Ever since its inception in 1984, the Breeders' Cup has been a proving ground for Thoroughbred racing's greatest champions. For California Chrome, this year's 31st edition of the world championships centers on redemption.
United States-based horses will have their work cut out for them in the $3 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf Nov. 1 with a powerful contingent of foreign horses pre-entered, including Coolmore's defending winner Magician.
The Breeders' Cup unveiled its pre-entrants for the 31st annual World Championships the morning of Oct. 22 at Santa Anita Park, with 201 horses named for the 13-race festival Friday and Saturday, Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
The countdown to the upcoming 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park intensified Oct. 18 with a bevy of workers out at the Southern California track on a pleasant, sun-kissed morning.
A pair of top 3-year-olds preparing for starts in this year's Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park delivered workouts on opposite sides of the country Monday, Oct. 13, as classic winner Tonalist and Grade 1 winner Bayern.