Cigar Beats Curlin in "Dream Classic" 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic Favorite Runs Against 8 Other Breeders' Cup Classic Champions in Virtual Simulation

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Breeders' Cup and Horse Racing Simulation to make simulations available for six 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championship Races with actual post positions in addition to providing the "Dream Classic" race.

The Breeders' Cup and Horse Racing Simulation LLC, a leading developer of horse racing and virtual racing simulations, unveiled the "Dream Classic," a simulation featuring some of the greatest Breeders' Cup Classic winners over the last 24 years in a showdown with defending Breeders' Cup Classic Champion and North America's all-time richest horse (more than $10 million in winnings), Curlin to determine his place among the great champions. In a tight race with Curlin closing, Cigar holds off Skip Away followed by Curlin to finish first in the "Dream Classic." A simulation of the race can be viewed at

The simulation was done in advance of the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships, where Curlin will look to help define is legacy when he races in the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. before retiring.

The Dream field includes: Curlin, Invasor (2006 winner and Horse of the Year), Ghostzapper (2004 winner and Horse of the Year), Tiznow (the only horse to win the Breeders' Cup Classic twice - 2000 and 2001), Awesome Again (winner in 1998 and the sire of Ghostzapper), Skip Away (1997 winner and the second-fastest Breeders' Cup Classic time), Cigar (1995 winner and leading North American money-earner until this year), Sunday Silence (1989 winner and Horse of the Year) and Alysheba (1988 winner and 1989 Horse of the Year). The results:

#        Horse                     Margin     Times
1.     2-Cigar                 Sh Hd        1:58.89     
2.     7-Skip Away         1/2 L         1:58.90
3.     6-Curlin                 1/2 L         1:58.98
4.     3-Tiznow                Nose         1:59.06
5.     8-Ghostzapper     Head         1:59.06
6.     5-Sunday Silence 1 1/4 L
7.     9-Invasor                Sh Hd
8.     1-Awesome Again Nose
9.     4-Alysheba

Utilizing a sophisticated software program with state-of-the-art 3D graphics and after inputting more than 250 attributes and thousands of randomized factors the Breeders Cup and Horse Racing Simulation ran the race over 1,000 times and came up with a realistic outcome if all nine champion Thoroughbreds ever faced each other.

The Breeders' Cup and Horse Racing Simulation LLC are also providing, for the second year in a row, their interactive simulation game featuring simulations of six of the 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championships races with all entered horses and post positions for fan enjoyment and as a handicapping tool. A simulation of the "Dream Classic" and the six 2008 Breeders' Cup World Championship simulated races are available at

As a simulation tool, the game is not only fun but, it can help both the experienced and novice handicapper to translate the available sophisticated and complicated numeric past performance data into a full screen 3-D visual event - in simplistic terms, it brings those numbers to life. Users can alter the true racing characteristics of horses to explore different race scenarios leading up to potential profitable wagering strategies. The product also provides a simulated betting platform and a jockey mode that allows fans to see first-hand what it's like to ride a champion thoroughbred in the ultimate horse racing event.

About Horse Racing Simulation
Horse Racing Simulation LLC is home of and has developed more than a dozen custom platforms for entertainment or handicapping purposes for such prestigious partners in the horse racing and sports world as Breeders' Cup (, Monmouth Park (, Hollywood Park (, (, and Horse Racing Simulation LLC, established in 1999, also runs the world's largest online horse racing fantasy community which can be seen at

About Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup administers the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships consisting of 14 races and $25.5 million in purses. The organization also administers the Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying series, and the Breeders' Cup Stakes Program. Breeders' Cup is located in Lexington, Ky., and in New York City. Breeders' Cup press releases appear on the Breeders' Cup website. More information is available at

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