Where to Watch/Listen: Breeders’ Cup Week 2021

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Jackie’s Warrior trains at Del Mar on Oct. 31 in preparation for a start in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 6. (Eclipse Sportswire)

After months of preparation and anticipation, the 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar is only days away, and media coverage of what amounts to the World Series, Super Bowl, and NBA and NHL Finals for the sport of kings is on full blast all week long.

For television coverage, NBC Sports will show all five Breeders’ Cup races on Future Stars Friday, Nov. 5, during a broadcast on NBCSN from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET. On Saturday, Nov. 6, the first eight of nine World Championships races will air on NBCSN during a show from 2:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. The $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic will be shown live on NBC during a one-hour broadcast from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. ET.

All Breeders’ Cup races except for the Classic will also be shown live on TVG. For a rundown of post times, click here.

TVG will also provide extensive Breeders’ Cup coverage leading up to the two-day event. In fact, their devoted programs began last week. The “Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup” morning show, which started on Oct. 31, continues on TVG Tuesday, Nov. 2 through Thursday, Nov. 4, daily at 10 a.m. ET. The show recaps final workouts and features interviews with connections of the Breeders’ Cup horses plus analysis.

The Rood & Riddle post-position draw for Breeders’ Cup 2021 is set for Monday evening, Nov. 1, at 5:30 p.m. ET and will be shown live on TVG. (All TVG programs plus live streams of the 14 championship races will be available for viewing on www.breederscup.com and the Breeders’ Cup mobile app.)

Racing from Belmont Park and Churchill Downs will be shown on the NYRA-produced “America’s Day at the Races” show presented by America’s Best Racing, airing on FS2 and FS1. In addition, Fox Sports presents live coverage of two important races from Australia – the Melbourne Cup and the Victoria Derby – during the late evening/early morning hours on Nov. 1-2 and Nov. 4. Check the below schedule for air times.

Live streaming coverage for Breeders’ Cup week is plentiful, including several programs presented en Español. Friday and Saturday, “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” will present full live streaming coverage of the World Championships en Español. The show will air only on Hipica TV’s YouTube channel with a start time for both days to be announced. The shows will be hosted by the “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” team with Claudia Spadaro as the main host, Darwin Vizcaya calling the races in Spanish, and live coverage on site at Del Mar from Annise Montplaisir, Emanuel Aguilar and Roberto Rodriguez. A “Breeders’ Cup en VIVO!” preview show will air at 7 p.m. ET Tuesday, Nov. 2, on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels as well as Breeders’ Cup’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

“Desayuno en las Breeders' Cup (Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup)” is DRF en Español’s own live streaming daily show on site at Del Mar, and will air Tuesday through Thursday starting at 10 a.m. ET on DRF.com/Espanol as well as Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Spanish-language coverage of the races on Breeders’ Cup Friday and Saturday will also be available at DRF.com/Espanol.

ABR’s “Breeders’ Cup LIVE!” will present a gambling preview of the World Championships Wednesday, Nov. 3 at noon ET. The show will be hosted by Jonathon Kinchen and Anita Marks and will stream live on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube channels.

A new addition to the live streaming calendar for Breeders’ Cup week focuses on the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic and previews the race through the lens of Herd Dynamics. This approach, developed by Kerry Thomas, studies the mental and emotional conformation of the equine athlete as key factors in handicapping. Thomas and partner Pete Denk will review the field for the 2021 Longines Classic from a Herd Dynamics perspective and offer their take on the top horses to bet. “Breeders' Cup Handicapping Preview Special: Herd Dynamics Analysis!” airs at 3 p.m. ET Thursday on ABR’s Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube pages.

“Always Be Racing” returns for a new show on Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday, Nov. 5. BlackJack Fletcher hosts, and co-hosts Danielle Moinet and Chase Sessoms will be on-site at Del Mar. “Always Be Racing” begins at 3 p.m. ET and can be viewed on ABR's Facebook and Twitter channels as well as BlackJack's Twitter account and Danielle's Twitter account.

Lastly, ABR’s “The Winner’s Circle” will air during Breeders’ Cup week on Tuesday, Nov. 2 at 1:30 p.m. ET. Presented by NYRA and NYRA Bets and hosted by Bram Weinstein and Dan Tordjman, “The Winner’s Circle” will preview the World Championships and cover other news from the sports world. “The Winner’s Circle” can be viewed on ABR’s Facebook and Twitter channels and Bram Weinstein’s Twitter channel. Archived episodes of “The Winner’s Circle” are available as podcasts via Apple and Spotify.

Here's a rundown of television, live streaming, and radio coverage for Breeders’ Cup Week 2021:

TV/Live Streaming Schedule

Date

Program

Time

Network/Social Media

Nov. 1

Rood & Riddle Breeders' Cup Post Position Draw

5:30 p.m.

TVG

Nov. 1-2

Preview and live broadcast of the Melbourne Cup

10 p.m.-12:30 a.m.

FS1

Nov. 2

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.

TVG

Nov. 2

“Desayuno en las Breeders' Cup”

10 a.m.

DRF.com/Espanol, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Nov. 2

"The Winner's Circle"

1:30 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Nov. 2

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 2

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!" preview show

7 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Nov. 3

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.

TVG

Nov. 3

“Desayuno en las Breeders' Cup”

10 a.m.

DRF.com/Espanol, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Nov. 3

"Breeders' Cup LIVE!" preview show

12 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Nov. 3

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 3

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 4

Live broadcast of the Victoria Oaks

1:30 a.m.-3 a.m.

FS2

Nov. 4

"Breakfast at Breeders' Cup"

10 a.m.

TVG

Nov. 4

“Desayuno en las Breeders' Cup”

10 a.m.

DRF.com/Espanol, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Nov. 4

"America's Day at the Races"

1 p.m.-6 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 4

"Breeders' Cup Handicapping Preview Special: Herd Dynamics Analysis!"

3 p.m.

Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube

Nov. 4

"Betting the Breeders' Cup"

5 p.m.

NBCSN

Nov. 4

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Nov. 5

"America's Day at the Races"

12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 5

"Always Be Racing"

3 p.m.

Facebook and Twitter

Nov. 5

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

TBA

Hipica TV YouTube

Nov. 5

DRF en Español coverage of the races on Breeders’ Cup Friday

post time varies

DRF en Español

Nov. 5

Broadcast of Breeders' Cup Future Stars Friday races

5 p.m.-9 p.m.

NBCSN and TVG

Nov. 6

"America's Day at the Races"

12 p.m.-5:30 p.m.

FS2

Nov. 6

"Breeders' Cup en VIVO!"

TBA

Hipica TV YouTube

Nov. 6

DRF en Español coverage of the races on Breeders’ Cup Saturday

post time varies

DRF en Español

Nov. 6

Broadcast of Breeders' Cup Saturday races

2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.

NBCSN and TVG

Nov. 6

Broadcast of the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic

8 p.m.-9 p.m.

NBC

Nov. 7

"America's Day at the Races"

11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. on FS2, 3:30 p.m.-6 p.m. on FS1

FS2 and FS1

Nov. 7

Live coverage of horse racing

post time varies

TVG

Note: All times listed are Eastern

Radio Schedule

Date Program Time Network
Nov. 2 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Countdown 11 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 3 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 3 Breeders' Cup Countdown 11 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 3 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 3 Trainer Talk Presented by Fasig-Tipton 6 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 4 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 4 Breeders' Cup Countdown 11 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 4 Race Day on HRRN Presented by TwinSpires 3 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 4 Brisnet Call-in Show 6 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 At The Races with Steve Byk 9 a.m. Thoroughbred Radio Network
Nov. 5 Weekend Stakes Preview Presented by NYRA Bets 4:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 Broadcast of Breeders' Cup Future Stars Friday races 5:30 p.m.-9 p.m. HRRN
Nov. 5 Inside Churchill Downs 6 p.m.-7 p.m. ESPN 680/105.7
Nov. 6 Equine Forum Show 8 a.m. HRRN
Nov. 6 Off to the Races on The Racing Biz Radio Network 10 a.m. ESPN 950 AM
Nov. 6 Broadcast of Breeders' Cup Saturday races 3 p.m.-9 p.m. HRRN

Note: All times listed are Eastern

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