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Breeders Cup Wagering - 2016 Overview

Breeders Cup wagering will feature a total of 13 grade I races on November 4th and 5th, 2016 televised live by the NBC Sports Group. This year’s Breeder’s Cup will take place at one of the world's most beautiful race tracks, Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia California – home of the the Santa Anita Derby and the Santa Anita Handicap – for the 9th time. A total of $26 million will be in the vault for purses and awards for the fastest thoroughbreds in the world.

2016 Breeder’s Cup Races
Friday, November 4th, 2016
  1. Juvenile Turf ($1 million, Grade I, 1 mile).
  2. Las Vegas Dirt Mile ($1 million, Grade I 1 mile).
  3. Juvenile Fillies Turf ($1 million, Grade I, 1 mile).
  4. Longines Distaff ($2 million, Grade I, 1 1/8 miles).

Saturday, November 5th,2016
  1. Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies ($2 million, Grade, 1 1/6 miles).
  2. Turf Sprint ($1 million, Grade I, 6.5 furlongs).
  3. Filly & Mare Sprint ($1 million, Grade I, 7 furlongs).
  4. Filly & Mare Turf ($2 million, Grade I, 1 ¼ miles).
  5. TwinSpires Sprint ($1.5 million, Grade I, 6 furlongs).
  6. Mile ($2 million, Grade I, 1 mile).
  7. Sentient Jet Juvenile ($2 million, Grade I, 1 1/16 miles).
  8. Longines Turf ($3 million, Grade I, 1 ½ mile).
  9. Classic ($5 million, Grade I, 1 ¼ mile).

The action will start on Friday with the Juvenile turf and finish in style with the Classic on Saturday, with a host of exciting races in between.

  • The Juvenile Turf is considered a showcase for the top turf horses of the future.
  • The Dirt Mile will be run around the two turns of the main track at Keeneland.
  • The Juvenile Fillies Turf brings together the top 2-year-old female turf horses from North America and overseas.
  • The Longines Distaff pits the best female dirt horses against each other for a championship showdown.
  • The 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies’ winner has almost always been named the Champion of all 2-year-old females.
  • The Turf Sprint combines both speed and agility for international competitors.
  • The Filly & Mare Sprint boasts the fastest females, 3-years-old and up.
  • The Filly & Mare Turf showcases the best female grass horses.
  • The TwinSpires Sprint’s participants sometimes achieve speeds nearing 40 M.P.H. in the stretch.
  • The world’s best grass milers compete in the Mile.
  • The Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is the richest 2-year-old race in North America.
  • The Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf attracts the top grass talent from Europe and North America.