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Breeders' Cup Classic

Breeders' Cup Classic

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Each year since 1984, the BREEDERS' CUP, also known as "Racing's Greatest Day," has been held at an iconic track in the United States at the end of the thoroughbred racing season worldwide. The BREEDERS' CUP features multiple races, but is highlighted by the BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC, run at 1-1/4 miles, which usually includes the top contenders and winners from that years KENTUCKY DERBY, PREAKNESS STAKES, and BELMONT STAKES in addition to horses that qualified through the BREEDERS' CUP CHALLENGE SERIES. The inaugural BREEDERS' CUP was held at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles, with seven races, featuring the world's greatest horses, jockeys and trainers competing on one stage for $10 million in purses. NBC provided four hours of coverage of the first event, and has been the U.S. television home of the event since then.
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On Saturday, November 7, 2020, NBC broadcasts live coverage of the BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC from Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, with a scheduled post-time of 8:13pm ET/5:13pm PT for a field that includes: Tiz the Law, the 2020 Belmont Stakes; Authentic, the 2020 Kentucky Derby winner; Maximum Security, finishing first in the 2019 Kentucky Derby before being disqualified; Improbable, the early 5-2 favorite, trained by Bob Baffert; Tom's d'Etat, owned by New Orleans Saints owner Gayle Benson and named after her late husband, Tom Benson; and long-shots By My Standards (10-1), Tacitus (20-1), Higher Power (20-1), Global Campaign (20-1), and Title Ready (30-1).

Ahmed Fareed hosts coverage, joined by analyst and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who owns 15 Breeders' Cup wins, including five victories in the Classic, analyst Randy Moss; host/reporters Laffit Pincay III and Nick Luck; analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk and reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, and Britney Eurton. NBC's Triple Crown race caller Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders' Cup races. Additional highlights:

Ahmed Fareed hosts coverage this weekend at Keeneland, joined by analyst and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who owns 15 Breeders' Cup wins; analyst Randy Moss; host/reporter Laffit Pincay III and reporter Nick Luck; analyst/handicapper Eddie Olczyk and handicapper Matt Bernier, and reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, and Britney Eurton. NBC's Triple Crown race caller Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders' Cup races.

Programming highlights include:
- Unique perspectives from the track through multiple live jockey cams and jockey and trainer mics

- Actress and model Kate Upton will be featured before the Classic on NBC

- Athletes/Celebrities including Upton, Bo Derek, Joel McHale, Jack McBrayer, Brian Baumgartner, Chris Long, Clemson head coach Dabo Swinney, pitcher for the 2020 World Series champion Los Angeles Dodgers and Lexington, Kent. native Walker Buehler, and more make their Breeders' Cup Classic picks

- NBC Sports' Tim Layden delivers an essay sharing his perspective on racing in 2020

- A feature on 2020 Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver with owner Peter Callahan, who named Swiss Skydiver for his granddaughter after she went skydiving over the Swiss Alps

- Fan Cam: Joining Fan parties from around the world

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Settings

  • Hollywood Park (1984, 1987, 1997) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Aqueduct Racetrack (1985) - Queens, New York USA - Map It!
  • Santa Anita Park (1986, 1993, 2003, 2008-09, 2012-14, 2016, 2019) - Los Angeles, California USA - Map It!
  • Churchill Downs (1988, 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2006, 2010-11, 201 - Louisville, Kentucky USA - Map It!
  • Gulfstream Park (1989, 1992, 1999) - Hallandale Beach, Florida USA - Map It!
  • Belmont Park (1990, 1995, 2001, 2005) - Long Island, New York USA - Map It!
  • Woodbine Racetrack (1996) - Toronto, Ontario Canada - Map It!
  • Arlington Park (2002) - Chicago, Illinois USA - Map It!
  • Lone Star Park (2004) - Dallas, Texas USA - Map It!
  • Monmouth Park (2007) - Oceanport, New Jersey USA - Map It!
  • Keeneland Racecourse (2015 & 2020) - Lexington, Kentucky USA
  • Del Mar Thoroughbred Club (2017) - Del Mar, California USA