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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

One of the big questions on Nov. 5 involves whether Syndergaard can go the distance. And sorry, New York Mets fans, we’re not talking about ace pitcher Noah Syndergaard hurling all nine innings in Game 7 of the World Series. Instead that date marks a crucial test for Syndergaard, the fleet 2-year-old colt trained by seven-time Eclipse Award winner Todd Pletcher who will try to stretch his speed around two turns for the first time in the Sentient Jet $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Look over the list of past winners of the Breeders’ Cup Mile and you’ll see an impressive list of European stars. Goldikova won it three times and Miesque twice. Spinning World and Royal Academy prevailed once. So in the aftermath of Tepin’s initial loss of 2016 in the Grade 1 First Lady Stakes at Keeneland, it should come as no surprise that the European contingent for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile will be vigorously scrutinized by handicappers.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

It’s good to be Aidan O’Brien these days. Not only do you have one of the world’s best stables that includes the winner of the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, but you recently became the first trainer to send out the top three finishers in that most famous and coveted of European races. Then, when the Breeders’ Cup rolls around, you can take the filly who won the Arc as well as last year’s Breeders’ Cup Turf, make the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic her first preference and still have a formidable hand in the $4 million turf race at the World Championships.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Five horses that have garnered much of the major headlines throughout the season – California Chrome, Flintshire, Lady Eli, Songbird, and Tepin – figure to be the favorites in their respective Breeders’ Cup races. While victories by all would be no surprise, history and the nature of the game suggest even the seemingly unbeatable can be vulnerable in the right circumstances.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Along with America's Best Racing, Breeders' Cup sponsored a Racing with the Stars contest throughout their Breeders' Cup Challenge series of races in 2016. Four different winners are each headed to the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita Park on Nov. 4 and 5, where they will meet a celebrity depending on the prize they signed up for and experience the Breeders' Cup World Championships like a VIP. Get to know Keith Stafford, the World-Class Racing Experience winner who will meet Bob Baffert and Victor Espinoza, in this Q&A.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are just around the corner, and with a stellar group of fantastic racehorses set to compete in this year’s races at Santa Anita Park, it’s time to brush up on your Breeders’ Cup stats. Enhance your racing trivia prowess.

Monday, October 24, 2016

There’s a picture of Larry Jones aboard Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender I’m a Chatterbox that was taken in the early chill of a Keeneland morning leading into last year’s World Championships. The speedy chestnut is suspended in the moment, neck bowed against her trainer’s hold. Jones braces in the irons, fringe of his white and orange chaps plastered by the wind. But his hands are gentle and the mare is responding, ears pricked, as the two of them blur past in fluid motion.

Friday, October 21, 2016

Pre-entered fields for the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be announced via a live stream on www.breederscup.com on Wednesday, October 26 at 11:30 a.m. ET.

Friday, October 21, 2016

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are coming to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on Nov. 4-5, and if you’re planning to attend the richest two days in horse racing, we have your guide to the ultimate Breeders’ Cup week! in

Thursday, October 20, 2016

For horse racing fans living in the East and Midwest, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is annually one of the high points of early fall, mixing in with football, political campaigns, and the spooky rituals of Halloween as a harbinger of seasonal shift.

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