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Breeders’ Cup 2015 Infographic: How to pick a winner as the European raiders go head-to-head with the Americans in Kentucky

Our infogrpahic takes you through the stats, trends and trivia as the European raiders go head-to-head with the Americans in Kentucky

by Josh Powell | October 28, 2015

There’s an eye-watering $26m up for grabs this weekend as the best horses on the planet go to battle at the Breeders’ Cup meeting at Keeneland in Kentucky. Europe’s finest four-legged beasts are hoping to pocket some dollars on enemy soil, and we cannot wait.

The racing starts on Friday night at 7.30pm with the Breeder’s Cup Juvenile Turf and runs right through to the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 9.35pm on Saturday.

Local hero American Pharaoh became the first horse since 1978 to win the American Triple Crown this year, winning the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes and Belmont Stakes. Unsurprisingly he’s the favourite, but he will be coming up against Ireland’s very own Gleneagles. Trained by Aidan O’Brien, Gleneagles has won the 2,000 Guineas on both sides of the pond, and the St James’ Palace Stakes’ and is expected to come on for his run at Ascot two weeks ago after a four month absence.

Elsewhere for the Europeans, Golden Horn is well fancied in the Breeders’ Cup Turf (8.50pm Saturday) at odds of . He may have a tricky draw for the race, but he’s won the Dante, the Epsom Derby, the Eclipse, the Irish Champion Stakes, and the Arc de Triomphe this year, and Frankie Dettori once again rides this incredible beast.

To get you in the mood for the weekend showdown in the States, let our Breeders’ Cup 2015 infographic take you through the key stats, quality trends, top jockeys and all important pub trivia.

{Click on the image below if you’re having to squint!}

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