(AP) — Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit and Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality head a field of 10 horses for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar on Nov. 6.
Trainer Brad Cox has Essential Quality and Knicks Go entered in the $6 million race.
Also in the field is Hot Rod Charlie, who finished third in the Derby and second in the Belmont.
Embattled trainer Bob Baffert has eight pre-entries for the two-day world championships, including three in the Juvenile.
Fans are returning to the Breeders’ Cup this year after the coronavirus pandemic kept them away last year.