Breeders’ Cup Races Distances Set

From DMTC Publicity
DEL MAR, Calif. (May 31, 2017) -- The Breeders’ Cup today announced the official distances of the 13 races comprising the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held, for the first time, at the Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, Calif., on November 3-4.

There are two races which will be run at a different distance this year than in 2016 due to Del Mar track configurations. The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) will be run at five furlongs (6 ½ furlongs in 2016) and the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) will be run at 1 1/8 miles (1 ¼ miles in 2016).
 
The 34th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, which will be held during the Bing Crosby meeting at Del Mar, will feature total purses and awards of over $29 million, including a robust undercard of supporting races over the two days. The meet opens on Wednesday, November 1. The Del Mar barn area will open on Sunday, October 22, and training on the main track will begin the following day, Monday, October 23.
 
The first stage of running in a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race is the Pre-Entry closing on Monday, October 23 at noon local time at specified pre-entry locations.  All owners with potential runners that wish to compete in the Breeders’ Cup must be pre-entered by that time.
 
The following are the races and distances for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships:
 
2017 Breeders' Cup World Championships Race Distance
(Official Race Order announced on October 25)
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3
RACE    AGE, SEX    DISTANCE    PURSE*
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)    2yo, Fillies    1 mile (T)    $1,000,000
Las Vegas Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile  (G1)    3yo & Up    1 mile    $1,000,000
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)    2yo , C&G    1 mile (T)    $1,000,000
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)    3yo & Up, F&M    1 1/8 miles    $2,000,000
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
RACE    AGE, SEX    DISTANCE    PURSE*
14 Hands Winery Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)    2yo, Fillies    1 1/16 miles    $2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)    3yo & Up, F&M    1 1/8 miles (T)    $2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)    3yo & Up    5 furlongs (T)    $1,000,000
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)    3yo & Up, F&M    7 furlongs    $1,000,000
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)    2yo, C&G    1 1/16 miles    $2,000,000
Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)    3yo & Up    1 1/2 miles (T)    $4,000,000
TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)    3yo & Up    6 furlongs    $1,500,000
Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)    3yo & Up    1 mile (T)    $2,000,000
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)    3yo & Up    1 1/4 miles    $6,000,000
        
*Purse includes Travel Awards