This year, the 39th edition of the Breeders' Cup World Championships takes place on Friday, November 4 and Saturday, November 5, 2022.
2022 Breeders' Cup Classic contenders
Undefeated Flightline and Rich Strike, upset winner of the Kentucky Derby, head a field of nine for the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic which will air live from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, KY. on Saturday, November 6 on NBC with a post time of 5:40PM ET.
Along with Flightline, other top Breeders' Cup favorites include Life Is Good, Epicenter, Taiba, and Kentucky Derby second place finisher Hot Rod Charlie.
The two-day championship event will be televised live on NBC, NBCSN, and USA Network and streamed on Peacock .(ALL TIMES EASTERN)
Friday, November 4
POST TIME (ET)
Juvenile Turf Sprint
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Saturday, November 5
POST TIME (ET)
Filly and Mare Sprint
Filly and Mare Turf
BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC
2022 Breeders' Cup Classic post positions
Horse & Post Position
Morning Line Odds
2. Life Is Good
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
3. Happy Saver
5. Hot Rod Charlie
8. Rich Strike
This will be the third time that historic Keeneland will be the venue for the Breeders Cup since it last hosted in 2020 and 2015.
Tickets for the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland went on sale to the public on Monday, May 9 at BreedersCup.com/Tickets.
Keeneland Race Course in Lexinbton, KY hosts the 2022 Breeders Cup..
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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