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2018 Breeders’ Cup News & Notes

By TwinSpires Staff

The 35th edition of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to historic Churchill Downs on November 2-3, and TwinSpires.com is your one-stop shop for news, analysis and more.

The final major preps have now taken place, so it’s full speed ahead to Breeders’ Cup 2018. Check back each day for new stories and handicapping information! Beyond the information available here on TwinSpires.com, we have a full slate of Breeders’ Cup reporting at BRISnet.com a well.

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  • Handicapping Breeders’ Cup Friday
  • Thoughts on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup Pick 5 and an undercard Spot Play
  • How to bet the early Pick 4 on Breeders’ Cup Saturday
  • How to bet the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile/Classic Daily Double
  • Banking on the Breeders’ Cup Head2Head wagers
  • Longchamp post positions could offer insight into Breeders’ Cup performances
  • Five Breeders’ Cup longshots to follow
  • Complexity single material in Breeders’ Cup Friday pick 4
  • Kristufek: Do three-year-olds or older horses hold Breeders’ Cup edge?
  • Three-year-olds with chances in the Breeders’ Cup
  • How vulnerable are the likely Breeders’ Cup favorites
  • Kristufek: Breeders’ Cup Friday Future Stars Focus
  • Trust factor a component in betting the Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  • Up, Down, Steady: A look at the prospective Breeders’ Cup Classic field
  • 2 trends to know for betting Churchill Downs
  • 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Study Guide
  • The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Churchill Downs
  • Which Breeders’ Cup trend will go down this year?
  • Logical betting trends for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  • Archives: Post Position as a factor in the Breeders’ Cup
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic clues from Dubai World Cup night
  • Handicapping the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic before pre-entries
  • Betting Breeders’ Cup 101

  • Click here for Breeders’ Cup news from Brisnet.com
  • Pre-entries for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup
  • REILLY: Why Mind Your Biscuits is right to try Breeders’ Cup Classic
  • HANSON: Yoshida a wise guy type in this year’s Breeders’ Cup
  • SCULLY: Breeders’ Cup Challenge series winners in North America, Part I
  • SCULLY: Breeders’ Cup Challenge series winners in North America, Part II
  • REILLY: Lookin at Lucky hopes to strike Breeders’ Cup Classic, Distaff double
  • Breeders’ Cup favorites turn in final works
  • Three juveniles to watch from last weekend’s action
  • Shapiro’s Late Pick 4 analysis for Breeders’ Cup Challenge Day at Santa Anita
  • How to bet Belmont Super Saturday Stakes
  • Roaring Lion, Laurens among five Breeders’ Cup Challenge winners over Irish Champions Weekend
  • Five Irish Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ prep races on tap this weekend
  • Powell’s Picks for the Breeders’ Cup ‘WAYI’ Natalma
  • Whitmore earns Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile berth with Forego triumph
  • Spot Plays for Breeders’ Cup Challenge contests at Saratoga and Del Mar
  • Breeders’ Cup ‘Win & You’re In’ Challenge races highlight Travers Day undercard
  • Eight Kentucky Derby alumni competing in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup
  • Tales from the Crib: Promises Fulfilled
  • Tales from the Crib: Whitmore
  • Tales from the Crib: Bravazo
  • Tales from the Crib: Lone Sailor

  • Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint: Havana Grey, Lost Treasure try to end shut-out
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Sergei Prokofiev, Soldier’s Call set the standard
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf: Just Wonderful, East top European hopes
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Anthony Van Dyck, Line of Duty spearheading raiding party
  • Breeders’ Cup Mile: Polydream, Expert Eye, O’Brien battalion, and more
  • Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf: Magic Wand, Wild Illusion, Eziyra and more
  • Breeders’ Cup Turf: Enable and her challengers
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic: Roaring Lion, Thunder Snow, Mendelssohn

  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Speed Rating Report
  • Breeders’ Cup Distaff Speed Rating Report
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic Speed Rating Report

  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
  • Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
  • Complexity
  • Promises Fulfilled

  • A look at the Breeders’ Cup Classic field since the Future Wagers
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic and Turf Future Wagers on tap this weekend
  • Instagrand headlines Breeders’ Cup Future Wager Juvenile pool, ‘All Other Sires’ tops Juvenile Sires pool
  • Exploring Pool 2 of the Breeders’ Cup Future Wager
  • Accelerate tops Breeders’ Cup Future Wager Classic pool, Monomoy Girl favored in Distaff pool
  • Classic, Distaff featured in Breeders’ Cup Future Wager Pool 1


    Want to look back at how horses performed during the “Win & You’re In” prep races? Watch video of each race below!


    Phoenix Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Alcibiades Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    First Lady Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Speakeasy Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Champagne Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Breeders’ Futurity – Keeneland – United States
    Shadwell Turf Mile – Keeneland – United States
    Santa Anita Sprint Championship – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Prix Marcel Boussac – Longchamp – France
    Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere – Longchamp – France
    Indian Summer Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Prix de l’Opera – Longchamp – France
    Flower Bowl Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Spinster Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Bourbon Stakes – Keeneland – United States
    Futurity Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Frizette Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Jessamine Stakes – Keeneland – United States


    Spinaway Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Iroquois Stakes – Churchill Downs – United States
    Pocahontas Stakes – Churchill Downs – United States
    Matron Stakes – Leopardstown – Ireland
    Irish Champion Stakes – Leopardstown -Ireland
    Champions Juvenile Stakes – Leopardstown – Ireland
    Woodbine Mile – Woodbine – Canada
    Natalma Stakes – Woodbine – Canada
    Summer Stakes – Woodbine – Canada
    Moyglare Stud Stakes – Curragh – Ireland
    Flying Five Stakes – Curragh – Ireland
    Rockfel Stakes – Newmarket – England
    Jockey Club Gold Cup – Belmont Park – United States
    Joe Hirsch Turf Classic – Belmont Park – United States
    Vosburgh – Belmont Park – United States
    Awesome Again Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Rodeo Drive Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    American Pharoah Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Chandelier Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Royal Lodge Stakes – Newmarket – England
    Zenyatta Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States
    Sprinters Stakes – Nakayama – Japan


    Sussex Stakes – Goodwood – England
    Whitney Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Arlington Million – Arlington Park – United States
    Beverly D. Stakes – Arlington Park – United States
    Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois – Deauville – France
    Pacific Classic – Del Mar – United States
    Del Mar Handicap – Del Mar – United States
    Juddmonte International Stakes – York – England
    Yorkshire Oaks – York – England
    Nunthorpe Stakes – York – England
    Personal Ensign Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Ballerina Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Forego Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Sword Dancer Stakes – Saratoga – United States
    Pat O’Brien Stakes – Del Mar – United States


    Belmont Sprint Championship Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes – Ascot – England
    Bing Crosby Stakes – Del Mar – United States
    Haskell Invitational – Monmouth Park – United States
    Clement L. Hirsch Stakes – Del Mar – United States


    Yasuda Kinen – Tokyo Racecourse – Japan
    Ogden Phipps Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Jaipur Invitational Stakes – Belmont Park – United States
    Metropolitan Handicap – Belmont Park – United States
    Grande Premio Brasil – Hipodromo da Gavea – Brazil
    Fleur de Lis Handicap – Churchill Downs – United States
    Stephen Foster Handicap – Churchill Downs – United States
    Queen Anne Stakes – Royal Ascot – England
    Prince of Wales’s Stakes – Royal Ascot – England
    Norfolk Stakes – Royal Ascot – England
    Diamond Jubilee Stakes – Royal Ascot – England
    Gran Premio Pamplona – Hipodromo de Monterrico – Peru
    Takarazuka Kinen – Hanshin Racecourse – Japan
    Highlander Stakes – Woodbine – Canada
    Princess Rooney Handicap – Gulfstream Park – United States


    Gran Premio Criadores – Palermo – Argentina
    Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella – Club Hipico de Santiago – Chile
    Gran Premio 25 de Mayo – San Isidro – Argentina
    Shoemaker Mile Stakes – Santa Anita Park – United States


    Doncaster Mile – Royal Randwick – England
    Legacy Stakes – Royal Randwick – England


    February Stakes – Tokyo Racecourse – Japan


    Cartier Paddock Stakes – Kenilworth – South Africa
    L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate – Kenilworth – South Africa