Breeders' Cup

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day meeting in November that was created in 1984, as a year-end competition for North American racing, but it has been built into a worldwide event, attracting runners from various continents, especially Europe.

The primary rotation of sites used for the Breeders’ Cup includes Belmont Park in New York, Churchill Downs in Kentucky, and Santa Anita in California, but it has also been held at Gulfstream Park, Aqueduct Racetrack, Hollywood Park, Woodbine, Monmouth Park, Arlington Park, and Lone Star Park

The meeting culminates with the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which is one of the most prestigious races in North America, and one very much sought after by owner/breeders. The Breeders’ Cup Turf and Breeders’ Cup Mile are the other main races.

 

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Breeders’ Cup Top Trainer

D. Wayne Lukas – 20 Wins

 

Breeders’ Cup Top Jockey

Mike E. Smith – 26 wins

 

Mike Smith is the leading Jockey at the Breeders’ Cup

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Breeders’ Cup Main Races

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the biggest Flat race meetings in the world, with numerous Grade 1 races, including the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Turf and Classic.

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile - A Grade 1 over a mile open to horses aged three and upwards.

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint - A Grade 1 over six and a half furlongs open to horses aged three and upwards.

Breeders’ Cup Mile – A Grade 1 over a mile open to horses aged three and upwards.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf – A Grade 1 over a mile and a quarter open to fillies’ and mares aged three and older.

Breeders’ Cup Turf - A Grade 1 over a mile and a half open to horses aged three and upwards.

Breeders’ Cup Classic – A Grade 1 over a mile and a half (dirt) open to horses aged three and upwards.

 

Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders’ Cup a record nine times

 

Breeders’ Cup Betting

There is massive interest in betting on the Breeders’ Cup both with the Online and betting shop bookies worldwide. The Breeders’ Cup is usually shown on both At The Races and Racing UK and a huge audience will tune in to cheer on the European runners. Most Online bookies will let you place a bet on the American Tote betting system and there is often a big difference between that price and the one on offer in the UK, so you are advised to shop around before placing your bets.

 

Breeders’ Cup Free Bets & Betting Offers

As with any big race, the top online bookies like Paddy Power and Betfair will have Breeders’ Cup Free Bets and Breeders’ Cup Betting Offers. Often the bookies will give you an enhanced price on one of the favourites, or they may offer a Bet Through The Card. Either way, we have you covered here with the best sign-up offer and betting specials at the Breeders’ Cup.

 

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Breeders’ Cup Runners & Form

Timeform is your best bet for finding the winner at the Breeders’ Cup. When the race card for each day of the Breeders’ Cup is available over on our Races page, you will be able to find the latest form and insight on all of the Breeders’ Cup runners from the team of expert tipsters at Timeform. Our Breeders’ Cup runner-by-runner guides will be available on our website and on our mobile app

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Breeders’ Cup Tips

Want to know which horses the expert Timeform Tipsters are backing at the Breeders’ Cup? You can get free tips for the Breeders’ Cup either on the Timeform website or app. However you like to bet, Timeform has you covered with Breeders’ Cup betting tips.  

Breeders’ Cup Latest News, Odds & Results

Follow all the build up to the Breeders’ Cup on the News pages at Timeform. Whether you are after the latest betting odds, market movers, going updates and non-runners, plus the latest from the stables of the top horses for the Breeders’ Cup, you’ll find it right here. Simply want to know which horse was first past the post? Then go to our Results page to get the latest Breeders’ Cup results.

 

Breeders' Cup Classic Past Winners – this Century

Year

Horse

Timeform Rating

Starting Price

2000

TIZNOW (USA)

133

92/10

2001

TIZNOW (USA)

133

69/10

2002

VOLPONI (USA)

131

435/10

2003

PLEASANTLY PERFECT (USA)

126

142/10

2004

GHOSTZAPPER (USA)

137

25/10

2005

SAINT LIAM (USA)

128

24/10

2006

INVASOR (ARG)

128

67/10

2007

CURLIN (USA)

131

44/10

2008

RAVEN'S PASS (USA)

131

135/10

2009

ZENYATTA (USA)

129

28/10

2010

BLAME (USA)

129

52/10

2011

DROSSELMEYER (USA)

126

148/10

2012

FORT LARNED (USA)

126

94/10

2013

MUCHO MACHO MAN (USA)

128

4/1

2014

BAYERN (USA)

126

61/10

2015

AMERICAN PHAROAH (USA)

138

7/10

2016

ARROGATE (USA)

139

17/10

2017

GUN RUNNER (USA)

131

24/10

Breeders' Cup Turf Past Winners – this Century

Year

Horse

Timeform Rating

Starting Price

2000

KALANISI (IRE)

124

46/10

2001

FANTASTIC LIGHT (IRE)

128

14/10

2002

HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)

127

9/10

2003

JOHAR (USA)

130

142/10

 

HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)

130

49/10

2004

BETTER TALK NOW (USA)

126

279/10

2005

SHIROCCO (GER)

128

88/10

2006

RED ROCKS (IRE)

124

108/10

2007

ENGLISH CHANNEL (USA)

126

3/1

2008

CONDUIT (IRE)

130

58/10

2009

CONDUIT (IRE)

125

9/10

2010

DANGEROUS MIDGE (USA)

123

85/10

2011

ST NICHOLAS ABBEY (IRE)

127

68/10

2012

LITTLE MIKE (USA)

124

173/10

2013

MAGICIAN (IRE)

125

125/10

2014

MAIN SEQUENCE (USA)

124

62/10

2015

FOUND (IRE)

122

64/10

2016

HIGHLAND REEL (IRE)

129

38/10

2017

TALISMANIC

125

141/10

Breeders' Cup Mile Past Winners – this Century

Year

Horse

Timeform Rating

Starting Price

2000

WAR CHANT (USA)

122

7/2

2001

VAL ROYAL (USA)

127

51/10

2002

DOMEDRIVER (IRE)

128

26/1

2003

SIX PERFECTIONS (FR)

123

53/10

2004

SINGLETARY (USA)

124

165/10

2005

ARTIE SCHILLER (USA)

124

56/10

2006

MIESQUE'S APPROVAL (USA)

126

243/10

2007

KIP DEVILLE (USA)

126

82/10

2008

GOLDIKOVA (IRE)

128

18/10

2009

GOLDIKOVA (IRE)

122

14/10

2010

GOLDIKOVA (IRE)

129

13/10

2011

COURT VISION (USA)

120

17/1

2012

WISE DAN (USA)

123

18/10

2013

WISE DAN (USA)

124

8/10

2014

KARAKONTIE (JPN)

125

30/1

2015

TEPIN (USA)

125

49/10

2016

TOURIST (USA)

124

124/10

2017

WORLD APPROVAL (USA)

123

27/10