May 11, 2021

2018 Breeders’ Cup Guide

The fields have been drawn and the 35th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is just days away under the historic Twin Spires of Churchill Downs on November 2-3. The inaugural Future Stars Friday card will showcase talented two-year-olds, while their elder counterparts take the spotlight one day later. has kept pace throughout the season, with previews, recaps and news, and offers fans this convenient Guide to everything Breeders’ Cup related.

Check back each day for updates and don’t forget to visit for the Breeders’ Cup News & Notes page featuring handicapping articles and analysis!

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Friday, November 2

6:05 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
5:22 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
4:40 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
4:00 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
3:21 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Saturday, November 3

5:44   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Classic
4:56   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Turf
4:16   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Distaff
3:36   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Mile
2:46   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Sprint
2:04   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
1:16   p.m. Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
12:38 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
12:00 p.m. Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint


Breeders’ Cup Headlines


Breeders’ Cup Works

Breeders’ Cup Implications

“Win & You’re In” Recaps


Concrete Rose blossoms in Jessamine WAYI for Juvenile Fillies Turf
Jaywalk can’t be caught in Frizette
Crook dominates Flower Bowl; Uncle Benny rallies in Futurity
Blue Prize takes Spinster; Strike Silver, Current up in time in Keeneland juvenile turf stakes
Wild Illusion, Royal Marine, Lily’s Candle earn Breeders’ Cup spots on Arc undercard
Roy H superior again in Santa Anita Sprint Championship
Next Shares upsets Shadwell Turf Mile; A Raving Beauty changes tactics in First Lady
Knicks Go keeps going in 70-1 Breedes’ Futurity upset
Golden Mischief prevails in TCA; Bucchero defends title in Woodford
Complexity scores effortless wire victory in Champagne
Restless Rider gives McPeek fourth win in Alcibiades
Promises Fulfilled hangs on in Phoenix, earns berth in TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint


Zenyatta stunner: Vale Dori recaptures spark Abel Tasman loses hers in fifth
Japan’s Fine Needles might use BC Turf Sprint ticket from Sprinters Stakes
Discreet Lover upsets Jockey Club Gold Cup
Channel Maker turns back rivals in Joe Hirsch Turf Classic
Imperial Hint headed to Breeders’ Cup Sprint off Vosburgh romp
Accelerate outlasts West Coast in clash of Breeders’ Cup Classic threats in Awesome Again
Vasilika makes it seven straight in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Rodeo Drive
Game Winner still perfect in Breeders’ Cup WAYI American Pharoah
Bellafina beautifully fine in Chandelier
Mohawk jumps up to earn BC ticket, European Road to the Kentucky Derby points in Royal Lodge
Just Wonderful acceleration in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Rockfel
La Pelosa, Fog of War win Breeders’ Cup berths at Woodbine in Natalma, Summer
Cairo Cat scratches out upset score in Iroquois, takes home Kentucky Derby points and Breeders’ Cup berth
Serengeti Empress conquers Breeders’ Cup WAYI Pocahontas by record margin
Ortiz’s supporting role earns Oscar Performance victory in the Woodbine Mile
Sippican Harbor sails to upset victory in Spinaway, WAYI berth to Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies


Glorious Empire leads all the way in Sword Dancer, earns berth in BC Turf
Abel Tasman edges Elate in Personal Ensign; Promises Fulfilled stars in Allen Jerkens Memorial
Whitmore prevails in Forego, Marley’s Freedom takes Ballerina in Saratoga bows
Catalina Cruiser makes short work of Pat O’Brien rivals, qualifies for BC Dirt Mile
Accelerate thrills in Pacific Classic runaway
Fashion Business romps in Del Mar Handicap, earns Breeders Cup Turf bid
Alpha Centauri stars in Prix Jacques le Marois, WAYI for Breeders’ Cup Mile
Robert Bruce Million victory adds to Arlington international flavor
Sistercharlie leads Brown sweep of Beverly D.
Diversify wires rain-delayed Whitney in effortless score
Lightning Spear takes Sussex, a WAYI for Breeders’ Cup Mile


Good Magic makes statement in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Haskell
Unique Bella earns Breeders’ Cup berth with Clement L. Hirsch score
Ransom the Moon rolls late to defend title, stamp Sprint ticket in Bing Crosby
Poet’s Word edges Crystal Ocean in King George exacta for record-breaking Stoute
Limousine Liberal secures Breeders’ Cup berth with Belmont Sprint Championship score


Stormy Embrace upsets Princess Rooney to earn spot in Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
Long On Value streaks toward Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint with Highlander victory
Mikki Rocket gets jump on Werther in Breeders’ Cup WAYI Takarazuka Kinen
Merchant Navy sails to Diamond Jubilee triumph on final day at Royal Ascot
Shang Shang Shang beats the boys in Norfolk; Dettori scores 60th victory at Royal Ascot
Poet’s Word captures Prince of Wales’s to give Stoute record 76th win at Royal Ascot
Without Parole, Accidental Agent and Blue Point star on Royal Ascot opener
Pavel breaks out of slump, punches Breeders’ Cup ticket in Stephen Foster
Blue Prize takes the Breeders’ Cup prize in Fleur de Lis
Bee Jersey holds off Mind Your Biscuits to win Met Mile
Abel Tasman romps in Ogden Phipps
Disco Partner repeats in Jaipur
Frankel colt Mozu Ascot hits new high in Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ Yasuda Kinen


Heart gets Hunt-ed down in Shoemaker, ‘Win and You’re In’ for Breeders’ Cup Mile


Winx reigns surpreme again in Queen Elizabeth, matches Black Caviar’s feat of 25 straight


Nonkono Yume arrives in time to pick up Breeders’ Cup Classic ticket in February


Legal Eagle earns Breeders’ Cup Mile berth in Queen’s Plate three-peat
Oh Susanna beats elders in Paddock, gains spot in Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf