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2014 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.

2013 Breeders' Cup Classic Replay

2013 Breeders' Cup Classic Results

Second to Fort Larned in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic, Mucho Macho Man found himself in the winner's circle after the 2013 edition following a thrilling finish in which the game 5-year-old son of Macho Uno, owned by Reeves Thoroughbred Racing, nosed out a surging Will Take Charge at the wire. Declaration of War was another head back. Coming off a win in the Awesome Again Stakes, Mucho Macho Man took command of the field entering the stretch and opened up a clear lead before Will Take Charge, the 2013 Travers Stakes winner, made a late challenge, rushing up in the final strides. For jockey Gary Stevens, winning the Classic with Mucho Macho Man was a remarkable capper to a comeback season in which he also won the 2013 Breeders' Cup Distaff. For trainer Kathy Ritvo, it was history made as the first woman to win the $5 million championship race.
Result Time Post Odds Horse Trainer Jockey Owner
1     4.00 Mucho Macho Man      
2     8.60 Will Take Charge    
3     6.70 Declaration of War      
4     9.80 Fort Larned      
5     46.70 Last Gunfighter      
6     8.50 Palace Malice      
7     20.90 Paynter      
8     13.50 Flat Out      
9     1.70* Game On Dude      
10     32.00 Moreno      
11     43.90 Planteur (IRE)      

2013 Breeders' Cup Classic Payouts

Win Place Show
6 Mucho Macho Man $10.00 $4.60 $3.60
10 Will Take Charge $7.20 $4.80
5 Declaration of War $4.80

Wager Horses Payout
Exacta 6-10 $36.50
Trifecta 6-10-5 $304.40
Superfecta 6-10-5-7 $1,916.20
Daily Double 8-6 $19.20
Pick 3 9-8-6 $37.80
Pick 4 11-9-8-6 $381.45
Pick 6, 5 Correct 5/12-4-11-9-8-6 $406.40
Pick 6, 6 Correct 5/12-4-11-9-8-6 $47,516.20
Super High 5 6-10-5-7-1 $17,627.00

Breeders' Cup Classic Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Win Time
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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