Breeders Cup

Sportbet Breeders Cup 2014

Oct, 31st - Nov 1st, 2014 at Santa Anita
31st running of the Breeders Cup

Where: Santa Anita Calfornia
When: The Breeders Cup takes place on Oct, 31st - Nov 1st, 2014
Purses: $27 million

Television coverage for the Breeders' Cup will be on ESPN and ESPN2 with the schedule so far being:

  • Friday, October 31st, 3:30-7:00 ET on NBC
  • Saturday, November 1st, 1:30-7:00 ET on NBC

Santa Anita will host the 31st running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships on October 31st - November 1st, 2014. This will be the eigth time the Breeders' Cup has been held in Arcadia, California, the last time that was hosted at this venue was last year as well as in 2008 and 2009, on the last 2 times it set records of attendance as well as wagering on all the races. Before this it also hosted the event on 1986, 1993 and 2003. Hollywood Park hosted the inaugural Breeders' Cup in 1984 and again in 1987 and 1997.

The two-day event will be televised live on NBC to a worldwide audience in more than 130 countries, it is the richest prize-monet event in sports, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling $25 million. In the past five years this horseracing event has grown significantly from 8 races to 15 and money wise from $14 million to $27 million, the wagering increasing from $140,33,198 to $173,339,131.

Jocktails is an annual affair that takes place during Breeders' Cup Week, this charity event is to benefit the Permanently Jockey Fund. Celebrity Jockeys mix drink and basically bartned for a common cause; some of the most recient participients of this event are Julien Leparoux, John Velazquez, Mike Smith, Robby Albarado, Jon Court, Freddie Lenclud, kent Dersormeaux and Rajiv Maragh.

Breeders' Cup Challenge is the event that qualifies the horses to compete for the Breeders' Cup races; starts in Jan and go through mid-October.

The Breeders' Cup officials have announced Keeneland Race Course, in Lexington, Kentucky will be the venue for the next 2015 Breeders's Cup races. This will be the first time this event has been held at this venue, it will take place on October 30th and 31st.

“The Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland is a homecoming for many of these great champions who were foaled and raised at Central Kentucky farms, and often sold at Keeneland,” said Keeneland President and CEO Bill Thomason. “The Keeneland team feels that sense of connection and history with the Breeders’ Cup, and we look forward to offering fans an extraordinary racing and entertainment experience.”

It was also announced to the public that the event will return to Sant Anita in California for the 2016 event, this will be held on November 4 -5. Then for the first time in its 30 year so history the event will hosted in Del Mar Race Track in San Diego California for the 2017 event, it will be on November 3-4.

2014 Contenders

Horse Jockey? Trainer Breeder Owner
Shared Belief Mike Smith Jerry Hollendorfer Pam and Martin Wygod Jungle Racing LLC, KMN Racing LLC, Hollendorfer, Litt, Solis II and Todaro
Bayern Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Helen Alexander Kaleem Shah, Inc.
Majestic Harbor Tyler Baze Sean McCarthy Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm Gallant Stable
Moreno Junior Alvarado Eric Guillot Southern Equine Stables, LLC Southern Equine Stables, LLC
Tonalist Joel Rosario Christophe Clement Woodslane Farm Robert Evans
California Chrome Victor Espinoza Art Sherman Perry Martin & Steve Coburn Coburn, Steven and Martin, Perry
Candy Boy Joel Rosario John Sadler Lee Searing & Susan Searing C R K Stable
Cigar Street Shaun Bridgmohan William Mott Marvin Delfiner, Ted Folkerth & Brookdale Ballis, Jake and Lewis, Rashard
Footbridge Rafael Bejarano Eoin Harty Darley Godolphin Racing LLC
Imperative Kent Desormeaux George Papaprodromou Glencrest Farm LLC & Darley KM Racing Enterprise, Inc.
Long River Cornelio Velasquez Kiaran McLaughlin Darley Godolphin Racing LLC
Medal Count Robby Albarado Dale Romans Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC Spendthrift Farm LLC
Noble Moon Irad Ortiz, Jr. Leah Gyarmati Estate of Edward P. Evans Treadway Racing Stable
Tapiture Rosie Napravnik Steven Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
Toast Of New York Victor Espinoza Jamie Osborne Ashleigh Stud, Frank Ramos & Jackie Ramos Michael Buckley
Wise Dan John Velazquez Charles LoPresti Mort Fink Morton Fink
Zivo Jose Lezcano Chad Brown Thomas Coleman Thomas Coleman


2014 Race Schedule

November 1st
Race  Distance Age Grade Purse
Filly & Mare Sprint 7 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Turf Sprint 6.5 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Juvenile 1 1/16 Miles 2 1 $2,000,000
Juvenile Fillies 1 1/16 Miles 2 1 $2,000,000
Turf Sprint 1 ½ Miles 3+ 1 $3,000,000
Filly & Mare Turf 1  1/4 Miles 3+ 1 $2,000,000
Xpressbet Sprint 6 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,500,000
Mile 1 Mile 3+ 1 $2,000,000
Classic 1 1/4 Miles 3+ 1 $5,000,000
October 31st
Marathon 1  3/4 Miles 3+ 2 $500,000
Juvenile Fillies Turf 1 Mile 2 1 $1,000,000
Dirt Mile 1 Mile 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Distaff 1  1/8 Miles 3+ 1 $2,000,000



2014 Results

Place Horse Jockey Trainer
1 Bayern M. Garcia B. Baffert
2 Toast of New York J. Spencer J. Osborne
3 California Chrome v. Espinoza A. Sherman
4 Shared Belief M. Smith J. Hollendorfer
5 Tonalist J. Rosario C. Clemente


Here are the early horse contenders for the 2014 Breeders Cup races. These entries will be updated regularly for post positions, odds, and entries up to the big race day. See More About 2013 Breeders Cup Contenders.

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