Breeders’ Cup increases purses by $4 million for 3 races

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — The Breeders’ Cup is increasing purses for three of its races, including a $1 million boost that will make the signature Classic worth $7 million starting with this year’s event at Keeneland. The Turf will get a $2 million boost to $6 million and the Dirt Mile will be boosted by $1 million to be worth $2 million. Runners will be paid down to the 10th finishing position from the current eighth position. The increases bring the total purses and awards for the two-day event to $35 million. It will be held on Nov. 6 and Nov. 7.