1 1/4 miles

Every sport has a definitive year-ending event to crown its champions. In Thoroughbred racing, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the culmination of the horse racing season worldwide and the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the defining event of the international racing season.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic, run at 1 1/4 miles, draws the top international Thoroughbreds year after year. With its $5 million purse, the Classic is the richest race in all of North America. It is open to horses 3-years-old and older and is limited to 14 starters. Seven of this year’s starters will gain automatic entries into the race by qualifying through Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.

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Classic Challenge Schedule

  • Jun 18
    Stephen Foster H. at Churchill Downs
    Winner: TBD
  • Jun 25
    The Gold Cup at Santa Anita at Santa Anita Park
    Winner: TBD
  • Jul 31
    William Hill Haskell Invitational at Monmouth Park
    Winner: TBD
  • Aug 6
    The Whitney at Saratoga
    Winner: TBD
  • Aug 20
    TVG Pacific Classic at Del Mar
    Winner: TBD
  • Oct 1
    Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita Park
    Winner: TBD
  • Oct 8
    Jockey Club Gold Cup Invitational at Belmont Park
    Winner: TBD

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