The Breeders Cup Comes To Santa Anita - KMSP-TV

The Breeders Cup Comes To Santa Anita

Posted: Updated:

The richest two day sporting event in North America is coming to Santa Anita Park. The Breeders Cup $27 million Championships open on Friday.

There are a total of fourteen races with horses coming from all over the world. We're talking about multi-million dollar horses. The competition is fierce!! There are 150 competitors.

"Game on Dude" is the local favorite. He's the horse expected to win the classic.  Game on Dude has already won $5.6 million dollars in his life time.

Little facts:

  • Geldings (castrated horses) compete with stallions.
  • The fillies (girl horses) compete with the boys and they do really well.
  • "Zeñada" was the local favorite gal. She won the Breeders Cup Classic in 09.
  • The Classic is worth $5 million.
  • Jockeys must weigh no more than 115 pounds.

Behind the scenes, 90 percent of racing employees are Latinos from all over the world. I had a great time interviewing jockeys, trainers and the VP of Racing and Gaming.

Check out the interviews. Plus, I had a chance to ride a beautiful horse.

Here's a link for more information on Breeders Cup and tickets.

  • The Latest From Good Day LAMore>>

  • Mar Yvette's Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup: Cheyenne Jackson, Fiesta Broadway, OC Pet Expo & Desert Daze

    Weekend Roundup: Cheyenne Jackson, Fiesta Broadway, OC Pet Expo & Desert Daze

    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
    [VIEW PHOTO GALLERY] FOX 11's food and fun expert Mar Yvette searches the Los Angeles area for some of the best places to eat, drink, shop and have a great time.
  • Newport Beach Film Festival Opens

    Newport Beach Film Festival Opens

    Thursday, April 24 2014 1:24 PM EDT2014-04-24 17:24:50 GMT
    Opening night for The Newport Beach film Festival is tonight, April 24. Some 400 films from 35 different countries will be showcased in the 15th annual event. The festival also features parties and seminars.
    Opening night for The Newport Beach film Festival is tonight, April 24. Some 400 films from 35 different countries will be showcased in the 15th annual event. The festival also features parties and seminars.
  • Sarah Jarosz: Now It's Smooth Sailing

    Sarah Jarosz: Now It's Smooth Sailing

    Thursday, April 24 2014 12:44 PM EDT2014-04-24 16:44:17 GMT
    Imagine you are a college freshman, in the dorms…doing homework. You get a text congratulating you on your Grammy Nomination. That actually happened to Sarah Jarosz.
    Imagine you are a college freshman, in the dorms…doing homework. You get a text congratulating you on your Grammy Nomination. That actually happened to Sarah Jarosz.
Powered by WorldNow

KMSP-TV
11358 Viking Drive
Eden Prairie, MN 55344

Phone: (952) 944-9999
Fax: (952) 942-0455

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices