Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Post Times Set for Friday and Saturday

Opening with Future Stars Friday on Nov. 5 and Closing Nov. 6 with the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2021) – The Breeders’ Cup today announced post times for the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California. There will be 14 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races and eight undercard races with total purses and awards of more than $31 million over the two days.

The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the Championships will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 27.

The 38th Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday, Nov. 5 with Future Stars Friday, featuring all five Breeders’ Cup World Championships races for 2-year-olds. There will be five undercard races preceding the first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday’s 10-race program, with the first race post time at 11:55 a.m. PT. Friday’s first Breeders’ Cup World Championships race will be Race #6, which will have a post time of 2:50 p.m. PT. Friday’s 10th race, the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1), will have a post time of 5:30 p.m. PT.

There will be 12 races on the Saturday, Nov. 6 program, featuring nine Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. The first race post time will be 10:15 a.m. PT. The first Breeders’ Cup World Championships race will be Race #4, which will have a post time of 12:05 p.m. PT.

Post time for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), Race #12, will be at 5:40 p.m. PT.

2021 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS POST TIMES
(ALL TIMES PACIFIC)

Friday, November 5

Race 1 – 11:55 AM
Race 2 – 12:25 PM
Race 3 – 12:55 PM
Race 4 – 1:30 PM
Race 5 – 2:05 PM
Race 6 – 2:50 PM
Race 7 – 3:30 PM
Race 8 – 4:10 PM
Race 9 – 4:50 PM
Race 10 – 5:30 PM $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)

Saturday, November 6

Race 1 – 10:15 AM
Race 2 – 10:50 AM
Race 3 – 11:25 AM
Race 4 – 12:05 PM
Race 5 – 12:40 PM
Race 6 – 1:19 PM
Race 7 – 1:59 PM
Race 8 – 2:38 PM
Race 9 – 3:20 PM
Race 10 – 4:00 PM
Race 11 – 4:40 PM
Race 12 – 5:40 PM $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1)

BOLDED are post times for Breeders’ Cup World Championships races.

 

ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP

Breeders’ Cup Limited administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.

 

Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Is this Andre Fabre’s Best Horse Ever?

Horse Racing NAP of the Day: 13/8 Horse Racing Betting Tip This Wednesday + a £25 Risk Free BetAndre Fabre has hailed the unbeaten filly as probably one of the best he has ever trained – after just two races.

Owned by Juddmonte Stud, she is by Frankel and out of multiple American Grade One winner Emollient.

A winner over an extended seven furlongs at Deauville on debut, Raclette was hugely impressive in a conditions race at Chantilly last week and now has a Group One date in the Prix Marcel Boussac looming.

“She was very impressive last time out and she is probably one of the best fillies I have ever trained – she’s got everything,” said Fabre.

“She has acceleration, a wonderful temperament, so far she is doing everything right. We’ll go for the Boussac with her next.

“It is quite a big step going from a conditions race to a Group One, but she was way better than her opponents last time.

Is this Andre Fabre’s Best Horse Ever?

 

Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Cox Has Two Pistols for $6M Classic

Trainer Brad Cox is holding two aces regarding the richest horse race in North America.

Defending Breeders’ Cup winners Essential Quality (Juvenile) and Knicks Go (Dirt Mile) are pointing to the $6 million Classic Nov. 6 at Del Mar in Southern California. Both come off Grade 1 victories at Saratoga in upstate New York, 5-year-old Knicks Go in the Whitney Stakes and champion 3-year-old Essential Quality in the $1.25-million Travers Stakes Saturday.

Knicks Go is ranked first and Essential Quality third in the newest National Thoroughbred Racing Association poll. Knicks Go, a 2020 Oaklawn allowance winner, is targeting the Grade 3 Lukas Classic Oct. 3 at Churchill Downs as his last prep for the Classic. Cox said he is unsure about Essential Quality’s next start before the Tapit colt takes on older horses in the Classic, which like the Travers is 10 furlongs.

“We’ll just let the dust settle and enjoy the victory for a little bit. I think that’s the right thing to do,” Cox said. “We’ll make a decision in a week or two weeks. The most important thing is watching him and how he trains.”

Winning the Travers by a neck over Midnight Bourbon, giving him an 8-0-1 record from nine starts, Essential Quality…  read the rest

Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar: Lasix Prohibited in Prep Races

del mar delmar paddock sceneLEXINGTON, KY (February, 2021) – As 2021 kicks off with stakes races being run without Lasix at the leading racetracks and Thoroughbred racing events across the country, including the 2021 World Championships, Breeders’ Cup is pleased to announce that this year’s “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races will be run without Lasix.

Additionally, Graded Stakes points for the purpose of selection into a Breeders’ Cup World Championships race will only be awarded in Lasix-free graded stakes races. As an operator of world-class racing with the highest safety and integrity measures in place, these initiatives are in keeping with Breeders’ Cup’s efforts to lead by example to move towards elimination of race day medications and to better align the industry with the rest of the world. Breeders’ Cup welcomes others to join these efforts to bring the U.S. further in line with international standards.

2020 saw a successful year of two-year-olds running Lasix-free, including on Future Stars Friday at the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Keeneland. In addition, the groundbreaking passage of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act (HISA), which was signed into law on December 27, 2020, has provided a critical framework for the industry going forward. Under HISA, Lasix-free racing will be the general standard as of July 1, 2022.

“Even before HISA was signed into law, running the World Championships Lasix-free was a goal of Breeders’ Cup,” said Drew Fleming, President and CEO of Breeders’ Cup Limited. “Extending this standard to all races associated with the Breeders’ Cup World Championships will hopefully set an example for other racetracks and stakeholders to embrace forthcoming safety and integrity measures, including the elimination of race day medication, as a new, safer era for our storied sport approaches.”

Aligning Breeders’ Cup’s year-round “Win and You’re In” program with the World Championships by modifying the Field Selection Process and allocation of Challenge Race designations to races that prohibit Lasix further strengthens Breeders’ Cup commitment to this effort. The safety of human and equine athletes and the integrity of our sport must always come first, which is why Breeders’ Cup, like so many others around the world, supports eliminating Lasix in racing.

ABOUT BREEDERS’ CUP

The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred horse racing’s year-end Championships, as well as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The Breeders’ Cup is also a founding member of the Thoroughbred Safety Coalition, an organization composed of industry leaders committed to advancing safety measures in Thoroughbred racing and improving the well-being of equine and human athletes.

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 Championship races, is scheduled to be held on November 5-6 at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California. The event will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media.