2016 Breeders’ Cup Preview:
The 2014 Breeders Cup returns to the beautiful Santa Anita Park in California for the 3rd straight year. It is the 8th time that Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders Cup, which ties it with Churchill Downs for the most all time. This year’s Breeders Cup is the 31st edition of the event and looks to be one of the most exciting.
The top draw for this year’s Breeders Cup will likely be Shared Belief. The 3 year old gelding will enter Santa Anita undefeated in 7 career starts, including an impressive 2 ¾ length wallop of the field at the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Shared Belief will face tough challengers in Bayern, Moreno, and Tonalist, but the most anticipated matchup might be with California Chrome. California Chrome electrified the horse racing calendar earlier this year, winning the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Derby. But these victories came in a field without Shared Belief.
The Breeders Cup is one of the most anticipated sporting events in the country, and the atmosphere at Santa Anita Park is as good as any track in the country. Fans will look forward to the warm Southern California weather and fantastic horseracing at the 31st Breeders Cup.
BREEDERS CUP EXPERIENCE:
Location:Santa Anita, CA.
Venue: Santa Anita Racetrack
Previous Breeders Cup Stadiums: Aqueduct Racetrack, 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!