H 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 https://www.equibase.com/static/entry/RaceCardIndexKEE110720USA-EQB.html 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.