Santa Anita win Breeders' Cup
Santa Anita has been confirmed as the venue for 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships.
The Californian track is also due to stage this year's meeting and has played host to the $25 million fixture five times before, most recently running back-to-back editions in 2008 and 2009.
The 2013 Breeders' Cup meeting will feature 15 races spread over November 2 and 3, and Californian racing officials are thrilled the state has been selected to hold the fixture again.
"We are very proud that California has once again been selected to host the Breeders' Cup and we will take all the steps necessary to ensure that the Breeders' Cup this November and next year at Santa Anita will be of the highest calibre for our racing fans and horsemen in our state and for our guests attending from around the world," said Keith Brackpool, chairman of the California Horse Racing Board.
Zenyatta's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic in 2009 is one of the landmark moments in the history of the fixture and the last meeting at Santa Anita featured 34 runners from outside the US and Canada, a record number in the event.
In 2008, Raven's Pass, trained by John Gosden and ridden by Frankie Dettori, beat Aidan O'Brien's Henrythenavigator in the Classic.