2021 Breeders’ Cup Television Schedule

Breeders' Cup Television Schedule

Max Player working in the morning for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) which will be televised on NBC. (Photo credit: Scott Serio/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup).

The 2021 Breeders’ Cup is here and there is plenty of television coverage for the two-day championship event which will be held at Del Mar on Nov. 5-6.

There are five championship races on Friday and nine on Saturday including the marquee event, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) which will be nationally televised on NBC.

Leading up to the event TVG is broadcasting “Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup” each morning starting at 9:00 a.m. ET. The telecasts are also on YouTube and archived on the TVG app.

Where to Watch the 2021 Breeders’ Cup

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.

Check out our 2021 Breeders’ Cup Betting Guide

Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup

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.

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2021 Breeders’ Cup Television Schedule


Date Program
Nov. 1 Rood & Riddle Breeders’ Cup Post Position Draw
5:30 p.m.
Nov. 2 “Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup”
10 a.m.
Nov. 3 “Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup”
10 a.m.
Nov. 3 “America’s Day at the Races”
1 p.m.-6 p.m
Nov. 4 “Breakfast at Breeders’ Cup”
10 a.m.
Nov. 4 “America’s Day at the Races”
1 p.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 5 “America’s Day at the Races”
12:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Nov. 5 Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday
5 p.m.-9 p.m.
Nov. 6 “America’s Day at the Races”
12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Nov. 6 Breeders’ Cup Saturday
2:30 p.m.-8 p.m.
Nov. 6 Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic
8 p.m.-9 p.m.
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

NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022

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