The 2013 Breeders' Cup Classic is shaping up to be one of the best fields in recent memory. Among the horses slated to participate, we'll see the returning champion in Fort Larned, recent Grade 1 winner and Kentucky Derby show finisher, Mucho Macho Man, and the hottest horse on the planet in Game on Dude.
For those unfamiliar with the race, the Classic is one of the most prestigious races in the thoroughbred racing community. The 1 1/4 mile race will be run on Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California, and features a $5 million purse.
Though there isn't a "bad" horse in the race, some figure to have a much greater chance at capturing victory than others. In this article, we'll break down the five horses that you need to know prior to this year's Classic.
Let's get started.
For a look at the entire Breeders' Cup Classic field, visit www.breederscup.com.
For additional race info and past performances, visit www.horseracingnation.com.