"Sometimes, all you need to know is one thing," says Louisville attorney J. D. Raine, an avid racing fan who has followed the Breeders' Cup from its inception, and occasionally happened onto a very nice pick - such as hitting a very difficult-to-foresee exacta in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1988, the first time the Breeders' Cup was run at Churchill Downs.
The best trainers of Breeders' Cup contenters, Philadelphia Daily News columnist Dick Jerardi says, circle the Breeders' Cup date on the calendar and then plan their top horses' schedules backwards. Everything for the whole year planned to lead up to that day.
A favorite, Chief's Crown, won the first Breeders' Cup race at Hollywood Park in 1984 and paid $3.40. If anyone thought that would be the norm from there on, they were wrong.
Phil Lynch was having a bad day at the track. Through the first five races of the 2004 Breeders' Cup championships at Lone Star Park, in Grand Prairie, Texas, Lynch hadn't picked a winner, hadn't cashed a ticket. But suddenly he flashed to a famous Seinfeld episode in which the George Costanza character is lamenting his failed life
3-1 Morning Line favorite scratched.
A horse is a horse, of course, unless the horse is...Zenyatta?
Here’s a strong field of facts and figures to help Derby-centric race fans better understand the international ins and outs of the Breeders’ Cup.
Say you’re a horse. An ambitious horse. How would you, a fleet-footed quadruped, sign up to run in the Breeders’ Cup?
A rundown of this weekend's races.
A quick rundown of the major events going on during Breeders' Cup weekend away from the track
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Next-door neighbors Churchill Downs and the University of Louisville are teaming up for special ticket package called “Pigskins & Ponies Presented by Kroger” for the second weekend in November. For $25 fans will receive a seat in the new upper deck of Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium for UofL’s Nov. 13 football game against South Florida and a reserved seat on Millionaires Row or Skye Terrace at the Downs for horse racing the next day.