For the first time, the Breeders' Cup is headed to prime time. The $5 million Classic is able to benefit from the evening start because this year’s Breeders' Cup is being held at Santa Anita. After being run in the slop at Churchill Downs a year ago, the sunny weather of Southern California will be welcome this year. The post time forecast is for 77 degree temperatures and sunny.
The final race of the day will be on NBC after the NBC Sports Network has televised the rest of the two-day festival of racing.
The post time for the $5 million, one-and-a-quarter mile Classic is 8:30 p.m. ET. The race is open to horses three years old and up. The winner often goes on to capture the Eclipse award as the best horse of the year.