Breeders' Cup 2012 TV Schedule: Where to Watch Every Race of Two-Day Event

Rob GoldbergFeatured ColumnistNovember 1, 2012

ARCADIA, CA - OCTOBER 30:  Ricahrd's Kid is lead to train in preparation for the 2012 Breeder's Cup at Santa Anita Park on October 30, 2012 in Arcadia, California.  (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Most people only focus on horse racing during the Triple Crown, but the Breeders' Cup is the sport's premier event.

Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino might have described it best with his glowing recommendation

The Breeders’ Cup are two of the most special days in horse racing. It is the Super Bowl, March Madness, and World Series combined into one weekend a year. It is where all the great ones come together to compete.

You need to be a part of this. Since only a small group of people will be at Santa Anita Park this weekend, here is the television schedule to follow along.


Where: Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles, CA

When: November 2 - 3

Live Stream: Breeders' Cup App


TV Schedule (via

Date Time Channel
Nov. 2 4 - 8 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network
Nov. 3 3:30 - 8 p.m. ET NBC Sports Network
Nov. 3 8 - 9 p.m. ET NBC


Friday's Races

The highlight of the the first day is the Ladies' Classic, which features the best female horses in the world. Many times the Fillies and Mares run faster times than their male counterparts.

A good amount of the other great races feature younger horses looking to make a mark in the sport. The winners of these events often return to this event later on in the higher-profile races.

Juvenile Sprint

Post Time: 1:06 p.m. PT

Purse: $500,000

Distance: 6 Furlongs



Post Time: 1:48 p.m. PT 

Purse: $500,000

Distance: 1 3/4 Miles 


Juvenile Fillies Turf

Post Time: 2:28 p.m. PT

Purse: $1 million

Distance: 1 Mile


Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies

Post Time: 3:08 p.m. PT

Purse: $2 million

Distance: 1 1/16 Miles


Filly & Mare Turf

Post Time: 3:48 p.m. PT

Purse: $2 million

Distance: 1 1/4 Miles


Ladies' Classic

Post Time: 4:30 p.m. PT

Purse: $2 million 

Distance: 1 1/8 Miles


Saturday's Races

This is the day that features the best races in the world. The Sprint is one of the quickest races on the planet and can excite even those that are not fans of horse racing.

The turf races also give a look at the difference between courses and how that affects the race.

Still, the Classic is the event that people come to see and should be viewed by everyone. These are 14 of the best horses in the world at any age, and the competitive field is certain to impress. 

Juvenile Turf

Post Time:11:50 a.m. PT

Purse: $1 million

Distance: 1 Mile


Filly & Mare Sprint

Post Time: 12:35 p.m. PT

Purse: $1 million

Distance: 7 Furlongs


Dirt Mile

Post Time: 1:14 p.m. PT

Purse: $1 million

Distance: 1 Mile


Turf Sprint

Post Time: 1:57 p.m. PT

Purse: $1 million

Distance: 6.5 Furlongs


Grey Goose Juvenile

Post Time: 2:36 p.m. PT

Purse: $2 million

Distance: 1 1/16 Miles



Post Time: 3:18 p.m. PT

Purse: $3 million

Distance: 1 1/2 Miles



Post Time: 3:58 p.m. PT

Purse: $1.5 million

Distance: 6 Furlongs



Post Time: 4:40 p.m. PT

Purse: $2 million

Distance: 1 Mile



Post Time: 5:30 p.m. PT

Purse: $5 million

Distance: 1 1/4 Miles