Thursday, October 16, 2014

LEXINGTON, Ky (October 16, 2014) – The Breeders’ Cup announced today that pre-entries for all 13 World Championships races, October 31 and November 1, at Santa Anita Park will close on Monday, October 20 at Noon (local time of place of pre-entry).

Pre-entered fields for all Breeders’ Cup races will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Breeders’ Cup pre-entry is the first stage of a two-stage entry payment process for all owners intending to start a horse in a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race. The pre-entry payment, due on Monday, may be made to the Breeders’ Cup offices in Lexington through October 17 and at the Breeders’ Cup racing office at Santa Anita Park beginning October 18. Payments for overseas pre-entrants can be made at Weatherbys, France Galop and Horse Racing Ireland. Pre-entry payment locations and additional information is available at or by calling 1 888 882-2982 or 859 514-9422.

The second payment to start a horse in a Breeders’ Cup race is due on Monday, Oct. 27 at 10:00 a.m. PT, when entries are taken for all 13 races, and post-positions are drawn that afternoon.

All starters in the Breeders’ Cup World Championships that are based outside of California receive either a $10,000 (in North America) or a $40,000 (International) travel award.