10/21/2008 12:23AM

BC Fun Facts


Millionaire Did you know.....

*The 180 Breeders' Cup pre-entrants have combined to win 846 races from 2,237 career starts (37.8 percent) and $125,379,330. By Saturday night those totals will stand at 860 races and just about $150 million.

*Going in, there are already 35 millionaires, 11 of whom have earned $2 million or more:

Career Earnings

Curlin (Classic) -- $10,246,800

Better Talk Now (Turf) -- $4,216,664

Ginger Punch (Ladies' Classic) -- $3,065,603

Red Rocks (Turf) -- $2,807,821

Go Between (Classic) -- $2,783,880

Duke of Marmalade (Classic) -- $2,777,768

Kip DeVille (Mile) -- $2,715,614

Soldier of Fortune (Turf) -- $2,501,826

Hystericalady (Ladies' Classic) -- $2,340,356

Wait a While (F&M Turf) -- $2,181,917

Indian Blessing (F&M Sprint) -- $2,087,200

*Better Talk Now leads his 179 younger fellow pre-entrants not only in age but also in career starts and career victories:


9-Better Talk Now (Turf) 

8-Salute The Count (Turf Sprint)

8-Shakis (Mile)

7-Big Booster (Marathon)

7-Lord Admiral (Mile)

There are eight 6-year-olds including Jazzy (F&M Sprint), the oldest mare in this year's Cup.

Career Starts

47-Better Talk Now (Turf)

46-Big Booster (Marathon)

46-Lord Admiral (Mile)

44-Salute The Count (Turf Sprint)

35-Zappa (Marathon)

34-Add Heat (Marathon)

34-Spring House (Turf)

34-Shakis (Mile)

33-Jonesboro (Dirt Mile)

30-Student Council (Classic)

Career Victories

14-Better Talk Now (Turf)

12-Ginger Punch (Ladies' Classic)

12-Salute the Count (Turf Sprint)

12-Wait a While (F&M Turf)

12-Zappa (Marathon)

11-Bold Chieftain (Mile)

11-Curlin (Classic)

11-Dearest Trickski (F&M Sprint)

11-Hystericalady (Ladies' Classic)

11-Jonesboro (Dirt Mile)

11-Kip DeVille (Mile)

11-Mauralakana (F&M Turf)

If it sounds like I've had my head in the BC pp's for too long, it's because I have to file my 1-2-3 newspaper picks for all 14 races by 7 p.m. Tuesday. Then I'll start in on the $1 million Wednesday carryover at Belmont. Better get back to it.