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Fair Grounds Horses Prominent in Breeders' Cup
Nineteen horses that have raced at Fair Grounds Race Course & Slots are among the 184 pre-entries announced today for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, the 14-race, $26 million extravaganza set for Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The primary local rooting interest, though, is Blame, a contender for Horse of the Year who has never raced at Fair Grounds but spent the past two winters here with trainer Al Stall Jr., a New Orleans native. Blame was pre-entered for North America’s richest race, the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will also include the undefeated superstar mare Zenyatta in her final career start.
For a complete rundown of Fair Grounds horses in the Breeders’ Cup – with career highlights, Fair Grounds record, and Fair Grounds highlights – click here.
The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be simulcast at Fair Grounds and all 10 Fair Grounds OTB locations throughout southeast Louisiana. First post from Churchill Downs on Friday, Nov. 5 is 1 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) with the first Breeders’ Cup race, the Marathon, set for 3:10 p.m. CDT and the featured Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic scheduled for 6:30 p.m. CDT. First post on Saturday, Nov. 6 is 11:05 a.m. CDT with the first Breeders’ Cup race, the Juvenile Turf, at 12:50 p.m. CDT and the featured Breeders’ Cup Classic scheduled to be run under the lights for the first time at 5:45 p.m. CDT.