Breeders' Cup

The first Breeders’ Cup was held at historic Hollywood Park in 1984, in 2007 the series expanded to two full days of racing.

 

The Breeders’ Cup

 

The first Breeders’ Cup was held at historic Hollywood Park in 1984, in 2007 the series expanded to two full days of racing.

 

Each race is limited to a maximum of 14 contenders but the dirt mile which allows 12, while the contender selection criteria ensures level competition with challenge races and a point system.

 

The event rotates to different tracks each year, mostly among Santa Anita, Del Mar, Keeneland and Churchill.

 

Every year, the host track conducts a highly ceremonious, post position draw to assign the contenders who will start in each race.

 

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The first Breeders’ Cup ever took place in 1984, seven races worth no less than $1-MILLION. Featuring two turf races and five on dirt, highlighted by the Classic.

 

Breeders’ Cup History

 

The first Breeders’ Cup ever took place in 1984, seven races worth no less than $1-MILLION. Featuring two turf races and five on dirt, highlighted by the Classic.

 

Over the years, various tracks have played host including Santa Anita, Churchill Downs, Del Mar and Keeneland.

 

Moreover, thoroughbred racing's most legendary have consistently been attracted to the fierce but fair competition:

 

Ferdinand

 

Alysheba

 

Personal Ensign

 

Miesque

 

Sunday Silence

 

Easy Goer

 

Bayakoa

 
Arazi
 
 
Arcangues
 
Cigar

 

Lure

 

Da Hoss

 

Tiznow

 

Goldikova

 
Zenyatta
 

Blame

 

Beholder

 

American Pharoah

 

The Breeders’ Cup expanded to two days of racing in 2007, providing even more opportunities to see just how the best in the world match up.

 
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This year, in the bluegrass section of central Kentucky, Lexington to be exact, on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, at the historic Keeneland Race Course.

 

Breeders' Cup World Championships

 

Thoroughbred Horse Racing at Santa Anita Park, the Great Race Place
 

This year, in the bluegrass section of central Kentucky, Lexington to be exact, on Friday and Saturday, November 6 and 7, at the historic Keeneland Race Course; the best thoroughbred racing horses in the world and their connections will come together for the ultimate test of "class" and superiority, contesting the richest purses in the world, to crown the 2020 thoroughbred horse racing world champions.

 

BC Championships Race Schedule: Friday, November 6

 

2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
$1,000,000
5 Furlongs
2-year-olds
2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmore America
$1,000,000
1 Mile on Turf
2-year-old males
2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
$2,000,000
1 1/16 Miles on Dirt
2-year-old females
2020 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
$1,000,000
1 Mile on Turf
2-year-old females
2020 Breeders' Cup TVG Juvenile
$2,000,000
1 1/16 Miles on Dirt
2-year-old males
 

 

BC Championships Race Schedule: Saturday, November 7

 

2020 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
$1,000,000
7 Furlongs on Dirt
3-year-old females and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
$1,000,000
5 Furlongs on Turf
3-year-olds and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
$1,000,000
1 Mile on Dirt
3-year-olds and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf
$2,000,000
1 & 1/4 Miles on Turf
3-year-old females and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Sprint
$2,000,000
6 Furlongs on Dirt
3-year-olds and up
2020 Breeders' Cup TVG Mile
$2,000,000
1 Mile on Turf
3-year-olds and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Longines Distaff
$2,000,000
1 & 1/8 Miles on Dirt
3-year-old females and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Longines Turf
$4,000,000
1 & 1/2 Miles on Turf
3-year-olds and up
2020 Breeders' Cup Longines Classic
$6,000,000
1 & 1/4 Miles on Dirt
3-years-old and up

 

 

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The Challenge Series is essentially the sure path to qualification for the millions of dollars in prize money available at the world championships in early November,

 

Breeders' Cup Challenge Series

 

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The Challenge Series is essentially the sure path to qualification for the millions of dollars in prize money available at the world championships in early November, a set of "Win and You're In" races which are hosted by racetracks throughout the world.
 

More specifically, 86 races, in 11 countries, spanning over 6 continents; wherein, all winners of challenge Series races will have their entry fees, including an allowance for travel expenses, paid by the Breeders' Cup; with up to $10,000 in travel expenses for thoroughbreds based in North America and up to $40,000 in travel expenses for thoroughbreds from other continents.

 
Challenge Series Races

 

 

 

 

Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini
San Isidro Racecourse
Argentina
Longines Turf
 
 
Cartier Paddock Stakes
Kenilworth Racecourse
South Africa
Filly & Mare Turf
 
 
L'Ormarins Queen's Plate
Kenilworth Racecourse
South Africa
Mile
 
 
February Stakes
Tokyo Racecourse
Japan
Classic
 
 
Gran Premio Criadores
Palermo
Argentina
Longines Distaff
 
Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella
Club Hípico de Santiago
Chile
Mile
 
Shoemaker Mile S.
Santa Anita Park
United States
Mile
 
 
Yasuda Kinen
Tokyo Racecourse
Japan
Mile
 
Ogden Phipps Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Jaipur Invitational Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
Turf Sprint
 
Runhappy Metropolitan Handicap
Belmont Park
United States
Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
 
Gran Premio Brasil
Hipódromo da Gávea
Brazil
Longines Turf
 
Stephen Foster Handicap
Churchill Downs
United States
Classic
 
Fleur de Lis Handicap
Churchill Downs
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Queen Anne Stakes
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Mile
 
Prince of Wales's Stakes
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Longines Turf
 
Norfolk Stakes
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Juvenile Turf Sprint
 
Diamond Jubilee Stakes
Ascot Racecourse
United Kingdom
Turf Sprint
 
Takarazuka Kinen
Hanshin Racecourse
Japan
Longines Turf
 
Princess Rooney Stakes
Gulfstream Park
United States
Filly & Mare Sprint
 
Gran Premio Pamplona
Hipódromo de Monterrico
Peru
Filly & Mare Turf

 

 

John A. Nerud Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
TwinSpires Sprint
 
Haskell Invitational
Monmouth Park
United States
Classic
 
Bing Crosby Stakes
Del Mar
United States
TwinSpires Sprint
 
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes sponsored by QIPCO
Ascot
United Kingdom
Longines Turf
 
Clement L. Hirsch Stakes
Del Mar
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Qatar Sussex Stakes
Goodwood Racecourse
United Kingdom
Mile

 

 

The Whitney
Saratoga
United States
Classic
 
Beverly D. Stakes
Arlington Park
United States
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Arlington Million
Arlington Park
United States
Longines Turf
 
Fourstardave Handicap
Saratoga
United States
Mile
 
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le Marois
Deauville
France
Mile
 
Del Mar Handicap Presented by the Japan Racing Association
Del Mar
United States
Longines Turf
 
TVG Pacific Classic
Del Mar
United States
Classic
 
Darley Prix Morny
Deauville
France
Juvenile Turf Sprint
 
Juddmonte International Stakes
York
United Kingdom
Longines Turf
 
Darley Yorkshire Oaks
York
United Kingdom
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes
York
United Kingdom
Turf Sprint
 
Personal Ensign Handicap
Saratoga
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Ketel One Ballerina Stakes
Saratoga
United States
Filly & Mare Sprint
 
Sword Dancer Invitational Stakes
Saratoga
United States
Longines Turf
 
Pat O'Brien Stakes
Del Mar
United States
Dirt Mile

 

 

Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint
Kentucky Downs
United States
Turf Sprint
 
Jockey Club Derby
Belmont Park
United States
Longines Turf
 
Iroquois Stakes
Churchill Downs
United States
Sentient Jet Juvenile
 
Pocahontas Stakes
Churchill Downs
United States
Juvenile Fillies
 
KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes
Leopardstown
Ireland
Juvenile Turf
 
The Coolmore Fastnet Rock Matron Stakes
Leopardstown
Ireland
Filly & Mare Turf
 
QIPCO Irish Champion Stakes
Leopardstown
Ireland
Longines Turf
 
Ricoh Woodbine Mile
Woodbine
Canada
Mile
 
Derrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes
Curragh Racecourse
Ireland
Turf Sprint
 
Moyglare Stud Stakes
Curragh Racecourse
Ireland
Juvenile Fillies Turf
 
Natalma Stakes
Woodbine
Canada
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Summer Stakes
Woodbine
Canada
Juvenile Turf
 
Cotillion Stakes
Parx Racing
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Shadwell Rockfel
Newmarket
United Kingdom
Juvenile Fillies Turf
 
American Pharoah Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Sentient Jet Juvenile
 
Chandelier Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Juvenile Fillies
 
Rodeo Drive Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Awesome Again Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Classic
 
Vosburgh Invitational Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
TwinSpires Sprint
 
Jockey Gold Cup Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
Classic
 
Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes
Newmarket
United Kingdom
Juvenile Turf
 
Zenyatta Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Sprinters Stakes
Nakayama Racecourse
Japan
Turf Sprint

 

 

Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes
Keeneland
United States
TwinSpires Sprint
 
Darley Alcibiades Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Juvenile Fillies
 
First Lady Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Filly & Mare Sprint
 
Claiborne Breeders' Futurity
Keeneland
United States
TVG Juvenile
 
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Mile
 
Champagne Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
TVG Juvenile
 
Santa Anita Sprint Championship
Santa Anita Park
United States
TwinSpires Sprint
 
The Futurity
Belmont Park
United States
Juvenile Turf Sprint
 
Frizette Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
Juvenile Fillies
 
Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes
Belmont Park
United States
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Speakeasy Stakes
Santa Anita Park
United States
Juvenile Turf Sprint
 
Total Prix Marcel Boussac
ParisLongchamp Racecourse
France
Juvenile Fillies Turf
 
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere
ParisLongchamp Racecourse
France
Juvenile Turf
 
Qatar Prix de L'Arc de Triomphe
ParisLongchamp Racecourse
France
Longines Turf
 
Longines Prix de L'Opera
ParisLongchamp Racecourse
France
Filly & Mare Turf
 
Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp Longines
ParisLongchamp Racecourse
France
Turf Sprint
 
Indian Summer Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Juvenile Turf Sprint
 
Juddmonte Spinster Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Longines Distaff
 
Dixiana Bourbon Stakes
Keeneland
United States
Juvenile Turf
 
JP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes
Keeneland
United States

 

 

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With a $4-MILLION dollar bump, the Breeders’ Cup Board increased the total purses for the two-day world championships to $35-MILLION dollars while too, modifying the payout structure to pay down to the 10th position.

 

Breeders’ Cup to Increase Purses by $4-MILLION in 2020

 

With a $4-MILLION dollar bump, the Breeders’ Cup Board increased the total purses for the two-day world championships to $35-MILLION dollars while too, modifying the payout structure to pay down to the 10th position.

 

The purse increases for this year at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. on November 6 – 7 are the following:

 

$1-MILLION dollars added to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic for a total purse of $7 million

 

$2-MILLION dollars added to the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf for a total purse of $6 million

 

$1-MILLION dollars added to the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for a total purse of $2 million

 

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Lexington, Kentucky gears up for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup.

 

2020 Breeders’ Cup Tickets

 

Lexington, Kentucky gears up for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup. Historic Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, for the second time will play host to the Breeders’ Cup on November 6 and 7, 2020 and tickets are officially on sale.

 

Officials are expecting a huge turnout as in 2015, Keeneland’s first time hosting the world championships and therefore, tickets will not be available on the day of. Even general admission must be purchased in advance, capping attendance at 45,000 for both days.

 

https://www.breederscup.com/tickets

 

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