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Post time for the 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic at New Jersey's Monmouth Park is 5:35 p.m. this evening, but a number of races will be run over the course of the day. If yesterday's weather and races (one is pictured above) are any indication, conditions are likely to be classified as sloppy. The favorite in the BC Classic is Lawyer Ron, who is running at 5-2 odds in the 9 horse field.

The Breeders' Cup Classic has been run annually since 1984 and awards the second-highest purse in the world of horse racing, at $5 million. The race is 1 1/4 miles run on dirt by thoroughbreds 3 years and older.

(Photo of Friday evening race at Monmouth Park, by Raymond Haddad at flickr)