=== Race order finalized for 29th Breeders' Cup ===
Arcadia, CA (Sports Network) - The official order of this year's Breeders'
Cup races has been finalized. The two-day Breeders' Cup will be held on
Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park and for the second time will have 15 races
worth $26 million. This will be the first of two straight years that Santa
Anita will host the event.
There were some changes from the tentative schedule for the second day that
was announced earlier this month, The Dirt Mile (formerly race 8) will go off
as the sixth race, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (formerly race 10) will now be
run as the eighth race and the Breeders' Cup Sprint (formerly race 6) will be
run as the 10th race on the program.
"With the Sprint drawing a large and talented field this year, we thought it
would be best for our fans to bolster the latter portion of Saturday's card by
placing it in third to last position, preceding the Mile and the Classic,"
said Bob Elliston, Breeders' Cup Chief Operating Officer. "Closing Saturday's
card with the Turf, Sprint, Mile and Classic should reward the sharp
handicapper with big value returns."
Saturday's Breeders' Cup races begin with the Juvenile Turf, followed by the
Filly & Mare Sprint, Dirt Mile, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Turf, Sprint, Mile, and
The first day's order remains as earlier announced: Juvenile Sprint, Marathon,
Juvenile Fillies Turf, Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf, and Ladies'
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