Best exotic wagers for Breeders' Cup Friday 2022
It’s often easier to pick winners than sort out minor placings, so we’ll favor multi-race wagers when betting Breeders’ Cup Friday.
Meet the 2022 Breeders' Cup Distaff contenders
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson takes a horse-by-horse look at pre-entries for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at Keeneland, exploring the pros and cons of each contender.
Breeders' Cup: Dirt race trends
I will take a look back at previous Keeneland Breeders' Cup results to unveil some trends that might be worth exploring.
Meet the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic contenders
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson takes a horse-by-horse look at pre-entries for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Keeneland, exploring the pros and cons of each contender.
Nest comes rolling into the Breeders' Cup Distaff
Following a second against males in June’s Belmont S. (G1), Nest stepped up with a series of stunning performances, winning the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), Alabama (G1), and Beldame (G2) by a combined 26 1/4 lengths.
Under-the-radar internationals for 2022 Breeders' Cup
Plenty of international star power is on display in the 2022 Breeders’ Cup. Indeed, there are so many logical contenders that a few could be overlooked, especially those with a dark-horse vibe at Keeneland.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for Nov. 3, 2022
Jason gives some thoughts and picks for some of Saturday's Breeders' Cup races!
At the Races TwinSpires Weekend Preview for Nov. 3
Part 2: Scott Shapiro, Fanny Salmon, F2W/Papo, Nick Tammaro, Mike Welsch
Brisnet Call-in Show with James Scully and Dave Friedman for Nov. 3
James Scully gives the track-side happenings and on-site look of contenders from Keeneland.
A clue in Aidan O’Brien’s Breeders’ Cup record
It’s fitting that Aidan O’Brien’s first Breeders’ Cup runner was Second Empire.
Catching My Eye: Hot Keeneland jockeys
Wondering which jockeys were hot at the Keeneland fall meet? You should be. The turf and dirt courses were idiosyncratic, and the riders who figured it out in October will have an advantage this weekend in the Breeders’ Cup.
2022 Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Silver Knott
It’s fascinating that Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby sends Silver Knott here, not Mysterious Night, who earned a free pass to the Juvenile Turf in his Summer romp.
2022 Breeders' Cup International Scouting Report: Chain of Love
After Japan’s Marche Lorraine capitalized on a pace meltdown to shock last year’s Distaff, compatriot Chain of Love will try to pull off a similar feat in the Filly & Mare Sprint.
Finding vulnerable favorites in the 2022 Breeders' Cup
A primary key to handicapping the Breeders' Cup successfully, or any race card for that matter, is finding and eliminating vulnerable favorites.
2022 Breeders' Cup post draw analysis and implications
Post positions for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup were drawn on Monday, establishing final fields for the 14 season-defining races.
Who were the founders of the Breeders' Cup and what legacy did they create?
On April 23, 1982, John Gaines made a surprise announcement at the Kentucky Derby Festival's "They're Off" luncheon, revealing his vision for an international racing event known today as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem Oct. 31, 2022
Jason talks about "state-bred season" as many states showcase their state-bred runners before the Breeders' Cup kicks off.
Magnificent Seven: Multi-generation winners of the same Breeders' Cup race
One of the more intriguing situations in racing occurs when a horse replicates family success by winning the same stakes that their sire or dam did during their racing days.
Pool 1 of Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens Nov. 1 with 40 betting interests
Pool 1 of the Kentucky Derby Future Wager opens Nov. 1 with 40 betting interests.
History's Top 10 Breeders' Cup Sprint performances
Over the course of 38 editions, the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) has produced a bevy of eye-catching winners. Let’s take a tour through history and rank the Top 10 best Breeders’ Cup Sprint performances.
History's Top 10 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint performances
Since its inaugural running in 2008, the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) has annually showcased the blinding speed of North America’s fastest grass dashers.
History's Top 10 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint performances
The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) enjoyed its inaugural running in 2007. In the years since, the race has been a proving ground for the fleetest female racehorses in North America.
History's Top 10 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile performances
The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is one of the younger Breeders’ Cup races, dating back to 2007. But the past 15 years have produced an impressive roster of winners.
2022 Breeders' Cup Dirt Contender Rankings
This is how I currently see the top-three players in each of the seven Grade 1 dirt divisions.
Meet the 2022 Breeders' Cup Turf contenders
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson takes a horse-by-horse look at pre-entries for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Keeneland, exploring the pros and cons of each contender.
Meet the 2022 Breeders' Cup Juvenile contenders
Handicapper J. Keeler Johnson takes a horse-by-horse look at pre-entries for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) at Keeneland, exploring the pros and cons of each contender.
15 fun facts about the 2022 Breeders' Cup
Here are 15 fun facts you should know about the Breeders’ Cup.
Breeders' Cup Juvenile trends on the Road to the Kentucky Derby
Below we look at the last nine Juvenile winners, plus where they placed in Road to the Kentucky Derby prep races that followed and how they performed along the Triple Crown trail.
Analyzing the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic pre-entries
A small but stellar field is shaping up for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Official 2022 Pre-Entries for Breeders' Cup - Horses, Trainers, Post Times
Official 2022 Pre-Entries for Breeders' Cup - Horses, Trainers, Post Times
Golden Pal looks to match Beholder, Goldikova as three-time Breeders' Cup winners
Speed rules for Golden Pal, who led rivals gate-to-wire winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) and Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) the last two seasons, and the four-year-old seeks to become only the third horse to capture three Breeders’ Cup races when lining up for a title defense in the $1 million Turf Sprint at Keeneland on Nov. 5.
Breeders' Cup trainer and jockey trends since 2017
Below we look at those trainers and jockeys who have been especially successful over the last five years, as we examine the top connections at the Breeders' Cup since 2017.
Jackie's Warrior pursues elusive Breeders' Cup win
Jackie’s Warrior has been a brilliant one-turn performer over the past three seasons, but the one distinction missing from a Hall of Fame-worthy resume is a Breeders’ Cup win.
Breeders' Cup Roundup: Oct. 24, 2022
Pre-entries for the Nov. 4-5 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland are due today and will be released on Wednesday, a sure sign North America’s season-defining showdown is just around the corner.
Monday Morning Message with Jason Beem Oct. 24, 2022
Jason looks back at the weekend, including his visit to Remington Park and calling the races there.
Great Britain & Ireland: Spot plays for October 22
The Futurity Trophy (G1) is an important preview for next season’s Classics and part of the European Road to the 2023 Kentucky Derby series.
Breeders' Cup speed figure trends at Keeneland
To get you ready for Breeders' Cup weekend, let's look at the top speed figures in each of the 14 Grade 1 races based on the two previous World Championships held at Keeneland.
Jason Beem's Thursday Column for October 20, 2022
Jason discusses preparations for the Breeders' Cup two weeks out and asks "why do we change our play and prepare on big days?"
Jason Beem Horse Racing Podcast: Oct. 20, 2022
Jason opens the show discussing some of the news of the racing day along with advanced Breeders' Cup preparation. He also discusses the Saturday Keeneland card and some Belmont at Aqueduct racing.
Breeders' Cup 2022 Probable Entrants
View the horses that could contend in the 2022 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland. Download free PPs!
Exploring the effects of left-handed, right-handed, and straight racecourses
In the U.S., practically all Thoroughbred horse races feature at least one left-handed turn for the runners to negotiate. But racing around left-handed turns is far from standard on the global stage.
Racing Roundtable: Breeders' Cup contenders and favorites to fade
In this week's Racing Roundtable, James Scully, Vance Hanson, and Keeler Johnson discuss the Breeders' Cup Mile (G1), 2022 champion jumper candidates, and Breeders' Cup favorites worth fading.
Breeders' Cup Roundup: Oct. 17, 2022
The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series is complete. The last of October’s Grade 1 prizes in North America have been contested. The days until the 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland are counting down rapidly.
10 things to know about the Breeders' Cup Mile
Inaugurated in 1984 as part of the first Breeders’ Cup gala, the Mile is designed for specialists at the distance. Yet its honor roll includes several champions of a broader range.
Kilroy previews 2022 Breeders' Cup Distaff contenders
What's in store for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1)? Pre-entries won't be announced until Oct. 24, but the likely runners are fierce.
Lukewarm Breeders' Cup favorites typically ones to avoid
Knowing what kind of horses are best avoided is often just as important as who to latch onto. Breeders' Cup favorites the betting public is very cool towards is one such group.
Racing Roundtable: Reflections on the final round of Breeders' Cup preps
In the second of two special Racing Roundtables, a look back on the final weekend of major Breeders' Cup preps and thoughts on whose stock is on the rise and on decline.
10 things to know for the Breeders' Cup Turf
One of the original Breeders’ Cup fixtures dating back to the 1984 genesis, the Turf has retained its character as a 1 1/2-mile test.
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