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Breeders’ Cup Post Times and Broadcast Schedule

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The Breeders' Cup announced post times and broadcast schedule. (Photo credit: Scott Serio/Breeders’ Cup/Eclipse Sportswire/CSM).

The Breeders’ Cup today announced post times and the broadcast coverage schedule for the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. The two-day championship event will be shown live across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and FanDuel TV.

The 39th Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday, Nov. 4 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders’ Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds. There will be five undercard races preceding the first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday’s 10-race program, with the first race post time at 11:55 a.m. ET.

USA Network and FanDuel TV (formerly TVG) will televise the first day of this year’s World Championships from 2-6 p.m. ET. This is the first year that USA Network will televise the World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day international event. In total, FanDuel TV will be televising 13 of the 14 World Championships races and all undercard races.

Friday’s first Breeders’ Cup Championship race will be Race #6, which will have a post time of 3 p.m. ET. Post time for the last Breeders’ Cup race of the day, Race #10, will be 5:40 p.m. ET.

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There will be 12 races on Saturday, Nov. 5, featuring nine Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. The day opens with two undercard races, beginning with a first race post time of 10:30 a.m. ET. The first Breeders’ Cup Championship race will be Race #3, which will have a post time of 11:50 a.m. ET. FanDuel TV will televise the first eight Breeders’ Cup World Championships races on Saturday.

USA Network begins its Saturday coverage from 1-3:30 p.m. ET, followed by two-and-a-half hours of live programming on NBC and Peacock, from 3:30-6 p.m. ET, culminating with the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. Post time for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, Race #11, will be 5:40 p.m. ET. An additional undercard Race #12 will complete the Saturday programming with a post time of 6:20 p.m. ET.

The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the World Championships will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 26.



Friday, November 4

Race 1  11:55 AM

Race 2  12:30 PM

Race 3  1:05 PM

Race 4  1:40 PM

Race 5  2:15 PM

Race 6  3:00 PM

Race 7  3:40 PM

Race 8  4:20 PM

Race 9  5:00 PM

Race 10  5:40 PM

Saturday, November 5

Race 1  10:30 AM

Race 2  11:05 AM

Race 3  11:50 AM

Race 4  12:29 PM

Race 5  1:10 PM

Race 6  1:50 PM

Race 7  2:30 PM

Race 8  3:10 PM

Race 9  3:55 PM

Race 10  4:40 PM

Race 11  5:40 PM  Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

Race 12  6:20 PM