NOVEMBER 3-4, 2017 at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
The Breeders’ Cup will host the event at another iconic racing venue for the first time: Del Mar, where the turf meets the surf Southern California style.
2017 Breeders' Cup, the third time under the two-day Championship format, which will begin on Friday with a 10-race program, saturday’s card will include 12 races and will finish with the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.
The first Friday of November will have 10 races with the Marathon first then all the distaff divisions, headlined by the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (formerly the Breeders' Cup Distaff) worth $2 million.
Saturday November 4 will have 12 races headlined by the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at 1 1/4 miles. The Marathon, which was lengthened this year to 1 3/4 miles, was moved from Saturday to Friday to allow for an all Breeders' Cup Pick Six on both days.
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The Breeders' Cup Championship continues to grow in popularity because of its prestige and keen level of competition. Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, holds the records for both attendance and total betting. The renowned racecourse attracted 80,452 spectators in 1998 and when Breeders' Cup came back to Louisville in 2000, over $108 million was wagered.
Some of the biggest and best horses in the world are heading to Santa Anita and the online horse betting action is about to go through the roof. The Breeders Cup is always a very busy period for the online bookmakers as the Breeders Cup attracts huge interest from horse racing enthusiasts all over the world and over the past three years, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships has experienced unprecedented growth, with total races expanding from eight to 14, and total purses increasing from $14 million to $25.5 million.
The buildup to the Breeders' Cup begins well in advance of the Championship day. NTRA's "Racing to the Breeders' Cup" on NBS Sports gets the momentum started in early summer and continues through mid-October. The nationally televised series consists of dozens of stakes races at major tracks across the country and serves as racing's version of the playoffs.
The Breeders' Cup Classic is considered the most important race in the series of Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships event. This race has produced nine Horses of the Year in its first 20 running.