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It’s that time of year again where people from all of the world try to reach for the Breeders’ Cup World Championship. Today and tomorrow, horses from around the world will compete for glory and fame. Beginning in 1984, after the Breeders’ Cup Limited company was established in 1982, the Breeders’ Cup World Championship has become a famous competition for thoroughbred racing horses around the world. Today marks Future Stars Friday and this weekend in Arcadia, California at Santa Anita Park. Come check out the events this weekend at the Great Race Place.

 

Breeders’ Cup History

 

The Breeders’ Cup has become a phenomenal thoroughbred event over the past 35 years. From its beginning in 1984, it was originally just a one-day event. However, starting in 2007, the popularity of it caused the event to expand in a 2-day event over the weekend. This first day is called the Future Stars Friday and is actually today! The second event is a combination of tons of famed events featuring the worlds best of the best. Races such as the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint, the TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

There are many horses that have gone through the Breeders’ Cup. Of those thoroughbreds, many names have become bigger and bigger. Names such as Zenyatta, Beholder, Goldikova and Tiznow. All of these horses have become huge names over the past 3 decades. Popular jockeys such as Mike Smith, the oldest jockey to win the Triple Crown, John R. Velazquez and Jerry Bailey. Trainers such as Chad Brown, D. Wayne Lukas and Bob Baffert. These are all examples of the greats of thoroughbred racing and they all have the top of line supplements for their horses. If you’re looking for premium supplements, check out Race Horse Meds! All this in more has been a distinguishing factor of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship and this year will continue the tradition.

 

Breeders' Cup

 

Future Stars Friday Races

 

Future Stars Friday features the most famous 2-year old horses around. These juvenile thoroughbreds from all around the world seek the fame and fortune. As well as possible chances to obtain spots in even more famed races. Races such as the Kentucky Derby, Belmont Stakes and Preakness Stakes. Five big races for juvenile horses are today and they are bolstering huge names. Here is a look at a few of the races.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint – $1,000,000 – Grade 2 – 5.5 Furlongs

This sprint consists of multiple foreign horses. As well as some big jockey names that have been a staple in thoroughbred for many years. A’Ali from Ireland is making an appearance in this one. With 3 Group 2 wins recently, its easy to place this one in the running. Two big horses from the states are also being shown. Four Wheel Drive is being ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr. and is the favorite as of the morning. Finally, you have Kimari coming out of the gates with the legendary John Velazquez. This will be one for the books.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf – $1,000,000 – Grade 1 – 1 Mile

This race is being presented by Coolmore America. Another Ireland horse, Arizona, is appearing in this one. In fact, he is the current favorite as of this morning. Chad Brown’s horse, Structor will be appearing in this race as well. Irad Ortiz Jr. will be riding Decorated Invader who was trained by Christophe Clement. These are some top-notch names and they all know where to get their supplements. If you’re looking for a premium supplement product, check out Race Horse Meds!

TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile – $2,000,000 – Grade 1 – 1 1/16 Miles

Out of all the races today, this one is the biggest. Odds are that the winner of this one will be in the running for next year’s Kentucky Derby. The main two horses you’ll be looking at in this one will be Dennis’ Moment and Eight Rings. Dennis’ Moment is sired by Tiznow and is the favorite by a longshot. Irad Ortiz Jr. will once again be the rider of this infamous name. Eight Rings will be competing with the legendary sire with the most capable hands riding. John Velazquez.

 

Saturday; The Main Event

 

Finally, we reach the main event of the Breeders’ Cup. Saturday bolsters some of the most impressive thoroughbreds. The biggest races of the year, outside of the Triple Crown races, will be raced tomorrow. The Longines Distaff, Longines Turf and the legendary Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. Here’s a look at the epic three.

Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff – $2,000,000 – Grade 1 – 1 1/8 Miles

Two big looks for this race are going to be Dunbar Road and Midnight Bisou. Midnight Bisou is sired by Midnight Lute, who was named American Champion Sprint Horse back in 2007. Mike Smith, the oldest jockey to obtain the Triple Crown, will be riding Midnight Bisou as well. Dunbar Road on the other hand, is being ridden by Jose Ortiz and is trained by the infamous Chad Brown.

Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf – $4,000,000 – Grade 1 – 1 ½ Miles

Irad Ortiz Jr. will be heading the favorite Bricks and Mortar in this one. Another Chad Brown horse with an immaculate record. The biggest competitor for this one is going to be the Ireland horse, Anthony Van Dyke. This one has had a rough few races the past couple months. However, this could be the come back race the foreign thoroughbred is looking for.

Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic – $6,000,000 – Grade 1 – 1 ¼ Miles

Lastly, we get to the biggest race of the Breeders’ Cup; The Classic. A mile and a quarter dash for the 6-million-dollar prize. The favorite as of today is McKenzie. Trainer Bob Baffert and rider Joel Rosario are going to be headed for the prize with McKenzie. Keep an eye out for the horses Irad Ortiz Jr. and John Velazquez will be riding in this race as well. The horses are Vino Rosso and Code of Honor respectively.

 

Breeders' Cup

 

Horses at the Post!

 

These two days are a wonder in the thoroughbred world and should be kept an eye out for. Horses of this caliber come around every so often so knowing the names is important. The Breeders’ Cup World Championship is here and if you aren’t taking care of your thoroughbreds with premium supplements then maybe now you should. Check out Race Horse Meds as soon as possible!

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