Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Top 5: Sophomores lead the charge

Of the 14 races comprising the Breeders’ Cup, arguably none is more affected by the event’s nomadic existence than the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Top 5: Covfefe or Come Dancing?

While some handicappers seem ready to concede Covfefe the victory, the last four editions of the Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) have been won by runners starting at 10-1, 8-1, 66-1 and 25-1.

Breeders’ Cup Turf Top 5: It it Bricks and Mortar’s year?

Bricks and Mortar winning the Pegasus World Cup Turf (gr. I) - Photo by Ashley Blum/Adam Coglianese Photography While the field for the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Santa Anita remains in flux, one thing seems certain—it won’t be the strongest renewal ever contested. With defending winner Enable passing the race—and with fellow European standouts Waldgeist, Sottsass and Japan seemingly unlikely to run—the potential field has lost some of its star power. On the other hand, [...]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Top 10: Wicked Whisper at the top

Wicked Whisper winning the Frizette Stakes (G1) at Belmont - Photo by NYRA/Coglianese Photography The race to the finish line in the November 1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at Santa Anita will be more than just a race for the winner’s share of a $2 million purse. Championship honors will also be waiting at the finish line. Through the years, 31 of the 35 Juvenile Fillies winners have been named champion 2-year-old filly at the Eclipse Awards. [...]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Top 5: Eight Rings on top

Eight Rings winning the American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita - © BENOIT PHOTO The $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) is shaping up to be a stellar race. There are plenty of promising 2-year-olds targeting the November 2 championship race at Santa Anita. Just last week we witnessed a couple impressive performances from up-and-coming youngsters with the pedigrees to succeed over classic distances. It’s a testament to the quality of the division that a horse as [...]

Breeders’ Cup Classic Top 5: Who’s left?

Code of Honor (outside) and Vino Rosso hit the wire together in the Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) - Photo by Janet Garaguso/Coglianese Photography/NYRA Every few weeks throughout the summer, I’ve ranked the top 10 contenders for the November 2 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Santa Anita. But this week I’ve elected to cut my list down to five. With injuries and defections weakening the division, I’m having trouble coming up with a full list. Two-time Dubai World [...]

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Top 5: Shancelot clings to the top spot

Although a foot issue will likely sideline World of Trouble from the 2019 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita, the prospective field for the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) has grown more intriguing in recent weeks.

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Top 5: Midnight Bisou moves to the top

With the recent confirmation that reigning champion Monomoy Girl will miss the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), the November 2 showdown at Santa Anita currently looms as a two-horse battle.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Top 5: Maiden winners shaping up strong

Who do you view as the top contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile? Here is our Top 5.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint top 5: It’s time to dance

Ranking the top contenders for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at Santa Anita is harder than it sounds.