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Breeders’ Cup

On November 1-2, 2019, the 36th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA. With 14 Championship races and total purses and awards exceeding $30 million, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are the premier horse racing event of the year. Whether you’re looking for 2019 contenders, odds, entries, Breeders’ Cup races, 2019 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win & You’re In™ info, 2019 Challenge Series races and results, news, 2018 results and payouts, picks and tips, or handicapping advice, you will have the most updated information here.

Breeders Cup Picks

2019 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 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, November 1 and 2 at Santa Anita. It’s simple, they win and they’re in.

REPLAYDATERACE NAMETRACKDIVISIONWINNER
DECEMBER
Race ReplayDec 15Gran Premio International Carlos PellegriniSan Isidro RacecourseLongines TurfIl Mercato
JANUARY
Race ReplayJan 5Cartier Paddock StakesKenilworthMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfOh Susanna (AUS)
Race ReplayJan 5L'Ormarins Queen's PlateKenilworthMileDo It Again (SAF)
FEBRUARY
Race ReplayFeb 17February StakesTokyo RacecourseClassicInti (JPN)
MAY
Race ReplayMay 1Gran Premio CriadoresPalermoLongines DistaffEntropia (ARG)
No Replay AvailableMay 26Gran Premio Club Hipico FalabellaClub Hípico de SantiagoMileTamburo Di Oro
Race ReplayMay 27Shoemaker Mile S.Santa Anita ParkMileBolo
JUNE
No Replay AvailableJun 2Yasuda KinenTokyo RacecourseMileIndy Champ
Race ReplayJun 8Ogden Phipps StakesBelmont ParkLongines DistaffMidnight Bisou
Race ReplayJun 8Jaipur Invitational StakesBelmont ParkTurf SprintWorld of Trouble
Race ReplayJun 8Runhappy Metropolitan HandicapBelmont ParkDirt MileMitole
No Replay AvailableJun 9Grande Premio BrasilHipódromo da GáveaLongines TurfGeorge Washington (BRZ)
Race ReplayJun 15Stephen FosterChurchill DownsClassicSeeking the Soul
Race ReplayJun 15Fleur de LisChurchill DownsLongines DistaffElate
Race ReplayJun 18Queen Anne S.AscotMileLord Glitters
Race ReplayJun 19Prince of Wales's S.AscotLongines TurfCrystal Ocean
Race ReplayJun 20Norfolk S.AscotJuvenile Turf SprintA'ali
Race ReplayJun 22Diamond Jubilee S.AscotTurf SprintBlue Point
Jun 23Takarazuka KinenHanshin RacecourseLongines TurfN/A
Jun 29Princess Rooney H.Gulfstream ParkFilly & Mare SprintN/A
Jun 30Gran Premio PamplonaHipódromo de MonterricoMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
JULY
Jul 6John A. NerudBelmont ParkTwinSpires SprintN/A
Jul 20TVG.com Haskell InvitationalMonmouth ParkClassicN/A
Jul 27King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCOAscotLongines TurfN/A
Jul 27Bing Crosby S.Del MarTwinSpires SprintN/A
Jul 28Clement L. Hirsch S.Del MarLongines DistaffN/A
Jul 31Qatar Sussex StakesGoodwood RacecourseMileN/A
AUGUST
Aug 3Whitney StakesSaratogaClassicN/A
Aug 10Beverly D. StakesArlington ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Aug 10Arlington MillionArlington ParkLongines TurfN/A
Aug 10Fourstardave HandicapSaratogaMileN/A
Aug 11Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisDeauvilleMileN/A
Aug 17Del Mar H. presented by the Japan Racing AssociationDel MarLongines TurfN/A
Aug 17TVG Pacific ClassicDel MarClassicN/A
Aug 18Darley Prix MornyDeauvilleJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Aug 21Juddmonte International S.York RacecourseClassicN/A
Aug 22Yorkshire OaksYork RacecourseMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Aug 23Coolmore Nunthorpe StakesYork RacecourseTurf SprintN/A
Aug 24Ketel One BallerinaSaratogaFilly & Mare SprintN/A
Aug 24Pat O'Brien S.Del MarDirt MileN/A
Aug 24Sword DancerSaratogaLongines TurfN/A
Aug 24Personal EnsignSaratogaLongines DistaffN/A
SEPTEMBER
Sep 7Kentucky Downs Turf SprintKentucky DownsTurf SprintN/A
Sep 7Jockey Club DerbyBelmont ParkLongines TurfN/A
Sep 14QIPCO Irish Champion StakesLeopardstown RacecourseLongines TurfN/A
Sep 14Pocahontas S.Churchill DownsTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesN/A
Sep 14Iroquois S.Churchill DownsSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Sep 14Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron S.Leopardstown RacecourseMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Sep 14Ricoh Woodbine MileWoodbineMileN/A
Sep 14KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesLeopardstown RacecourseJuvenile TurfN/A
Sep 15Natalma StakesWoodbineJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A
Sep 15Derrinstown Stud Flying Five StakesThe CurraghTurf SprintN/A
Sep 15Moyglare Stud StakesThe CurraghJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A
Sep 15Summer StakesWoodbineJuvenile TurfN/A
Sep 21Cotillion StakesParx RacingLongines DistaffN/A
Sep 27Shadwell RockfelNewmarketJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A
Sep 27American Pharoah StakesSanta Anita ParkSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Sep 27Chandelier StakesSanta Anita ParkTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesN/A
Sep 28Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesNewmarketJuvenile TurfN/A
Sep 28The VosburghBelmont ParkTwinSpires SprintN/A
Sep 28Jockey Club Gold CupBelmont ParkClassicN/A
Sep 28Rodeo Drive StakesSanta Anita ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Sep 28Awesome Again StakesSanta Anita ParkClassicN/A
Sep 29Sprinters S.NakayamaTurf SprintN/A
Sep 29Zenyatta StakesSanta Anita ParkLongines DistaffN/A
OCTOBER
Oct 4Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix StakesKeenelandTwinSpires SprintN/A
Oct 4Darley Alcibiades StakesKeenelandTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesN/A
Oct 5Thoroughbred Club of America StakesKeenelandFilly & Mare SprintN/A
Oct 5The ChampagneBelmont ParkSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Oct 5First Lady S.KeenelandMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 5Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipSanta Anita ParkTwinSpires SprintN/A
Oct 5Claiborne Breeders' FuturityKeenelandSentient Jet JuvenileN/A
Oct 5Shadwell Turf Mile StakesKeenelandMileN/A
Oct 6Speakeasy StakesSanta Anita ParkJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 6Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesParisLongchampTurf SprintN/A
Oct 6The Flower BowlBelmont ParkMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 6The FrizetteBelmont ParkTito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile FilliesN/A
Oct 6The FuturityBelmont ParkJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 6Indian Summer StakesKeenelandJuvenile Turf SprintN/A
Oct 6Prix de L'Opera LonginesParisLongchampMaker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfN/A
Oct 6Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheParisLongchampLongines TurfN/A
Oct 6Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereParisLongchampJuvenile TurfN/A
Oct 6Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacParisLongchampJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A
Oct 6Dixiana Bourbon S.KeenelandJuvenile TurfN/A
Oct 6Juddmonte Spinster StakesKeenelandLongines DistaffN/A
Oct 9JPMorgan Chase Jessamine StakesKeenelandJuvenile Fillies TurfN/A

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Historic Stats

Year201820172016201520142013201220112010200920082007
Challenge Races85818278716573686562 (3 were taken off the Turf)5715
International Races3332322826202118141241
Challenge Tracks28292929242527242321177
Repeat Challenge Winners56435641220
Winners that were BCL Nominated747671625747585345434710
Winners not Nominated1151116141815152016105
Trainer with Most WinsChad Brown (7)Aidan O'Brien (6)Mark Casse (7)Chad Brown (5)Todd Pletcher (5)Chad Brown and Todd Pletcher (5)Todd Pletcher (9)Aidan O’Brien (6)Bob Baffert and Todd Pletcher (4)Todd Pletcher (5)John Sadler (5)Christophe Clement (2)
Trainers with Multiple Wins15910111011111110871
Owner with Most WinsGodolphin (5)Coolmore Stud (6)Godolphin (5)Coolmore Stud (4)Juddmonte Farms & Coolmore Stud (5)Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey (5)Coolmore and Jay Emm Ess (3)Coolmore (7)Godolphin and Juddmonte (3)Coolmore and Juddmonte (3)J. Paul Reddam (3)Everyone with 1 win
Owners with Multiple Wins1171110671166560
Winners Competed in Championships50 of 85 (58.8%)49 0f 81 (60.4%)47 of 82 (57.3%)42 of 78 (53.8%)39 of 71 (55%)38 of 65 (58.5%)49 of 73 (67.1%)38 of 68 (55.8%)36 of 65 (55.4%)32 of 59 (54.2%)35 of 57 (61.4%)8 or 15 (53.3%)
Winners Won a Championship Race552644748351
Of All Challenge Divisions That Year, the Championships had a Challenge Winner Compete all of ThemYesYesNo (11 of 13 Divisions)No (11 of 13 Divisions)No (12 of 13 divisions)No (13 of 14 Divisions)YesYesYesNo (13)No (13)No (5)

LATEST BREEDERS’ CUP NEWS

Blue Point Completes Historic Ascot Double in Diamond Jubilee


Godolphin’s world-class sprinter Blue Point became the first horse since Choisir in 2003 to pull off the historic Group 1 sprinting double when he swept to the front and just held on at the wire to win Saturday’s Diamond Jubilee Stakes (G1) on Day 5 of the Royal Ascot meet. Read More

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A’ali Surges to Norfolk Success

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See more Breeders’ Cup news HERE.

Breeders Cup Picks

2018 BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC RESULTS AND PAYOUTS

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.

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

WAGER TYPENUMBERSPAYOFFPOOL
$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

2018 BREEDERS’ CUP RESULTS

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)

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 (CLOSED)

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

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