Breeders’ Cup Schedule Friday and Saturday

RFLA Staff Report

The  2020 Breeders’ Cup races will be run on Friday and Saturday at Keeneland in Lexington, Ky.

There will be five Breeders’ Cup races, all for 2-year-olds, on Friday’s Keeneland card. There will be nine Breeders’ Cup races, all for 3-year-olds and up, on Saturday’s Keeneland card.

All times listed are Eastern Standard. 

This link to the Equibase Web site has the Keeneland entries for Saturday,

The Breeders’ Cup  races are numbers four to  twelve. It has click-ons for handicapping–some for free and some, including Past Performances, at cost.

The first Breeders’  Cup race is the Fillies and Mares Sprint (Grade 1) at 12:02 p.m.

The 12th and final race is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1)at 1 1/4 miles on dirt.  Scheduled post is 5:18 p.m.

The Weather Channel forecast is for temperatures in the low 70s and a zero percent chance of rain during racing hours.

Our coverage will focus on horses that raced at Gulfstream Park and/or at Tampa Bay Downs this year.

Watching  and Wagering

Gulfstream Park, Tampa Bay Downs, Isle Racing and Casino at Pompano Park and Hialeah Park are among the Florida pari-mutuels that will have  simulcast wagering on the Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and Saturday.

Those tracks also will have  simulcast wagering on the Gulfstream Park West meet races, which are held at Calder in Miami  Gardens.

Calder is closed to spectators due  to  COVID-19 precautions.

On Friday, the NBC Sports cable channel will have  coverage of the Breeders’ Cup from 2:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

On Saturday, the NBC Sports Network cable channel  will have Breeders’ Cup from 12:00 p.m. until 2:30 p.m.  After that, NBC’s over-the-air channels will have Breeders’ Cup coverage until 6:00 p.m.

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