The 2016 “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” continues this Saturday, June 25, live on NBCSN at 8:00 p.m. ET from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif, with the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita, an automatic qualifier for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will be run at Santa Anita as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Nov. 4-5.
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Saturday, June 18, 2016
Joseph W. Sutton’s 6-year-old Bradester held off Eagle and Majestic Harbor to prevail by a half-length going wire to wire to win the 1 1/8 mile, $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) Saturday evening at Churchill Downs and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic starting position into the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
The Breeders' Cup announced today that 19 individuals have won election to serve as Breeders’ Cup Members. Voting by Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators was concluded at 5:00 p.m. ET on June 13. The election results are expected to be ratified by the current Breeders' Cup Members at the annual meeting on July 13.
Monday, June 13, 2016
The Breeders’ Cup today announced purse increases for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, starting with this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., on November 4-5. The Classic, run at 1 ¼ miles on the main track for 3-year-olds and older, will now carry a total guaranteed purse of $6 million and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, run at 1 ½ miles for 3-year-olds and up, will now have a purse of $4 million.
Thursday, June 9, 2016
Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred horseracing’s most prestigious international events, has today announced the launch of a new multi-faceted sweepstakes with five of its most high-profile Celebrity Ambassadors, including Bobby Flay, Elizabeth Banks, Carson Kressley, Bob Baffert, and Victor Espinoza.
Monday, June 6, 2016
The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita Park today announced that tickets are now on sale to the general public for the 33rd running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5. This year marks a record ninth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, consisting of 13 races and purses totaling $26 million over two days at one of the world’s most scenic racing venues.
Thursday, May 26, 2016
With a powerful move in deep stretch, Camilo Bautista’s 3-year-old Don Inc (ARG) won Wednesday’s 1 ½ mile Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (G1) at San Isidro by six lengths over Take it All (ARG) and became the first horse this year to earn an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
The Breeders’ Cup has announced today that 30 individuals are on the ballot for the election of 19 Breeders’ Cup Members. On June 6, the Breeders’ Cup Election Web Site will open for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup foal and stallion nominators to begin the voting process. Of the 30 candidates on the ballot, 13 are incumbent Members standing for re-election. The 19 individuals receiving the most votes will each serve a term of four years.
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
Led by Stud Las Monjitas’s 3-year-old Don Inc (ARG), nine horses have been entered for Wednesday’s Gran Premio 25 de Mayo (G1) at San Isidro, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (GI) at Santa Anita Park.
Thursday, May 19, 2016
Led by the defending champion El Bromista (CHI), a field of 16 has been entered for Sunday’s Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella (G1) on turf at Club Hipico in Santiago, Chile, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.