The Breeders’ Cup is a series of races for thoroughbred horses. It has been held each year since 1984. The event was established in order to bring together the best thoroughbred horses from around the world and to provide them the opportunity to compete against one another in a single championship event. The location of the event is rotated among various different countries around the world, with this year’s location being at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. It was originally called the “National Thoroughbred Championships.” The first winner was Winning Colors, who won by 13 lengths in the Ladies Classic.
Date of the event
The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships took place on November 5th, 2016 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. The event was established to provide the best thoroughbred horses from around the world with a single championship opportunity. The location of the event is rotated among various countries around the world every year since 1984.
How many horses participated?
The 20 horses that participated in the event were competing for a grand total of $6 million. The horses are ranked against one another on points. The top 10 contenders then compete together in the final race for an additional $2 million prize money.
Who won the breeders cup 2016?
No horse has won the Breeders’ Cup more than once, however, California Chrome was able to accomplish this feat in 2016. The California-based thoroughbred horse had come second in 2014 and was finally able to become the winner of the race.
Origins of the winner
California Chrome is a thoroughbred horse bred by Steve Coburn and Perry Martin. The breeders are located in California, United States. He was born on February 18th, 2011 at the Grayson-Jockey Club near Lexington Kentucky.
His father was Lucky Pulpit that belonged to Perry Martin, while his maternal grand-sire was Nijinsky II that belonged to the late Mr. Alan Sherman. Mr. Alan Sherman had bred Nijinsky II with dam’s sire’s dam, Rose Kingdom for his daughter Penny’s ownership in 1992 after he purchased the stallion for 10 000 dollars in 1978 from Jean-Louis Grusser of France.
The mare Rose Kingdom has produced other notable horses including the 1984 Horse of the Year and grandsire of Zenyatta, Rahystrada. The son of Rambling Rector, he raced for twenty-two years, and in that span won three out of six races and attained a total stake earnings of $1.9 million. Rose Kingdom is the dam of Saint Ballado through her daughter Lucky Lucky.
Saint Ballado’s career was highlighted by his win in the 1981 Pimlico Special and his second place finish in the 1982 Kentucky Derby. His success led to him being named an outstanding sprinter or miler by the Thoroughbred Racing Association.
His victory made him only the 12th horse to win both races twice in a row California Chrome has now won the last three races he has entered. His victory made him only the 12th horse to win both races twice in a row, and his prize money now totals $8.4 million over four years of racing–ranking him as one of horse racing’s richest prizes. The winning time for this year’s race was 2 minutes and 1 second.
Some other winners of the Breeders Cup are:
Nijinsky II who won in 1977 and 1978. One of his wins was in the 1970 Kentucky derby. He also won the English Derby and the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe. Nijinsky II was an outstanding 3 year old, honored by being selected for Horse of the Year honors for 1969.
Bluegrass Cat, who won in 1982 and 1983. He also had a strong third place finish in 1984 to Black Tie Affair, but did not win that year.
Black Tie Affair, who was winner in 1984 and 1985 and placed third in 1984 to Bluegrass Cat.
The Breeders’ Cup is an annual event that highlights the best thoroughbreds in the world. If you are a fan of horses, you should definitely watch it!