Breeders' Cup 2013

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Breeders' Cup 2013 Information

WHEN: November 1 & 2, 2013

WHERE: Santa Anita Racetrack / Los Angeles,CA

TV COVERAGE: All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBC and NBCSN.

Friday, November 1, from 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, continues on Saturday, November 2, from 3:30-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the live primetime broadcast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Saturday, November 2, 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.

NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.

RADIO: Listen to live Breeders' Cup coverage, including all 14 races, on the Official 2012 Breeders' Cup App courtesy of Horse Racing Radio Network (HRRN), which won an Eclipse Award for its 2010 Breeders' Cup broadcast.

About the 2013 Breeders Cup

Led by an international all-star cast of the world’s best horses, including multiple grade I winner Game On Dude, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, defending Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, two-time defending Distaff champion Royal Delta, European standouts The Fugue (GB), Declaration of War and Olympic Glory (IRE), and defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, 172 horses, including nine defending 2012 race winners, have been pre-entered for the 2013 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The 30th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious global event, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling $27 million, will be held at Santa Anita Park for the seventh time on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. There will be five Breeders’ Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders’ Cup races on Championship Saturday.

The Breeders’ Cup will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic will be televised live and in primetime Saturday, November 2 on NBC (8-9 p.m. ET).

Breeders' Cup press releases appear on the Breeders' Cup Web site, www.breederscup.com.

You can also follow the Breeders' Cup on social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Breeders' Cup draws 172 Pre-Entries
By The Handicapper's Edge

Led by an international all-star cast of the world's best horses, including multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, Belmont Stakes winner Palace Malice, defending Breeders' Cup Classic winner Fort Larned, two-time defending Distaff champion Royal Delta, European standouts The Fugue, Declaration of War and Olympic Glory, and defending Horse of the Year Wise Dan, 172 horses, including nine 2012 race winners, have been pre-entered for the 2013 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling $27 million, will be held at Santa Anita Park for the seventh time on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2. There will be five Breeders' Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders' Cup races on Championship Saturday.

The Breeders' Cup will be televised live by NBCSN and NBC. The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic will be televised live and in primetime on NBC (8-9 p.m. [ET]).

Fort Larned (Classic); Royal Delta (Distaff, formerly Ladies' Classic) Little Mike (Turf); Wise Dan (Mile); Beholder (Juvenile Fillies) Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint); Trinniberg (Sprint); Mizdirection (Turf Sprint) and Flotilla (FR) (Juvenile Fillies Turf) are the nine 2012 winners pre-entered for this year's Breeders' Cup.

The Breeders' Cup Classic, the climactic event of the Championships, will be run on the main track at 1 1/4 miles. A total of 13 horses have been pre-entered. Since the event's inception in 1984, 11 winners of the Classic have been voted Thoroughbred racing's Horse of the Year.

Five starters from the 2012 Classic have returned including the first four finishers in the race. This year's Classic is led by Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable and Bernie Schiappa's six-year-old Game On Dude, trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Mike Smith, the all-time leading Breeders' Cup jockey with 17 victories. Game On Dude has won all five of his starts this year in dominating front-running fashion, including Grade 1 scores in the Santa Anita Handicap, the Hollywood Gold Cup and, most recently, Del Mar's Pacific Classic by 8 1/2 lengths on August 25. The son of 1998 Classic winner Awesome Again is the leading active money winner in North America with $5,602,158 in career earnings, but seeks his first Classic victory after getting caught at the wire by Drosselmeyer in 2011 and finishing a disappointing seventh as the favorite last year at Santa Anita.

Janis Whitham's homebred Fort Larned won last year's Classic in a stirring stretch drive over Mucho Macho Man by three-quarters of a length. However, the five-year-old son of E Dubai has had an inconsistent season with just two wins in five starts, but was impressive in his last start winning the Homecoming Stakes at Churchill Downs on September 28. Tiznow, in 2000 and 2001, is the only horse to win the Classic twice.

Reeves Thoroughbred's Classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man has made just four starts this year, but he earned his first win this season, and his initial Grade 1 triumph, with a dominant performance against West Coast horses in the September 28 Awesome Again at Santa Anita. Trained by Kathy Ritvo, the five-year-old son of 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Macho Uno clearly has an affinity for Santa Anita's main track.

Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott has won the Classic twice. Mott accomplished it with Cigar's victory in 1995 and again with Drosselmeyer in 2011. This year, Mott has again pre-entered Flat Out and Ron the Greek, the third- and fourth- place finishers in last year's Classic.

Preston Stable's seven-year-old Flat Out was third in last year's Classic after finishing fifth as the favorite in 2011. He returns to this year's event off a third place finish in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park September 28. Brous Stable and Wachtel Stable's six-year-old Ron the Greek surprised many by winning the Gold Cup by 6 3/4 lengths at 21-1 in a stark reversal of his recent form. The six-year-old son of Full Mandate, fourth in last year's Classic, also won the 2012 Santa Anita Handicap over the Classic distance.

Graydar, who captured the Grade 1 Donn Handicap and the Grade 2 New Orleans Handicap this winter, and most recently the Grade 2 Kelso Handicap at Belmont; Zayat Stable's four-year-old Paynter, second to Mucho Macho Man in the Awesome Again, and Last Gunfighter, winner of the Grade 3 Iselin Stakes are among the U.S.-based older horses pre-entered.

The four-year-old Aidan O'Brien-trained Declaration of War, winner of the Group 1 Juddmonte International at York in his last outing, and Sheikh Joaan Al Thani's six-year-old Planteur, who finished third in the Dubai World Cup earlier this year, are the overseas pre-entrants in the Classic, among 24 in all from outside of North America in this year's Breeders' Cup.

The three-year-old male title will also be on the line in the Classic as both Dogwood Stable's Palace Malice and Willis Horton's Will Take Charge have been pre-entered. Palace Malice has come on strong in the second half of the year. Following his Belmont win, he captured Saratoga's Jim Dandy and was an unlucky fourth there after a bad start in the Travers. The son of 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic winner Curlin rebounded with a second place finish behind Ron the Greek in the Gold Cup for trainer Todd Pletcher.

Will Take Charge, who defeated Palace Malice in the Travers, also has been formidable in recent months. Not a factor in the Triple Crown races, Will Take Charge followed up his Travers win by taking the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby at Parx for resurgent 78-year-old Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas, the only trainer to compile racing's career "Grand Slam" of winning all three Triple Crown races and the Breeders' Cup Classic. Lukas trained 1999 Classic winner Cat Thief. Travers and Pennsylvania Derby runner-up Moreno completes the 13 pre-entered for the Classic.

The $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile on turf precedes the Classic on the Saturday program. Morton Fink's homebred Wise Dan set a course record in last year's Mile at Santa Anita and started 2013 with five straight wins on turf, which culminated in the Woodbine Mile in September. The six-year-old son of Wiseman's Ferry, trained by Charlie Lopresti, saw his overall nine-race win streak snapped by fellow Mile entrant Silver Max in Keeneland's Shadwell Turf Mile, which was taken off the turf and run on the Polytrack. Wise Dan will face challenges from the aforementioned Silver Max, winner of his last three starts for trainer Dale Romans, and the five-year-old Obviously, who was third in last year's Mile and has won three stakes this year for trainer Mike Mitchell.

Two European standouts from the Richard Hannon barn representing Sheikh Joaan Al Thani are the three-year-olds Olympic Glory, winner of the recent Queen Elizabeth II on Champions Day at Ascot and Toronado, winner of the Sussex Stakes at Glorious Goodwood in August. Last year's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Flotilla has also been pre-entered.

Championship Friday is accentuated by one of the most talented fields ever for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff at 1 1/8 miles.

Besilu Stable's five-year-old mare Royal Delta won the race when it was called the Ladies' Classic in 2011 and 2012. Trained by Mott, Royal Delta has won three times this year, including Grade 1 scores in the Delaware Handicap and the Personal Ensign at Saratoga, but will seek revenge in the Distaff, having been defeated in Belmont's Beldame by the top three-year-old filly, Ed Stanco's sensational homebred Princess of Sylmar.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, Princess of Sylmar has won six of seven starts this year, and her last four in a row, all Grade 1 wins, starting with a shocking half-length win in the Kentucky Oaks at better than 38-1, and then reeling off the Coaching Club American Oaks and the Alabama at Saratoga before winning the Beldame. The top three-year-old filly on the West Coast is Spendthrift Farm's Beholder, front running winner of last year's Juvenile Fillies. Trained by Richard Mandella, who won an unprecedented four Breeders' Cup races on one day 10 years ago at Santa Anita, Beholder has won four times this year, including Grade 1 victories in the Santa Anita Oaks and the Zenyatta Stakes on September 28. Another top three-year-old filly is Juddmonte Farms' Close Hatches, also trained by Mott, who has won five of seven starts this year, most recently the Grade 1 Cotillion at Parx by two lengths.

The $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf at 1 1/2 miles, the richest of the five grass races on the two-day program, includes the first two finishers from last year's dramatic race: Priscilla Vaccarezza's six-year-old gelding Little Mike, who finished a half-length ahead of the Phipps Stable's five-year-old Point of Entry. Trained by Dale Romans, Little Mike was winless in four starts this year before capturing the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic at Belmont Park on September 28. Point of Entry won both his Grade 1 starts this year, taking the Gulfstream Park Turf Handicap and the Manhattan Handicap at Belmont Park before being sidelined with an injury.

Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey have pre-entered the most horses of all owners in this Breeders' Cup with seven, and they have two formidable stars in the Turf in Big Blue Kitten and Real Solution, both trained by Chad Brown.

Big Blue Kitten won back to back Grade 1s this summer in United Nations at Monmouth Park and the Sword Dancer at Saratoga before finishing second by a nose to Little Mike in the Joe Hirsch. The four-year-old Real Solution, third in the Joe Hirsch, won the Arlington Million in August. The four-year-old Indy Point, trained by Mandella, is the top threat from the west, following his impressive win in the John Henry Turf Classic at Santa Anita on September 29.

Lord Andrew Lloyd-Webber's four-year-old filly The Fugue, who was third in last year's Filly & Mare Turf at Santa Anita, appears to be the main European challenger in the Turf. Trained by John Gosden, who won the 2008 Classic with Raven's Pass at Santa Anita, The Fugue comes into the race off consecutive Group 1 victories in the Darley Yorkshire Oaks and the Red Mills Irish Champion Stakes against male rivals. Also from Europe, Aidan O'Brien has pre-entered Magician, winner of the Irish Two Thousand Guineas this spring.

The complement for the Turf is the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 1/4 miles on Championship Saturday this year. Juddmonte Farms' four-year-old filly Romantica, winner of the Group 1 Darley Prix Jean Romanet at Deauville for trainer Andre Fabre and Beverly D. Stakes winner Dank, trained by Sir Michael Stoute are the top Europeans. Three five-year-old mares lead the American contingent: Glen Hill Farm's Marketing Mix, second in last year's Filly & Mare Turf, Tiz Flirtatious, winner of both the John C. Mabee at Del Mar and the Rodeo Drive at Santa Anita, and Richard Santulli's Laughing, who has won four straight stakes on the East Coast, including Belmont's Flower Bowl on September 28.

The $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint at six furlongs is led by Donnie Crevier's and Charles Martin's four-year-old gelding Points Offthebench. Trained by Tim Yakteen, Points Offthebench has come off the pace to win his last four starts, including back to back Grade 1 scores in the Bing Crosby at Del Mar and last month's Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Another California contender is the four-year-old gelding Private Zone, who came east to win the Vosburgh at Belmont Park September 28 in front running style. Defending champion Trinniberg for Sherry Parbhoo, second to Bahamian Squall in the Smile Sprint at Calder, has not won this year in four starts.

The five-year-old Groupie Doll is back to defend her title in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Trained by Buff Bradley, Groupie Doll did not start until August of this year, and has one win in three starts, the Presque Isle Masters, and finished third to trainer Wesley Ward's Judy the Beauty on October 5 in Keeneland's Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes. Susan Wantz's four-year-old filly Dance to Bristol and the Bob Baffert trained four-year-old filly Book Review, the one-two finishers of the Ballerina Stakes at Saratoga, have also been pre-entered.

Each year, the two-year-olds bring a certain air of excitement to the Breeders' Cup, with the present meshing with thoughts of the future, and this year should be no different as both the 1 1/16-mile Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies are loaded with untapped potential.

Reddam Racing's Bond Holder, trained by Doug O'Neill, comes into the Juvenile off a 2 1/4-length win in the FrontRunner at Santa Anita, where he beat Dance with Fate, who was second for trainer Peter Eurton. Michael Tabor, Mrs. John Magnier and Derrick Smith's Havana, winner of the Champagne at Belmont Park; Keeneland's Breeders' Futurity winner We Miss Artie and Saratoga's Hopeful Stakes winner Strong Mandate, trained by Lukas, loom as the other contenders.

Westrock Stables' Secret Compass defeated Dr. Mark Dedomenico and partners' She's a Tiger by a head in the Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita, and both have been pre-entered for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Artemis Argrotera and Sweet Reason, the first two finishers in the Frizette at Belmont Park, lead the Eastern contingent.

A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 14 Breeders' Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Dirt Mile (12). There will be up to two also-eligible horses for each Championship race. The also-eligible horses will be designated in accordance with the Breeders' Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel's order of preference for each Championship race that is oversubscribed at the time of pre-entry. Scratch time for all Championships races to be contested on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday will be 8:00 a.m. (PT), Friday, November 1.

Breeders' Cup Schedule

WHEN: November 1 & 2,2013
WHERE: Santa Anita Racetrack / Los Angeles,CA

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Friday, November 1

There will be a total of 11 races (five Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program beginning at 10:40 a.m. Pacific Time with five undercard races.

The first Championships race on Breeders’ Cup Friday is scheduled to be the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (1:45 p.m.), followed by the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m.); $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.) and the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.).


Race# Race Post Time (ET/PT) TV
1 North Capital Allowance 1:40pm/10:40 am HRTV
2 Allowance 2:15pm/11:15 am HRTV
3 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes 2:50pm/11:50am HRTV
4 Golden State Juvenile 3:27pm/12:27pm HRTV
5 G2 Twilight Derby 4:02pm/1:02pm NBC Sports
6 G2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon 4:45pm/1:45pm NBC Sports
7 G1Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 5:25pm/2:25pm NBC Sports
8 G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 6:05pm/3:05pm NBC Sports
9 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 6:50pm/3:50pm NBC Sports
10 G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff 6:50pm/3:50pm NBC Sports
11 G1 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup 8:10pm/5:10pm HRTV

 

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Saturday, November 2

There will be a total of 12 races on Championship Saturday (9 Breeders' Cup races) beginning at approximately 10:15 a.m. Pacific Time with three undercards races.

On Championship Saturday, first post time is 10:15 a.m., starting with the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, the Damascus Stakes and the Ken Maddy Stakes. The order of Breeders’ Cup races is as follows: $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (12:43 p.m.); $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint (1:21 p.m.); $1 million Geico Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (2:45 p.m.), $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (3:25 p.m.); $1.5 million Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (4:05); $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (4:42 p.m.) and the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.).


Race# Race Post Time (ET/PT) TV
1 Juvenile Turf Sprint 1:15pm/10:15am HRTV
2 Damascus Stakes 1:50pm/10:50am HRTV
3 G3 Ken Maddy Stakes 2:25pm/11:25am HRTV
4 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 3:05pm/12:05pm HRTV
5 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 3:43pm/12:43pm NBC Sports
6 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 4:21pm/1:21pm NBC Sports
7 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 5:05pm/2:05pm NBC Sports
8 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 3:43pm/2:43pm NBC Sports
9 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf 6:22pm/3:22pm NBC Sports
10 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint 6:50pm/4:01pm NBC Sports
11 G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile 7:40pm/4:40pm NBC Sports
12 G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic 8:35pm/5:35pm NBC

 

Breeders' Cup Race & Wagering Info

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Friday, November 1:


Race# Race Post Time (ET/PT) Available Wagers
1 Allowance 1:40pm/10:40 am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD Pick 5
2 Allowance 2:15pm/11:15 am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
3 Golden State Juvenile Fillies Stakes 2:50pm/11:50am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD Pick 4
4 Golden State Juvenile 3:27pm/12:27pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
5 G2 Twilight Derby 4:02pm/1:02pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD Pick 6
6 G2 Breeders’ Cup Marathon 4:45pm/1:45pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
7 G1Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf 5:25pm/2:25pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD Pick 4
8 G1 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile 6:05pm/3:05pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
9 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 6:50pm/3:50pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD Super Hi 5
10 G1 Breeders’ Cup Distaff 6:50pm/3:50pm WPS EX TRI SUPER Special DD
11 G1 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup 8:10pm/5:10pm WPS EX TRI SUPER

PLEASE NOTE: The President of the United Arab Emirates Cup (race 11) is an arabian race.

PLEASE NOTE: The Super Hi 5, the Pick 5 and Pick 6 wagers on Friday, November 1 may carryover to Saturday, November 2.

There will be an Ultra Pick Six on the five Friday Breeders' Cup races and the Twilight Derby, which will be run as the fifth race. The $150,000 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup race for Arabian horses will follow the Distaff as race 11.

Friday's Pick 5 (races 1-5) will have a guaranteed gross pool of $500,00.

Friday's Ultra Pick 6 (races 5-10) will have a guaranteed gross pool of $1,000,000.  If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday's Ultra Pick 6. The wager may also carryover from Saturday's program into Sunday. In such case, the Pick 6 would be a mandatory payout on Santa Anita's closing day program on Sunday, November 3. Last year, Friday's Pick 6 paid $773,865 for a $2 wager. Saturday's Pick 6 paid $419,245.  Breeders' Cup continues to offer some of racing's highest payouts.  Bet the Breeders Cup horse racing online with TwinSpires.com and watch the Breeders' Cup races for free on TwinSpiresTV!

Friday's all championship Pick 4 (races 7-10), with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. Friday's late Pick 4 (races 7-10) will have a guaranteed pool of $1,500,000. The 2012 late Saturday Pick 4 paid $5,647 for a 50-cent wager.

There will be a Super High Five wager on Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High Five on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday's Super High Five on the Classic. The wager is a mandatory payout after Saturday's Breedes' Cup Classic (race 12). Last year, Saturday's Classic Super Hi 5 paid $14,024 for a $1 bet. The bet minimum for this wager has been reduced to 50 cents.

A Special Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Distaff, race 10 on Friday, and the Breeders' Cup Classic, race 12 on Saturday will again be offered. This two-day Special 'Distaff/Classic Daily Double' has a $1 minimum bet value. All wagers must be placed prior to the start of the Breeders' Cup Distaff, at approxiamtely 6:50pm ET/3:50pm PT on Friday, November 1. Last year's "Classic Double" of Distaff winner Royal Delta and Classic winner Fort Larned paid $31.

In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday.

BET MINIMUMS

$2.00 - WIN, PLACE, SHOW, DAILY DOULBE, PICK 6
$1.00 - EXACTA, DISTAFF/CLASSIC DAILY DOUBLE
$.50 - TRIFECTA, PICK 3, PICK 4, PICK 5, SUPER Hi 5
$.10 - SUPERFECTA

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Saturday, November 2:
 

Race# Race Post Time (ET/PT) Available Wagers
1 Juvenile Turf Sprint 1:15pm/10:15am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD PICK 5
2 Damascus Stakes 1:50pm/10:50am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
3 G3 Ken Maddy Stakes 2:25pm/11:25am WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
4 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 3:05pm/12:05pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD PICK 4
5 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 3:43pm/12:43pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
6 G1 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 4:21pm/1:21pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
7 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint 5:05pm/2:05pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD PICK 6
8 G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 3:43pm/2:43pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
9 G1 Breeders’ Cup Turf 6:22pm/3:22pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD PICK 4
10 G1 Breeders’ Cup Sprint 6:50pm/4:01pm WPS EX TRI SUPER PICK 3 DD
11 G1 Breeders’ Cup Mile 7:40pm/4:40pm WPS EX TRI SUPER DD
12 G1 Breeders’ Cup Classic 8:35pm/5:35pm WPS EX TRI SUPER Sup Hi 5

PLEASE NOTE: The Saturday Ultra Pick 6 may carryover to the Sunday, November 3 Santa Anita program. The Pick 5 and Super Hi 5 are mandatory payouts on Satuday, November 2.

PLEASE NOTE: Advance Wagering for the Breeders' Cup will be available on TwinSpires.com on Friday, November 1.

Saturday's Pick 5 (races 1-5) will have a guaranteed gross pool of $500,00. The 50-cent minimum bet Pick 5 gives players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. The wager is a mandatory payout on Saturday. In 2012, Friday's Pick 5 paid $37,705 for a 50-cent wager.

On Saturday, there will be two 50-cent minimum guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1,000,000 guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $3,000,000 million gross pool. The 2012 late Saturday Pick 4 paid $5,647 for a 50-cent wager.

There will be an Ultra Pick Six with a guaranteed gross pool of $2.5 million on the Saturday program beginning with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (race 7) and concluding with the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12).

There will be a Super High Five wager on the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12).Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. The wager is a mandatory payout after the Classic. Last year, Saturday's Classic Super Hi 5 paid $14,024 for a $1 bet. The bet minimum for this wager has been reduced to 50 cents.

In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday.

BET MINIMUMS

$2.00 - WIN, PLACE, SHOW, DAILY DOULBE, PICK 6
$1.00 - EXACTA, DISTAFF/CLASSIC DAILY DOUBLE
$.50 - TRIFECTA, PICK 3, PICK 4, PICK 5, SUPER Hi 5
$.10 - SUPERFECTA

Breeders’ Cup Betting

ARCADIA, Calif. (October 22, 2013) - The Breeders' Cup announced the official race order, wagering menu and post times for the 30th Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held on Friday, November 1 and Saturday, November 2 at Santa Anita Park. This year's wagering menu on the 14 Breeders' Cup races features an abundance of wagering opportunities including two Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Sixes, 10-cent Superfectas, 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3's and Pick 4's, a Breeders' Cup Distaff/Classic daily double and two Super High 5 wagers.

There will be a total of 11 races (five Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 10:40 a.m. (PT) with five undercard races. Champion Saturday first post is 10:15 a.m., and also begins with three undercards races.

Breeders' Cup has announced that there will be $10,000,000 in guaranteed gross pools over the two days. Friday's guarantees include: $500,000 Pick 5 on races 1-5; a $1,000,000 Pick 6 on races 5-10; and a $1.5 million late Pick 4 on races 7-10. On Saturday, the guarantees include: a $500,000 Pick 5 guarantee on races 1-5; a $1 million early Pick 4 on races 4-7; a $2.5 million Ultra Pick 6 on races 7-12; and a $3 million late Pick 4 on races 9-12.

The first Championships race on Breeders' Cup Friday is scheduled to be the $500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (1:45 p.m.), followed by the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (2:25 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the $2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.).

There will be an Ultra Pick Six on the five Friday Breeders' Cup races and the Twilight Derby, which will be run as the fifth race. The $150,000 President of the United Arab Emirates Cup race for Arabian horses will follow the Distaff as race 11.

On Championship Saturday, first post time is 10:15 a.m., starting with the Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes, the Damascus Stakes and the Ken Maddy Stakes. The order of Breeders' Cup races is as follows: $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (12:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (12:43 p.m.); $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint (1:21 p.m.); $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (2:05 p.m.); $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (2:45 p.m.); $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (3:25 p.m.); $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (4:05); $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (4:42 p.m.); and the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.).

There will be an Ultra Pick Six with a guaranteed gross pool of $2.5 million on the Saturday program beginning with the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (race 7) and concluding with the Breeders' Cup Classic (race 12).

"The Breeders' Cup continues to offer the biggest fields of Grade 1 horses, combined with a wagering menu that that offers betting value from top to bottom and across all pools," said Ken Kirchner, President of FalKirk International and the manager of the Breeders' Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 17 years. "With 50-cent trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and Pick 5s, along with 10-cent superfectas, and a Pick 6 that has paid millions of dollars in the past, players understand that they are only one bet away from cashing a ticket that could make their wagering year!"

Each Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests with the exception of the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile, which is limited to 12 starters. In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta and Trifecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday. Among the featured wagers this year are:

- Breeders' Cup Pick 5's with a 50-cent minimum bet value. The wager will be offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. The wager may carryover from Friday to Saturday but is a mandatory payout on Saturday. In 2012, Friday's Pick 5 paid $37,705 for a 50-cent wager.

- Friday's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $1,000,000 and Saturday's Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday's Ultra Pick 6. The wager may also carryover from Saturday's program into Sunday. In such case, the Pick 6 would be a mandatory payout on Santa Anita's closing day program on Sunday, November 3. Last year, Friday's Pick 6 paid $773,865 for a $2 wager. Saturday's Pick 6 paid $419,245.Breeders' Cup continues to offer some of racing's highest payouts.

- Trifecta and Sueprfectas continue to pay huge dividends. Last year saw $1 trifectas pay $1,791, $1,950 and $2,721. Superfecta payouts were $54,432, $15,261 and $12,476 for a $1 bet.A Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Distaff on Friday to the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday will again be offered. Last year's "Classic Double" of Distaff winner Royal Delta and Classic winner Fort Larned paid $31.

- The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. Friday's late Pick 4 (races 7-10) will have a guaranteed pool of $1,500,000. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1,000,000 guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $3,000,000 million gross pool. The 2012 late Saturday Pick 4 paid $5,647 for a 50-cent wager.

- There will be a Super High Five wager on both the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and the Breeders' Cup Classic.Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High Five on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday's Super High Five on the Classic. The wager is a mandatory payout after the Classic. Last year, Saturday's Classic Super Hi 5 paid $14,024 for a $1 bet. The bet minimum for this wager has been reduced to 50 cents.

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Breeders’ Cup Contenders

Here’s the rundown of the  Breeders' Cup contenders:

THE RACES (click for contenders)

  • Classic
  • Dirt Mile
  • Filly & Mare Sprint
  • Filly & Mare Turf
  • Juvenile
  • Juvenile Fillies
  • Juvenile Fillies Turf
  • Juvenile Sprint
  • Juvenile Turf
  • Ladies' Classic
  • Marathon
  • Mile
  • Turf
  • Turf Sprint
  • Sprint
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Breeders' Cup 2013 Tickets

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Breeders' Cup Coverage

The 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be broadcast live in primetime on Saturday, November 2, culminating 9 1/2 hours of Breeders’ Cup World Championships coverage over two days by the NBC Sports Group from Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. All 14 Breeders’ Cup races will be televised live by NBC and NBCSN.

Live NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begins on Friday, November 1, from 4-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, continues on Saturday, November 2, from 3:30-8 p.m. ET on NBCSN, and culminates with the live primetime broadcast of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, Saturday, November 2, 8-9 p.m. ET on NBC.

For the first time, live Breeders’ Cup bonus coverage will air during NBCSN’s 3 p.m. Notre Dame-Navy pregame show. In the first segment of the pregame show, NBCSN will televise live the $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies race, which has a 3:05 p.m. ET post time.

2013 BREEDERS’ CUP TELEVISION SCHEDULE:

All Times Live, ET
Friday, November 1 4-8 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, November 2 3:30-8 p.m. NBCSN
Saturday, November 2 8-9 p.m. NBC

NBC SPORTS LIVE EXTRA: NBC Sports Live Extra — the NBC Sports Group’s live streaming product for desktops, mobile devices, and tablets — will stream Breeders’ Cupcoverage on NBC and NBCSN. NBCSN coverage will be live streamed via “TV Everywhere,” the media industry’s effort to make quality content available to MVPD customers both in and out of the home and on multiple platforms.

For desktops, NBC Sports Live Extra can be accessed at NBCSports.com/liveextra. The NBC Sports Live Extra app for mobile devices and tablets is available at the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, and on select Android handset and tablet devices within Google Play.

Breeders’ Cup coverage airing on:

NBC will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra.

NBCSN will live stream to PCs, mobile devices and tablets through NBC Sports Live Extra, and to the digital platforms of participating cable, satellite, and telco services, via “TV Everywhere.” “TV Everywhere” is available on an authenticated basis to subscribers of participating MVPDs.

NBC Sports Live Extra will offer full replays of all streamed races.

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