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Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships Entries and Post Positions

Date: 10/22/03


On Wednesday morning the post positions were drawn for the 20th Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships to be run at Santa Anita Park on Saturday. As expected, competitive fields will assemble in each event, and with the declaration of Azeri on Monday, this cemented Sightseek as the favorite in the $2 milion Distaff. Along with the post positions and morning line odds, the Head To Head matchups for each race were announced. Like last year, this bet involves choosing which horse will finish ahead of the other, regardless of whether either wins the race.

The Juvenile Fillies draw created a buzz in the room when overwhelming favorite Halfbridled and jockey Julie Krone drew the far outside. However, based on her performances so far she is still much the best and so the oddsmaker did not adjust her odds. Also, Mambo Train was fortunate to draw into the Juvenile, albeit as a longest shot on the board, when highly regarded European horse Old Deuteronomy was scratched by trainer Aidan O'Brien.

The eight race series will be televised live on NBC from 1:00 to 6:00pm Eastern time and the audio portion will also be broadcast live on the internet via Real Audio. Here are the horses entered for each race. Just click the race name below to see the horses in post position order with links to a full profile with a photo and lots of info about each.

* all post times are Pacific Daylight Time
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Nextel Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) 1 1/8 Miles 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 10:20am
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Fillies $1 Million 10:55am
NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $1.5 Million 11:35am
Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 12:10pm
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 1 1/4 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$1 Million 12:34pm
Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings $1.5 Million 1:20pm
John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) 1 1/2 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 1:55pm
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) 1 1/4 Miles 3 Year Olds & Up $4 Million 2:35pm

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