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2016 Breeders’ Cup Entries and Odds

California Chrome exercises in preparation for the Breeders' Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park. (Photo by Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup)

Two days, twelve races, $26,500,000 in total purse money. The 2016 Breeders’ Cup is ready to roll this Friday and Saturday when the world’s best horsemen and thoroughbreds converge on Santa Anita Park.

Friday, Nov. 4

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 PT)
$1,000,000 (GI)

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 PT)
$1,000,000 (GI)

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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 PT)
$1,000,000 (GI)

Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (4:35 PT)
$2,000,000 (GI)

“She just jumps away from the gate so quickly, that drawing the rail really should have no effect on her. I think she’s the natural speed in the race to start with. It’s pretty straight forward.” Jockey Mike Smith on Songbird

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“With Beholder, it’s nice to get off the rail, but I am a bigger believer in good luck and a good post; so we are hoping for good luck.” Trainer Richard Mandella on Beholder

 

Saturday, Nov. 5

14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 PT)
$2,000,000 (GI)

Breeders’ Cup Filly/Mare Turf (12:35 PT)
$2,000,000 (GI)

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TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (1:21 PT)
$1,500,000 (GI)

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 PT)
$1,000,000 (GI)

Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2:43 PT)
$2,000,000 (GI)

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Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (3:22 PT)
$4,000,000 (GI)

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Breeders’ Cup Filly/Mare Sprint (4:01 PT)
$1,000,000 (GI)

Breeders’ Cup Mile (4:40 PT)
$2,000,000 (GI)

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Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:30 PT)
$6,000,000 (GI)

“Victor (Espinoza) and I were talking about the draw and he told me that it really didn’t matter to him which post we got. We’ve all got that long run into the first turn; I agree with him. This horse is ready. He’s better now than he’s ever been.” Trainer Art Sherman on California Chrome

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“He’ll be very forwardly placed and he won’t have horses next to him on both sides. Sometimes, you can get bumped coming out of there. If all goes well, I should get away well.” -Jockey Mike Smith on Arrogate

Media courtesy of Breederscup.com.

 

 

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