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Breeders’ Cup Classic

Purse: $6,000,000 Grade: 1
Distance: 1 1/4 miles Age: 3+

 

Every sport has a definitive year-ending event to crown its champions. In Thoroughbred racing, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the culmination of the horse racing season worldwide and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic is the defining event of the international racing season.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic, run at 1 1/4 miles, draws the top international Thoroughbreds year after year. With its $6 million purse, the Classic is the richest race in all of North America. It is open to horses 3-years-old and older and is limited to 14 starters. Seven of this year’s starters gained automatic entries into the race by qualifying through Breeders’ Cup Challenge series.

Over the last 20 years (2000 through 2019), the Breeders’ Cup Classic has delivered several remarkable performances by powerful favorites. 

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds

2021 Breeders' Cup Classic Odds and Post Position
PP Horse Odds Trainer Jockey
1 Tripoli 15-1 John Sadler Irad Ortiz,Jr.
2 Express Train 20-1 John Shirreffs Victor Espinoza
3 Hot Rod Charlie 4-1 Doug O'Neill Flavien Prat
4 Essential Quality 3-1 Brad Cox Luis Saez
5 Knicks Go 5-2 Brad Cox Joel Rosario
6 Art Collector 8-1 William Mott Mike Smith
7 Stiletto Boy 30-1 Ed Moger,Jr. Kent Desormeaux
8 Medina Spirit 4-1 Bob Baffert John Velazquez
9 Max Player 8-1 Steven Asmussen Ricardo Santana,Jr.

2021 Breeders' Cup Classic Results

Results PP Horse Trainer Jockey
1 5 Knicks Go Brad Cox Joel Rosario
2 8 Medina Spirit Bob Baffert John Velazquez
3 4 Essential Quality Brad Cox Luis Saez

2021 Breeders' Cup Classic Payouts

PP Horses Win Place Show
5 Knicks Go $8.40 $6.20 $4.00
8 Medina Spirit $6.60 $4.00
4 Essential Quality $2.80

Wager Horses Payout
$1.00 Exacta 5-8 $32.60
$0.50 Trifecta 5-8-4 $41.95
$0.10 Superfecta 5-8-4-3 $17.01
$1.00 Double 10/5 $59.50
$0.50 Pick 3 10/10/5 $917.50

Breeders’ Cup Classic Winners

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Win Time
2021 Knicks Go 5 Joel Rosario Brad Cox Korea Racing Authority 1:59.57
2020 Authentic 5 John Velazquez Bob Baffert Spendthrift Farm LLC, MyRaceHorse.com, Madaket Stables LLC, Starlight Racing Stable 1:59.19
2019 Vino Rosso 4 Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr. Repole Stable, St. Elias Stable LLC 2:02.80
2018 Accelerate 5 J. Rosario J. Sadler Hronis Racing LLC 2:02.93
2016 Arrogate 4 Smith, Mike Bob Baffert Winchell Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm 2:00.11
2015 American Pharoah 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 2:00.07
2014 Bayern 3 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:59.88
2013 Mucho Macho Man 5 Gary Stevens Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 2:00.72
2012 Fort Larned 4 Brian Hernandez Ian Wilkes Janis R. Whitham 2:00.11
2011 Drosselmeyer 4 Mike E. Smith William I. Mott WinStar Farm LLC 2:04.27
2010 Blame 4 Garrett K. Gomez Albert M. Stall Claiborne Farm/Adele Dilschneider 2:02.28
2009 Zenyatta 5 Mike Smith John A Shirreffs Jerry & Ann Moss 2:00.62
2008 Ravens Pass 3 L. Dettori H M John Gosden Princess Haya/Darley Racing 1:59.27
2007 Curlin 3 R. Albarado S. Asmussen Stonestreet Stables et al. 2:00.59
2006 Invasor (ARG) 4 Fernando Jara Kiaran McLaughlin Shadwell Racing 2:02.18
2005 Saint Liam 5 J. Bailey R. Dutrow Jr M/M William K. Warren, Jr. 2:01.49
2004 Ghostzapper 4 J. Castellano R. Frankel Stronach Stables 1:59.02
2003 Pleasantly Perfect 5 Alex Solis Richard Mandella Diamond A Racing Corp. 1:59.88
2002 Volponi 4 Jose Santos Philip Johnson Amherst & Spruce Pond St. 2:01.39
2001 Tiznow 4 Chris McCarron Jay Robbins Cee's Stables 2:00.62
2000 Tiznow 3 Chris McCarron Jay Robbins Cooper & Straub-Rubens 2:00.75
1999 Cat Thief 3 Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farms 1:59.52
1998 Awesome Again 4 Pat Day Patrick Byrne Stronach Stables 2:02.00
1997 Skip Away 4 Mike Smith Hubert Hine Carolyn Hine 1:59.16
1996 Alphabet Soup 5 Chris McCarron David Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred Stable 2:01.00
1995 Cigar 5 Jerry Bailey Bill Mott Allen E. Paulson 1:59.58
1994 Concern 3 Jerry Bailey Richard Small Robert E. Meyerhoff 2:02.41
1993 Arcangues 5 Jerry Bailey Andre Fabre Daniel Wildenstein 2:00.83
1992 A.P. Indy 3 Eddie Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Tsurumaki/Farish/Kilroy 2:00.20
1991 Black Tie Affair 5 Jerry Bailey Ernie Poulos Jeffrey Sullivan 2:02.95
1990 Unbridled 3 Pat Day Carl Nafzger Frances A. Genter 2:02.20
1989 Sunday Silence 3 Chris McCarron C. Whittingham H-G-W Partners 2:00.20
1988 Alysheba 4 Chris McCarron Jack Van Berg Dorothy & Pam Scharbauer 2:04.80
1987 Ferdinand 4 Bill Shoemaker C. Whittingham Elizabeth A. Keck 2:01.40
1986 Skywalker 4 Laffit Pincay Jr. M. Whittingham Oak Cliff Stables 2:00.40
1985 Proud Truth 3 Jorge Velasquez John Veitch Darby Dan Farm 2:00.80
1984 Wild Again 4 Pat Day Vincent Timphony Black Chip Stable 2:03.40
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