Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries: Nine Champs Return

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Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries: Nine Champs Return
Jayne Kamin-Oncea
Nine Breeders' Cup champions are back in 2013

Nine winners from last year’s Breeders’ Cup are back looking for more this year with the two-day championship event getting underway at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2.

Leading the way is 2012 Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is seeking a repeat in the Breeders’ Cup Mile.

Fort Larned is looking for a repeat in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, while Royal Delta is looking for her third-consecutive victory in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff (formerly named Ladies’ Classic).

The other defending champions looking for a repeat this year are Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint), Little Mike (Turf), Mizdirection (Turf Sprint), and Trinniberg (Sprint).

In addition, Beholder, last year’s winner of the Juvenile Fillies, will take on older females in the Distaff, and Flotilla, who won the Juvenile Fillies Turf last year, returns this year in the Mile against males.

Here is a quick look at the nine returning champs with early betting odds provided by


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