|Distance:||1 1/4 Miles||Age:||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 $6 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 $6 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.
|1||Taiba||8-1||Bob Baffert||Mike E Smith|
|2||Life Is Good||6-1||Todd Pletcher||Irad Ortiz Jr.|
|3||Happy Saver||30-1||Todd Pletcher||John R. Velazques|
|4||Flightline||3-5||John W. Sadler||Flavien Prat|
|5||Hot Rod Charlie||15-1||D. O'Neill||T. Gaffalione|
|6||Epicenter||5-1||Steven M Asmussen||Joel Rosario|
|7||Olympiad||10-1||William I. Mott||Junior Alvarado|
|8||Rich Strike||20-1||Eric R Reed||Sonny Leon|
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