30 October 2018

Breeders' Cup

An architectural mash-up of 12 different racecourses which have hosted the Breeders’ Cup since its inception in 1984.

The 14 races, which take place on Friday and Saturday, return to Churchill Downs in Louisville, after a 6 year gap.  

This year has seen a record number of pre-entries and of international-based starters, including 34 for GB and IRE.

We shall see three horses defending their 2017 titles: Talismanic (Turf), Roy H (Sprint), and Stormy Liberal (Turf Sprint).

Godolphin trainers Saeed Bin Suroor and Charlie Appleby are flying the flag for Dubai with: Thunder Snow (Cristophe Soumillon), Talismanic (Mickael Barzalona), Wild Illusion (William Buick), Line of Duty (Buick) and La Pelosa (Buick).

Ballydoyle is well represented by Aiden O’Brien’s 15 runners: Mendelssohn (Ryan Moore), Magical (Moore), Hunting Horn (Wayne Lordan), Happily (Lordan),  I Can Fly (Jamie Spencer), Gustav Klimt (Moore), Clemmie (Andrea Atzeni), Magic Wand (Moore), Athena (Lordan), Lost Treasure (Moore), Anthony Van Dyck (Moore), Just Wonderful (Moore), Van Beethoven (Atzeni), So Perfect (Lordan), Sergei Prokofiev (Moore)

Representing King Power Racing Co Ltd: Well Done Fox (Buick), trained by Richard Hannon, will be running in the Juvenile Turf Sprint.

John Gosden has three runners in the Turf, Classic and Juvenile Turf Sprint: Enable (Frankie Dettori), Roaring Lion (Oisin Murphy for Qatar Racing), Legends of War (Murphy for Qatar Racing) respectively.

William Haggas has two runners in the Mile and Juvenile Turf Sprint: One Master (James Doyle), Queen of Bermuda (Flavien Prat) respectively.

Sir Michael Stoute has two runners in the Mile: Expert Eye (Dettori) and Mustashry (Buick).

David Simcock has one runner in the Mile: Lightening Spear (Oisin Murphy for Qatar Racing).