Led by 3-year-olds Galileo Gold (GB), The Gurkha (IRE) and Awtaad (IRE), the first three finishers in the St. James’s Palace Stakes (G1) at Royal Ascot, 10 horses have been entered for Wednesday’s one mile Qatar Sussex Stakes (G1) at Glorious Goodwood, with the winner receiving an automatic berth into the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Monday, July 25, 2016
Saturday, July 23, 2016
LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 23, 2016) – Taking the lead right from the gate, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s Highland Reel (IRE) led throughout under Ryan Moore to win the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1) by 1 1/4 lengths over Wings of Desire (GB) and gained an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Friday, July 22, 2016
The 4-year old Dartmouth (GB), owned by Her Majesty the Queen, faces six rivals on Saturday at Ascot in the 1 ½ mile King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes (G1), a race named after the Queen’s parents, and one that will offer an automatic berth into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) through the international Breeders’ Cup Challenge.
Wednesday, July 13, 2016
The Breeders’ Cup today announced the election results to its Board of Directors by the 44 Breeders’ Cup Members. Mike Rogers was elected to the Board and will serve a four-year term. Fred W. Hertrich III and Clem Murphy were re-elected and will each serve a four-year term.
Thursday, July 7, 2016
Catch a Glimpse, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner, leads the field of 13 3-year-old fillies for an automatic berth into this year’s Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf in the $1 million Belmont Oaks (G1) at Belmont Park on the “Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In – Presented by Lane’s End Farm and America’s Best Racing” live broadcast this Saturday, July 9 on NBC at 4:30 p.m. ET.
Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Owners of horses of racing age currently not nominated to the Breeders’ Cup program can nominate their runners at discounted rates on or before Friday, July 15 for competition in this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 4-5 at Santa Anita Park. All horses must be nominated in order to compete in any of the 13 grade 1 Breeders’ Cup World Championship races.
Wednesday, June 29, 2016
Continuing its collaboration to raise funds for important causes, the Breeders’ Cup and Maker's Mark® announced today that Old Friends Farm, home to some of the most popular retired Thoroughbred race horses, has been named the official charity beneficiary of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Rood & Riddle, one of the world’s leading equine veterinary practices, will begin its second year as the Official Equine Hospital of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships and Title Sponsor of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Post-Position Draw.
Monday, June 27, 2016
The Breeders’ Cup and the Japan Racing Association (JRA) announced today that three Japanese group one races have been added to the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Challenge series schedule, joining the G1 Takarazuka Kinen which has been a part of the “Win and You’re In” program since 2011.
Sunday, June 26, 2016
Twenty years ago trainer David Hofmans beat the mighty Cigar with Alphabet Soup in the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Classic. On Saturday in the1 ¼ mile Gold Cup at Santa Anita (G1), the Hofmans trained 5-year-old gelding Melatonin gained an automatic berth into this year’s $6 million Classic with an emphatic 1 ½ length victory over longshot Win the Space.