Breeders’ Cup 2023 Prize Money: How Much Is The Prize Money At The Breeders’ Cup 2023?

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The Breeders’ Cup 2023 is almost upon us as Santa Anita Park takes center stage for the 40th running of the horse racing world championships. A question that racing fans want to know the answer to is just how much is the prize money at the Breeders’ Cup 2023? We aim to answer this question below.

Breeders’ Cup 2023 Prize Money

The Breeders’ Cup is one of the richest two days in sports, with $31 million paid out in purses and awards over the entire weekend. For the 40th running this year at Santa Anita Park in California, winnings are paid out to the owners, as well as stallion and foal nominators.

The Breeders’ Cup prize money is paid directly to the owner of the horse, who in turn shares the winnings with their trainer and jockey on their own terms.

The purses of each of the 14 races at the 2023 Breeders’ Cup varies from $1 million up to $6 million. Of course, the bigger the race, the more money there is on the table in prize funds.

Looking at the featured race of the entire 2023 Breeders’ Cup for example, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, it has a purse of $6 million on offer. This $6m purse is the most lucrative of the entire Breeder’s Cup and is then paid out to the top 10 finishers of the race. Here is a detailed breakdown of the Breeders’ Cup Classic prize money:

  • 1st – $3,120,000
  • 2nd – $1,020,000
  • 3rd – $540,000
  • 4th – $300,000
  • 5th – $180,000
  • 6th – $120,000
  • 7-10th – $60,000

For a detailed breakdown of the Breeders’ Cup, check out our full Breeders’ Cup 2023 guide – including racetrack, race order and post times.

Santa Anita Park is of course based in California, where are there are still gambling state restrictions in place. However, by joining up with these top offshore US sportsbooks you can bet on the Breeders’ Cup 2023 in ANY US state.

Full Race-By-Race Breeders’ Cup 2023 Prize Money Breakdown

Race Purse
Friday, November 3
Juvenile Turf Sprint $1 million
Juvenile Fillies $2 million
Juvenile Fillies Turf $1 million
Juvenile $2 million
Juvenile Turf $1 million
Saturday, November 4
Dirt Mile $2 million
Filly & Mare Turf $2 million
Filly & Mare Sprint $1 million
Mile $2 million
Distaff $2 million
Turf $4 million
Classic $6 million
Turf Sprint $1 million
Sprint $2 million

Breeders’ Cup 2023 Meeting Details

  • 📅 Date: 3-4 November, 2023 (Fri/Sat)
  • 🏇 Racecourse: Santa Anita, California
  • 📺 TV: NBC, USA, Peacock & Fan Duel TV
  • 🎲 Odds (Breeders’ Cup Classic): Arcangelo 3/1 | Arabian Knight 10/3 | White Abarrio 5/1

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