Breeders’ Cup Classic
- 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
- Inaugural Race: 1984
- Distance: 1 1/4 mile
- Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
- Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
- 2020 Purse: $6.0 million
- 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th
2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic - Results and Payouts
Below are the final results and payouts for the 2020 Breeders' Cup Classic:
|POST||HORSE||JOCKEY||WIN / PLACE / SHOW|
$10.40 / $5.40 / $4.20
Irad Ortiz Jr.
$4.80 / $3.20
Tiz the Law
By My Standards
- $1.00 Exacta (9-8) Paid: $22.70
- $0.50 Trifecta (9-8-7) Paid: $167.95
- $0.10 Superfecta (9-8-7-1) Paid: $335.55
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Breeders’ Cup Classic History
While the Kentucky Derby is the more well-known race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic is considered to be the premier U.S. Thoroughbred horse race. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is part of a larger Breeders’ Cup World Championships event and has been run every year since its 1984 inception.
Since the Classic has high-quality competition, the race winner typically becomes the frontrunner for Horse of the Year honors. This trend is exactly what happened for a four-year stretch from 2004 to 2007, as Champions hoses like Ghostzapper, Saint Liam, Invasor, and Curlin won the Breeders' Cup Classic and were then honored as Horse of the Year.
Most horse racing enthusiasts know that the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and Belmont Stakes make up the U.S. Triple Crown, which has been achieved 12 times, but the Classic is now considered the fourth leg of the series and makes up the U.S. horse racing Grand Slam. American Pharoah became the first Grand Slam winner in 2015.
The first ever running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic in 1984 was won by Wild Again. Find more details of his win and every other Classic race below.
Breeders’ Cup Classic - Race Records
Reference the boxes below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Classic:
Ghostzapper (2004 @ Lone Star Park)
Most Wins by a Jockey
2-way tie: Chris McCarron (1988, 1989, 1996, 2000, 2001) and Jerry Bailey (1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 2005)
Most Wins by a Thoroughbred
Tiznow (2000, 2001)
Most Wins by a Trainer
Bob Baffert (2014, 2015, 2016, 2020)
Most Wins by an Owner
Stronach Stables (1998, 2004)
Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Classic
In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Classic race.
Spendthrift Farm, MyRaceHorse Stable, Madaket Stables and Starlight Racing
Irad Ortiz Jr.
John W. Sadler
Hronis Racing LLC
Winchell Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm
Mike E. Smith
Kaleem Shah, Inc.
Mucho Macho Man
Reeves Thoroughbred Racing
Brian Hernandez Jr
Janis R. Whitham
WinStar Farm LLC
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