May 31, 2017

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) Two Breeders' Cup races will be shortened when the two-day world championships are run at Del Mar for the first time in November.

The Turf Sprint will be run at 5 furlongs instead of 6 1/2 furlongs, while the Filly & Mare Turf will be run at 1 1/8 miles instead of 1 1/4 miles.

Breeders' Cup officials said Wednesday that the changes are necessary because of track configurations at the course north of San Diego.

The Nov. 3-4 event includes 13 races worth over $29 million.

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