Breeders’ Cup has announced the posting time and broadcast schedule for the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championship on November 4-5 at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. The two-day championship event will be shown live on NBC, Peacock, USA Network and FanDuel TV.
The 39th Breeders’ Cup begins Friday, November 4 with Future Stars on Friday, featuring all five Breeders’ Cup World Championship races for 2-year-olds. There will be five lower races ahead of the first Breeders’ Cup of the 10 races on Friday, with the first posting at 11:55 a.m. ET.
USA Network and FanDuel TV (formerly TVG) will broadcast the first day of this year’s World Championships from 2-6 p.m. ET. This was the first year the US Network broadcast the World Championships. In total, FanDuel TV will broadcast 13 of the 14 World Championship races and all of the underclass races.
The first Breeders’ Cup championship race on Friday will be Race Number 6, which will have a posting time of 3pm ET. The posting time for the final Breeders’ Cup race of the day, Race 10, will be 5:40 p.m. ET.
There will be 12 races on Saturday, November 5, including nine Breeders’ Cup World Championship races. The day opens with two base races, starting with a first post time of 10:30 a.m. ET. The first Breeders’ Cup title race will be Race #3, posted after 11:50 a.m. ET. FanDuel TV will broadcast the first eight Breeders’ Cup world championship races on Saturday.
USA Network begins coverage on Saturdays 1-3:30 p.m. ET, followed by a two-and-a-half hour live show on NBC and Peacock, from 3:30-6 p.m. ET, with a peak is the ‘$6 million’ Longines Breeders Classic Trophy. Posting time for Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, Race #11, will be 5:40 p.m. ET. An additional race in the form of a number 12 card will complete the show on Saturday with a post time of 6:20 p.m. ET.
The official race order and betting menu for both days of the World Championships will be announced on Wednesday, October 26.