Talking Horses: European raiders line up for Breeders' Cup cash bonanza

By: Greg Wood Thursday 29 October 2020

The Breeders’ Cup’s unusual funding model has helped ensure that its big prize money pot will be unchanged from 2019

Around two-dozen horses will make the trip from Europe to run at the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Keeneland on 6 and 7 November, when prize money across the event’s 14 races will be maintained at last year’s total of $28m (£21.2m). Previous Group One winners due to line up in Lexington, Kentucky include Magical, Tarnawa, Lord North, Mogul and Kameko, this year’s 2,000 Guineas winner, while both James Fanshawe and Nigel Tinkler will field their first runners at the meeting.

The grandstands at Keeneland will be empty when the meeting gets underway on Friday week, just as they are across much of Europe.

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