From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2017) -- The 27th running of the $1,000,000 TVG Pacific Classic will be held on Saturday, August 19 at Del Mar and be broadcast live by the NBC Sports Network, it has been announced.
The Grade I mile and one-quarter for 3-year-olds and up, captured last year in spectacular fashion by subsequent Horse of the Year California Chrome, will be the centerpiece of the seaside track’s 78th summer season, which runs from July 19 to September 4. It will air from 5 to 6 p.m. (Pacific).
The TVG Pacific Classic is the west’s only million dollar race for older horses. It is again part of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series and will guarantee its winner a free spot in the starting gate for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar on Saturday, November 4.
“The TVG Pacific Classic has grown in stature year by year,” said DMTC executive vice president and chief operating officer Josh Rubinstein. “And with the Breeders’ Cup coming our way in the fall, we believe this year’s edition will have an extra special interest for horsemen from around the country.”