2017 BREEDERS' CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
RACE DISTANCES ANNOUNCED
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: