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The Breeders’ Cup is the Super bowl for thoroughbred Horse racing. At the end of every year thousands of people anticipate attempting to predict winners over the two day event. Spectators at the races and viewers at home use Thoroughbred Analytics Breeders’ Cup past performances reports, handicapping software, and horse racing selection services to make the most educated selections over the 2 day, fifteen race event. But before the two day championship event, horses have to compete in numerous other races in attempt to gain a spot in one of the 15 races.
The 15 race, 2-day event will be divided into multiple divisions for the 15 races, and over $26 million in awarded purse money for the championship event races. The Breeders’ Cup challenge or prep races have a combined $30 million in purse money awarded to the winners for the, “Win and You’re In” races, which means that if you win one of the 68 races you will automatically be given the opportunity to compete in one of the championship races over the 2 day event.
The races where the winner will receive an automatic bid for a position in one of the championship races are all part of the Breeders’ Cup Prep Races. For 2011 there are an additional 15 new Breeders’ cup prep races, making a total of 68 Breeders’ Cup Prep Races. The winner of each of these 68 races will have all travel fees and entry fees waved for the Breeders Cup championship event, along with their automatic starting spot. Also, each winning horse will receive a traveling allowance of $10 thousand for North American racers, and $20 thousand travel allowance for international horses that win an automatic berth.
As of 2006, the Breeders’ Cup prep races are held in 8 different countries, including: the United States, Canada, Australia, Argentina, England, France, Ireland, and Japan. The Breeders’ Cup Prep Races are similar to the Breeders’ Cup Championship event because the affairs are also nomadic, in that the races change location each year. The Prep Races for the Breeders’ Cup past performances in previous years have at times even rotated continent. Just like the Breeders’ Cup past performance winners, the owners of this year’s prep race winners will also receive an owners award of $10 thousand, in addition to the $10 thousand (or $20 thousand for international thoroughbreds) travel allowance and automatic berth.
“We have strengthened the Breeders‟ Cup Challenge by upgrading the quality of the races and creating greater incentives for horsemen to participate in the series by paying the winners‟ entry fees and travel expenses into the Championships,” said Clem Murphy, chairman of the Breeders’ Cup Racing and Nominations Committee. “All of these factors will help to generate increased awareness for our Championships throughout the summer and fall while promoting the best of Thoroughbred racing from around the world.”
The Breeders’ cup prep races are crucial events because they are directly related to the horse racing selections made for the championship event. The Breeders’ cup selections are more of a process than just the winners of the 68 prep races though. The Breeders’ cup selections are made from a combination of challenge/ prep race winners, nominations, voting, and a points system.
The point system was added to the Breeders’ Cup selections process to help increase the efficiency of making sure that the world’s best thoroughbred horses are racing in the Breeders’ Cup championship races. For each of the 15 races there are a maximum of 14 positions, because the events are oversubscribed the Breeders’ Cup adopted the point system in addition to performances in the Breeders’ Cup prep races and the decisions made by the panel of very qualified, thoroughbred racing experts.
Almost all of the prep races can be viewed from on television, and the ones people cannot watch on television, they will be able to view from their computers. While these races do not have nearly as many viewers as the Breeders’ Cup championship races, the prep races still have a lot of attendees and viewers. Many of whom turn to the expertise and proficiency of Thoroughbred Analytics for their entire race predictions and pre-race needs.
Thoroughbred Analytics offers information and past racing performances for every single one of the Breeders’ Cup prep race. For years horse racing novices and seasoned racing veterans have relied on the horse racing selections and thoroughbred racing analytics to make their predictions for the Breeders’ Cup prep races and Breeders’ Cup selections.
For more information about receiving handicapping information on the Breeders’ Cup Prep Races or any other thoroughbred races please visit Thoroughbred Analytics website at www.thoroughbredanalytics.com or the Breeders’ Cup Limited group website at www.breederscup.com
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