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    October 27, 2017

    Free Roll Contest Announced for Breeders' Cup Saturday, November 4 on HorsePlayers.com

  • Del Mar
    October 27, 2017

    Week-long 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival Showcases the Best of SoCal

    The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Festival kicks off Saturday, Oct. 28 and features a variety of events for fans coming to the San Diego area for the 33rd World Championships on Nov. 3-4 at Del Mar.

  • Trainers
    October 27, 2017

    Ten Trainers to Watch at the Breeders' Cup

    The Breeders’ Cup brings together the world’s best horses, jockeys, and trainers. This year dozens of trainers vie for wins in the 13 Breeders' Cup races at Del Mar on Nov. 3-4, and this arbitrary list of 10 "baller" trainers to watch at the Breeders’ Cup ranks them by a combination of ability and swagger.

  • October 26, 2017

    Last Weekend to Qualify Into Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge On HorsePlayers.com

    Four Guaranteed Berths into Thoroughbred Racing’s Biggest Live Money Tournament are on the Line

  • Forever Unbridled and Songbird at the wire in the 2017 Personal Ensign
    October 25, 2017

    Forever Unbridled Rested and Ready Heading Into Longines Distaff

    It’s rather obvious that Forever Unbridled has not spent many afternoons at the races this year. She has only raced twice since last year’s Breeders’ Cup. Yet in just those two starts, Forever Unbridled did more than enough to position herself as one of the favorites pre-entered in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

  • Firenze Fire
    October 25, 2017

    Firenze Fire Sparks California Dreaming

    Owner Ron Lombardi and trainer Jason Servis have been in the Breeders’ Cup before. They had starters in 2013 and 2014 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1). Their ticket for a third trip to the World Championships was punched by Firenze Fire, when the homebred colt won the prestigious Champagne Stakes.

  • Suedois
    October 25, 2017

    Formidable array of Europeans Expected in Mile

    As much as turf milers are held in high regard in Europe, they have not dominated the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1). Yet overlooking the European contingent is folly in any year, and once again a formidable array of Europeans is expected to be on hand for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile on Nov. 4 at Del Mar.

  • Highland Reel
    October 25, 2017

    Highland Reel Bids for Repeat Win in Longines Turf

    Highland Reel is returning to the Breeders’ Cup with a mark of two wins in six starts since his victory in the 2016 World Championships. The Irish-bred horse bidding to become the 13th winner of the same BC race in consecutive years is one of 20 of the world’s finest horses pre-entered in the Longines Turf.

  • Bob Baffert
    October 25, 2017

    Classic Shapes Up as Gun Runner vs. Bob Baffert and the Fab Four

    As much as Gun Runner figures to face a formidable challenge from Arrogate, that’s only part of the problem for him. Trainer Bob Baffert takes aim at extending his unprecedented three-year winning streak in the BC Classic, chasing a fourth straight win with an equally unprecedented arsenal.

  • October 25, 2017

    2017 Race Order, Wagering Menu and Guaranteed Pools Announced for World Championships

    The Breeders' Cup announced today the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4 at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif. There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races.

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