Where to Watch/Listen During 2020 Breeders’ Cup Week

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Horses race around the turn at Keeneland during the 2015 Breeders’ Cup. (Eclipse Sportswire)

An unprecedented 2020 horse racing calendar altered by the COVID-19 pandemic winds down in more familiar fashion on Nov. 6-7 at Keeneland Race Course with the 37thBreeders’ Cup World Championships. The two-day event will be held with spectators limited to a few owners, breeders, and essential personnel, which will make the options for television, radio, and live streaming coverage even more important than usual for fans who want to watch and bet on the 14 races.

Morning training at Keeneland. (Eclipse Sportswire)

Fortunately, those options this year are more plentiful than ever. NBC Sports is, as usual, the go-to outlet for live broadcasts of all World Championships races. Friday’s five Breeders’ Cup races will be shown on NBCSN during a broadcast from 2 p.m.-6 p.m. ET. The first four of nine Breeders' Cup races on Saturday will be shown on NBCSN from noon-2:30 p.m. ET, and the final five will air on a national broadcast on NBC from 2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. ET, culminating with the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic, which has a post time of 5:13 p.m. ET. For an entire race schedule with gambling options for each race, click here.

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships will also be broadcast live on TVG, and the network will as usual offer comprehensive coverage leading up to the event with its “Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup” morning workout show. Presented by WinStar Farm and Keeneland, “Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup” begins on Friday, Oct. 30 and will run through Thursday, Nov. 5, airing at 7 a.m. ET and then again at 10 a.m. ET daily. TVG also will broadcast the Rood & Riddle Post-Position Draw for all Breeders’ Cup races on Monday, Nov. 2 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Racing from Aqueduct, Churchill Downs and other tracks will be shown live during Breeders’ Cup week on “America’s Day at the Races." The NYRA-produced show runs Wednesday through Sunday this week on FS2, covering Churchill Downs on Wednesday and Thursday and then addding Aqueduct to the calendar when that track opens on Friday. The shows will also air on MSG+ and on regional Fox outlets Prime Ticket and Fox Sports San Diego – check NYRA’s website for those dates and times. 

TVG will also show live racing from Del Mar and other tracks all week as part of its usual coast-to-coast schedule.

In addition to being shown on TVG, “Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup” will be streamed live on the Breeders’ Cup’s social media channels, and America’s Best Racing also has several live streaming shows leading up to the event on Nov. 6-7. These include three lunchtime shows on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday as well as a Betting After Darkshow on Wednesday evening, an evening preview show presented en Espanol on Thursday evening, and two morning preview shows on Friday and Saturday before the racing begins. Lastly, the popular La Trifecta racing show presented en Espanol will air Friday evening, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. ET. ABR’s live streaming shows can be viewed on its Facebook Live, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

Click here for more information on live streaming content from America’s Best Racing and the Breeders’ Cup, or check the schedule below.

A don’t-miss highlight of this weekend’s radio coverage is "The Winner’s Circle," America’s Best Racing’s podcast presented by NYRA Bets. The show, hosted by Bram Weinstein, airs 10 a.m. ET Saturday, Nov. 7, on Sports Map Radio. Subscribe to "The Winner's Circle" on Apple Podcasts to listen to archived episodes.

The season finale episode of "The Winner's Circle" will focus on the 37th Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Guests are retired Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens; jockey Aaron Gryder, who is set to retire after the Del Mar meet; and horse racing analyst Aly Vance.

Here’s a rundown of television, radio, and live streaming coverage for 2020 Breeders’ Cup week.

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Nov. 4

Breakfast at the Breeders' Cup

7 a.m.

Breeders' Cup Social Media and TVG

Nov. 4

ABR Breeders' Cup Preview Lunchtime Show

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

ABR Social Media

Nov. 4

America's Day at the Races

12:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 4

Horseplayers Happy Hour

5 p.m.-6:30 p.m.

Breeders' Cup Social Media

Nov. 4

Cocktails and Conversations

7:30 p.m.-9 p.m.

ABR and Breeders' Cup Social Media

Nov. 4

Betting After Dark Breeders' Cup Edition

9 p.m.-10 p.m.

ABR Social Media

Nov. 5

Breakfast at the Breeders' Cup

7 a.m.

Breeders' Cup Social Media and TVG

Nov. 5

ABR Breeders' Cup Preview Lunchtime Show

12 p.m.-1 p.m.

ABR Social Media

Nov. 5

America's Day at the Races

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 5

Betting the Breeders' Cup

4 p.m.-5 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 5

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 5

Breeders’ Cup: La Previa En Vivo – BC Live en Espanol

8 p.m.-10 p.m.

ABR and Breeders' Cup Social Media

Nov. 6

ABR Breeders' Cup Friday Preview Show

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

ABR and Breeders' Cup Social Media

Nov. 6

Breeders' Cup Players Show

10:45 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

TVG

Nov. 6

America's Day at the Races

11 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 6

Future Stars Friday broadcast of Breeders' Cup races

2 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 6

America's Day at the Races Breeders' Cup Preview Show

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 6

La Trifecta

7 p.m.-8 p.m.

ABR Social Media

Nov. 7

ABR Breeders' Cup Saturday Preview Show

9 a.m.-10 a.m.

ABR and Breeders' Cup Social Media

Nov. 7

Breeders' Cup Players Show

9:30 a.m.-5:45 p.m.

TVG

Nov. 7

America's Day at the Races

10:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 7

Championship Saturday broadcast of four Breeders' Cup races

12 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 7

Championship Saturday broadcast of five Breeders' Cup races

2:30 p.m.-6 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 8

America's Day at the Races

12 p.m.-6 p.m. on FS2

FS2

Nov. 8

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Countdown Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 4 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 4 Race Day on HRRN 3 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 4 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 Breeders' Cup Countdown Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 5 Race Day on HRRN 3 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 Brisnet Call-In Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 6 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 6 Breeders' Cup Future Stars Friday 2:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 6 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 6 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 7 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 7 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Nov. 7 "The Winner's Circle" presented by NYRA Bets, with host Bram Weinstein and guests Gary Stevens, Aaron Gryder, and Aly Vance 10 a.m. Sports Map Radio
Nov. 7 Breeders' Cup Championship Saturday 12 p.m.-5:30 p.m. HRRN

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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