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Classic

Purse: 
$6,000,000
Grade: 
1
Distance: 
1 1/4 miles
Age: 
3+
Post Time: 
5:35 PM

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 $6 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. 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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