Although the U.S. Triple Crown fever is not yet over, the 2020 Breeders’ Cup is underway. On November 6 and 7, 2020, this prominent horse racing event will saddle up at Keeneland Racecourse. This two-day racing event will feature different horse racing fixtures with varying prizes at stake.
Like the hype shown by the horses in the Triple Crown show, the excitement and fun are doubled in the Breeders’ Cup. It not only features the world’s strongest three-year-old racehorses, but it also paved the way for a new breed of talents who missed out to nail their name in previous big races.
While the 2020 Breeders’ Cup finds a new venue, competitions remain the same for this year. The Breeders’ Cup Betting Strategies, lines, and odds are all done online since the event organizers are still deciding whether to accept fans or not. Here is the complete list to get you guided with the different races happening at Breeders’ Cup this year.
Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Sprint
After getting inaugurated in 2007, the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint is the first racing game to be conducted at the 2020 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It holds a 7-furlong running-distance, which settles on a dirt track. Only three-year-old female horses and mares are allowed to participate in this game, with the winner taking home up to $1,000,000.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile was first to run in 2007 and became part of the Breeders’ Cup. It also features a million-dollar prize at stake, and horses need to accomplish running in a dirt track with a distance of 8 furlongs. Holding a Grade 1 Stakes racing category, it only allows all three-years-old and up racehorses to compete in this event.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Turf Sprint) is a Grade 2 stakes racing tournament that recently started in 2018. Only colts aging two-year-olds can run in this racing show, which will complete a 5.5-furlong turf running-distance. The same with the races above, winners can take home a purse prize up to a million-dollar.
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Inaugurated in 20017, the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile is one of the earliest segments of the Breeders’ Cup Series. The horses need to complete a one-mile running distance dirt track to win the game. With a million-dollar pot prize, only three-year-old racehorses can join in this Grade1 Stakes racing category.
Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf
Depending on the turf arrangement set by the Breeders’ Cup organization, the Breeders’ Cup Filly And Mare Turf competes in four running-distance choices like one ¼ mile, one ⅜ mile, 1 3/16 miles, or one ⅛ mile. It is one of the oldest segments, which was established in 1999. All three-year-old fillies and mares must participate in this event and can vie for a $2,000,000 pot prize.
Breeders’ Cup Sprint
Also featuring a $2,000,000 prize at stake, the Breeders’ Cup Sprint is one of the Breeders’ Cup Series oldest racing fixtures. The participating horses aging three-years-old and up should work in a 6-furlong dirt track. It is one of the most anticipated Breeders’ Cup racing games, which started in 1984.
Breeders’ Cup Distaff
Popularly known as the Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic, this is one of the most significant races that hold the final segment during the first day of the Breeder’s Cup Series. It highlights horses like fillies, mares, and three-year-old colts competing in a one ⅛ mile dirt track. Since this fixture was established in 1984, it holds pot prizes up to $2,000,000.
Breeders’ Cup Turf
The Breeders’ Cup Turf is the second most popular Breeders’ Cup Challenge. This is a Grade 1 stakes racing competition, which features a purse prize of $6,000,000. The horses will wrestle in a 1 ½ turf track and have different weight specifications. Generally, only four-year-old racehorses can participate, but a three-year-old colt is allowed to join if they come from both the Northern and Southern parts.
Breeders’ Cup Classic
The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the last and the most important racing show held at the Breeders’ Cup Series. It features a glaring purse prize of $6,000,000 and is mostly attended by the world’s most famous racehorses. Established in 1984, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is regarded as the fourth leg of the U.S. Triple Crown Series.
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup is another prominent horse racing event that every horse racing enthusiast should look forward to every year. As the Triple Crown Series comes to a nearing conclusion, the Breeders’ Cup will start to pave another betting opportunity for all its fans. Make sure to get updated with this event and the racing fixtures it comes to find the best horses to bet.