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2018 Breeders’ Cup: Schedule, Purse, Distance, Classic Entries

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The 2018 Breeders’ Cup Championship takes place on Nov. 2 and 3 from Churchill Downs in Kentucky.

The 14-race event is capped by the 14-horse field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, a $6 million race over 1 1/4 miles.

Below is all you need to know about the upcoming two-day 2018 Breeders’ Cup event.

2018 Breeders’ Cup Schedule

DAY 1 – FRIDAY, NOV. 2, 2018
Race Purse Distance/Surface Post Time
Juvenile Turf Sprint $1,000,000 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf) 3:21 p.m. ET
Juvenile Fillies Turf $1,000,000 1 mile (Turf) 4:00 p.m. ET
Juvenile Fillies $2,000,000 1 1?16 miles 4:40 p.m. ET
Juvenile Turf $1,000,000 1 mile (Turf) 5:22 p.m. ET
Juvenile $2,000,000 1 1?16 miles 6:05 p.m. ET
DAY 2 – SATURDAY, NOV. 3, 2018
Race Purse Distance/Surface Post Time
Filly & Mare Sprint $1,000,000 7 furlongs 12:00 p.m. ET
Turf Sprint $1,000,000 5 1/2 furlongs (Turf) 12:38 p.m. ET
Dirt Mile $1,000,000 1 mile 1:16 p.m. ET
Filly & Mare Turf $2,000,000 1 3/8 miles (Turf) 2:04 p.m. ET
Sprint $2,000,000 6 furlongs 2:46 p.m. ET
Mile $2,000,000 1 mile (Turf) 3:36 p.m. ET
Distaff $2,000,000 1 1/8 miles 4:16 p.m. ET
Turf $4,000,000 1 1/2 miles (Turf) 4:56 p.m. ET
Classic $6,000,000 1 1/4 miles 5:44 p.m. ET

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2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic Entries

Distance: 1 ¼ miles for 3-year-olds and up. Purse: $6 million. Post time: 5:44 p.m. ET on Saturday.

In the field (horse, trainer)
Accelerate, John Sadler
Axelrod, Michael McCarthy
Catholic Boy, Jonathan Thomas
City of Light, Michael McCarthy (second preference)
Discreet Lover, Uriah St. Lewis
Lone Sailor, Tom Amoss (first preference)
McKinzie, Bob Baffert
Mendelssohn, Aidan O’Brien
Mind Your Biscuits, Chad Summers (first preference)
Pavel, Doug O’Neill
Roaring Lion, John Gosden (first preference)
Thunder Snow (IRE), Saeed bin Suroor
West Coast, Bob Baffert
Yoshida (JPN), Bill Mott

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Multiple Breeders’ Cup race winners

Bayakoa – Distaff – 1989, 1990
Beholder – Juvenile Fillies, 2012/Distaff, 2013, 2016
Conduit – Turf – 2008, 2009
Da Hoss – Mile – 1996, 1998
Goldencents – Dirt Mile – 2013, 2014
Goldikova – Mile – 2008, 2009, 2010
Groupie Doll – F&M Sprint – 2012, 2013
High Chapparal – Turf – 2002, 2003 (dead heat w/Johar)
Lure – Mile – 1992, 1993
Midnight Lute – Sprint – 2007, 2008
Miesque – Mile – 1987, 1988
Mizdirection – Turf Sprint – 2012, 2013
Ouija Board – F&M Turf – 2004, 2006
Royal Delta – Distaff – 2011, 2012
Secret Circle – 2011 Juvenile Sprint/2013 Sprint
Stephanie’s Kitten – 2011 Juvenile Fillies Turf/2015 F&M Turf
Tiznow – Classic – 2000, 2001
Wise Dan – Mile – 2012, 2013
Zenyatta – Distaff, 2008/Classic, 2009

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