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American Pharoah among 200 horses pre-entered for Breeders' Cup races

Keen Ice, with jockey Javier Castellano, moves past

Keen Ice, with jockey Javier Castellano, moves past Triple Crown winner American Pharoah, with Victor Espinoza, to win the Travers Stakes horse race at Saratoga Race Course in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Saturday, Aug. 29, 2015. Photo Credit: AP / Hans Pennink

Triple Crown champion American Pharoah, Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn and the brilliant mare Beholder top the 200 horses pre-entered Wednesday for the 13 Breeders' Cup races to be run Oct. 30-31 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

American Pharoah and Beholder lead a standout field of 10 for the $5-million Classic, which also drew Travers winner Keen Ice, the only horse to defeat Pharoah this year.

Thirty-two runners from overseas were pre-entered, including last year's Mile winner, France-based Karakontie. New York-based Chad Brown made 14 horses eligible, with Ireland's Coolmore Group next with 10. Post positions will be drawn Monday.

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