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The Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association. It is a one-day event held at a location that changes each year. All the sites have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the races were at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The National Thoroughbred Racing Association is a United States-based organization that is the main governing body of thoroughbred horse racing in the Unitied States. ... Woodbine Racetrack in southwest Toronto, Ontario is the only horseracing track in North America which stages, or is capable of staging, thoroughbred and standardbred horseracing programs on the same day. ...


The event, which has occurred annually since 1984, was created as a year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing, and also attracts top horses from other parts of the world, especially Europe. 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing North America A satellite composite image of North America. ...


The all-time leaders in Breeders' Cup wins are:

Currently, there are eight races on the Breeders' Cup card, all classified as Grade 1 races. The races are listed below in their order on the 2005 race card; the order of the first six listed races varies from year to year, but the 'Turf' and 'Classic' are traditionally the last two races. All races, unless otherwise indicated, are for any horse, regardless of sex, 3 years old and up, and are held on a dirt track. This article needs to be cleaned up to conform to a higher standard of quality. ... Darrell Wayne Lukas (born September 2, 1935 in Antigo, Wisconsin) is an American thoroughbred race horse trainer. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Conditions races are horse races for the very best of horses and are split into: Pattern Races Group 1 - (Classics and other races of major international importance) Group 2 - (less important international races) Group 3 - (primarily domestic races) and Listed Races - have less prestige than the group races but are... Binomial name Equus caballus Linnaeus, 1758 nugget For other uses, see Horse (disambiguation). ...

All Breeders' Cup races have been called by Tom Durkin since their inception. The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup Juvenile is a Thoroughbred horse race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. ... In thoroughbred horse-racing, a colt is defined as a male horse less than five years old; in harness racing a colt is a male horse less than four years old. ... A gelding is a castrated animal—specifically, a castrated male horse. ... The Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships is an annual series of thoroughbred horse races sponsored by the National Thoroughbred Racing Association and held on a single day at a predetermined site, usually in the United States but sometimes in Canada. ... The Breeders Cup Distaff is a Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... Filly is also a town in Belgium. ... In thoroughbred horse-racing, a mare is defined as a female horse more than four years old; in harness racing a mare is a female horse more than three years old. ... The Breeders Cup Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for 3 years old and up. ... The Breeders Cup Classic is a Thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and up. ... Tom Durkin is an announcer specializing in thoroughbred horse racing. ...


NBC has broadcast every Breeders' Cup since it began in 1984. This will change in 2006, when ESPN will take over the television contract for eight years. ESPN will broadcast the show for 2 more Hours. NBC, the National Broadcasting Company, is an American television and radio network based in New York Citys Rockefeller Center. ... 1984 (MCMLXXXIV) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 2006 (MMVI) is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... ESPN (once an initialism for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ... Hours is the name of the critically acclaimed second album by Welsh rock group Funeral for a Friend. ...


Race tracks

Previous championships have been held at the following tracks:

Some future sites have been tentatively set or suggested: Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Lone Star Park is a horse racing track located in Grand Prairie, Texas. ... Lily Okuru, a Japanese-American woman held at Santa Anita Park, poses with the statue of Seabiscuit, 1942 Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California opened in 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious horse racetrack in Southern California. ... Arlington Park is a horse racetrack in the Chicago suburb of Arlington Heights, Illinois. ... Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Gulfstream Park is a racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in the United States. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Hollywood Park is a thoroughbred racecourse located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and next door to the Great Western Forum. ... Woodbine Racetrack in southwest Toronto, Ontario is the only horseracing track in North America which stages, or is capable of staging, thoroughbred and standardbred horseracing programs on the same day. ... Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Lily Okuru, a Japanese-American woman held at Santa Anita Park, poses with the statue of Seabiscuit, 1942 Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California opened in 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious horse racetrack in Southern California. ... Gulfstream Park is a racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in the United States. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Gulfstream Park is a racetrack in Hallandale Beach, Florida, in the United States. ... Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Hollywood Park is a thoroughbred racecourse located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and next door to the Great Western Forum. ... Lily Okuru, a Japanese-American woman held at Santa Anita Park, poses with the statue of Seabiscuit, 1942 Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California opened in 1934 and is the oldest and most prestigious horse racetrack in Southern California. ... Aqueduct Racetrack, known as the Big A, is a horse racetrack in the neighborhood of Ozone Park in Queens, New York. ... Hollywood Park is a thoroughbred racecourse located in Inglewood, California, about 3 miles (5 km) from Los Angeles International Airport and next door to the Great Western Forum. ...

Composite image of Churchill Downs on Derby Day, 1901 Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Monmouth Park Racetrack is a one-mile oval track for thoroughbred racing in Oceanport, New Jersey. ...

External links

  • Official Breeders' Cup website
  • 2005 Breeders' Cup Odds & Tips

See also


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