10/26/2010 2:38PM

Record 184 horses pre-entered in Breeders' Cup


LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The Breeders’ Cup has announced that a record 184 horses were pre-entered Monday in the 14 races that make up the 2010 championships that will be run Nov. 5-6 at Churchill Downs. The entire lineups of pre-entries and races will be released Wednesday.

Among the pre-entered horses is Workforce, whose status for the Breeders’ Cup had been unclear since the colt captured the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France earlier this month. Other international superstars pre-entered include Zenyatta from the United States, Goldikova from France, and Espoir City from Japan.

“Based on the commitments received by our racing department, if the fields hold together as projected, we’re looking at perhaps the deepest, most talented group of horses in the history of the event,” Breeders’ Cup president Greg Avioli said in a Tuesday media release.

The Breeders’ Cup was expanded to two days in 2007 and to 14 races in 2008. The last time it was run at Churchill was in 2006, when it was still a one-day event consisting of eight races.

All Breeders’ Cup events will be televised live on ABC or ESPN. This will be the 27th running of the Breeders’ Cup.

COMING WEDNESDAY: Graded pre-entries on DRF's contenders page | Lifetime PPs in the BC Advance