The Daily Racing Blog frequently speaks of the Breeders’ Cup Championship Series, which has, since 1984, brought the best thoroughbred horses in the world to North America to prove who is the cream of the crop.
A quick recap of the history of the Breeders’ Cup:
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade 1 Thoroughbred horse races operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event; but starting in 2007 it expanded to two days- Friday and Saturday.
It has been held at different racetracks throughout the United States, with the exception of 1996, when the races were at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.
The Breeders’ Cup also introduced the Breeders’ Cup Challenge, with a Win and You’re In qualifying system, a policy wherein Winners of major races throughout the year, from North America, England, Ireland, France, Hong Kong, Japan, South Africa, and Australia gain automatic access to the Breeders’ Cup Championship races with fees paid.
This years Breeders’ Cup Championships are being held at Santa Anita Park on the 1st and 2nd of November.
On Friday the Daily Racing Blog will preview Saturday’s Grade 1, $750,000 dollar, Jockey Gold Cup at Belmont Park. The Winner of this race gains an automatic spot in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. So stop back and see who we like.