The world-famous Breeders' Cup is the proper culmination to the horse racing yearly calendar, consisting of a series of mixed thoroughbred races that bring the best talent from American and international tracks. Alongside the Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont Stakes races, the Breeders' Cup draws thousands of attendees with each iteration and millions of televisions viewers from all around the globe.

This Grade 1 horse racing competition was originally conceived as a single day event back in 1984, later adding an additional second in 2006 to better accommodate the different races of varying horse racing categories. By 2008, the first day of the Breeders' Cup Championship was solely dedicated to female horses, while the top races with larger purse bounties were scheduled for the following day. The Classic and Turf races hold the largest prizes of the entire series (only upstaged by the Dubai World Cup Night and the Pegasus World Cup) with purses of 6 and 4 million dollars respectively, usually set at the very end of the 48-hour contest.

Unlike more well-established horse racing competitions, the Breeders' Cup has occupied different venues throughout its long history, with Santa Anita and Churchill Downs lending their turfs for most editions, occasionally moving to other tracks like Keeneland (2015) and most recently to Del Mar in 2017. According to Breeders' Cup Limited, the company responsible for this top racing event, the 2018 cup will go back to famed Churchill Downs racetrack.

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Breeders' Cup Facts:

  • Racecourse type: turf/dirt.
  • Purse: 28 million dollars split among different purses with Juvenile, Mare, Turf, and Classic categories.
  • Venue capacity: varies.
  • Track length: varies.
  • Important track records: n/a