile race, opened up a daylight lead in the backstretch, and was never threatened late by second-place finisher and favorite Flintshire en route to a 1 3/4-length score at Santa Anita Park.


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