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.
|Nextel Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)||1 1/8 Miles||3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
|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
|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|
Back to Horse-Races.Net main page
|Want to keep up with what's new on this site?|
Sign up for my weekly newsletter here.
On the Forum: