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2007 Breeders' Cup

The 2007 Breeders' Cup World Championships took place October 26 and 27 at Monmouth Park in Oceanport, New Jersey. The 2007 Event marked the first time the event has been held over two days.

Friday: New Races

In January, The Breeders' Cup announced the creation of three new $1 million dollar races to be held on Friday, the day before the traditional big day. The three new races will not have Grade 1 status, meaning that these will be the first Breders' Cup Races that will not have been run under Grade 1 status. All Breeders' Cup Races got grade 1 status before they were run in 1984.

The three New races are:

Race name

Sponsor

Distance/Surface

Restrictions

Purse

Winner

Filly & Mare Sprint 6 Furlongs Fillies & Mares $1 million Maryfield
Juvenile Turf 1 mile Turf 2-year-old colts & geldings $1 million Nownownow
Dirt Mile 1 mile and 70 Yards 3 yrs+ $1 million Corinthian

TV: ESPN2 4-6 PM ET


Saturday: Day 2

The following races were run on the next day:

Race name

Sponsor

Distance/Surface

Restrictions

Purse

Winner

Juvenile Fillies Grey Goose Vodka 1 1/16 miles - dirt 2-year-old fillies $2 million Indian Blessing
Juvenile Bessemer Trust 1 1/16 miles - dirt 2-year-old colts & geldings $2 million War Pass
Filly & Mare Turf Emirates Airline 1⅜ miles - turf Fillies & Mares $2 million Lahudood
Sprint TVG Network 6 furlongs - dirt 3 yrs+ $2 million Midnight Lute
Mile NetJets 1 mile - turf 3 yrs+ $2 million Kip Deville
Distaff Emirates Airline 1⅛ miles - dirt Fillies and mares 3 yrs+ $2 million Ginger Punch
Turf John Deere 1½ miles - turf 3 yrs+ $3 million English Channel
Classic Dodge 1¼ miles - dirt 3 yrs+ $5 million Curlin

The Classic was marred by a fatal injury suffered by George Washington, the 2006 European 3-year-old champion who had returned to training when his stud career was scuttled by fertility problems. He suffered a dislocated fracture of his right front ankle and was euthanized on the track.

TV:ESPN 12-7 PM



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