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Breeders’ Cup

On November 2-3, 2018 the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships were held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Total purses and awards for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships exceeded $30 million, including more than $1 million in purses for the undercard races. Next year’s Breeders’ Cup will be hosted at Santa Anita Park. Whether you’re looking for contenders, odds, entries, Breeders’ Cup races, 2018 Challenge Series races and results, news, 2018 results and payouts, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.


Race Recap/Replay

Trained by John Sadler and ridden by Joel Rosario, Accelerate capped off an amazing year with the biggest win of his career in the Grade 1, $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. The 5-year-old son of Lookin At Lucky will be retired to stud next year at Lane’s End following a potential start in January’s Grade 1 Pegasus World Cup. Accelerate’s win was his sixth in 2018, all in graded stakes events, and improved his overall record to 22-10-5-5 with earnings of $5,792,480 for owners Hronis Racing. Get results and payouts to the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic below.

14AccelerateJoel RosarioJohn Sadler7.406.004.40
4GunneveraIrad Ortiz, Jr.Antonio Sano21.8011.80
1Thunder Snow (IRE)Christophe SoumillonSaeed bin Suroor8.00

$1.00 Exacta14-4$130.80$4,426,129
$0.50 Trifecta14-4-1$806.55$3,709,155
$0.10 Superfecta14-4-1-10$1,617.91$2,136,686
$2.00 Daily Double2-14$19.40$1,087,909
$2.00 Juvenile/Classic Daily Double9-14$21.60$346.611
$0.50 Pick 311-2-14 (3 Correct)$18.90$1,053,672
$0.50 Pick 47-11-2-14/15/16 (4 Correct)$157.95$3,685,032
$0.50 Pick 59-7-11-2-14/15/16 (5 Correct)$563.60$3,252,644
$2.00 Pick 6 Jackpot6-9-7-11-2-14/15/16 (5 Correct)$61.80$0
$2.00 Pick 6 Jackpot6-9-7-11-2-14/15/16 (6 Correct)$3,706.60$2,015,956
$2.00 Head2HeadMendelssohn v Thunder Snow$2.80$28,386
$0.50 Super High Five14-4-1-10-9$171,748.95$175,372


While the Grade 1, $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic is the main event, the Breeders’ Cup also features 13 other Grade 1 races throughout the 2-day World Championships: the Sentient Jet Juvenile, Juvenile Turf, Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Juvenile Turf Sprint, Longines Turf, Longines Distaff, Mile, TwinSpires Sprint, Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf, Dirt Mile, Turf Sprint, and Filly & Mare Sprint. Here are the results for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup:

Future Stars Friday, November 2, 2018

Sentient Jet Juvenile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: 2
Entries: (From the rail out) Dueling (20-1), Mr. Money (30-1), Derby Date (30-1), Tight Ten (30-1), Well Defined (20-1), Complexity (5/2), Mind Control (20-1), Standard Deviation (12-1), Game Winner (8/5), Knicks Go (30-1), Code of Honor (5-1), Gunmetal Gray (10-1), Topper T (30-1), Signalman (20-1)

Juvenile Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 2
Entries: (From the rail out) Arthur Kitt (20-1), Uncle Benny (15-1), Much Better (10-1), Forty Under (5-1), Line of Duty (10-1), Henley’s Joy (8-1), Somelikeithotbrown (12-1), Opry (15-1), The Black Album (30-1), War of Will (12-1), King of Speed (8-1), Current (5-1), Marie’s Diamond (20-1), Anthony Van Dyck (4-1); AE – Tracksmith (30-1), AE – Order and Law (30-1)

Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 7
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: 2
Entries: (From the rail out) Reflect (15-1), Serengeti Empress (7/2), Vibrance (10-1), Restless Rider (9/2), Cassies Dreamer (30-1), Baby Nina (30-1), Jaywalk (7/2), Sippican Harbor (12-1), Splashy Kisses (20-1), Bellafina (2-1)

Juvenile Fillies Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 6
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 2
Entries: (From the rail out) Concrete Rose (6-1), The Mackem Bullet (15-1), Lily’s Candle (8-1), Just Wonderful (6-1), La Pelosa (15-1), Newspaperofrecord (2-1), Stellar Agent (30-1), Belle Laura (20-1), Varenka (20-1), Pakhet (12-1), Lady Prancealot (30-1), Summering (15-1), My Gal Betty (20-1), East (20-1); AE -Pivottina (30-1), AE – Winning Envelope (30-1)

Juvenile Turf Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 5
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: TBD
Distance: 5 1/2 Furlongs
Age: 2
Entries: (From the rail out) Strike Silver (4-1), Soldier’s Call (9/2), Well Done Fox (12-1), Stillwater Cove (20-1), Bulletin (10-1), Moonlight Romance (12-1), Shang Shang Shang (5-1), Sergei Prokofiev (6-1), Chelsea Cloisters (8-1), So Perfect (12-1), Queen of Bermuda (20-1), Pocket Dynamo (20-1); AE – Big Drink of Water (30-1), AE – Comedy (30-1), AE – Van Beethoven (30-1), AE – Legends of War (30-1)

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Classic – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 11
Purse: $6,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/4 Miles
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Thunder Snow (12-1), Roaring Lion (20-1), Catholic Boy (8-1), Gunnevera (20-1), Lone Sailor (30-1), McKinzie (6-1), West Coast (5-1), Pavel (20-1), Mendelssohn (12-1), Yoshida (10-1), Mind Your Biscuits (6-1), Axelrod (30-1), Discreet Lover (20-1), Accelerate (5/2); AE – Collected (30-1), AE – Toast of New York (20-1)

Longines Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 10
Purse: $4,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/2 Miles
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Talismanic (12-1), Enable (Even), Channel Maker (12-1), Robert Bruce (10-1), Magical (10-1), Arklow (30-1), Glorious Empire (12-1), Liam the Charmer (30-1),Quarteto de Cordas (30-1), Hi Happy (20-1), Sadler’s Joy (20-1), Waldgeist (9/2), Hunting Horn (30-1)

Longines Distaff – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Champagne Problems (12-1), Abel Tasman (7/2), La Force (20-1), Mopotism (30-1), Wonder Gadot (15-1), Verve’s Tale (30-1), Midnight Bisou (6-1), Vale Dori (12-1), Wow Cat (8-1), Blue Prize (6-1), Monomoy Girl (2-1)

Mile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) One Master (12-1), Next Shares (10-1), Happily (15-1), Polydream (5-1), Oscar Performance (6-1), Almanaar (12-1), Expert Eye (8-1), I Can Fly (10-1), Hunt (30-1), Catapult (6-1), Lightning Spear (20-1), Analyze It (6-1), Gustav Klimt (10-1), Mustashry (15-1); AE – Divisidero (30-1), AE – Clemmie (20-1)

Twinspires Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 7
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Whitmore (6-1), Promises Fulfilled (6-1), B Squared (20-1), Warrior’s Club (15-1), Imperial Hint (9/5), Always Sunshine (20-1), Distinctive B (12-1), Limousine Liberal (6-1), Roy H (5/2)

Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 6
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 3/8 Miles
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Fourstar Crook (5-1), Thais (20-1), Wild Illusion (7/2), Paved (20-1), Princess Yaiza (30-1), Sistercharlie (3-1), Smart Choice (30-1), Fuhriously Kissed (30-1), A Raving Beauty (10-1), Magic Wand (5-1), Mom’s On Strike (20-1), Santa Monica (15-1), Athena (15-1), Eziyra (15-1)

Dirt Mile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 5
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) City of Light (5/2), Trigger Warning (20-1), Isotherm (20-1), Seven Trumpets (15-1), Awesome Slew (15-1), Seeking the Soul (5-1), Firenze Fire (6-1), Bravazo (20-1), Giant Expectations (15-1), Catalina Cruiser (8/5)

Turf Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 4
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 5 1/2 Furlongs
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Ruby Notion (20-1), Bucchero (10-1), Hembree (20-1), Vision Perfect (15-1), Disco Partner (7/2), Rainbow Heir (12-1), Lost Treasure (20-1), Chanteline (15-1), Stormy Liberal (4-1), Havana Grey (20-1), World of Trouble (6-1), Richard’s Boy (12-1), Will Call (20-1), Conquest Tsunami (6-1); AE – Insta Erma (30-1)

Filly & Mare Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 3
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Age: 3+
Entries: (From the rail out) Selcourt (4-1), Miss Sunset (15-1), Happy Like a Fool (20-1), Kirby’s Penny (30-1), Golden Mischief (10-1), Chalon (15-1), Skye Diamonds (10-1), Mia Mischief (15-1), Stormy Embrace (20-1), Highway Star (20-1), Finley’sluckycharm (10-1), Anonymity (15-1), Marley’s Freedom (8/5), Shamrock Rose (20-1); AE – Dream Pauline (30-1)


Racing Dudes Stars of the Week Special: Ranking the Breeders’ Cup Races

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup is in the books! As always, the event gave us several memorable moments. This week the normal Three Stars of the Week will be expanding, with us ranking all 14 Breeders’ Cup performances instead of just mentioning three horses like usual. Here’s our 14 stars of the week, ranked in order of impressiveness. Read More

BLINKERS OFF 346: Breeders’ Cup Saturday Recap

Accelerate Conquers Classic

Enable Exudes Turf Class, Royalty

Monomoy Girl Torpedoes Distaff

See more Breeders’ Cup news HERE.


The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series consists of the best races from around the world and awards each winner an automatic and free entry into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on November 2 & 3 at Churchill Downs. It’s simple, they win and they’re in.

Jan 6Cartier Paddock StakesKenilworthMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfOh Susanna (AUS)
Jan 6L'Ormarins Queen's PlateKenilworthMileLegal Eagle (SAF)
Feb 18February StakesTokyo RacecourseClassicNonkono Yume (JPN)
Apr 7The Star Doncaster MileRoyal RandwickMileHappy Clapper
Apr 14Coolmore Legacy StakesRoyal RandwickMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfAlizee (AUS)
May 1Gran Premio CriadoresPalermoLongines DistaffSinfonia Fantastica (ARG)
May 21Gran Premio Club Hipico FalabellaClub Hípico de SantiagoMileNuevo Maestro (CHI)
May 25Gran Premio 25 de MayoSan IsidroLongines TurfLa Extrana Dama (ARG)
May 28Shoemaker Mile S.Santa Anita ParkMileHunt (IRE)
Jun 3Yasuda KinenTokyo RacecourseMileMozu Ascot
Jun 9Ogden Phipps StakesBelmont ParkLongines DistaffAbel Tasman
Jun 9Jaipur Invitational StakesBelmont ParkTurf SprintDisco Partner
Jun 9Runhappy Metropolitan HandicapBelmont ParkDirt MileBee Jersey
Jun 10Grande Premio BrasilHipódromo da GáveaLongines TurfQuarteto De Cordas (BRZ)
Jun 16Stephen Foster H.Churchill DownsClassicPavel
Jun 16Fleur de Lis H.Churchill DownsLongines DistaffBlue Prize
Jun 19Queen Anne S.AscotMileAccidental Agent
Jun 20Prince of Wales's S.AscotLongines TurfPoet’s Word
Jun 21Norfolk S.AscotJuvenile Turf SprintShang Shang Shang
Jun 23Diamond Jubilee S.AscotTurf SprintMerchant Navy
Jun 24Gran Premio PamplonaHipódromo de MonterricoMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfSmart Choice (ARG)
Jun 24Takarazuka KinenHanshin RacecourseLongines TurfMikki Rocket (JPN)
Jun 30Highlander StakesWoodbine RacetrackTurf SprintLong On Value
Jun 30Princess Rooney H.Gulfstream ParkFilly & Mare SprintStormy Embrace
Jul 7Belmont Sprint Championship S.Belmont ParkTwinSpires SprintLimousine Liberal
Jul 28King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCOAscotLongines TurfPoet’s Word
Jul 28Bing Crosby S.Del MarTwinSpires SprintRansom the Moon
Jul 29Clement L. Hirsch S.Del MarLongines DistaffUnique Bella
Jul 29Haskell InvitationalMonmouth ParkClassicGood Magic
Aug 1Qatar Sussex StakesGoodwoodMileLightning Spear
Aug 4Whitney StakesSaratogaClassicDiversify
Aug 11Arlington MillionArlington ParkLongines TurfRobert Bruce (CHI)
Aug 11Beverly D. StakesArlington ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfSistercharlie (IRE)
Aug 12Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisDeauvilleMileAlpha Centauri (IRE)
Aug 18Del Mar H. Presented by The Japan Racing AssociationDel MarLongines TurfFashion Business (GB)
Aug 18TVG Pacific ClassicDel MarClassicAccelerate
Aug 22Juddmonte International S.YorkLongines TurfRoaring Lion
Aug 23Darley Yorkshire OaksYorkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfSea of Class
Aug 24Coolmore Nunthorpe StakesYorkTurf SprintAlpha Delphini (GB)
Aug 25Sword DancerSaratogaLongines TurfGlorious Empire (IRE)
Aug 25Personal EnsignSaratogaLongines DistaffAbel Tasman
Aug 25Ketel One BallerinaSaratogaFilly & Mare SprintMarley's Freedom
Aug 25ForegoSaratogaDirt MileWhitmore
Aug 25Pat O'Brien S.Del MarDirt MileCatalina Cruiser
Sep 1SpinawaySaratogaTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesSippican Harbor
Sep 15Iroquois S.Churchill DownsSentient Jet JuvenileCairo Cat
Sep 15Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.LeopardstownMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLaurens (FR)
Sep 15QIPCO Irish Champion StakesLeopardstownLongines TurfRoaring Lion
Sep 15KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesLeopardstownJuvenile TurfMadhmoon
Sep 15Ricoh Woodbine MileWoodbineMileOscar Performance
Sep 15Pocahontas S.Churchill DownsTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesSerengeti Empress
Sep 16Derrinstown Stud Flying Five StakesCurragh RacecourseTurf SprintHavana Grey (GB)
Sep 16Moyglare Stud StakesCurragh RacecourseJuvenile Fillies TurfSkitter Scatter
Sep 16Natalma StakesWoodbineJuvenile Fillies TurfLa Pelosa (IRE)
Sep 16Summer StakesWoodbineJuvenile TurfFog of War
Sep 28Shadwell RockfelNewmarket RacecourseJuvenile Fillies TurfJust Wonderful
Sep 29Joe Hirsch Turf ClassicBelmont ParkLongines TurfChannel Maker
Sep 29The VosburghBelmont ParkTwinSpires SprintImperial Hint
Sep 29Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesNewmarket RacecourseJuvenile TurfMohawk (IRE)
Sep 29American Pharoah StakesSanta Anita ParkSentient Jet JuvenileGame Winner
Sep 29Chandelier StakesSanta Anita ParkTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesBellafina
Sep 29Rodeo Drive StakesSanta Anita ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfVasilika
Sep 29Awesome Again StakesSanta Anita ParkClassicAccelerate
Sep 29Jockey Club Gold Cup StakesBelmont ParkClassicDiscreet Lover
Sep 30Sprinters S.NakayamaTurf SprintFine Needle (JPN)
Sep 30Zenyatta StakesSanta Anita ParkLongines DistaffVale Dori (ARG)
Oct 5Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesKeenelandTwinSpires SprintPromises Fulfilled
Oct 5Darley Alcibiades StakesKeenelandTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesRestless Rider
Oct 6First Lady S.KeenelandMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfA Raving Beauty (GER)
Oct 6Speakeasy StakesSanta Anita ParkJuvenile Turf SprintIts Gonna Hurt
Oct 6Champagne StakesBelmont ParkSentient Jet JuvenileComplexity
Oct 6Thoroughbred Club of America StakesKeenelandFilly & Mare SprintGolden Mischief
Oct 6Claiborne Breeders' FuturityKeenelandSentient Jet JuvenileKnicks Go
Oct 6Shadwell Turf Mile StakesKeenelandMileNext Shares
Oct 6Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipSanta Anita ParkTwinSpires SprintRoy H
Oct 7Total Prix Marcel BoussacChantillyJuvenile Fillies TurfLily's Candle
Oct 7Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereChantillyJuvenile TurfRoyal Marine (IRE)
Oct 7Indian Summer StakesKeenelandJuvenile Turf SprintStrike Silver
Oct 7Longines Prix de l'OperaChantillyMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfWild Illusion (GB)
Oct 7Flower Bowl StakesBelmont ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfFourstar Crook
Oct 7Juddmonte Spinster StakesKeenelandLongines DistaffBlue Prize (ARG)
Oct 7Dixiana Bourbon S.KeenelandJuvenile TurfCurrent
Oct 7The FuturityBelmont ParkJuvenile Turf SprintUncle Benny
Oct 7Frizette StakesBelmont ParkTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesJaywalk
Oct 10JPMorgan Chase Jessamine StakesKeenelandJuvenile Fillies TurfConcrete Rose


The Breeders’ Cup Future Wager gives you the opportunity to lock down potential Breeders’ Cup contenders early as they compete towards locking-in starts for their specific divisions. A future wager bet can offer larger payouts for horses who win their Breeders’ Cup race because the fields are still relatively unknown.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic will offer two opportunities for placing a future wager and the Distaff, Juvenile, Turf and Juvenile Sire future wagers will present one advanced offering.

The dates and results for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Future Wager are:

August 24-26, 2018 (CLOSED)

Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager Pool 1
Breeders’ Cup Longines Distaff Future Wager Pool

August 31-September 2, 2018 (CLOSED)

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Future Wager Pool
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sire Future Wager Pool

October 5-7, 2018 (CLOSED)

Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager Pool 2
Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf Future Wager Pool

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