Breeders' Cup - At The Races

Runner Profiles


Bob Baffert's Arrogate only made his debut in June but is a leading fancy for the Classic after breaking the course record in winning the Travers Stakes at Saratoga by thirteen and a half lengths in August.

Alice Springs

It's been 14-years since Rock Of Gibraltar's luckless defeat in the Breeders' Cup Mile and in Alice Springs Aidan O'Brien has a filly replete with all of the qualities required to break his Mile duck.


Nine-times a Grade 1 winner, Beholder has been beaten by Stellar Wind in their last two battles this season, though could the shape of the race see the tables turned in the Distaff?

California Chrome

2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness hero California Chrome bounced back from a disappointing 4yo campaign to be six from six in 2016 and is fancied by many to lift the Classic at the second time of asking.


Bob Baffert's Dortmund has been vanquished by the mighty California Chrome on all three starts this season but looks set to get his deserved day in the sun in the Dirt Mile.


Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe heroine Found landed the Turf in 2015 and bids for a repeat performance this time around folowing a brief flirtation with the Classic.

  • Flintshire


    Chad Brown's Flintshire was defeated on unsuitable ground last time out but heads the betting for the Turf having been a cut above on quicker going in the States this season.

  • Highland Reel

    Highland Reel

    The globetrotting Highland Reel already has a victory Stateside to his name and, like in the King George at Ascot, should he able to shake loose on the lead he will prove to be a very hard to catch in the Turf.

  • Intelligence Cross

    Intelligence Cross

    Middle Park fourth Intelligence Cross steps up in trip for the Juvenile Turf where he heads a two-pronged Aidan O'Brien attack.

  • Intricately


    In 2011 Joseph O'Brien became the youngest jockey to win at the Breeders' Cup and should Intricately score at Santa Anita he will become the youngest Breeders' Cup-winning trainer.

  • Lady Eli

    Lady Eli

    2014 Juvenile Fillies Turf heroine Lady Eli missed last year's Breeders' Cup Filly And Mare Turf with laminitis when still unbeaten - she's back this year and posted a career-best in the Flower Bowl.

  • Lancaster Bomber

    Lancaster Bomber

    Lancaster Bomber finished runner-up in the Dewhurst to a fancied stablemate as O'Brien's second string - he looks the second choice in the Juvenile Turf and must be considered at least a peripheral contender.

  • Limato


    Henry Candy's July Cup and Prix de la Foret hero has stamina to prove going back up in trip for the Breeders' Cup Mile but nevertheless he has boundless raw ability.

  • Miss Temple City

    Miss Temple City

    Miss Temple City already has a brace of Grade 1 wins against the boys to her name and is bidding for a hat-trick in the Mile against the likes of Tepin and Limato.

  • Not This Time

    Not This Time

    Jockey Robbie Albarado was whispering comparisons to greats even before Not This Time had slammed the Iroquois field by eight and three quarter lengths to become a leading fancy for the Juvenile.

  • Queen's Trust

    Queen's Trust

    Queen's Trust is yet to score this season but has proven herself to be out of the top drawer and ahead of the Filly & Mare Turf, a contest her trainer, Sir Michael Stoute, has won twice before.

  • Runhappy


    2015 Breeders' Cup Sprint winner Runhappy, who is now in the care of Laura Wohlers, has two options at Santa Anita ahead of a crack at the $12 million Pegasus handicap in January at Gulfstream Park.

  • Songbird


    Songbird, the runaway winner of the 2015 Juvenile Fillies, is an unexposed, peaking three-year-old and hotly fancied to make it 12 from 12 in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.

  • Spain Burg

    Spain Burg

    Spain Burg emerged from the French provinces to land the Rockfel at Newmarket and was subsequently purchased for 1.5m Euros ahead of a tilt at the Juvenile Fillies Turf.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind has blossomed this season beating Beholder twice in a row, she faces that rival again plus Songbird in the Distaff, in which Stellar Wind took the second spot last year.

  • Tepin


    Reigning Breeders' Cup Mile champion Tepin ended an unbeaten run of eight races when second in the First Lady but she is set to be ridden more aggressively in her main target race of the season.