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Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup
Record 201 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup

A record 201 horses, including 38 from overseas, have been pre-entered for the 31st Breeders' Cup World Championships set for Oct. 31 and Nov. 1 at Santa Anita. There are 13 Breeders' Cup races worth $26 million scheduled over two days at the Arcadia track. The $5-million Classic, at 1 1/4 miles, drew 15 horses, led by unbeaten 3-year-old Shared Belief and Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome. With two-time Horse of the Year Wise Dan unable to run, 25 horses were pre-entered in $2-million Mile on the turf. The previous record for pre-entries was 194 in 2011, when there were 15 Breeders' Cup races. When asked for the reason of record entries, Craig...

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