Horses arrive by plane for Breeders' Cup in Del Mar

Posted at 5:51 PM, Oct 26, 2017

LINDBERGH FIELD, Calif. (KGTV) - Horses are coming into San Diego from around the world to compete in the Breeders' Cup, being held at the Del Mar racetrack for the first time in its 33-year history.

At Lindbergh Field, a plane full of horses from Kentucky landed Thursday morning. The Boeing 727 had been modified to accommodate up to 21 horses.

"They do pretty well," said Mike Payne with Tex Sutton Equine Transport.

"Our pilots do a good job of making wider turns, slower ascents and descents, and slower level-offs."

The horses were transferred to a trailer where they were driven to Del Mar.

This year's purse at the Breeders' Cup totals $28 million. Races will take place Friday, November 3 and Saturday, November 4.