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At age 55, as jockey Julio Garcia finds the familiar way into the winner’s circle every now and then on a horse trained by Wesley Ward, he continues to generate the question of “what if.”

Garcia set records in Puerto Rico in the 1980s and was an early inspiration for John Velazquez, who is now a Hall of Famer and one of the leading riders of his generation in the U.S.

“Morning again in America.” Silicon Valley takes on Big Brother at the Super Bowl. A celluloid poet of teen angst captures the Zeitgeist. The best basketball rivalry of all time resumes, and gets even better. And four music icons dominate the Billboard charts just as a newfangled small plastic disc encoded with digital data hits the music marketplace.

There’s a reason that Breeders’ Cup is my favorite time of year: not only do some of the best Thoroughbreds on the globe come together for two days of championship horse racing, but the event always falls around Halloween. It’s a win-win: horses, costumes, and candy is basically my personal trifecta of bliss.

So: I love a creative Halloween costume, and I love the Breeders’ Cup. If you’re in the same boat as me, below are some ideas on how to dress as your #BC17 fave on October 31!

If you’re planning a trip to this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships, you’re guaranteed a great time: where else will you get to experience world-class horse racing at a beach-adjacent racetrack in one of the most beautiful locales – the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club – on the planet?

Fans of food and horse racing, rejoice: Del Mar and its surrounding San Diego are a paradise for gourmands, and we have your guide to the can’t-miss treats around horse racing’s World Championships.

With the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series “Win and You’re In” schedule complete for 2017, the time has come to begin sorting the contenders from the pretenders for this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Many of the series winners from the last few weekends will move on to the Breeders’ Cup as one of the favorites for their respective races.

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