Breeders' Cup - At The Races

Runner Profiles

Gun Runner

Gun Runner and Arrogate’s careers have gone in different directions since the Dubai World Cup; Gun Runner is a perfect three-for-three, including a brace of Grade 1s, and is now established as the leader in the Classic division.


Following his fourth Grade 1 win on the spin in the Dubai World Cup Arrogate was mooted as the greatest racehorse in America since Secretariat but his since underperformed twice at Del Mar, can he bounce back to collect back-to-back Classics?

Lady Aurelia

With two victories at Royal Ascot, Lady Aurelia's career to date has been nothing short of amazing and she will line up for the Turf Sprint as favourite.

Highland Reel

Coolmore's popular middle-distance standard-bearer will attempt to end a brilliant career with a second victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf.


Defending Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion Drefong has cemented his position as the top speed horse in North America and represents Bob Baffert and Mike Smith's best chance at Del Mar.

Lady Eli

Winner of the 2014 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and second to Queen's Trust in the Filly & Mare Turf last year, there is no better story at the 2017 Breeders' Cup than Lady Eli.

  • Bolt d'Oro

    Bolt d'Oro

    Bolt d'Oro is already a dual Grade 1 winner and in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile he boasts the best figures, a potent engine and a fine attitude, at Del Mar he could further strengthen his 2018 Kentucky Derby claims.

  • Catholic Boy

    Catholic Boy

    American thoroughbred racing and feel good stories seem to go hand in hand, and at every major meeting there are a glut of tales that could provide the basis of a script that would have the film producers in nearby Hollywood salivating.

  • Elate


    Trained by Bill Mott, Elate heads to the Distaff at Del Mar on an upward curve having landed the Alabama and Beldame Stakes on her last two starts.

  • Marsha


    Veteran trainer Sir Mark Prescott has broke new ground in 2017 and leading Turf Sprint contender Marsha is out to land him a maiden Breeders' Cup victory with his first runner.

  • Moonshine Memories

    Moonshine Memories

    When Simon Callaghan made the bold decision to move his training base from Newmarket to Santa Anita, it was surely in the hope that he could compete at the Breeders' Cup.

  • Mor Spirit

    Mor Spirit

    With the best figures and form, and having already beaten Dirt Mile market-rivals Accelerate and Sharp Azteca, Mor Spirit has plenty in his favour at Del Mar.

  • Rhododendron


    Rhododendron overcame adversity to run out a meritorious winner of the the Prix de L'Opera and should be ideally suited to a tight, firm nine furlongs of the Filly & Mare Turf.

  • September


    Likely to be well suited by the prevailing conditions at Del Mar, September brings the best form to the race for a trainer who has already local legend Bobby Frankel's record this season.

  • Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind

    Stellar Wind has won 9 of her 13 starts including six Grade 1 races but has been defeated on all three starts over nine furlongs and has failed to put her best foot forward on the biggest stages. Can she come good in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff?

  • Ulysses


    In landing the Coral Eclipse and the International Stakes, the impeccably-bred Ulysses has taken his form to new levels this summer is now bidding to give trainer Sir Michael Stoute a fifth victory in the 1m4f Turf.

  • Unique Bella

    Unique Bella

    With the size and scope to progress, a superb pedigree and a devastating blend of speed and stamina, Unique Bella is one of the most exciting performers running at this year's Breeders' Cup.

  • World Approval

    World Approval

    World Approval has had the season of his life after a career typified by consistent and excellent performances at the highest level.