The feature race on Championship Friday is the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1), back to its original name after a few years as the Distaff, contested at 1 1/8 miles over the main track and usually decides Champion Older Female and Champion 3-Year-Old Filly. Royal Delta, winner of the last 2 editions of this race but second in the Beldame (G1) last out, was sent off as the 7-5 favorite in the field of 6 over 5-2 second choice Princess of Sylmar, winner of four straight Grade 1 races, and 3-1 third choice Untapable, winner of last year's Juvenile Fillies and winner of the Zenyatta Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita last out.
Down the stretch with Untapable out front
9-1 Iotapa and jockey John Velazquez was pressed by Royal Delta with jockey Mike Smith through fractions of 22.78, 46.30, and 1:10.28. Untapable, who stalked the lead pair under Gary Stevens, took over at the top of the lane through 1 mile in 1:34.78, and drew off to win by 4 1/4 lengths in 1:47.77 over 7-1 Don't Tell Sophia. It was another 1 3/4 length back to Iotapa third, while Royal Delta faded to fourth. Untapable is the only filly to win both the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies and the Distaff.
Breeders' Cup Saturday Results - There were 9 races Saturday highlighted by the $5 million Classic where American Pharoah was an impressive winner in his final start before retiring to stud. Also on the card, Found won the Turf, Nyquist won the Juvenile, and Tepin won the Mile. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 9 races here. Get more photos and comments for each race here.
Breeders' Cup Friday Results - There were 4 races Friday highlighted by the Distaff where Stopchargingmaria won by a neck over Stellar Wind and the Dirt Mile won by Liam's Map. Get the results, charts, and photos for all 4 races here.
Thursday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 38 horses out on Thursday morning at Keeneland on both the main and training tracks, including American Pharoah. Beholder was also out, but was found to have bled when scoped and is scratched from the Classic.
Wednesday Breeders' Cup Photos - Photos and comments for 46 horses out on a very rainy Wednesday morning at Keeneland on both the main and training tracks, including Keen Ice, Frosted, and Golden Horn. No American Pharoah yet, hopefully he comes out tomorrow.
2015 Breeders' Cup Entries - Check out the entries, post postitions, and morning line odds for the 13 Breeders' Cup World Championship races to be held at Keeneland on October 30 and 31.
The Breeders' Cup Championship Day - The official page for the Breeders' Cup championship races. Just about anything you need to know about it: results, video clips, and race calls for past years, and eventually nominations, entries, and results.
Free Prep Replays - for major prep races in the Breeders' Cup Challenge. The ones with camera logos have video available.
Breeders' Cup Supplemental Entries - The old official policy on supplemental entries plus all the supplemental entries and how they fared, mostly it was a losing proposition. There are no more supplements now, only late nominations making it impossible to track now.