2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions

2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Post Positions

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The record-breaking 2014 Horse of the Year California Chrome, winner of the Kentucky Derby (gr. I), Preakness Stakes (gr. I), and Dubai World Cup (UAE-I) among many other prestigious races, will start from post position four when he seeks victory in the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) on November 5th at Santa Anita.

California Chrome, who is unbeaten in six races this year, is the highest-earning North American-based racehorse of all time. In the Classic, he will face nine talented rivals, including record-breaking Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner Arrogate and the dominant Metropolitan Handicap (gr. I) winner Frosted.

The complete field for the Breeders’ Cup Classic is as follows:

1 Effinex (Flavien Prat) 15-1
2 Frosted (Joel Rosario) 5-1
3 Keen Ice (Javier Castellano) 20-1
4 California Chrome (Victor Espinoza) 1-1
5 Win the Space (Gary Stevens) 30-1
6 Melatonin (Joe Talamo) 12-1
7 War Story (Speith) 30-1
8 Shaman Ghost (Irad Ortiz, Jr.) 20-1
9 Hoppertunity (John Velazquez) 15-1
10 Arrogate (Mike Smith) 5-2

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