Breeders' Cup 2012

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WHEN: November 2 & 3,2012
WHERE: Santa Anita Park / Los Angeles,CA
TV COVERAGE: NBC - All Times Live, ET
Friday, Nov. 2 4-8 p.m. (NBC Sports Network) / Saturday, Nov. 3 3:30-8 p.m. (NBC Sports Network) / Saturday, Nov. 3 8-9 p.m. (NBC)
RADIO: Listen to live Breeders' Cup coverage, including all 15 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 Breeders' Cup:

The Breeders' Cup administers the Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's year-end Championships. The Breeders' Cup also administers the Breeders' Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million will be held Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif., and will be televised live by NBC. The $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic will be shown live and in primetime on NBC from 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 attracts 180 Pre-Entries for 2012 World Championships:
Led by multiple Grade 1 winner Game On Dude, defending Ladies' Classic champion Royal Delta, dominating turf stars Wise Dan and Point of Entry, and 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, 180 horses, including eight defending or former Breeders' Cup Champions, have been pre-entered for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships.

The 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing's most prestigious global event, consisting of 15 races and purses totaling more than $25 million over the two days, will be held at Santa Anita Park for the sixth time on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. There will be six Breeders' Cup races on Championship Friday and nine Breeders' Cup races on Championship Saturday.

The Breeders' Cup Classic, the climactic event of the Championships, will be run on the main track at 1 1/4 miles. Since the event's inception in 1984, 11 winners of the Classic have been voted Thoroughbred racing's Horse of the Year, and this year, several horses could lay claim to that title with a Classic victory. This Classic is led by Diamond Pride, Lanni Family Trust, Mercedes Stable and Bernie Schiappa's five-year-old Game On Dude, trained by Bob Baffert. In 2011, Game on Dude held the lead into deep stretch in the Classic at Churchill Downs, only to be overtaken in the final yards by 15-1 Drosselmeyer.

A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 15 Breeders' Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Dirt Mile (12). Breeders' Cup Limited has adopted a field selection system to select runners in the event fields are oversubscribed. This system ranks horses in order of preference based on (i) Breeders' Cup Challenge race winners, (ii) a point system, and (iii) the judgment of a panel of racing experts. The field selection system was implemented following the taking of pre-entries on Monday, to officially rank the oversubscribed fields. The Racing Secretaries and Directors Panel ranked all horses pre-entered in the oversubscribed races. After pre-entry, any vacancies in the fields will be filled by horses in order of panel preference. Entry for the Breeders' Cup World Championships races will be Monday, October 29, by 10 a.m. (PT). At the time of entry, a maximum of 14 horses (or 12) will be accepted for each race based on the order of preference established at pre-entry.

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 a.m., Friday, November 2.
2012 Breeders' Cup Schedule
WHEN: November 2 & 3,2012
WHERE: Santa Anita Park / Los Angeles,CA


Breeders' Cup Post Times - Friday, November 2nd: 
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Race # Race Post Time (ET/PT) TV
1 Allowance 2:15pm/11:15am HRTV
2 Allowance 2:48am/11:48am HRTV
3 Allowance 3:23pm/12:23pm HRTV
4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint 4:06pm/1:06pm NBC Sports
5 Breeders' Cup Marathon 4:48pm/1:48pm NBC Sports
6 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf 5:28pm/2:28pm NBC Sports
7 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies 6:08pm/3:08pm NBC Sports
8 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf 6:48pm/3:48pm NBC Sports
9 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic 7:30pm/4:30pm NBC Sports
10 Twilight Derby 8:15pm/5:15pm HRTV
       


Breeders' Cup Post Times - Saturday, November 3rd:     {C}{C}{C}{C}

Race # Race Post Time (ET/PT) TV
1 Damascus Stakes 1:05pm/10:05am HRTV
2 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview 1:35pm/10:35am HRTV
3 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview 2:10pm/11:10am HRTV
4 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 2:50pm/11:50am NBC Sports
5 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint 3:35pm/12:35pm NBC Sports
6 Breeders' Cup Sprint 4:14pm/1:14pm NBC Sports
7 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint 4:57pm/1:57pm NBC Sports
8 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile 5:36pm/2:36pm NBC Sports
9 Breeders' Cup Turf 6:18pm/3:18pm NBC Sports
10 Breeders' Cup Juvenile 6:58pm/3:58pm NBC Sports
11 Breeders' Cup Mile 7:40pm/4:40pm NBC Sports
12 Breeders' Cup Classic 8:30pm/5:30pm NBC
       
Breeders' Cup Race & Wagering Info

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Friday, November 2nd:

 

 

 

 


Friday's Pick 5, Super Hi-5 and Pick 6 may carryover to Saturday.  Each wager has a mandatory payout on Saturday, November 3rd.

*Friday's Ultra Pick 6 (races 4-9) is guaranteed to be a minimum 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 is a mandatory payout at the end of the Saturday program. Last year's Friday Pick 6 paid $444,571 for six-of-six winners, while no one selected all six winners on Saturday and five of six winners paid $95,070 for a $2 base wager.

** Friday's all Championships Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed minimum pool of $1,000,000.  This Pick 4 paid $11,714 for a $1 wager last year.

***The Special Daily Double comprises the Lady Classic, race 9 on Friday, and the Classic, race 12 on Saturday.  This two-day Special 'Classic Daily Double' has a $1 minimum bet value.  All wagers must be placed prior to the start of the Lady Classic, at approximately 7:25pm ET/4:25pm PT on Friday, November 2nd.  Last year's "Classic Double" of Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta and Classic winner Drosselmeyer paid $84.  This wager will be part of a separate even card for tote/wagering purposes. 

Breeders' Cup Post Times - Saturday, November 3rd:

 

 

 

 

 


* The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1,000,000 million minimum guaranteed gross pool.

** Saturday's Ultra Pick 6 (races 7-12) will feature a $2 million minimum guaranteed gross pool.

*** The late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $2,000,000 million minimum guaranteed gross pool. The 2011 late Pick 4 on Saturday paid $93,628 for a $1 base wager.

Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests. 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 5s are offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. Last year, the Saturday Pick 5 paid $71,510 for a 50-cent bet.
There will again be a Super High Five wager on both the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic 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. The Super High Five on the 2011 Classic paid $156,424 for a $1 wager.
Breeders' Cup continues to offer some of racing's best average payouts, with the $2 Exactas averaging $354; $2 Trifectas averaging $2,860 and $1 Superfectas averaging $11,563 in 2011.

Breeders’ Cup Betting

"The Breeders' Cup continues to be the greatest two days of wagering anywhere in the world," said Ken Kirchner, manager of the Breeders' Cup betting and simulcasting operations for the last 16 years. "With a tantalizing array of fractional wagers, like the 10-cent Superfecta and 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and Pick 5s, players can be confident they will receive the highest betting value in all of racing. Among last year's top payouts were a $71,510 Pick 5 for 50 cents; a $93,628 Pick 4 for $1; and a $444,571 Pick 6 for $2."

Each Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests. 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:

Friday's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $1 million 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 is a mandatory payout at the end of the Saturday program. Last year's Friday Pick 6 paid $444,571 for six-of-six winners, while no one selected all six winners on Saturday and five of six winners paid $95,070 for a $2 base wager.

Breeders' Cup Pick 5s are offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. Last year, the Saturday Pick 5 paid $71,510 for a 50-cent bet.

The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. There will be three guaranteed Pick 4 pools. Friday's all Championships Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed pool of $1 million. This Pick 4 paid $11,714 for a $1 wager last year. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1 million guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $2 million gross pool. The 2011 late Pick 4 on Saturday paid $93,628 for a $1 base wager.

There will again be a Super High Five wager on both the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic 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. The Super High Five on the 2011 Classic paid $156,424 for a $1 wager.

Betting the Breeders' Cup continues to offer some of racing's best average payouts, with the $2 Exactas averaging $354; $2 Trifectas averaging $2,860 and $1 Superfectas averaging $11,563 in 2011.

A Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on Friday to the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday will again be offered. Last year's "Classic Double" of Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta and Classic winner Drosselmeyer paid $84.

 

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Breeders' Cup 2012 Tickets

As if the beauty of 15 Championship races wasn't enough, this year's Breeders' Cup will be run at glorious Santa Anita Park. Located in Arcadia, California, Santa Anita Park is known for its picturesque backdrop against the San Gabriel Mountains and its historical prominence among the thoroughbred racing community.  This storied California track was the site of Seabiscuit's last race and Zenyatta's Classic triumph. And it has been a favorite stomping ground of Hollywood celebrities. Now, it's your turn. Secure your seats to this year's Breeders' Cup and be a part of history.

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If you're not able to make it to Santa Anita on November 2nd or 3rd, there are plenty of places to watch and wager on the Breeders Cup like TwinSpires.com.  You'll also find the race itself on nationwide TV in the United States and can get plenty of pre-race coverage on the dedicated horse racing networks HRTV.

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Breeders' Cup iPhone/iPad App

The Official 2012 Breeders' Cup App is now available! Watch all 15 Championship races LIVE on your iPhone or iPad, check out the contenders for each race and stay up-to-date on all the latest horse racing news. Take a stroll down memory lane and view the past winners for each championship division or watch any previous Breeders' Cup race dating back to the inaugural event in 1984. And the best part of it all, it's a FREE app!



The 2012 App includes:

THE CLASSIC:
- Follow all the Classic contenders, browse the photo gallery and watch replays of the 2012 Classic Challenge races plus all 28 past running's of the Classic.

WATCH:
-Live Video: Watch all 15 Championship races live on November 2 &3, including 2012 race replays right after the races are run.
- Video Vault: Watch every Breeders' Cup World Championship race ever run (1984-2011). Whether you want to relive the excitement of Zenyatta's thrilling win in the 2009 Breeders' Cup Classic or watch the very first Breeders' Cup race in 1984, the video vault has it all.

NEWS:
- Stay up-to-date with the latest racing news.

CHAMPIONSHIP RACES:
- Get all the information you need about all 15 Championship races, including past winners and 2012 contenders.

WAGERING INFO:
- Not sure where to place your bets on the Breeders' Cup? Our app uses your current location to map out all the simulcast sites in your area where you can wager on the Breeders' Cup.
- Use our iPhone app Wagering Calculator to determine the cost of your Breeders' Cup wagers
- Check out our Betting 101 guide to brush up on your track lingo.

TRACK INFO:
- Important information regarding Santa Anita Park, including seat/facility map and local weather.

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