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2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distances Announced

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The Breeders’ Cup today announced the official distances of the 13 races comprising the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif., on November 3-4.
 
There are two races which will be run at a different distance this year than in 2016 due to Del Mar track configurations. The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) will be run at five furlongs (6 ½ furlongs in 2016) and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) will be run at 1 1/8 miles (1 ¼ miles in 2016).
 
The 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held during the Bing Crosby meeting at Del Mar, will feature total purses and awards of over $29 million, including a robust undercard of supporting races over the two days. The meet opens on Wednesday, November 1. The Del Mar barn area will open on Sunday, October 22, and training on the main track will begin the following day, Monday, October 23. 
 
The first stage of running in a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race is the Pre-Entry closing on Monday, October 23 at noon local time at specified pre-entry locations.  All owners with potential runners that wish to compete in the Breeders’ Cup must be pre-entered by that time.
 
The following are the races and distances for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships:
 
2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distance
(Official Race Order announced on October 25)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
RACE AGE, SEX DISTANCE PURSE*

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)

2yo, Fillies

1 mile (T)

$1,000,000

Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile  (G1)

3yo & Up

1 mile

$1,000,000

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)

2yo , C&G

1 mile (T)

$1,000,000

Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)

3yo & Up, F&M

1 1/8 miles

$2,000,000

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
RACE AGE, SEX DISTANCE PURSE*

14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)

2yo, Fillies

1 1/16 miles

$2,000,000

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)

3yo & Up, F&M

1 1/8 miles (T)

$2,000,000

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)

3yo & Up

5 furlongs (T)

$1,000,000

Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)

3yo & Up, F&M

7 furlongs

$1,000,000

Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)

2yo, C&G

1 1/16 miles

$2,000,000

Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)

3yo & Up

1 1/2 miles (T)

$4,000,000

TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)

3yo & Up

6 furlongs

$1,500,000

Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)

3yo & Up

1 mile (T)

$2,000,000

Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)

3yo & Up

1 1/4 miles

$6,000,000

        

*Purse includes Travel Awards

 

 
About Breeders’ Cup
 
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 13 Grade I races with purses and awards totaling more than $28 million, will be held November 3-4 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. The Breeders' Cup culminates with the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic, named the Longines World's Best Horse Race in 2016 by the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities.Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and YouTube
 

 
Contact: Jim Gluckson, Breeders’ Cup, 212-230-9512