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2016 Breeders Cup' Classic

Breeders' Cup Classic

Purse:$5,000,000Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/4 MilesAge: 3+

Every sport has a definitive year-ending event to crown its champions. In Thoroughbred racing, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the culmination of the horse racing season worldwide and the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the defining event of the international racing season.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic, run at 1 1/4 miles, draws the top international Thoroughbreds year after year. With its $5 million purse, the Classic is the richest race in all of North America. It is open to horses 3-years-old and older and is limited to 14 starters. Five of this year’s starters will gain automatic entries into the race by qualifying through Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.

Breeders' Cup Classic Odds

Horses - Breeders' Cup Classic - Odds
Horses - Breeders Cup' Classic - Odds to Win - Oct 31
Post Horse Jockey Trainer Odds
1 Tonalist John Velazquez Christophe Clement 11/2
2 Keen Ice Irad Ortiz, Jr. Dale Romans 10/1
3 Frosted Joel Rosario Kiaran McLaughlin 10/1
4 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert 4/5
5 Gleneagles Ryan Moore Aidan O’Brien 9/1
6 Effinex Mike Smith James Jerkens 50/1
7 Smooth Roller Tyler Baze Victor Garcia SCRATCHED
8 Hard Aces Joe Talamo John Sadler 50/1
9 Honor Code Javier Castellano Claude McGaughey III 6/1
10 Beholder Gary Stevens Richard Mandella SCRATCHED

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2015 Breeders' Cup Classic Results

Result Time Post Odds HorseTrainerJockey Owner
11:59.8876.10BayernBob BaffertMartin Garcia  
2  18.40Toast of New York  
3  4.40California Chrome    
4  2.50*Shared Belief    
5  4.40Tonalist    
6  20.30Candy Boy    
7  11.60Cigar Street    
8  11.40Zivo    
9  66.10Imperative     
10  69.70Footbridge     
11  25.70V. E. Day     
12  54.90Prayer for Relief     
13  45.60Majestic Harbor     
14  28.10Moreno     

2015 Breeders' Cup Classic Payouts

9Toast of New York$18.00$10.80
13California Chrome$5.40

Wager Horses Payout
Daily Double14-7$556.00
Pick 313-14-7$5,108.60
Pick 412-13-14-7$18,335.35
Pick 57-9-13-6-11$8,678.20
Pick 6, 5 Correct6-7-12-13-14-7$114,472.00

Breeders' Cup Classic Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Win Time
2014 Bayern Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 1:59.88
2013 Mucho Macho Man      
2012 Fort Larned      
2011 Drosselmeyer      
2010 Blame Garrett K. Gomez Albert M. Stall 2:02:28
2009 Zenyatta Mike Smith John A Shirreffs 2:00:62
2008 Ravens Pass L. Dettori H M John Gosden 1:59.27
2007 Curlin R. Albarado S. Asmussen 2:00.59
2006 Invasor (ARG) Fernando Jara Kiaran McLaughlin 2:02.18
2005 Saint Liam J. Bailey R. Dutrow Jr 2:01.49
2004 Ghostzapper J. Castellano R. Frankel 1:59.02
2003 Pleasantly Perfect Alex Solis Richard Mandella 1:594/5
2002 Volponi Jose Santos Philip Johnson 2:012/5
2001 Tiznow Chris McCarron Jay Robbins 2:003/5
2000 Tiznow Chris McCarron Jay Robbins 2:003/5
1999 Cat Thief Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas 1:592/5
1998 Awesome Again Pat Day Patrick Byrne 2:02:00
1997 Skip Away Mike Smith Hubert Hine 1:591/5
1996 Alphabet Soup Chris McCarron David Hofmans 2:01:00
1995 Cigar Jerry Bailey Bill Mott 1:592/5
1994 Concern Jerry Bailey Richard Small 2:022/5
1993 Arcangues Jerry Bailey Andre Fabre 2:004/5
1992 A.P. Indy Eddie Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale 2:001/5
1991 Black Tie Affair Jerry Bailey Ernie Poulos 2:024/5
1990 Unbridled Pat Day Carl Nafzger 2:021/5
1989 Sunday Silence Chris McCarron C. Whittingham 2:001/5
1988 Alysheba Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg 2:044/5
1987 Ferdinand Bill Shoemaker C. Whittingham 2:012/5
1986 Skywalker Laffit Pincay Jr. M. Whittingham 2:002/5
1985 Proud Truth Jorge Velasquez John Veitch 2:004/5
1984 Wild Again Pat Day Vincent Timphony 2:032/5

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