Zenyatta Makes History

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Zenyatta and jockey Mike Smith after winning the Classic.
Undefeated defending Ladies' Classic champ Zenyatta took on males for the first time and became the first female to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic. Let the Horse of the Year talk begin. Story

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The Breeders' Cup World Championships

The Breeders' Cup World Championships are recognized as one of the ultimate tests of a thoroughbred, showcasing horse racing at the highest level of international competition.
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Breeders' Cup World Championships Schedule

Friday, Nov. 6 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita
Race TV Post (ET) Winner
Breeders' Cup Marathon ESPN2 3:35 p.m. Man of Iron
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf ESPN2 4:08 p.m. Tapitsfly
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade I) ESPN2 4:45 p.m. She Be Wild
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade I) ESPN2 5:23 p.m. Midday (GB)
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade I) ESPN2 6:02 p.m. Informed Decision
Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (Grade I) ESPN2 6:45 p.m. Life is Sweet

Saturday, Nov. 7 at Oak Tree at Santa Anita
Race TV Post (ET) Winner
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Grade II) ABC 1:45 p.m. Pounced
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint ABC 2:23 p.m. California Flag
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade I) ABC 3:10 p.m. Dancing in Silks
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Grade I) ESPN 3:49 p.m. Vale of York
TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (Grade I) ESPN 4:28 p.m. Goldikova
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade I) ESPN 5:12 p.m. Furthest Land
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (Grade I) ESPN 5:57 p.m. Conduit
Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade I) ESPN 6:45 p.m. Zenyatta

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