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Breeders' Cup World Championships Entries

Updated: 10/30/23

For 2023, the Breeders' Cup World Championships return to Santa Anita in Arcadia, California. Pre-entries closed on Monday October 23 for all the races and were released on Wednesday October 25 with a total of 205 horses, matching last year's number, including 43 Europeans, 9 Japanese, and 1 Argentinian entry. Final entries closed on Monday October 30 and post positions were drawn that evening at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium. Below are links to the entrants for each race along with lots of other information.

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Drawing the posts on stage at the Pasadena Civic Auditorium
Four Breeders' Cup Champions from 2022 are back to defend their titles: Caravel (Turf Sprint), Cody's Wish (Dirt Mile), Elite Power (Sprint), and Goodnight Olive (Filly and Mare Sprint). In addition, 46 pre-entered horses earned automatic starting positions into the World Championships races through the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series.

The 40th Breeders' Cup will have a total of 14 Championship races (all Grade 1) spread over two days of racing with $31 million in purse money on the line. Friday November 3rd is billed as "Future Stars Friday" featuring all 5 Championship races for juveniles on the same card, starting with the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1) and highlighted by the $2 million FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). Saturday November 4th will have nine Grade 1 races for older horses headlined by the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at 1 1/4 miles, however for the first time in Championships history, the Classic will not be the finale; instead, the Turf Sprint and the Sprint will run after the Classic. The Championships are being held at Santa Anita for a record 11th time, the first in 1986 and most recently in 2019. Santa Anita hosted the 10th, 20th, 30th, and now the 40th anniversary runnings.

The Breeders' Cup will be televised on NBC, USA Network, and Peacock with the schedule shown below. All times are Eastern.
     Friday, November 3, 4:00-8:00pm - Future Stars Friday on USA Network
     Saturday, November 4, 1:30pm-3:30pm - Championship Saturday on USA Network
     Saturday, November 4, 3:30-7:00pm - Championship Saturday NBC and Peacock

Below is the list of races with conditions, purses, and post times for both days. The post times and race order will be finalized on Monday October 23. Click the race names to get links for info specific to that race including a list of the entries with a link to a profile for each horse with lots more info. Jockey assignments are not finalized and are based on the regular or most recent riders. Free past performances for both days are available here from BRISnet.

* all post times are Eastern Time
Saturday November 4
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) 1 Mile 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 2:30pm
Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 1 1/4 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 3:10pm
PNC Bank Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) 7 furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$1 Million 3:50pm
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 4:30pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) 1 1/8 miles 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 5:10pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) 1 1/2 miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $4 Million 5:50pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) 1 1/4 miles 3 Year Olds & Up $6 Million 6:40pm
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) 5 Furlongs (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 7:25pm
Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 8:00pm
Friday November 3
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1) 5 Furlongs (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 5:00pm
NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Fillies $2 Million 5:40pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Old Fillies $1 Million 6:20pm
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) presented by TAA (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings $2 Million 7:00pm
Prevagen Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 7:40pm

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