2018 Breeders' Cup Race Recaps

The 2018 Breeders' Cup at Churchill Downs was one for the ages. Relive all the excitment with recaps and replays of all 14 Championship races.

  • Classic Recap

    For trainer John Sadler the losses in the Breeders’ Cup kept mounting and mounting. After three losses earlier in the 35th Breeders’ Cup, the veteran trainer brought an unsightly 0-for-44 record in the World Championships to the paddock with him when he saddled Accelerate, the 5-2 favorite in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
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  • Longines Distaff Recap

    Monomoy Girl returned to the scene of her biggest win on Saturday and added an even more important victory to her brilliant resume.
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  • Mile Recap

    Jockey Frankie Dettori caused trainer Sir Michael Stoute some worry, but it all worked out in the end as the famed European rider guided Juddmonte Farms’ Expert Eye to victory in the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
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  • Sentient Jet Juvenile Recap

    Game Winner put the finishing touches on an undefeated 2-year-old campaign by catching Knicks Go approaching the sixteenth pole and then registering a 2 1/4 lengths victory in the BC Juvenile, the fifth and final race in the opening day “Future Stars Friday” at the World Championships.
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  • Longines Turf Recap

    The great Juddmonte Farms filly Enabled is one of eight horses who have won the famous Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. On Saturday, she became one of a kind.
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  • Dirt Mile Recap

    City of Light rushed up along the inside to grab the early lead and was never headed as he scored a front-running victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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  • Turf Sprint Recap

    Stormy Liberal made it back-to-back victories in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) as he wore down the pace-setting World of Trouble to register a neck victory in the second of Saturday’s nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship stakes at Churchill Downs.
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  • Juvenile Fillies Turf Recap

    Klaravich Stables’ undefeated Newspaperofrecord took the lead at the start and was never threatened in registering a decisive victory in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on the “Future Stars Friday” program.
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  • Juvenile Turf Sprint Recap

    Bulletin kicked off the 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships by popping out of the gate quickly and immediately grabbing a clear a lead then never looked back in winning the first running of the $1 million BC Juvenile Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs on Friday.
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  • Juvenile Turf Recap

    Godolphin’s Line of Duty rallied strongly in the final yards to triumph in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at Churchill Downs on the “Friday Future Stars” card.
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  • Tito's Juvenile Fillies Recap

    Early speed continued to dominate at the 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships as Jaywalk grabbed the lead at the break and then drew clear in the stretch to capture the $2 million Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) on “Future Stars Friday” at Churchill Downs.
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  • Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf Recap

    Sistercharlie hit the front in the final strides and gave owner Peter Brant his first Breeders’ Cup victory since 1988 as the 4-year-old filly captured the $2 million Maker’s Mark BC Filly and Mare Turf (G1) by a neck at Churchill Downs on Saturday.
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  • Filly & Mare Sprint Recap

    Shamrock Rose opened Day 2 of the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships with a jolt as she rallied from last to prevail by a head in the final strides of a tight, four-horse finish in the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) at Churchill Downs.
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  • TwinSpires Sprint Recap

    It was a double-double for owners Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen and trainer Peter Miller as Roy H took command approaching the quarter pole and pulled away for an encore victory in the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) on Saturday at Churchill Downs.
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