Breeders' Cup World Championships

Breeders' Cup World Championships The Breeders' Cup returns to the heart of the Bluegrass State at Keeneland in 2020 on November 6 & 7 for the best two days in racing! Learn More: www.breederscup.com

When the Breeders' Cup World Championships was started back in 1984, it was with the humble goal of bringing the horseracing industry together for one last season-ending event. A kind of "end-of-the-year extravaganza" to wrap up the year. All these years later, it has become the pinnacle of the sport, drawing the best equine athletes from around the world for two of the most exciting days in racing; and establishing itself as a deciding factor in Eclipse Award voting, which honors Horse of the Year. Champions such as American Pharoah, Zenyatta, Skip Away, Curlin and Street Sense have all made their marks at the Breeders' Cup, and consequently imprinted themselves in the history books. For more information, visit: http://www.breederscup.com/about

When the Breeders' Cup World Championships was started back in 1984, it was with the humble goal of bringing the horseracing industry together for one last season-ending event. A kind of "end-of-the-year extravaganza" to wrap up the year. All these years later, it has become the pinnacle of the sport, drawing the best equine athletes from around the world for two of the most exciting days in racing; and establishing itself as a deciding factor in Eclipse Award voting, which honors Horse of the Year. Champions such as American Pharoah, Zenyatta, Skip Away, Curlin and Street Sense have all made their marks at the Breeders' Cup, and consequently imprinted themselves in the history books. For more information, visit: http://www.breederscup.com/about

Operating as usual

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is invaluable to retired racehorses across the US, Canada & Puerto Rico. 💜
08/12/2020

The Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance is invaluable to retired racehorses across the US, Canada & Puerto Rico. 💜

08/12/2020

This week on Cocktails & Conversation, we're preparing for the 2020 Alabama Stakes at Saratoga this Saturday! Kenny McPeek will join hosts Nick Luck & Britney Eurton to chat about his two fillies, Swiss Skydiver & Envoutante, before their run in the Alabama, a Win And You're In for the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff. We'll also welcome Sheikh Fahad al Thani, owner of Kameko who runs in the Juddmonte International, a #WinandYoureIN for the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic.

Tiz the Law jumps to No. 1 in the LONGINES Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings following his dominant win in last Saturday’s ...
08/11/2020

Tiz the Law jumps to No. 1 in the LONGINES Breeders' Cup Classic Rankings following his dominant win in last Saturday’s Runhappy Travers Stakes at Saratoga. 👏

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08/11/2020
Lazy Day

The only proper way to celebrate #NationalLazyDay. 😴💤

08/10/2020
1992 BC Mile

We're throwing it way back to celebrate Mike Smith's birthday! In 1992, at 27-year-old Mike Smith won his first Breeders' Cup race with Lure in the Mile. 🏇

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MIKE!! 🎉🥂🎂

"I look forward to staying at the 7/8 distance, maybe getting one more start in her before the Breeders' Cup." - Tom Amo...
08/08/2020
Serengeti Empress All Heart in Ballerina | Breeders' Cup

"I look forward to staying at the 7/8 distance, maybe getting one more start in her before the Breeders' Cup." - Tom Amoss on Serengeti Empress after winning the Ballerina Stakes and securing a spot in the starting gate of the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

Ballerina Recap via Racing Dudes 👇
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xAfter blazing early opening fractions on the front end, Joel Politi's Serengeti Empress was all heart in the stretch to hold off all challengers and win Saturday's $300,000 Ballerina Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) at Saratoga.

08/08/2020
2020 Ballerina Stakes - Serengeti Empress

Watch Serengeti Empress hold off Bellafina to win the Ballerina Stakes in a blaze. Congratulations to connections on securing a spot in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint!

Jockey: Luis Saez
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Owner: Joel Politi
Breeder: Tri Eques Bloodstock, LLC

Wishing a Happy Birthday to Rashard Lewis, one of our wonderful Breeders' Cup Ambassadors! 🎁🎉
08/08/2020

Wishing a Happy Birthday to Rashard Lewis, one of our wonderful Breeders' Cup Ambassadors! 🎁🎉

08/08/2020
WAYI Ballerina Analysis

Pete Fornatale & Matt Bernier handicap the 2020 Ballerina, a Win And You're In for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint.

Watch Saturday at 3 PM ET on FS2!

08/07/2020
Fantastic Finished - Bricks and Mortar

Introducing Fantastic Finishes of the Breeders' Cup!

We won't be forgetting Bricks and Mortar's run in the 2019 LONGINES Turf anytime soon. 👀

🎥 America's Best Racing

08/06/2020
Cocktails & Conversations Week 17 with Simon Callaghan and Javier Castellano

This week on Cocktails & Conversation, we're preparing for the 2020 rendition of The Ballerina at Saratoga on Saturday. Sensation Simon Callaghan, who will be sending out Bellafina for a dance in this weekend's 'Win And You're In' for the Filly & Mare Sprint, is going to be on the show to chat with Britney and Nick.

Six-time Travers winner Javier Castellano will also be joining, fresh off his Thursday mounts at The Spa!

It's going to be another great week! Prepare to sip along with this Thursday's drinks!

Tito’s Breakfast Martini:
- Tito’s Handmade Vodka
- Triple Sec
- Lemon Juice
- Orange Marmalade

Kentucky Cold Brew:
- Maker’s Mark Bourbon
- Demerara Syrup (Sugar in the Raw)
- Unsweetened Cold Brew Coffee
- Heavy Cream (Lightly Whipped)

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress and Bellafina lead a seven-horse field of talented fillies & mares in Saturd...
08/06/2020
Letruska Leaps to Toughest Trial | Breeders' Cup

2019 Kentucky Oaks winner Serengeti Empress and Bellafina lead a seven-horse field of talented fillies & mares in Saturday’s Balerina, a Win And You're In for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint! 🏇

Tune in this Saturday on FS2 at 3 ET!
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St. George Stable homebred Letrustka leaps up to the toughest trial of her illustrious career in Saturday’s $300,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

08/06/2020
2020 WAYI Ballerina Preview

Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss preview the field for the 2020 Win And You're In Ballerina, highlighted by Serengeti Empress and Bellafina, running this Saturday at Saratoga! The winner will receive an automatic starting position in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint this November at Keeneland.

Have you reserved your 2020 Maker's Mark bottle to support Thoroughbred industry charities National Museum of Racing and...
08/06/2020

Have you reserved your 2020 Maker's Mark bottle to support Thoroughbred industry charities National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, Old Friends & Race Track Chaplaincy of America?

Limited-edition Ted Bassett bottle: thebc.ltd/30ixajx

The field is set for the Win And You're In Ballerina this Saturday at Saratoga.  1️⃣ Serengeti Empress2️⃣ Cookie Dough3️...
08/06/2020
Letruska Leaps to Toughest Trial | Breeders' Cup

The field is set for the Win And You're In Ballerina this Saturday at Saratoga.

1️⃣ Serengeti Empress
2️⃣ Cookie Dough
3️⃣ Victim of Love
4️⃣ Bellafina
5️⃣ Letruska
6️⃣ Pink Sands
7️⃣ Come Dancing

The Racing Dudes preview the field. 👇
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St. George Stable homebred Letrustka leaps up to the toughest trial of her illustrious career in Saturday’s $300,000 Ballerina Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

San Diego Handicap winner Maximum Security and Tom’s d’Etat, third in the Whitney Stakes, tied for first place in this w...
08/04/2020

San Diego Handicap winner Maximum Security and Tom’s d’Etat, third in the Whitney Stakes, tied for first place in this week’s LONGINES Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings. Whitney Stakes winner Improbable moved into third.

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08/03/2020
Lanes End Farm

Twirling Candy shout out! 📣

The Lane's End Farm stallion is the recent sire of Win And You're In Bing Crosby Champ Collusion Illusion! 🏇

Gary & Mary West's Fighting Mad takes top prize in the 'Win And You're In' Clement L. Hirsch! Full Recap from The Racing...
08/03/2020
Fighting Mad Takes Top Prize in Clement Hirsch | Breeders' Cup

Gary & Mary West's Fighting Mad takes top prize in the 'Win And You're In' Clement L. Hirsch!

Full Recap from The Racing Dudes → thebc.ltd/30nqO3E

Gary and Mary West homebred Fighting Mad put herself on the lead early and never yielded before taking top prize in Sunday's $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar.

08/03/2020
2020 Clement L. Hirsch - Fighting Mad

Bob Baffert-trained Fighting Mad was no match for the field of fillies & mares in the 'Win And You're In' Clement L. Hirsch today at Del Mar Racing!

She is IN the 2020 Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Keeneland this November. Owned by Gary & Mary West, she was ridden to victory by Abel Cedillo. Congratulations to her connections!

Trainer Mark Glatt's 3-year-old Collusion Illusion toppled the west coast's top elder dirt sprinters in Saturday's Bing ...
08/02/2020
Collusion Illusion Topples Elders in Bing Crosby | Breeders' Cup

Trainer Mark Glatt's 3-year-old Collusion Illusion toppled the west coast's top elder dirt sprinters in Saturday's Bing Crosby Stakes, a Win And You’re In for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint.

The Racing Dudes recap the race.👇
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Trainer Mark Glatt's 3-year-old Collusion Illusion toppled the west coast's top elder dirt sprinters in Saturday's $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) at Del Mar.

08/02/2020
2020 Bing Crosby - Collusion Illusion

Breeders' Cup Sprint, here he comes! 🏇🏆💥

Collusion Illusion wins the Win and You're In Bing Crosby at Del Mar and receives automatic entry to the Breeders Cup Sprint this November at Keeneland!

RECAP: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's Improbable built an insurmountable lead in the stretch and strode...
08/02/2020
Improbable Insurmountable in Whitney | Breeders' Cup

RECAP: WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's Improbable built an insurmountable lead in the stretch and strode home victorious in the G1 'Win and You're IN' Whitney Stakes at Saratoga.

Racing Dudes Recap 👇

WinStar Farm, China Horse Club, and SF Racing's Improbable built an insurmountable lead in the stretch and strode home victorious in Saturday's $750,000 Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

08/01/2020
2020 Whitney Stakes - Improbable

Improbable wins the Whitney Stakes and receives automatic entry to the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic this November at Keeneland! Congrats to connections on an exciting victory.

Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Owner: WinStar Farm China Horse Club and SF Racing LLC
Breeder: St. George Farm LLC & G. Watts Humphrey Jr.

Calumet Farm's Vexatious survived a challenge from a formidable foe, followed by a steward's inquiry, to spring the 9/1 ...
08/01/2020
Vexatious Springs the Upset in Personal Ensign | Breeders' Cup

Calumet Farm's Vexatious survived a challenge from a formidable foe, followed by a steward's inquiry, to spring the 9/1 upset in the $500,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

Recap via Racing Dudes 👇

Calumet Farm's Vexatious survived a challenge from a formidable foe, then survived a steward's inquiry, to spring the 9/1 upset in Saturday's $500,000 Personal Ensign Stakes (G1) at Saratoga.

08/01/2020
2020 Personal Ensign - Vexatious

Vexatious upsets in the Personal Ensign, securing a spot in the starting gate of the Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff at Keeneland this November. Owned by our friends at Calumet Farm, Vexatious gives trainer -- and this week's Cocktails & Conversation guest -- Jack Sisterson his first Grade 1 victory. Congrats to connections!

08/01/2020
Bing Crosby Contender Lexitonian

Spotted: Lexitonian fueling up before his trip to the Beach.

Is he your pick in today's Win and You're IN Bing Crosby? Watch LIVE on NBCSN. Horse racing coverage starts at 7 p.m. ET and post time for the Bing Crosby is 9:30 p.m. ET.

07/31/2020
2019 Personal Ensign

Who remembers this duel between Elate and Midnight Bisou last year in the Win And You're In Personal Ensign?! 🙌

Can Midnight Bisou make it a double? Tune in Saturday on FS2 or #BCLIVE to watch.

Collusion Illusion and Fashionably Fast lead a nine-horse field of talented sprinters in Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes, ...
07/31/2020
Collusion Illusion and Fashionably Fast Lead Wide-Open Bing Crosby Stakes For Automatic Berth Into Breeders’ Cup Sprint Live Saturday at 7PM ET on NBCSN | Breeders' Cup

Collusion Illusion and Fashionably Fast lead a nine-horse field of talented sprinters in Saturday’s Bing Crosby Stakes, a Win And You're In for the Breeders' Cup Sprint! 🏇

Tune in at 7 PM ET on NBCSN!
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The 3-year-old Collusion Illusion and the 5-year-old Fashionably Fast lead a nine-horse field of talented sprinters in Saturday’s 6-furlong, $250,000 Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) on NBCSN, with live coverage from Del Mar beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

07/31/2020
2020 WAYI Whitney Preview

Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss preview the field for the 2020 Win And You're In Whitney Stakes, highlighted by Tom's d'Etat and Code of Honor, running this Saturday at Saratoga! The winner will receive an automatic starting position in the Longine's Breeders' Cup Classic this November at Keeneland.

Dogtag will take another shot on dirt this Sunday in the Clement L. Hirsch, a Win And You're In for the LONGINES Breeder...
07/31/2020
Dogtag Taking Another Dirt Shot In Clement L. Hirsch | Breeders' Cup

Dogtag will take another shot on dirt this Sunday in the Clement L. Hirsch, a Win And You're In for the LONGINES Breeders' Cup Distaff, at Del Mar Racing.

The Racing Dudes preview the field. 👇
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LNJ Foxwoods homebred Dogtag will take another shot on dirt when she faces five proven females in Sunday’s $250,000 Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar.

07/30/2020
#BCLIVE

This Saturday, Dan Tordjman & Ren Carothers bring you Breeders' Cup LIVE!

Hear from racing celebrities, personalities and jockeys for a second screen experience of this weekend's Win And You're In racing. 🎉

Watch at 3 PM ET: thebc.ltd/2Dd5uow

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The world’s greatest have to start somewhere. And for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, that somewhere was Hollywood Park in 1984. What began as a one day, 7-race event has grown into a two-day, $35 million extravaganza attracting the best horses, trainers, and owners from around the globe. It is the culmination of the thoroughbred-racing season. In 2020, the drama of the Breeders' Cup World Championships will return “home” to Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, KY for a second time!

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