Breeders' Cup schedule 2022: Post times, TV channels, odds, entries & how to watch every race

Breeders' Cup schedule 2022: Post times, TV channels, odds, entries & how to watch every race

The Breeders’ Cup, horse racing’s final major event of the year, is set to begin Friday, Nov. 4 with the Juvenile Turf Sprint and continue into Saturday. The event includes 14 races, including nine on Saturday leading up to the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

After the races were held in California last year, the 2022 Breeders’ Cup will be held at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.

The 14 races will award a total of $31 million in prize money, headlined by the $6 million available in the Breeders’ Cup Classic. The Longines Turf, which starts one hour before the Classic, will have the second-largest purse at $4 million. 

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Here’s all you need to know about the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, including how to watch, odds, and a full schedule.

When is the Breeders’ Cup Classic?

  • Date: Saturday, Nov. 5
  • Post time: 5:40 p.m. ET

Championship Saturday begins on Saturday, Nov. 5. There will be a total of 9 races on Saturday with the first race of the day, the Filly & Mare Sprint, starting at 11:50 a.m. ET.

All of the races lead up to the final race at 5:40 p.m. ET, known as the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

How to watch the Breeders’ Cup

  • TV channels: NBC, USA Network
  • Live stream: NBCSports.com, Peacock, fuboTV

Coverage begins Friday on USA Network from 2 p.m. ET to 6 p.m. ET.

Coverage on Saturday begins at 1 p.m. ET and runs through 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Then, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC will take over the coverage for the final races of the day. NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will also begin coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET.

USA and NBA can also be streamed on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.

Breeders’ Cup purse

This year’s Breeders’ Cup has a $31 million purse for the races held on Friday and Saturday. The winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday evening will take home the biggest grand prize of $6 million.

Five races on Friday and nine races on Saturday give out prize money. All 14 races offer at least $1 million in prize money.

Breeders’ Cup Classic post positions and odds

Flightline is the clear early favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Classic with 3-5 odds.

Epicenter (5-1), Life Is Good (6-1), and Taiba (8-1) have the best odds behind Flightline. Rich Strike, which won the Kentucky Derby in May with 80-1 odds, has fairly distant odds at 20-1. Here are the full odds for the horses racing in the Longines Classic.

Post Position Horse Trainer Jockey Odds
1 Taiba Bob Baffert Mike Smith 8-1
2 Life Is Good Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz Jr. 6-1
3 Happy Saver Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 30-1
4 Flightline John Salder Flavien Prat 3-5
5 Hot Rod Charlie Doug O’Neill Tyler Gaffalione 15-1
6 Epicenter Steve Asmussen Joel Rosario 5-1
7 Olympiad Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 10-1
8 Rich Strike Eric Reid Sonny Leon 20-1

Breeders’ Cup schedule 2022

Friday, Nov. 4

Race Time (ET) Distance Prize Money
Juvenile Turf Sprint 3:00 p.m. 5 Furlongs $1 million
Netjets Juvenile Fillies 3:40 p.m. 1 1/16 miles $2 million
Juveniles Fillies Turf 4:20 p.m. 1 mile $1 million
TVG Juvenile Presented by TAA 5:00 p.m. 1 1/16 miles $2 million
Juvenile Turf 5:40 p.m. 1 mile $1 million

Saturday, Nov. 5

Race Time (ET) Distance Prize Money
Filly & Mare Sprint 11:50 p.m. 7 Furlongs $1 million
Turf Sprint 12:29 p.m. 5 1/2 furlongs $1 million
Dirt Mile 1:10 p.m. 1 mile $2 million
Filly & Mare Turf 1:50 p.m. 1 3/16 miles $2 million
Sprint 2:30 p.m. 6 Furlongs $2 million
Fanduel Mile 3:10 p.m. 1 mile $2 million
Longines Distaff 3:55 p.m. 1 1/8 miles $2 million
Longines Turf 4:40 p.m. 1 1/2 miles $4 million
Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic 5:40 p.m. 1 1/4 miles $6 million