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Oct 29, 2010

Breeders' Cup finalizes Championships race order


Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - A final revision in the order of races has been announced for the 27th Breeders' Cup World Championships on November 5 and 6 at Churchill Downs.

The two-day, 14 race program has a total value of $25.5 million.

Friday will feature the five races restricted to females, highlighted by the $2 million Ladies' Classic, plus the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon. The 1 3/4-mile Marathon will begin the championship races Friday at 4:10 p.m. (et)

Following the Marathon on Friday will be the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Filly and Mare Sprint, Juvenile Fillies, Filly and Mare Turf and the Ladies' Classic. Post-time for the 1 1/8-mile Ladies' Classic is set for 7:30 p.m. (et).

Championship Saturday features the eight open Breeders' Cup races, concluding with the $5 million Classic at 6:45 p.m. (et). Preceding the Classic will be the Juvenile Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Mile, Dirt Mile and Turf.

A record 184 horses have been pre-entered for the event. Post positions will drawn on Tuesday.

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