California Chrome Featured at 2016 Breeders' Cup
It's the biggest weekend in thoroughbred racing – and one of the world's most beloved horses will be there. California Chrome is one of 13 horses pointed at the $6 million Grade I Breeders' Cup Classic, the main event of the 13-race card at Santa Anita Park on November 4-5. The 2014 Kentucky Derby and Preakness champion joins a list of Cup contenders that includes Nyquist, the reigning Kentucky Derby winner, and Hoppertunity, who took down the $1 million Grade I Jockey Club Gold Cup on Saturday.
The 2016 Breeders' Cup Classic will be run over 1 ¼ miles on the dirt oval at Santa Anita, with an 8:35 PM ET post time on November 5. NBC will provide the television coverage for all 13 races, starting at 5 PM ET on November 4 with the $1 million Grade I Juvenile Turf.
Here are the top 10 probable horses to race in the Breeders' Cup Classic.
|N/A||21/20||California Chrome||A. Sherman||Victor Espinoza|
|N/A||3/1||Arrogate||B. Baffert||Mike Smith|
|N/A||8/1||Frosted||K. McLaughlin||Joel Rosario|
|N/A||18/1||Connect||C. Brown||Javier Castellano|
|N/A||20/1||Melatonin||D. Hofmans||Joseph Talamo|
|N/A||20/1||Shaman Ghost||J. Jerkens||Javier Castellano|
|N/A||20/1||Nyquist||D. O'Neill||Mario Gutierrez|
* Top probable contenders and odds as of October 17, 2016