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Breeders' Cup World Championships Contenders

Date: 10/23/2007


The final entries were taken and post positions were drawn on Tuesday morning for the Breeders' Cup World Championships to be held on October 26 and 27 at Monmouth Park. Horse of the Year honors will be decided here with Kentucky Derby and Travers winner Street Sense, Whitney and Woodward winner Lawyer Ron, Preakness and Jockey Club Gold Cup winner Curlin, and Haskell and Brooklyn Handicap winner Any Given Saturday all entered in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge. Other divisional honors are traditionally decided in Championship races. Surprisingly, despite a record number of pre-entries, only the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies will have a full field of 14 enter the gate.

The eight race series on Saturday worth $20 million total in purse money for Thoroughbred racehorses will be televised live on ESPN from noon to 7:00pm Eastern Time and will also be broadcast live on the Internet. Post times for the Breeders' Cup races and the race order are as indicated in the table below. The three new races on Friday worth $1 million each will be televised on ESPN2 from 4:00pm to 6:00pm.

Just click the race names below to see the entries plus links to a full profile with a photo and lots of info about each horse if you click the horse's name. Good luck with your handicapping and enjoy what should be a spectacular weekend of racing at its finest.

* all post times are Eastern Time
Saturday October 27
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Fillies $2 Million 12:30pm
Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings $2 Million 1:10pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 1 3/8 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 1:55pm
TVG Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 2:35pm
NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 3:20pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) 1 1/8 Miles 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 4:05pm
John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) 1 1/2 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $3 Million 4:50pm
Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (G1) 1 1/4 Miles 3 Year Olds & Up $5 Million 5:35pm
Friday October 26
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 6 furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up Fillies & Mares $1 Million 4:25pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 5:00pm
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 1 Mile & 70 yards 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 5:35pm

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