Each racing season ends with just one finish line: the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It’s the two-day, 14-race, year-end culmination that every horse, jockey, trainer and owner across the globe has in their sights. It’s where the world’s greatest come together to crown champions, and spectators celebrate as history unfolds before their eyes.
It is genuinely an international competition as it attracts horses from around the universe, including the top talent from 6 continents and over 16 countries, crowning true world champions in the 14 divisions that comprise the championship event.
The Breeders’ Cup venues rotate each year, with classic tracks from east to west having their opportunity to host the worlds best. This year the BC returns to the iconic Del Mar Racetrack, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style.
It’s two-days full of exciting events both on and off the track. It’s not just another day at the races. It’s the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
What was once a one-day, seven-race event is now a two-day, 14-race celebration of the sport of horse racing. The Breeders’ Cup kicks off with Future Stars Friday, (November 5th) comprised of five juvenile races featuring horse racing’s brightest rising stars.
Championship Saturday (November 6th) is one of the richest days in racing awarding over $22 million in purses over 9 races, culminating in the defining event of the international racing season, the $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Since its inception in 1984, the mission of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is to conduct the races at the highest levels of quality, safety and integrity and to promote the growth of Thoroughbred breeding, racing and sales through proactive leadership, innovation and service.
The Daily Racing Blog will continue to report on this years event, leading up to the big weekend with previews of the higher profile races on Championship Saturday.