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Breeders Cup Wrapup
For 2022, the Breeders' Cup World Championships return to Keeneland. Pre-entries closed on Monday October 24 for all the races and were released on October 26 with a total of 205 horses, including 45 from overseas, pre-entered for the 14 Championship races. Seven previous Breeders' Cup Champions are back to try for a repeat, including two-time Breeders' Cup Champion Golden Pal in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Final entries closed on Monday October 31 and post positions where drawn in the afternoon at Rupp Arena. Below are links to the entries for each race along with lots of other information.
Drawing the posts with Racing Secretary Ben Huffman and University of Kentucky basketball head coach John Calipari.
The 39th Breeders' Cup will have a total of 14 Championship races (all Grade 1) spread over two days of racing with $30 million in purse money on the line. Friday November 4th 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 (G1) and highlighted by the $2 million TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1). Saturday November 5th will have nine Grade 1 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 third time, the first in 2015 and the second in 2020 with only horsemen allowed due to Covid.
The Breeders' Cup will be televised on NBC, USA Network, and Peacock with the schedule shown below. All times are Eastern.
Friday, November 4, 2:00-5:00pm - Future Stars Friday on USA Network
Saturday, November 5, 1:00pm-3:30pm - Championship Saturday on USA Network
Saturday, November 5, 3:30-6:00pm - Championship Saturday NBC and Peacock
Below is the list of races with conditions, purses, and post times for both days. The post times and race order were finalized on Monday October 24. Click the race names to get links for info specific to that race including a list of the contenders with a link to a profile for each horse with lots more info. Jockey assignments are not finalized and are based on the regular riders. Free past performances for both days are available here from BRISnet. You can view the official programs for both days online from Breeder's Cup here.
|Saturday November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)||7 furlongs||3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)||5 Furlongs (Turf)||3 Year Olds & Up||$1 Million||12:29pm|
|Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)||1 Mile||3 Year Olds & Up||$1 Million||1:10pm|
|Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)||1 3/16 Miles (Turf)||3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
|Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)||6 Furlongs||3 Year Olds & Up||$2 Million||2:30pm|
|FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) presented by PDJF||1 Mile (Turf)||3 Year Olds & Up||$2 Million||3:10pm|
|Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)||1 1/8 miles||3 Year Olds & Up
Fillies & Mares
|Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)||1 1/2 miles (Turf)||3 Year Olds & Up||$4 Million||4:40pm|
|Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)||1 1/4 miles||3 Year Olds & Up||$6 Million||5:40pm|
|Friday November 4|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G1)||5 Furlongs (Turf)||2 Year Olds||$1 Million||3:00pm|
|NetJets Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)||1 1/16 Miles||2 Year Old Fillies||$2 Million||3:40pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)||1 Mile (Turf)||2 Year Old Fillies||$1 Million||4:20pm|
|FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) presented by TAA (G1)||1 1/16 Miles||2 Year Old Colts & Geldings||$2 Million||5:00pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)||1 Mile (Turf)||2 Year Olds||$1 Million||5:40pm|
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