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2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park

On Saturday, November 5, 2016, the Breeders’ Cup returned to Santa Anita Park for its 33rd running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year marks a record ninth time that Santa Anita will host the Breeders’ Cup, one of Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious international events, consisting of 13 races and purses totaling $26 million over two days at one of the world’s most scenic racing venues.

at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.

This annual world-class event combines the finest Thoroughbred racing with an unparalleled lifestyle, culinary, and entertainment experience. In addition to the racing, award-winning chefs created unique food and beverage experiences for guests throughout the weekend. The Breeders’ Cup also curated unique shopping and interactive social media experiences for all guests and VIP ticket holders.

at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.

In an exciting race to the finish line Arrogate passed the crowd favorite California Chrome to capture the Breeder’s Cup Classic. Jockey Mike Smith is a four-time Classic Winner while Arrogate won his fifth consecutive race. Coincidently, Allison Janney presented a trophy to Mike Smith at the Winner’s Circle at an earlier race today. In addition to the exhilarating races, Boyz II Men stole the show with soulful harmonies in front of a record-breaking crowd of 72,811.

at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.

Elizabeth Banks walked the red carpet in an Alice & Olivia skirt, Constance Zimmer wore a Tucker dress, and Katie Aselton strolled around in Madewell shoes. Camilla Belle carried a Louise et Cie bag and wore her favorite pair of Perverse sunnies, as did Bille Lourde.

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at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
at the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016 in Arcadia, California.
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