The Breeders' Cup® is the Olympics of the thoroughbred racing sphere.
Every Fall, horses from around the globe converge on one common location to compete for the right to be crowned World Champion.
Through the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series: Win & You're In, horses from different parts of the world are given a chance to qualify for the Breeders' Cup and be put up against top competition while also representing their home nation.
In anticipation for the 2019 Breeders' Cup, we're breaking down every Breeders' Cup winner by the country (where they were bred) to see which nations have come out on top the most times at the World Championships of Thoroughbred racing.
Stats to Know
Only horses from the United States have won the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
Three of Canada's six Breeders' Cup wins have come in the Filly & Mare Sprint
Great Britain is the home to the most Filly & Mare Turf winners with nine
Three of France's seven Breeders' Cup wins have come in the Mile
14 of Ireland's 31 Breeders' Cup wins have come on the Turf, which is the same number of victories as the United States
Winningest Trainers by Nationality
United States: D. Wayne Lukas — 20 Breeders' Cup Wins
Ireland: Aidan O'Brien — 12 Breeders' Cup Wins
Great Britain: Michael Stout — 8 Breeders' Cup Wins