2012 Breeders' Cup headed back to Santa Anita

A person familiar with the decision says the 2012 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Thursday on condition of anonymity because the Breeders' Cup has not announced the host track for next year's event.

This year's two-day event will be held for a second consecutive year at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., on Nov. 4-5. The Breeders' Cup features 15 races worth $25 million in prize money.

Also in the running for the 2012 Breeders' Cup were Belmont Park in New York and Churchill Downs.

Breeders' Cup president Craig Fravel would not confirm the 2012 site, saying only that invitations to a "special announcement" luncheon on Aug. 10 in Los Angeles have been sent.

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