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Breeders' Cup World Championships Entries

Updated: 11/02/2020

Here are the entries for the 2020 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland. Pre-entries closed at noon on October 26 for all the races and were announced at 11:00am ET on October 28. Final entries closed at 10am ET and the post position were drawn at 5pm on Monday November 2 at the Sales Pavilion at Keeneland.

The Breeders' Cup will have a total of 14 Championship races (thirteen Grade 1 with the Juvenile Turf Sprint upgraded to Grade 2 for its second running) spread over two days of racing with $30 million in purse money on the line. Friday November 1st is billed as "Future Stars Friday" featuring all 5 Championship races for juveniles on the same card, starting with the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) and highlighted by the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). Saturday November 2nd will have nine races for older horses headlined by the $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) at 1 1/4 miles. The Championships will be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, for a second time, the first in 2015. Due to coronavirus restrictions fans will not be allowed to attend, with only officials, essential horsemen and owners, and selected media present.

The Breeders' Cup will be televised on NBC and NBC Sports with the schedule shown below. All times are Eastern.
     Friday, November 6, 2:00-6:00pm - Future Stars Friday on NBC Sports
     Saturday, November 7, 12:00-2:30 - Championship Saturday on NBC Sports
     Saturday, November 7, 2:30-6:00pm - Classic on NBC

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 including a list of the the top entries with link to a profile for each horse with lots more info. Free past performances for both days are available here from Equibase

* all post times are Eastern Time
Saturday November 2
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) 7 furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$1 Million 12:02pm
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 12:39pm
Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) 1 Mile 3 Year Olds & Up $1 Million 1:18pm
Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 1 3/16 Miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 1:57pm
Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) 6 Furlongs 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 2:36pm
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) presented by PDJF 1 mile (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $2 Million 3:15pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) 1 1/8 miles 3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
$2 Million 3:54pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) 1 1/2 miles (Turf) 3 Year Olds & Up $4 Million 4:33pm
Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) 1 1/4 miles 3 Year Olds & Up $6 Million 5:13pm
Friday November 1
Race Distance Age/Sex Purse Post*
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) 5 1/2 Furlongs (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 2:30pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmore America (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Olds $1 Million 3:10pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Fillies $2 Million 3:50pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) 1 Mile (Turf) 2 Year Old Fillies $1 Million 4:30pm
TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1) 1 1/16 Miles 2 Year Old Colts & Geldings $2 Million 5:10pm

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