Breeders’ Cup

On November 2-3, 2018 the 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Total purses and awards for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will exceed $30 million, including more than $1 million in purses for the undercard races. Whether you’re looking for past contenders, odds, Breeders’ Cup races, 2018 Challenge Series races and results, news, 2017 results and payouts, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

Breeders' Cup Picks

LATEST BREEDERS’ CUP NEWS

2018 Breeders’ Cup Predictions #3: Juvenile Changes in Week 3

Both juvenile divisions were shaken up following several races at Woodbine and Churchill Downs last weekend. This week, our Breeders’ Cup Classic pick is set to return in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby, which could mean major movement in that division. Here is what our latest set of 2018 Breeders’ Cup predictions look like. Read More

Racing Dudes Divisional Rankings 9/19/18: 2-Year-Old Shake Up

Racing Dudes Three Stars of the Week: Oscar Worthy Star

THE MAGIC MIKE SHOW 015: Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ Recaps

Fog of War Slices Through Late in G1 Summer

See more Breeders’ Cup news HERE.

2018 BREEDERS’ CUP CHALLENGE SERIES

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.

DATERACE NAMETRACKDIVISIONWINNER
JANUARY
Jan 6Cartier Paddock StakesKenilworthFilly & Mare TurfOh Susanna (AUS)
Jan 6L'Ormarins Queen's PlateKenilworthMileLegal Eagle (SAF)
FEBRUARY
Feb 18February StakesTokyo RacecourseClassicNonkono Yume (JPN)
APRIL
Apr 7The Star Doncaster MileRoyal RandwickMileHappy Clapper
Apr 14Coolmore Legacy StakesRoyal RandwickFilly & Mare TurfAlizee (AUS)
MAY
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)
JUNE
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 MonterricoFilly & 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
JULY
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
AUGUST
Aug 1Qatar Sussex StakesGoodwoodMileLightning Spear
Aug 4Whitney StakesSaratogaClassicDiversify
Aug 11Arlington MillionArlington ParkLongines TurfRobert Bruce (CHI)
Aug 11Beverly D. StakesArlington ParkFilly & 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 OaksYorkFilly & 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
SEPTEMBER
Sep 1SpinawaySaratogaJuvenile FilliesSippican Harbor
Sep 15Iroquois S.Churchill DownsSentient Jet JuvenileCairo Cat
Sep 15Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.LeopardstownFilly & 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 DownsJuvenile 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 TurfN/A
Sep 29Joe Hirsch Turf ClassicBelmont ParkLongines TurfN/A
Sep 29The VosburghBelmont ParkTwinSpires SprintN/A
Sep 29Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesNewmarket RacecourseJuvenile TurfN/A
Sep 29American Pharoah StakesSanta Anita ParkSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Sep 29Zenyatta StakesSanta Anita ParkLongines DistaffN/A
Sep 29Chandelier StakesSanta Anita ParkJuvenile FilliesN/A
Sep 29Rodeo Drive StakesSanta Anita ParkFilly & Mare TurfN/A
Sep 29Awesome Again StakesSanta Anita ParkClassicN/A
Sep 30Sprinters S.NakayamaTurf SprintN/A
OCTOBER
Oct 5Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesKeenelandTwinSpires SprintN/A
Oct 5Darley Alcibiades StakesKeenelandJuvenile FilliesN/A
Oct 6First Lady S.KeenelandFilly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 6Thoroughbred Club of America StakesKeenelandFilly & Mare SprintN/A
Oct 6Claiborne Breeders' FuturityKeenelandSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Oct 6Shadwell Turf Mile StakesKeenelandMileN/A
Oct 6Frizette StakesBelmont ParkJuvenile FilliesN/A
Oct 6The FuturityBelmont ParkJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 6Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipSanta Anita ParkTwinSpires SprintN/A
Oct 6TBASanta Anita ParkJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 7Total Prix Marcel BoussacChantillyJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A
Oct 7Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereChantillyJuvenile TurfN/A
Oct 7Longines Prix de l'OperaChantillyFilly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 7Flower Bowl StakesBelmont ParkFilly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 7Champagne StakesBelmont ParkSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Oct 7Indian Summer StakesKeenelandJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 7Juddmonte Spinster StakesKeenelandLongines DistaffN/A
Oct 7Dixiana Bourbon S.KeenelandJuvenile TurfN/A
Oct 7Jockey Club Gold Cup StakesBelmont ParkClassicN/A
Oct 10JPMorgan Chase Jessamine StakesKeenelandJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A

2018 BREEDERS’ CUP FUTURE WAGER

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

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

2017 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

Gun Runner wins Breeders' Cup Classic

Race Recap/Replay

On Saturday, November 4, 2017, Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm’s Gun Runner won the Grade 1, $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic going wire-to-wire in a final time of 2:01.29. The Classic was the final race of the 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club.

Gun Runner’s win was trainer Steve Asmussen’s sixth Breeders’ Cup victory and second in the Classic, having won 10 years ago at Monmouth Park with Curlin. Ridden by Florent Geroux, it was his fourth Breeders’ Cup victory and first in the Classic. Get results and payouts to the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic below. Also, be on the lookout for our upcoming 2018 Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide.

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Gun RunnerFlorent GerouxSteve Asmussen6.804.403.20
11CollectedMartin GarciaBob Baffert5.604.00
8West CoastJavier CastellanoBob Baffert3.60

WAGER TYPENUMBERSPAYOFFPOOL
$1.00 Pick 36-1-5 (3 Correct)$707.80$1,091,532
$0.50 Pick 45-6-1-5 (4 Correct)$1,257.15$5,163,476
$2.00 Pick 65-8-5-6-1-5 (5 Correct)$1,381.80
$2.00 Pick 65-8-5-6-1-5 (6 Correct)$388,423.60$2,994,088
$2.00 Daily Double1-5$118.20$1,348,534
$1.00 Distaff/Classic Daily Double6-5$18.70$628,940
$1.00 Exacta5-11$17.00$3,880,075
$1.00 Superfecta5-11-8-4$1,433.50$1,998,341
$1.00 Super High Five5-11-8-4-1$2,435.90$294,834
$1.00 Super High Five5-11-8-4-9$4,090.40
$0.50 Trifecta5-11-8$32.25$3,292,902

2017 BREEDERS’ CUP RACE RESULTS

While the Grade 1, $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic was the main event, the Breeders’ Cup also featured 12 other Grade 1 races throughout the 2-day World Championships: the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Turf, Longines Distaff, 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies, Turf Sprint, Filly & Mare Sprint, Filly & Mare Turf, Twinspires Sprint, Mile, Sentient Jet Juvenile, and Longines Turf. Here are the results and payouts for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup:

Friday, November 3, 2017

Juvenile Fillies Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 6
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 2

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
11Rushing FallJavier CastellanoChad Brown8.004.603.40
1Best PerformanceJose OrtizChristophe Clement11.807.80
10September (IRE)Seamus HeffernanAidan O'Brien4.80

Las Vegas Dirt Mile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 7
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
9Battle of MidwayFlavien PratJerry Hollendorfer30.4011.406.60
3Sharp AztecaPaco LopezJorge Navarro4.804.00
5Awesome SlewJohn VelazquezMark Casse7.00

Juvenile Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 2

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
1MendelssohnRyan MooreAidan O'Brien11.608.405.60
2Untamed DomainJose OrtizH. Graham Motion11.007.00
8Voting ControlJavier CastellanoChad Brown6.20

Longines Distaff – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
6Forever UnbridledJohn VelazquezDallas Stewart9.405.003.40
4Abel TasmanMike SmithBob Baffert5.403.60
7Paradise WoodsFlavien PratRichard Mandella3.80

Saturday, November 4, 2017

14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 4
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: 2

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
12Caledonia RoadMike SmithRalph Nicks36.6015.409.80
9Alluring StarJoseph TalamoBob Baffert10.407.20
5Blonde BomberJose LezcanoStanley Gold15.20

Turf Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 5
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
4Stormy LiberalJoel RosarioPeter Miller62.4026.6015.60
7Richard's BoyFlavien PratPeter Miller13.007.40
1Disco PartnerIrad Ortiz, Jr.Christophe Clement4.60

Filly & Mare Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 6
Purse: $1,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 7 Furlongs
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Bar of GoldIrad Ortiz, Jr.John Kimmel135.4044.2021.60
14Ami's MesaLuis ContrerasJosie Carroll16.2011.00
1Carina MiaJavier CastellanoChad Brown11.00

Filly & Mare Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 7
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/8 Miles
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5Wuheida (GB)William BuickCharles Appleby24.4012.408.60
14Rhododendron (IRE)Ryan MooreAidan O'Brien9.406.80
6CambodiaDrayden Van DykeThomas Proctor6.80

Twinspires Sprint – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 8
Purse: $1,500,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 6 Furlongs
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
8Roy HKent DesormeauxPeter Miller11.805.003.60
10Imperial HintJavier CastellanoLuis Carvajal, Jr.5.204.00
6Mind Your BiscuitsJoel RosarioChad Summers4.40

Mile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 9
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 Mile
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
5World ApprovalJohn VelazquezMark Casse7.404.803.80
4Lancaster BomberSeamus HeffernanAidan O'Brien13.608.00
13BlackjackcatKent DesormeauxMark Glatt7.40

Sentient Jet Juvenile – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 10
Purse: $2,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Age: 2

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
6Good MagicJose OrtizChad Brown25.009.405.60
2SolominiFlavien PratBob Baffert8.404.40
11Bolt d'OroCorey NakataniMick Ruis2.60

Longines Turf – Race Recap/Replay

Race #: 11
Purse: $4,000,000
Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/2 Miles
Age: 3+

#HORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
1Talismanic (GB)Mickael BarzalonaAndre Fabre30.2010.806.40
12Beach PatrolJoel RosarioChad Brown4.003.00
3Highland Reel (IRE)Ryan MooreAidan O'Brien3.40

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