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Breeders’ Cup Classic 2016 Purse & Prize Money Breakdown

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The most lucrative weekend in horse racing, otherwise known as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, will pay out a record $28 million in prize money over Friday and Saturday’s 13 Grade-1 races.

Of course, a significant chunk of that money is reserved for the main event, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which boasts a staggering $6 million purse. A $1 million increase from what it was between 2006 and 2015, that is more than the purses of each of the three Triple Crown races–Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes–combined ($5 million)

Arrogate’s thrilling victory in the classic earned Bob Baffert’s camp $3.3 million, while the top eight finishers were all paid out.

Here’s a complete look at the prize money distribution for the main race on Saturday night:


2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic Prize Money Breakdown

Note: Total purse is $6 million. Horses from outside California will collect a bonus of $10,000, while horse from outside North America will collect a $40,000 bonus. Distribution numbers courtesy of BreedersCup.com. You can also click here to see the purse money for each of the other Breeders’ Cup races on Saturday.

Arrogate: $3.3 million

California Chrome: $1.02 million

Keen Ice: $540,000

Hoppertunity: $300,000

Melatonin: $180,000

Frosted: $60,000

Effinex: $60,000

War Story: $60,000


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