Breeders Cup Schedule

The Breeders’ Cup committee announced the order of races as well as the wagering pools Wednesday morning for the two-day World Championships scheduled for Nov. 2-3 at Churchill Downs.

There will be a total of 10 races (five Breeders’ Cup races) on the first day of the Championships—now promoted as “Future Stars Friday”—and 12 races on the Saturday program (nine Breeders’ Cup races).  The Friday program begins at 12:55 p.m. EST with four under-card races.  The last race of the day, which follows the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1), will have a post time of 6:43 p.m. EST.

Championship Saturday’s first post is 10:45 a.m. EST and begins with two under-card races.  The Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) is scheduled for 5:44 p.m. and the day’s final, non-Breeders’ Cup race is set for 6:22 p.m.  That, BC fans is a looong day of horse racing.

The Championships race schedule for Future Stars Friday will begin with the Juvenile Turf Sprint (3:21 p.m.) followed by the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) (4:00 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (1G) (4:40 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) (5:22 p.m.) and the $2 million Juvenile (6:05 p.m.)

Championship Saturday begins with two under-card races followed by the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) (12:00 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) (12:38 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) (1:16 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) (2:04 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) (2:46 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) (3:36 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) (4:16 p.m.); the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) (4:56 p.m.) and the $6 million Classic (5:44 p.m.).

Breeders’ Cup plans a number of guaranteed pools for this year’s event.  Friday’s card will open with a $500,000 Pick 5 guarantee on races 1-5.  There will be a late Pick 5 on races 5-9 with a $1 million guarantee and an all-Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on Races 6-9 with a $1.5 million guaranteed betting pool.

On Saturday, there will be a $1 million guaranteed Pick 6 on races 6-11; a late Pick 5 on races 7-11 with a $2 million guarantee, and an all-Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on races 8-11 with a $3 million guarantee.

The Daily Racing Blog will keep you updated on all BC news, and late next week, prior to Friday, we’ll make some fearless predictions.  So come on back.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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