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The Breeders' Cup Classic is a Grade 1 Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and older run at a distance of 1¼ miles on dirt.
It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup. In 2009, Monmouth Park Racetrack will host the Breeders' Cup for the first time in its history.
Monmouth Park Racetrack. The main track is a one mile dirt oval with chutes for 6 furlong and 1 1/4 mile races.
The turf course is seven furlongs in circumference, with a diagonal chute for races between 1 mile and 1 1/8 miles. A re-design of the grass course for the 2008 season brought with it a new, second chute to accommodate 5 1/2 furlong sprint races. Turf races can be run along the hedge, or with the portable rail out 12 feet (dubbed the "Haskell Course"), 24 feet ("Monmouth Course") or 36 feet ("Lennox Course").
The original track opened July 30, 1870 on what is now the site of the Fort Monmouth parade ground, but was closed from 1873 to 1881 due to financial difficulties. It was bought by David Durham Withers, George L. Lorillard, James Gordon Bennett, Jr., and George P.
Wetmore after which Withers ran the facility for more than a decade during which time he helped found racings Board of Control, a predecessor to The Jockey Club. From 1882 to 1890, the track increased in popularity, but legislation proposed in 1891 and enacted in 1894 barred parimutuel betting in New Jersey, and the track closed its doors.
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