Where to Watch/Listen During Breeders' Cup Week 2019

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The Breeders’ Cup World Championships returns to Santa Anita Park on Nov. 1-2 for the first time since 2016. (Penelope P. Miller/America's Best Racing)

Thoroughbred racing’s second season culminates on Friday, Nov. 1 and Saturday, Nov. 2 with the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, and there is comprehensive media coverage of the two-day festival, which will be held for the first time since 2016 at Santa Anita Park.

NBC Sports will televise 13 of the 14 Breeders’ Cup championship races, starting on the Breeders' Cup "Future Stars Friday" program with five races, and continuing on Saturday with eight more. Twelve races will be televised on NBCSN, and the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic will anchor an hour-long telecast on NBC slated for 8-9 p.m. ET on Nov. 2. Scheduled post time for the Breeders' Cup Classic is 8:44 p.m. ET. An hour-long preview and handicapping program, "Betting the Breeders' Cup," will air on NBCSN Thursday, Oct. 31, at 4 p.m. ET.

In addition to the NBC Sports broadcasts, TVG will be providing comprehensive coverage of the World Championships every day during Breeders’ Cup week, and will broadcast every Breeders’ Cup race live except for the Classic on Saturday evening, Nov. 2. Starting on Friday, Oct. 26, TVG will air “Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup” each day from 10 a.m.  to 1:30 p.m. ET, covering workouts and news and featuring interviews with many Breeders’ Cup participants. TVG will also air the Rood and Riddle Post Position Draw for the 36th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Monday, Oct. 28, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET.

A highlight of the week’s radio and online streaming coverage is Saturday's “The Winner’s Circle” podcast, presented by The Stronach Group. Hosted by Bram Weinstein, the Nov. 2 podcast will concentrate on all things Breeders’ Cup with analysis from Gary Stevens and Dan Tordjman. The featured guest is former NFL coach and horse owner Mike Tice. The program airs at 10 a.m. ET on the SB Nation Radio network of stations and on the SB Nation Radio app.

Below is a rundown of horse racing television and radio coverage through the week leading up to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1-2. Click here for post time information for each Breeders' Cup racee along with a wagering menu.

For online streaming coverage: The Breeders’ Cup will be live streaming a variety of events during the week leading up to the World Championships, including morning workouts and all races along with the series "All In: Road to the Classic." Streaming will be available on the Breeders’ Cup website, on the mobile Breeders’ Cup app, and also on Facebook Live and Periscope for several events, including the Rood & Riddle post-position draw for all 14 races on Monday, Oct. 30, at 6:30 p.m. Eastern. Click here for more information.

TV Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network

Oct. 25

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 26

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 27

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 28

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 28

Live broadcast of the Breeders' Cup Rood and Riddle Post Position Draw

6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 29

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 30

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 31

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

TVG

Oct. 31

"Betting the Breeders' Cup"

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 1

"Breeders' Cup Player's Show" featuring live broadcasts of five Breeders' Cup races

12:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

TVG

Nov. 1

Future Stars Friday featuring live broadcasts of five Breeders' Cup races

4 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 2

"Breeders' Cup Player's Show" featuring live broadcasts of eight Breeders' Cup races

12 p.m.-8:30 p.m.

TVG

Nov. 2

Championship Saturday featuring live broadcasts of seven Breeders' Cup races

3:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 2

Breeders' Cup Classic Hour featuring a live broadcast of the 36th Breeders' Cup Classic

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

NBC

 Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Oct. 26 Red Brand Radio 3 p.m.-6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 25 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m.-7 p.m. HRRN

Oct. 26 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m.-10 a.m. HRRN
Oct. 28 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Wrap with Winning Connections, Santa Anita Park's Jon White, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 29 At The Races with Steve Byk: NYRA's Andy Serling, Horse Health Today, and Horseplayer Now's Jeremy Plonk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 29 Breeders' Cup Countdown Show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 30 At The Races with Steve Byk: eNicks' Pedigree Expert Sid Fernando, Tourney Talk, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 30 Breeders' Cup Countdown Show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 30 Red Brand Radio 3 p.m.-6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 30 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m.-7 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 31 At The Races with Steve Byk: Shedrow Confidential with Steve Haskin, Vegas Racebook with Richard Eng, and more 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Oct. 31 Breeders' Cup Countdown Show 11 a.m.-1 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 31 Red Brand Radio 3 p.m.-6 p.m. HRRN
Oct. 31 Brisnet.com call-in Show 6 p.m.-7 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 1 At The Races with Steve Byk: Weekend Preview with Daily Racing Form correspondents and other guests 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 1 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 3 p.m.-4 p.m. HRRN

Nov. 1 Broadcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Presented by VisitBarbados.org and Red Brand Fence 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 2 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m.-10 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 2 "The Winner's Circle," presented by America's Best Racing in conjunction with SB Nation Radio, with host Bram Weinstein and scheduled guest Mike Tice 10 a.m. SB Nation Radio
Nov. 2 Broadcast of the Breeders' Cup World Championships Presented by VisitBarbados.org and Red Brand Fence 3 p.m.-9 p.m. HRRN

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