Out of the 11 horses in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, six have a legitimate shot at winning. Ron the Greek scratched, but he was going to do his running late anyway. It would be a different scenario if one of the key pace horses scratched.
It’s as deep a field as we’ve seen in years, which makes it an exciting watch, but also a great betting race. Championship honors are at stake such as Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year-Old. Bob Baffert, who has won a number of Breeders' Cup races, has never won the big one and he has two horses entered.
The following slides will break the race up into its fractions, creating a virtual Classic with the winner at the end.