Latest Breeders' Cup World Championships News

Pegasus races planned for Gulfstream and Santa Anita in 2024

Jan. 29, 2023 10:30 AM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — After seven Pegasus World Cup events, it’s evidently time for change. 1/ST Racing, which has hosted the entirety of the Pegasus series to this point at Gulfstream Park, is planning for two Pegasus days in 2024 — one at Gulfstream and the other at...

Art Collector rolls to Pegasus World Cup win at Gulfstream

Jan. 28, 2023 18:25 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Art Collector came into the Pegasus World Cup Invitational with more winnings than any of the other 11 horses in the field. And he left with the biggest prize of all. The 6-year-old made a big move around the outside and pulled clear of...

Flightline, Pletcher, Godolphin lead way at Eclipse Awards

Jan. 26, 2023 21:17 PM EST

PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Flightline ran away in all six of his races, and ran away with top honors at the Eclipse Awards on Thursday night. And trainer Todd Pletcher, for the first time in nearly a decade, received the sport’s top prize as well. Flightline — the...

Cyberknife picked as early favorite for $3 million Pegasus

Jan. 22, 2023 15:30 PM EST

HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Cyberknife is going into his finale as the favorite. The 4-year-old is the 5-2 morning-line top choice for Saturday’s $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park, to be run at a mile and an eighth on the dirt. It’ll be the final...

16-1 shot Reincarnate wins Sham Stakes for Baffert

Jan. 08, 2023 20:47 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — It's proving time for 3-year-olds in the barn of trainer Bob Baffert. The next four months will weed out the best of the bunch as the calendar moves closer to May and the start of the Triple Crown series. “See what you have, see what they...

Unbeaten Flightline retires, will begin breeding career

Nov. 06, 2022 14:00 PM EST

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Flightline has been retired and will stand at stud after completing a dominant, unbeaten career capped by Saturday's runaway victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Keeneland. The son of Tapit will begin his breeding career next year at the farm...

Unbeaten Flightline runs away to Breeders' Cup Classic win

Nov. 05, 2022 20:43 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Running the biggest race of a brief career, Flightline left no doubt about this year's top thoroughbred. The unbeaten colt posted another dominant run, overtaking Life Is Good entering the top of the stretch and pulling away to an 8¼-length victory in the $6...

Three horses observed for medical issues at Breeders' Cup

Nov. 05, 2022 20:14 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Three horses, including one trained by embattled Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, were observed for medical issues after being pulled up in separate races during Saturday's Breeders' Cup championships at Keeneland. Baffert-trained Messier, competing for the first...

Dominant Flightline aims for 6-0 at Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 04, 2022 18:58 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Comparisons of Flightline to legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat may initially sound like a stretch, though they offer a hint about his dominance. The 4-year-old bay colt has yet to lose in five starts, and four of his wins have been by double-digit...

Flightline is Breeders' Cup Classic favorite at Keeneland

Oct. 31, 2022 18:22 PM EDT

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Flightline has given John Sadler plenty to smile about this year, and his prospects look good for the trainer maintaining it. The unbeaten horse is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic and will start the $6 million season finale from the...