Saturday, October 27 on NBC (1-6 p.m. ET)
In 18 runnings on NBC, The Breeders Cup: World Thoroughbred Championship has established itself as the season-ending forum to determine thoroughbred horse racings champion. On October 27, horse racings richest day moves to Belmont Park and once again, host Tom Hammond and race-caller Tom Durkin will return to the microphones to anchor NBCs award-winning coverage. NBC has been the exclusive home of the Breeders Cup since the inception of the event in 1984. In fact, the late Arthur Watson was instrumental in creating the concept of the Breeders Cup during his tenure as President of NBC Sports.
The Breeders Cup features seven championship races: the Sprint for three-year-olds and up; the Juvenile Fillies for two-year-old fillies; the Distaff showcases three-year-old-and-up fillies and mares; the Mile includes three-year-olds and up; the Juvenile for two-year-old colts and geldings; the Turf for one-yearolds and up; and the Classic for three-year-olds and up. The combined purse for the races is $10 million, making it racings richest event.