Last Updated on November 1, 2023 6:27 pm by Erwin Noguera
The 2023 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be the 40th edition of the premier event of the North American Thoroughbred horse racing year. The 14 races, all of which are Grade I, will take place on November 3 and 4 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. In the United States, The two-day championship event will be shown live across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and FanDuel TV on Friday and Saturday.
The Breeders’ Cup is generally regarded as the end of the North American racing season, although a few Grade I events take place in later November and December. The event typically determines champions in many of the Eclipse Award divisions.
With $31 million in prize money awarded over two days, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is the richest weekend in American horse racing and one of the richest events in all sports. It is the culmination of the year’s international racing season and a fitting send-off to the many horses who conclude their careers at the event.
It is also horseplayer heaven – pretty much every race over the two days is a large, competitive field filled with some of the best horses in the world. These handicapping puzzles are often tricky, but the payoffs when nailing a wager at the Breeders’ Cup can often make a bettor’s year.
Where To Watch:
NBC Sports is home to the 40th Breeders’ Cup World Championships
Coverage begins on Friday, Nov. 3 from 4 to 8 p.m. ET on USA Network and resumes on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 1:30 p.m. ET on USA Network before jumping to NBC until 7 p.m. ET (when the Breeders’ Cup Classic finishes) and Peacock until 8:15 p.m ET (when the Turf Sprint and Sprint conclude).
Races – Friday, November 3:
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
Conditions: 5 furlongs on turf for 2-year-olds.
Purse: $1 million. Post time: 5 p.m.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
Conditions: 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 2-year-old fillies.
Purse: $2 million. Post time: 5:40 p.m.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Conditions: 1 mile on turf for 2-year-old fillies.
Purse: $1 million. Post time: 6:20 p.m.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile
Conditions: 1 1/16 miles on dirt for 2-year-olds.
Purse: $2 million. Post time: 7 p.m.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Conditions: 1 mile on turf for 2-year-olds.
Purse: $1 million. Post time: 7:40 p.m.
Races – Saturday, November 4
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
Time 2:30 pm Purse – 2 Million
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
Time 3:10 pm Purse – 2 Million
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
Time 3:50 pm Purse – 1 Million
Breeders’ Cup Mile
Time4:30pm Purse – 2 Million
Breeders’ Cup Distaff
Time 5:10 pm Purse – 2 Million
Breeders’ Cup Turf
Time 5:50 pm Purse – 4 Million
Breeders’ Cup Classic
Time 6:40 pm Purse – 6 Million
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
Time 7:25 pm Purse – 1 Million
Breeders’ Cup Sprint
Time: 8:00 pm Purse – 2 Million