Churchill Downs will have special post times for its 10-race programs on Friday (Nov. 1) and Saturday (Nov. 2) so the races coincide but don’t overlap with a simulcast of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships from Santa Anita.
Friday’s card will begin at 2 p.m. (all times Eastern) while Saturday’s action will commence at 2:15 p.m. Admission gates at Churchill Downs will open at 12:30 p.m. both days. (NOTE: Click here for additional information including Breeders' Cup entries and complete Churchill Downs and Santa Anita post times).
A simulcast of the 11-race Championship Friday card from Santa Anita will begin at 1:40 p.m. with five Breeders’ Cup events on Races 6-10 (4:45-7:35 p.m.). Championship Saturday’s 12-race program at Santa Anita will start at 1:15 p.m., with the nine Breeders’ Cup events on Races 4-12 starting at 3:05 p.m. and culminating with the Grade I, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at 8:35 p.m.
The final race at Churchill Downs on Friday (7:05 p.m.) and Saturday (8:15 p.m.) will conclude prior to the $2 million Distaff and $5 million Classic, respectively.
In addition to the simulcasts interspersed between live races, Churchill Downs will present stakes races each day. Fillies and mares will be showcased Friday in the ninth running of the $60,000-added Dream Supreme at six furlongs. Saturday’s card is topped by the 28th edition of the Grade II, $150,000-added Chilukki for fillies and mares at one mile and the sixth running of the $60,000-added Bet On Sunshine for 3-year-olds and up at six furlongs.
Customers who attend Churchill Downs on Friday will be able to advance wager on the entire Championship Saturday program from Santa Anita. There is no advance wagering on-track Thursday for the Championship Friday program.
Twenty-seven horses either based at or in close proximity to Churchill Downs were entered in the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships, including defending champs Fort Larned (Classic), Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint) and Little Mike (Turf).
Reserved seating for Churchill Downs’ “Breeders’ Cup Viewing Party” can be purchased online at ChurchillDowns.com/Tickets, in person at the Gate 1 box office (open Wednesday-Sunday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.) or by calling (502) 636-4400. General admission is $3 ($1 for senior citizens). Children 12 and under are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Churchill Downs, the world’s most legendary racetrack, has conducted Thoroughbred racing and presented America’s greatest race, the Kentucky Derby, continuously since 1875. Located in Louisville, the flagship racetrack of Churchill Downs Incorporated (NASDAQ: CHDN) also operates Trackside at Churchill Downs, which offers year-round simulcast wagering at the historic track. Churchill Downs will conduct the 140th running of the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands on May 3, 2014. The track’s Fall Meet will run from Oct. 27-Nov. 30. Information about Churchill Downs can be found on the Internet at www.ChurchillDowns.com.