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Breeders' Cup World Championships Preview

Updated: 10/31/2011

Entries closed and post positions were drawn on Monday, October 31, in the Millionaire's Row dining room at Churchill Downs for the 15 Breeders' Cup World Championship races. Morning line odds were set by Churchill Downs handicapper Mike Battaglia and jockey assignments were also announced and should be final now barring any last minute changes.

This year, the Breeders' Cup will have a total of 15 races spread over two days of racing with $26 million in purse money on the line. Friday November 4th will have six races including the new Juvenile Sprint and all the distaff divisions, headlined by the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (formerly the Breeders' Cup Distaff) worth $2 million. Saturday November 5th will have nine races headlined by the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at 1 1/4 miles.

This year the Breeders' Cup will be televised on ESPN and ESPN2 with the schedule so far being:
     Friday, November 4, 4:00-7:00 ET on ESPN2
     Saturday, November 5, 2:00-7:30 ET on ESPN and ABC
Check here for the latest TV schedule including preps and preview shows.

Below is the list of races with conditions, purses, and post times for both days. Click the race names to get links for info specific to that race plus a list of the entries, post positions, and morning line odds. Each contender's name will link to a full profile with a photo and lots of info about that horse.

* all post times are Eastern Time
Saturday November 5
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2) 1 3/4 miles 3 Year Olds & Up $500,000 1:20pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 2:02pm
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up $1.5 Million 2:37pm
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G2) 5 Furlongs (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 3:21pm
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) 1 Mile 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 4:01pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) 1 1/2 miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $3 Million 4:45pm
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) 1 1/16 miles 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings $2 Million 5:25pm
TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) 1 mile (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 6:07pm
Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) 1 1/4 miles 3 Year Olds & Up $5 Million 7:00pm
Friday November 4
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint 6 furlongs 2 Year Olds $500,000 4:01pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G2) 1 mile (Turf) 2 Year Old Fillies $1 Million 4:50pm
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) 7 furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$1 Million 5:30pm
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) 1 1/16 miles 2 Year Old Fillies $2 Million 6:10pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 1 3/8 miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 6:50pm
Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic (G1) 1 1/8 miles 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 7:30pm

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