Sunday, October 30, 2011

Breeders' Cup Week

                                                        Headless Horseman

It's Halloween Eve and parents are getting ready for all the trick-o-treaters that will flood the streets tomorrow night while the kids are making last minute preparations to their costumes that they will be wearing to school and door to door throughout the neighborhood. It just so happens that it is also the eve of the Breeders' Cup post-position draw that will be held tomorrow afternoon, 1:00 EST at Churchill Downs.

The week for the "Super Bowl" of horse racing has finally arrived. The best of the best come together from all over the world on the two-day card with $26 million in purses on the line. An exciting element this year is that this will be the first time in Breeders' Cup history that both days of the Championships will finish under the lights. The Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic will cap off the card on Friday night, while the Breeders' Cup Classic will cap off the Championships Saturday night. 

Along with the large purses on the line, there are also honors to be won as the Horse of the Year, Eclipse Award is still up for grabs. The three-year-olds look to close out their triple crown year and be named three-year old champion, while the two-year-olds look to claim top honors as the one chase after as they get ready for the Derby prep races and their triple crown run in the year to come. This week is filled with anticipation and excitement and should lead us up to two exciting days of racing in Louisville on Nov. 4th and 5th. 

*Check back mid-week and i'll have my picks for many of the Breeders' Cup races.

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