Here & There – Jumps finale

The race for the National Steeplechase Association’s leading trainer and jockey – the owner’s crown was settled a few weeks ago – came down to the final meeting of the season and the two men who won in 2017 also came out on top in 2018.

Picks & Preview: Steeplechase at Charleston

And it all comes down to this. The Steeplechase at Charleston decides champion trainer, champion jockey and, last but not least, champion handicapper Sunday.

Breeders’ Cup Notebook 2: Prize Fight

The moments are everywhere at the Breeders’ Cup. They come in high fives, furrowed brows, tears of joy, tears of sadness, tossed flower petals and loud screams. The 35th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs saw more than its share of the awesome and the memorable Friday and Saturday.

Big City: McCarthy gets Breeders' Cup win

Michael McCarthy walked out of the paddock, through the tunnel and stopped halfway between the saddling area and racetrack. He’d just finished tacking up Paved for the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf and watched as the rest of the field filed past on the way to the post parade for the fourth of nine World Championships races Saturday at Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup Notebook 1: Making Moments

Breeders’ Cup moments arrive every year. All you have to do is wait and watch. Thoroughbred racing’s championship day celebrated its 35th running at Churchill Downs Friday and Saturday and left nothing on the track.

Vintage Velazquez: Sistercharlie arrives in time

John Velazquez does John Velazquez things. Then he tries to explain them. Saturday’s Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf was no different as the Hall of Fame jockey engineered a textbook come-from-behind move with Sistercharlie.