Hard Aces Noses Out Rival for Gold Cup Win

Hard Aces earned guaranteed entry into the Breeders' Cup Classic over Hoppertunity in a photo finish for the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Read More.

2015 NBC Sports Television Schedule

View the 2015 Win and You’re In™ television schedule featuring 18 of the best Challenge races leading to the World Championships from top racetracks across the United States.
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Race Preview, Belmont Oaks

The Breeders' Cup Challenge series on NBC celebrates Independence Day at Belmont Park with the Belmont Oaks Invitational, a "Win and You're In" qualifier for the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, and the Suburban Handicap. Read More

Belmont Oaks


When the undefeated Lady Eli, last year’s winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, enters the starting gate for Saturday’s Belmont Oaks she will continue what her co-owner Jay Hanley calls an “unfathomable” journey for him and his partners. Read More

Race Recap, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita


The Gold Cup at Santa Anita came down to 8-1 Hard Aces and 3-1 Hoppertunity in the final yards, with the longer shot getting his nose down on the wire at the crucial moment and earning automatic entry into the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More

Handicapping, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

The old handicapping angle — pace makes the race —is squarely in focus once again in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Peter Rotondo, Jr. gives his Million Dollar Finish top 10. Read More

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

Along with the Santa Anita Handicap and the Pacific Classic at Del Mar, the Gold Cup is one of the premier races for older horses in California. Read More

Handicapping, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

The Gold Cup at Santa Anita has been won by many of the game's luminaries. Without Shared Belief or California Chrome in the running, the 11 entrants have a chance to distinguish themselves and earn a berth to the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More

Race Preview, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

The Breeders' Cup Challenge series shifts to the West Coast on Saturday for the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. Catch a Flight is the 5-2 morning line favorite for the $500,000 race, the second Win and You're In event of the year for the Breeders' Cup Classic. Read More

History, The Gold Cup at Santa Anita

While more recent Triple Crown winner American Pharoah will only be appearing on the Gold Cup card via a parade in his honor, the classic 10 furlong contest continues to showcase some of the best older horses in training each year. What is now known as the Gold Cup at Santa Anita has undergone recent purse and venue changes, but it endures as a marquee part of the racing calendar. Read More

Handicapping, Stephen Foster

Noble Bird became the first horse to qualify for the 2015 Breeders’ Cup Classic this year by holding off a determined Lea to win the $500,000 Stephen Foster Handicap at Churchill Downs. Read More

Shoemaker Mile

Run for the first time in 1938, its original name, the Premier Handicap, was an homage to the Hollywood film industry. The name of the race was changed in 1991 to honor Hall of Fame Jockey Willie Shoemaker who won the Premier six times over five decades. Read More

Upcoming TV Schedule

RaceDateTimeNetwork
The Gold Cup at Santa Anita6/27View Results
Suburban Handicap7/45:00pm
Belmont Oaks7/45:00pm
William Hill Haskell8/25:00pm
The Whitney8/85:00pm

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