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Race Schedule: Future Stars Friday, November 6

Race NamePurseDistance/SurfaceEligibility Time Zone: ET/PT TV Station + TwinSpires App
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint $1 million 5 Furlongs on Turf 2-year-olds 2:30 PM/11:30 AM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf $1 million 1 Mile on Turf 2-year-olds 3:10/12:10 PM NBC Sports

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

$2 million 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt 2-year-old fillies 3:50/12:50 PM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf $1 million 1 Mile on Turf 2-year-old fillies 4:30/1:30 PM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile $2 million 1 1/16 Miles on Dirt 2-year-olds 5:10/2:10 PM NBC Sports

Race Schedule: Saturday, November 7

Race NamePurseDistance/SurfaceEligibility Time Zone: ET/PT TV Station + TwinSpires App
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint $1 million 7 Furlongs on Dirt 3-year-olds & up, fillies & mares 12:02 PM/9:02 AM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint $1 million 5 Furlongs on Turf 3-year-olds & up 12:39 PM/9:39 AM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile $1 million 1 Mile on Dirt 3-year-olds & up 1:18 PM/10:18 AM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf $2 million 1 1/4 Miles on Turf 3-year-olds & up, fillies & mares 1:57 PM/10:57 AM NBC Sports
Breeders’ Cup Sprint $2 million 6 Furlongs on Dirt 3-year-olds & up 2:36 PM/11:36 AM NBC
Breeders’ Cup Mile $2 million 1 Mile on Turf 3-year-olds & up 3:15/12:15 PM NBC
Breeders’ Cup Distaff $2 million 1 1/8 Miles on Dirt 3-year-olds & up, fillies & mares 3:54/12:54 PM NBC
Breeders’ Cup Turf $4 million 1 1/2 Miles on Turf 3-year-olds & up 4:33/1:33 PM NBC
Breeders’ Cup Classic $6 million 1 1/4 Miles on Dirt 3-year-olds & up 5:13/2:13 PM NBC

Watch the Breeders’ Cup Online!

Breeders’ Cup TV Schedule and ways to watch:

  • NBCSN
    • Thursday, Nov. 5
      • 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. – Betting the Breeders’ Cup
    • Friday, Nov. 6
      • 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET – Breeders’ Cup: Futures Stars Friday
    • Saturday, Nov. 7
      • 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. ET – Breeders’ Cup: Championship Saturday
  • NBC
    • Saturday, Nov. 7
  • 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. ET – Breeders’ Cup
  • Facebook Live & Periscope
  • TwinSpires Mobile App
  • Breederscup.com
    • Fri. – 10:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET – Breeders’ Cup Players’ Show
    • Sat. – 9:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. ET – Breeders’ Cup Players’ Show

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    Breeders’ Cup History

    Conceived in 1982 by horseman John Gaines to market Thoroughbred racing to a wider audience and made a reality two years later at Hollywood Park, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships has almost four decades showcased the very best the sport has to offer and a forum for the finest in international competition.

    Originally a one-day, seven-race event, the Breeders’ Cup has expanded to a 14-race extravaganza with virtually every division represented over two days. The centerpiece is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, the country’s premier weight-for-age event, for three-year-olds and up over 1 1/4 miles.

    From the controversial, ding-dong battle between Wild Again, Slew o’ Gold, and Gate Dancer in its 1984 inaugural, the Classic has arguably provided the Breeders’ Cup with its largest share of memorable moments. Hall of Fame colt Alysheba was involved in two, losing by a nose to Ferdinand at Hollywood Park in 1987 in a rare meeting between Kentucky Derby winners, but returned the next year to win at Churchill Downs and retire as North America’s all-time leading money winner.

    Sunday Silence and Easy Goer culminated their epic, four-race rivalry in the 1989 Classic at Gulfstream Park, with Sunday Silence prevailing for a third time, while in 1995 Cigar capped off a 10-for-10 campaign winning at Belmont Park. It was the 12th of 16 consecutive wins for the horse that ultimately eclipsed Alysheba’s earnings record.

    The legendary Zenyatta had a lengthy win streak of her own, scoring for the 14th consecutive time in the 2009 Classic at Santa Anita. The only mare thus far to win the Classic, she sustained her only career loss (in 20 starts) in the 2010 renewal at Churchill Downs by a diminishing head to Blame.

    While the Classic has also seen the biggest payout in Breeders’ Cup history (Arcangues returned $269.20 at Santa Anita in 1993), recent editions have showcased American Pharoah, who completed the “Grand Slam” of a Triple Crown sweep and a Classic score at Keeneland in 2015, and the sensational finish a year later by Arrogate over California Chrome, both of whom also held the leading money winner title.

    The Breeders’ Cup Distaff, at 1 1/8 miles, is the event’s premier race for fillies and mares. In the discussion for the greatest Breeders’ Cup race of all time is the 1988 Distaff at Churchill Downs, which saw Personal Ensign valiantly catch Kentucky Derby-winning filly Winning Colors in the shadow of the wire to conclude a 13-for-13 career, the first major American Thoroughbred in 80 years to retire undefeated.

    International participation has been a cornerstone of the Breeders’ Cup since its inception. Stars of the European turf, such as Arazi, who explosively rallied in the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, have made an occasional impact on dirt. But it’s been the two primary grass races – the Mile and the Turf – where invaders from across the pond have been their biggest mark.

    Two of the most significant Mile winners were the French fillies Miesque and Goldikova. The first two-time winner in Breeders’ Cup history when taking the Mile in 1987-88, Goldikova one-upped her by taking the Mile three times from 2008-2010 and narrowly missing a fourth in 2011. Almmost a sure thing by her Breeders’ Cup odds. Freddy Head was the connection between the two; he rode Miesque and trained Goldikova.

    In addition to those two, Lure (1992-93) and Wise Dan (2012-13) won multiple Miles, while Da Hoss (1996, 1998 Mile) was the first horse to win two Breeders’ Cup races in non-consecutive years. Barely scratching the surface of memories the Breeders’ Cup has produced in its first 33 years, many more are yet to come.

    Breeders’ Cup Special Bets

    Special Daily Double
    1 Leg on Friday
    2 Legs on Saturday

    Friday’s Possible Carryover
    Pick 6, Pick 5, Jackpot Super High-5

    Saturday Mandatory Payout
    Pick 6, late Pick 5, Jackpot Super High-5
    in the Breeders’ Cup Classic

    Basic Bets

    Choose only one horse to win the race, and if your selection wins the race – you win!

    On a Place Bet you choose one horse and your horse needs to finish first OR second to claim some winnings!

    On a Show Bet you choose one horse and your horse needs to finish first OR second OR third to claim some winnings!

    $10 Head2Head, $2 WPS + DD, $1 Exacta + P6 + SPDD, $.50 Trifecta + P3 + P4 + P5 + JSH-5, $.10 Super

    Single-Race Exotic Bets

    On an Exacta Bet you need to choose the horses that will finish first AND second in the correct order to claim your winnings!

    Pick the first 2 finishers (they can come in either order) to win!

    Pick the first 3 finishers to claim your winnings!

    Pick the first 4 finishers to be a winner!

    Pick the first 5 finishers and you’re a winner!

    Multi-Race Exotic Bets

    Pick the winners of 2 consecutive races and you can collect your winnings!

    Pick the winners of 3 consecutive races and you win!

    Pick the winners of 4 consecutive races and your winnings are waiting for you at the window!

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    BREEDERS’ CUP

    Breeders’ Cup has become the unofficial end and culmination of the thoroughbred-racing season, often with the Breeders’ Cup Classic being the deciding factor in Horse of the Year. And while these two days have seen legends born, history made, and fortunes won, the greatest part is that the best is still yet to come.