It's the "World Cup" of thoroughbred racing - as top horses from around the globe meet to compete in the Breeders' Cup World Championship.
Just up ahead, check out the 2021 Breeders' Cup venue, ticket information and post positions, along with a bit of history and trivia about one of the most-anticipated horse races of the year.
This year, the 38th edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championships takes place on Friday, November 5 and Saturday, November 6, 2021 in San Diego at Del Mar -- "where the turf hits the surf."
2021 Breeders' Cup TV schedule
Fri., Nov. 5, 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM ET - NBCSN
Sat., Nov. 6, 5PM ET - Breeders' Cup Classic (post time 5:13PM ET)., NBC
2021 Breeders' Cup Classic post positions
Watch for the announcement of this year's Breeder's Cup post positions, jockeys and morning line odds when they are announced on November 1, 2021.
Horse & Post Position
Morning Line Odds
Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, "where the surf meets the turf" is the scene of the
2021 Breeder's Cup,
its fifth time since first hosting in 1938.
All about the Breeders' Cup
The Breeders' Cup World Championships caps the annual racing season with the richest races in the sport, honoring the fastest sprinters, most promising two-year-olds, and the best turf horses.
The very best of the best eventually compete in the final race for the ultimate
in prestige and the richest purse in horse racing: the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic.
In keeping with its star status as the ultimate in thoroughbred horse racing, the very first Breeders Cup took place at Hollywood Park in 1984. Almost immediately, the race took on the glamour of the Oscar
Awards, giving the sport a high-profile to become the hottest ticket in horse racing.
The Breeders' Cup Classic is open to horses of both sexes as are the Spring, the Mile and Turf races. The remaining four are the Juvenile, the Juvenile Fillies, Distaff and the Filly & Mare Turf for
females ages three and up.
Whichever the groups of horses are in contention, it's certain that national pride is on the line each time. Intense rivalry develops in almost each successive race among owners and trainers, primarily from the U.S., England, Ireland, France, Germany, and Japan over who will claim the best horse in competition.
DID YOU KNOW? Breeders' Cup trivia & fun facts
Girl power: Zenyatta
• 36 winners have started from gate No. 4, the luckiest post position in Breeders’ Cup history.
• Zenyatta is the only female horse ever to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
• Arcangues, who ran at 133-1 odds in the 1993 Breeders' Cup Classic, scored the biggest upset in Breeders' Cup history earning $269.20 on a $2 win bet.
• A record $2,687,611.20 was the payout on the winning Pick 6 ticket for the 2003 Breeders’ Cup.
• The prize money that will be awarded to the owners of this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic winner is more than $3 million, from a total purse of $6 million.
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Breeders Cup World Championships - The official site with complete stats, winners & information on past championships, pictures & related video clips, interesting facts & trivia, online ticket ordering plus posters & T-shirts in the online shop.