2012 Breeders’ Cup Preview:
The 28th edition of the Breeders Cup is shaping up to be one of cup's best events. Set to get underway at the Santa Anita Racetrack which offers viewers an extraordinary view of the Transverse Mountain Ranges as they enjoy the races. The two day event will feature 15 races showcasing some of the fastest horses in the sport. From turf to dirt and furlongs to miles the Breeders Cup includes races of every condition.
The 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic will feature challenge winners Dullahan, Fort Larned, Game on Dude, Ron the Greek and the recent Woodbine Mile winner Wise Dan. After winning at Woodbine Wise Dan is headed into to the Breeders Cup as one of the favorites. Other notable Breeders Cup Classic contenders include Animal Kingdom, Golden Ticket and the 2011 Eclipse Award winner Acclamation.
Along with the World's best horses the Breeders Cup is known for its high fashion and Big Name parties. Off the track the Breeders Cup Fascinators and Fedoras competition which will crown the events best fascinator for the ladies and the best fedora for the gentleman. With Grey Goose hosting this year’s blow-out parties, the 28th Breeders cup is sure to live up to expectations.
BREEDERS CUP EXPERIENCE:
Location:Santa Anita, CA.
Venue: Santa Anita Racetrack
Previous Breeders Cup Stadiums: Aqueduct Racetrack, Arlington Park, Belmont Park, , Gulfstream Park, Hollywood Park, Lone Star Park, Monmouth Park, Santa Anita Park, Woodbine Racetrack
Breeders Cup all-time leaders: Jockey-Jerry Bailey (15); Trainer-D. Wayne Lukas (18)
The Breeder's Cup World Championships is a yearly Grade I thoroughbred horse racing event. It is actually a series of races held over two days. The location of the Breeder's Cup changes yearly but is always in the United States or Canada. Horses from both the U.S. and Europe are common entries in the event. The Breeder's Cup boasts having the largest payout in all of sports, awarding $20 million in prize money on its second day. The Breeder's Cup is a unique event in that it offers fans of thoroughbred horse racing the chance to see multiple events and horses from multiple genders, ages, and classes.
The Breeder's Cup was first run in 1984 and was founded by John R. Gaines as a year-end championship event. The Breeder's Cup is made up of eleven separate races. Each race includes 14 running horses. The first seven of each race are automatically selected based on their performance in that year's graded stakes races. The other seven entrants are chosen by a special panel of directors. The final two and perhaps the most well known races at the Breeder's Cup are the "Turf" and "Classic" events.
The Breeder's Cup offers spectators a distinctive tournament atmosphere for horse racing. The number of events and the championship level payout makes for an amazing experience. Each year the Breeder's Cup is held at a different racetrack, giving visitors a chance to witness the tradition and splendor of a different historic venue for each Breeder's Cup. Buy Breeder's Cup tickets today and don't miss one of thoroughbred racing's most exciting events!