SLIDESHOW: Meet the 2018 Breeders' Cup Classic Contenders

Accelerate, left, Catholic Boy, center, and West Coast are top contenders for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Classic. (Eclipse Sportswire/Susie Raisher/NYRA/Eclipse Sportswire)

The adage "a picture is worth a thousand words" is especially appropriate in horse racing, where a Thoroughbred’s physical presence and conformation tell a powerful tale. With that in mind, America’s Best Racing has put together a comprehensive slideshow of the horses expected to compete in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 3 at Churchill Downs.

For most of the contenders, we were able to find a nice closeup image, a workout photo, and a racing photo to help racing fans get to know each of the top Classic contenders, which appear alphabetically here.

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