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The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships



The 2022 Breeders’ Cup World Championships

The moment most horse racing fans have been waiting for is almost here; the Breeders’ 2022 World Cup is almost here. This competition which is at its 39th edition will be held at Keeneland in the U.S.

However, if you don’t know about this competition, we will briefly share what you need to know.


The Breeders’ Cup World Championship Explained

The Breeders’ Cup is a horse racing event mainly occurring at the end of the year. This race attracts top juvenile contenders worldwide to compete in 14 exciting races over two days.

This horserace competition was founded in 1984 as an end-of-the-year championship for North American breeders and their thoroughbred racehorses.

This idea was conceived by the late John, the former owner of the Gainesway farm. His idea was that this competition established by a Thoroughbred breeder should be participated by Thoroughbred breeders.

The Breeders Cup World Championship was expanded from a one-day to a two-day event in 2007. On the first day of the championship, the most promising colts will challenge on both the turf and dirt. This activity made the first day of the Breeders Cup to be called the Future Stars Friday. However, the main event — the championship, which takes place on Saturdays — gives out about $22 million in more than 9 races. Also, there’s a $6 million classic price to be won.


The Breeder’s Cup 2022: When and Where Will the Event Occur?

The Breeder’s Cup usually takes place in November, and the 2022 edition will take place from the 4th to the 5th of November. The competition coverage time for most TV stations starts from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET on Friday and then 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET for Saturday events.

An interesting fact about this championship is that the Breeders Cup is that its race tracks are changed each year. For this year, Keenland is hosting it, and for the third time in seven years. The last time Keeneland hosted the Breeders Cup was in 2020.

Keeneland is in Lexington, Kentucky, and it is a United States National Historic Landmark for its massive role in horse race growth, and also it has one of the best tracks in the country.


Breeders’ Cup Classic Explained

You might have heard about the Breeders Cup Classic and wondered what it is all about. The Breeders Cup Classic is part of the events that occur in the annual Breeders Cup Championship events. This event has a $6 million pure cash different from the main Breeder’s Cup cash.

The Breeders Cup Marquee event is a ¼ mile-long Classic race that 14 horses of at least three years can be fielded. Also, the Breeders Classic is one not to be underrated because its winners have mostly won the Horse of the Year award.


How are Horses Picked for the Breeders’ Cup?

The selection process for the Breeders Cup events is straightforward. Horses at stud that were nominated transfer that nomination to their foals. This means that any offspring of a previously nominated Stallion is eligible to take part in the Breeders Cup race.

Every year, the horse’s nomination costs the same as its breeding fee and will be used for about its initial 50 foals that the stallion produces before the fee increases.

Also, foals can be individually nominated at $409, and stallions outside the U.S are eligible. These nomination fees comprise the competition’s purses and are integrated into the host track. Also, note that stallions not nominated can also run in the Breeder’s Cup.



There are many more things about the Breeders Cup that can’t be captured in this brief content. For the 2022 Breeder’s Cup World Championship being hosted in Keeneland, you can check their website and see further information you might need.


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