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Breeders' Cup Returns to Derby City

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - The Breeders' Cup is heading back to the
home of the Kentucky Derby.

Churchill Downs will host the world championships for a seventh time on Nov. 5-6, 2010, the event's first trip to the track since the Cup expanded to a two-day format in 2007.

The 27th Breeders' Cup will feature 14 championship races with a
projected $25.5 million in purses available.

"As the Breeders' Cup has grown over the years, there are fewer
and fewer tracks that can host it," said Breeders' Cup chairman
William Farish.

"Certainly from a financial standpoint it makes all the sense in the world to be here."

Churchill beat out several other tracks for the right to host the Cup, though Farish did not name the other venues who submitted bids.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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