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Encyclopedia > Breeders' Cup Sprint

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. Thoroughbred horse racing is the main form of horse-racing throughout the world. ... The United States of America — also referred to as the United States, the U.S.A., the U.S., America, the States, or (archaically) Columbia—is a federal republic of 50 states located primarily in central North America (with the exception of two states: Alaska and Hawaii). ... Canada is a sovereign state in northern North America, the northern-most country in the world, and the second largest in total area. ...


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 is a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... World map showing location of North America A satellite composite image of North America North America is the third largest continent in area and in population after Eurasia and Africa. ...


Currently, there are eight races on the Breeders' Cup card, all classified as Grade I races. The races are listed below in their order on the 2004 race card; the order of the first five listed races varies from year to year, but the 'Juvenile', 'Turf', and 'Classic' are traditionally the last three 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. 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 The Horse (Equus caballus) is a large ungulate mammal, one of the seven modern species of the genus Equus. ...

  • Breeders' Cup Distaff: A 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. Current purse is $2 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies: A 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies. Current purse is $1 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Mile: A 1-mile race on grass. Current purse is $1.5 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Sprint: A 3/4-mile race. Current purse is $1 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf: A 1 3/8-mile or 1 1/4-mile race on grass for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. Current purse is $1 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Juvenile: A 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. Current purse is $1.5 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Turf: A 1 1/2-mile race on grass. Current purse is $2 million.
  • Breeders' Cup Classic: A 1 1/4-mile race. Current purse is $4 million.

The Breeders Cup Distaff is a Thoroughbred horse race for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... A filly is a female horse, specifically one which has not reached sexual maturity. ... 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 Filly & Mare Turf is a Thoroughbred horse race on turf for fillies and mares, 3 years old and up. ... 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 Classic is a Thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and up. ...

Race tracks

The 2005 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship will be held on October 29 at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York. Previous championships have been held at the following tracks: 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... October 29 is the 302nd day of the year (303rd in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 63 days remaining. ... Secretariats statue greets racing fans and jockeys in the paddock of Belmont Park. ... Elmont is a census-designated place and hamlet located in Nassau County, New York, in the Town of Hempstead. ...

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. ... Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Hollywood Park is a town located in Bexar County, Texas. ... Woodbine Racetrack in northwest 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Churchill Downs, located on Central Avenue in Louisville, Kentucky, is a thoroughbred racetrack most famous for hosting the Kentucky Derby. ... Hollywood Park is a town located in Bexar County, 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. ... 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 town located in Bexar County, Texas. ...

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  Results from FactBites:
 
Daily Racing Form - Breeders' Cup 2002 - Sprint (620 words)
Orientate gave Lukas his record 17th Breeders' Cup victory after rallying to a half-length victory over longshot Thunderello and 11 other speedballs in the $1.14 million Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Orientate's victory in the Sprint was his fifth straight stakes win since Lukas turned him back in distance and took him off the turf after his fourth-place finish in the Shoemaker Mile on May 27.
As expected, the pace in the Sprint was extremely fast, with Thunderello and Carson Hollow dueling through fractions of 21.53 and 43.91 seconds for the opening half-mile.
Breeders' Cup Sprint Pre-Entries (434 words)
Handicapping the Sprint - pointers for handicapping the race from Blood Horse and BRIS.
A total of 16 horses were pre-entered and all have first preference in the Sprint.
Last win was in the Phoenix Breeders' Cup at Keeneland.
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