It's the "World Cup" of thoroughbred racing - as top horses from around the globe meet to compete in the Breeders' Cup World Championship.
The Breeders' Cup is comprised of 14 separate and sensational races that take
place each year in the fall at a different NTRA racetrack. The road to glory is 1 1/4 miles long and open to three-year-olds. With its $6 million purse, the final race -- The Breeder's Cup Classic -- is the richest race in all of North America.
This year, the landmark 35th edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championships takes place on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3, 2018 at Churchill Downs, the home of the Kentucky Derby.
The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be the ninth time that the event will be hosted at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky which is now tied with Santa Anita Park in California for the number of times hosting the event.
The 2017 Breeders’ Cup will be televised on the NBC Sports Network, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic slated to be shown live and in primetime on NBC on Saturday night.
You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.
Meanwhile, stay tuned for the 2018 lineup of major contenders being announced in October.
The Breeders' Cup at Del Mar racetrack near San Diego from November 3 - 4, 2017 is one
of thoroughbred racing's most prestigious events, and the richest race in North America.
All about the Breeders Cup
The Breeders' Cup World Championships caps the annual racing season with the richest races in the sport, honoring the fastest sprinters, most promising two-year-olds, and the best turf horses.
The very best of the best eventually compete in the final race for the ultimate
in prestige and the richest purse in horse racing: the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
In keeping with its star status as the ultimate in thoroughbred horse racing, the very first Breeders Cup took place at Hollywood Park in 1984. Almost immediately, the race took on the glamour of the Oscar
Awards, giving the sport a high-profile to become the hottest ticket in horse racing.
The Breeders' Cup Classic is open to horses of both sexes as are the Spring, the Mile and Turf races. The remaining four are the Juvenile, the Juvenile Fillies, Distaff and the Filly & Mare Turf for
females ages three and up.
Whichever the groups of horses are in contention, it's certain that national pride is on the line each time. Intense rivalry develops in almost each successive race among owners and trainers, primarily from the U.S., England, Ireland, France, Germany, and Japan over who will claim the best horse in competition.
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Breeders Cup World Championships - The official site with complete stats, winners & information on past championships, pictures & related video clips, interesting facts & trivia, online ticket ordering plus posters & T-shirts in the online shop.