The 2023 Breeders' Cup World Championships horses, contenders, odds, dates
- When is the Breeders' Cup Classic?
- Saturday November 3, 2023
- 8:40 PM ET/5:40 PM PT
The inaugural Breeders’ Cup was held at the historical Hollywood Park, now defunct, in 1984. Although the first race meet was in 1984, the Breeders' Cup Limited organization was formed in 1982. In 2007 the race expanded from a single day to two days of racing.
Leading Thorougbred owner and breeder John Gaines, in addition to other industry members like trainer John Nerud, came up with the during the 1982 Kentucky Derby Festival. The plan was to have a North American championship to close the racing year.
A maximum of 14 contenders are allowed in each of the races, except for the Dirt Mile which has 12 horses. The Breeders’ Cup selects contenders based upon a series of criteria such as, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races (Win and You’re In), a point system and the judgement from a panel of racing experts. This helps ensure quality competition and gives clear guidance if races are oversubscribed.
The host track for the two-day event typically rotates to varying tracks each year. Most recent notable tracks are Santa Anita, Del Mar, Keeneland, and Churchill Downs.
- $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint
- $2 million Juvenile Fillies
- $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf
- $2 million Juvenile
- $1 million Juvenile Turf
- $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint
- $2 million Sprint
- $1 million Turf Sprint
- $1 million Dirt Mile
- $2 million Filly & Mare Turf
- $2 million Mile
- $4 million Turf
- $2 million Distaff
- $6 million Classic
Breeders' Cup Race Schedule & Post Times
Friday, November 3
|Race 1||2:55 PM||1:55 PM||11:55 AM||6:55 PM||
|Race 2||3:25 PM||2:25 PM||12:25 PM||7:25 PM||
|Race 3||3:55 PM||2:55 PM||12:55 PM||7:55 PM||
|Race 4||4:30 PM||3:30 PM||1:30 PM||8:30 PM||
|Race 5||5:05 PM||4:05 PM||2:05 PM||9:05 PM||
|Race 6||5:50 PM||4:50 PM||2:50 PM||9:50 PM||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint|
|Race 7||6:30 PM||5:30 PM||3:30 PM||10:30 PM||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
|Race 8||7:10 PM||6:10 PM||4:10 PM||11:10 PM||Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf|
|Race 9||7:50 PM||6:50 PM||4:50 PM||11:50 PM||Breeders' Cup Juvenile|
|Race 10||8:30 PM||7:30 PM||5:30 PM||12:30 AM|
Saturday, November 4
|Race 1||1:15 PM||12:15 PM||10:15 AM||5:15 PM||
|Race 2||1:50 PM||12:50 PM||10:50 AM||5:50 PM|
|Race 3||2:25 PM||1:25 PM||11:25 AM||6:25 PM|
|Race 4||3:05 PM||2:05 AM||12:05 PM||7:05 PM||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint|
|Race 5||3:40 PM||2:40 PM||12:40 PM||7:40 PM||Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint|
|Race 6||4:19 PM||3:19 PM||1:19 PM||8:19 PM||Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile|
|Race 7||4:59 PM||3:59 PM||1:59 PM||8:59 PM||Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf|
|Race 8||5:38 PM||4:38 PM||2:38 PM||9:38 PM||Breeders' Cup Sprint|
|Race 9||6:20 PM||5:20 PM||3:20 PM||10:20 PM||Breeders' Cup Mile|
|Race 10||7:00 PM||6:00 PM||4:00 PM||11:00 PM||Breeders' Cup Distaff|
|Race 11||7:40 PM||6:40 PM||4:40 PM||11:40 PM||Breeders’ Cup Turf|
|Race 12||8:40 PM||7:40 PM||5:40 PM||12:40 AM||Breeders' Cup Classic|
*Race times could change upon release of official Breeders' Cup post times.