Ky. Breeders’ Cup Will Add Race
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) _ The Breeder’s Cup will add a new race to its schedule beginning next year, its board of directors announced Thursday.
The Breeder’s Cup Filly and Mare Turf will be for fillies and mares aged 3 and up over 1 1/4 miles with a purse of $1 million.
The inaugural race will be over a distance of 1 3/8 miles due to the configuration of the turf course of next year’s site, Gulfstream Park in Florida.
The race brings the Breeders’ Cup lineup to eight races.
The 1999 Breeder’s Cup will offer purses and awards over $13 million.