Here’s the basic information you need to watch and feel informed about the grand finale race of this year’s Breeders’ Cup.
Top photo courtesy of the Breeders’ Cup.
Where: Santa Anita Park (Arcadia, Calif.)
When: Saturday, November 2
Distance: 1 1/4-mile dirt track
Purse: $5 million
About: The Breeder’s Cup features 14 races over two days, the most prestigious of which is the Classic. The Classic is considered by many to be the premier thoroughbred horse race of the year in the U.S., pitting the best thoroughbreds of the year against one another in pursuit of the United States’ richest racing honor.
Post Time: The post time for the Classic is 8:35 p.m. EDT.
Additional post times:
Juvenile Fillies: 3:05 p.m.
Filly & Mare Turf: 3:43 p.m.
Filly & Mare Sprint: 4:21 p.m.
Turf Sprint: 5:05 p.m.
Juvenile: 5:43 p.m.
Turf: 6:22 p.m.
Sprint: 7:01 p.m.
Mile: 7:40 p.m.
TV: 3:30 to 8 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network. The Classic will be broadcast Saturday from 8 to 9 p.m. EST on NBC.
Live stream: NBC Sports
Official Website: www.breederscup.com
The Field: A maximum of 14 starters are allowed. The classic is open to 3-year-olds and up. Game on Dude is favored to win this year’s race.
This video provides a quick overview of the field:
Online Betting: If you’re looking to up the ante, a variety of online betting sites are at your service. We recommend Twinspires.com for ease of use–it has all the bells and whistles for experienced bettors, but it’s simple enough for novices to use as well. Brisnet.com is another useful resource.