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Breeders’ Cup Classic 2012 Contender List

The 29th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic is set to take place on Friday November 2, 2012 and Saturday November 3, 2012. The 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic is the richest race in the United States with a $5 million purse.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is a worldwide horse racing event that takes place at Santa Anita Park in Los Angeles, California. Only the top 14 thoroughbreds get a shot at this prestigious horse race. Six out of the fourteen starters will gain automatic entry into the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic by qualifying through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. The Breeders’ Cup Challenge is a 1 ¼ mile race on dirt. Contenders for the race must be three-years-old or older.

Current Contenders for the 29th Breeders’ Cup Challenge Classic include:
Game On Dude
Flat Out
Fort Larned
Ron The Greek
Brilliant Speed
Declaration of War
Golden Ticket
Mucho Macho Man
Pool Play
Richard’s Kid
To Honor and Serve

The two day horse racing event at Santa Anita includes several other races in addition to the world watched Breeders’ Cup Challenge. The race schedule begins on Friday November 2nd with a $500,000 Juvenile Sprint and ends with the $2 million Ladies’ Classic.

The 2012 Breeders’ Cup Challenge will air on Saturday November 3rd on NBC. Post time is set for 5:30 PM PDT, 8:30 PM EST.