News & Press Releases

    October 20, 2017

    Four Guaranteed Berths Into Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge on the Line This Weekend On

  • October 20, 2017

    Breeders' Cup Announces Enhanced Digital Platforms Ahead of 2017 World Championships

    New Mobile App and Revamped Website to Streamline Breeders' Cup Experience

  • Juvenile fillies at Del Mar
    October 20, 2017

    Trends in Handicapping the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

    Few if any races in the Breeders’ Cup series have been as formful as the Juvenile Fillies (G1). In its first 33 runnings, the race has been won by the post-time favorite 18 times, a rate of nearly 55 percent. That’s well above the general mid-30s strike rate by winning favorites in all races.

  • Del Mar history
    October 18, 2017

    The History of Del Mar

    From Seabiscuit to Shoemaker, a rich 80-year past lives “Where the Turf Meets the Surf”

    By Hank Wesch

  • Accelerate
    October 18, 2017

    Hometown Hero Accelerate Perfectly Suited for Dirt Mile

    There is nothing quite as sweet as being home. A horse can be a fickle animal, and there are literally thousands of small factors that can throw a horse off of his game. However, when it comes to the the Breeders’ Cup the connections of Accelerate have nothing to worry about. The horse does not just like the conditions at Del Mar, he thrives in them.

  • Imperial Hint
    October 18, 2017

    Imperial Hint Takes Shot at Big Time in Sprint

    Imperial Hint has flown under the radar for most of his career, but is ready to step onto the big stage soon in the Grade 1 TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Del Mar on November 4. When it comes to this horse nothing is flashy until he steps onto the race track.

  • O'Brien and Baffert
    October 17, 2017

    Two Rival Trainers Show No Signs of Slowing Down

    If there never had been a Breeders’ Cup, where would we find Bob Baffert? Would Baffert still be the most recognizable figure in Thoroughbred racing, with his white hair and his gregarious personality holding court, usually in victory lane?

  • 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.

  • 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.

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