Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times, Broadcast Schedule for 2022 Event

Breeders’ Cup Announces Post Times, Broadcast Schedule for 2022 Event

The Breeders’ Cup has announced post times and the broadcast coverage schedule for the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 4-5 at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky. The two-day championship event will be shown live across NBC, Peacock, USA Network, and FanDuel TV.   

The 39th Breeders’ Cup begins on Friday, Nov. 4 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. ET.

USA Network and FanDuel TV (formerly TVG) will televise the first day of the World Championships from 2-6 p.m. ET. This is the first year that USA Network will televise the World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day international event. In total, FanDuel TV will be televising 13 of the 14 World Championships races and all undercard races.

Friday’s first Breeders’ Cup Championship race will be Race #6, which will have a post time of 3 p.m. ET. Post time for the last Breeders’ Cup race of the day, Race #10, will be 5:40 p.m. ET.

There will be 12 races on Saturday, Nov. 5, featuring nine Breeders’ Cup World Championships races. The day opens with two undercard races, beginning with a first race post time of 10:30 a.m. ET. The first Breeders’ Cup Championship race will be Race #3, which will have a post time of 11:50 a.m. ET. FanDuel TV will televise the first eight Breeders’ Cup World Championships races on Saturday.

USA Network begins its Saturday coverage from 1-3:30 p.m. ET, followed by two-and-a-half hours of live programming on NBC and Peacock, from 3:30-6 p.m. ET, culminating with the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. Post time for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, Race #11, will be 5:40 p.m. ET. An additional undercard Race #12 will complete the Saturday programming with a post time of 6:20 p.m. ET.

The official race order and wagering menu for both days of the World  Championships will be announced on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

Post times for Keeneland Race Course, Nov. 4-5 (Breeders’ Cup races in bold)

Friday, Nov. 4

Race 1

11:55 AM

Race 2

12:30 PM

Race 3

1:05 PM

Race 4

1:40 PM

Race 5

2:15 PM

Race 6

3:00 PM

Race 7

3:40 PM

Race 8

4:20 PM

Race 9

5:00 PM

Race 10

5:40 PM

Saturday, Nov. 5

Race 1

10:30 AM

Race 2

11:05 AM

Race 3

11:50 AM

Race 4

12:29 PM

Race 5

1:10 PM

Race 6

1:50 PM

Race 7

2:30 PM

Race 8

3:10 PM

Race 9

3:55 PM

Race 10

4:40 PM

Race 11

5:40 PM

Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic

Race 12

6:20 PM