On the same day that pre-entries for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships were released, the Breeders’ Cup also revealed the official schedule of races and wagering opportunities for the two-day event.
The action will kick off on Friday, November 2nd at 12:55 p.m. Eastern, with five Breeders’ Cup races among the ten events on the Churchill Downs card. The following day, a twelve-race card featuring nine Breeders’ Cup races will get underway at 10:45 a.m. Eastern.
$2 WPS, $1 exactas, $0.50 trifectas, and $0.10 superfectas will be available on every race, along with rolling $2 doubles and $0.50 Pick 3s starting in the first race on each day. The $0.50 Jackpot Super High-5 will be available on every race except the finale on November 3rd, while $0.50 Pick 4, $0.50 Pick 5, and $2 Pick 6 wagers will be scattered throughout the two days as listed in the chart below. The final Pick 4 on November 3rd, featuring four of the most prestigious Breeders’ Cup races, will feature a guaranteed pool of $3 million.
Adding to the excitement, if no one cashes a winning ticket in any of the Pick 5 or Pick 6 wagers on Friday (or the early Pick 5 on Saturday), the pools will carry over to the Late Pick 5 or Pick 6 on Saturday, where there will be a mandatory dispersal of the pools following the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
In addition, there will be three special $1 double wagers on Friday linking the Juvenile with the Classic, the Juvenile Turf with the Turf, and the Juvenile Fillies with the Distaff.
The complete schedule of races and post times is as follows:
|Race 1||12:55 p.m.||Pick 5|
|Race 2||1:28 p.m.||Pick 4|
|Race 3||2:02 p.m.|
|Race 4||2:36 p.m.||Street Sense Stakes||Pick 6|
|Race 5||3:21 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint||Pick 5|
|Race 6||4:00 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||Pick 4|
|Race 7||4:40 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies||Pick 4|
|Race 8||5:22 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf|
|Race 9||6:05 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Juvenile|
|Race 10||6:43 p.m.|
|Race 1||10:45 a.m.||Pick 5|
|Race 2||11:15 a.m.||Cherokee Run Stakes||Pick 4|
|Race 3||12:00 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint|
|Race 4||12:38 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint||Pick 4|
|Race 5||1:16 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile|
|Race 6||2:04 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf||Pick 6|
|Race 7||2:46 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Sprint||Pick 5|
|Race 8||3:36 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Mile||Pick 4|
|Race 9||4:16 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Distaff||Pick 4|
|Race 10||4:56 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Turf|
|Race 11||5:44 p.m.||Breeders’ Cup Classic|
|Race 12||6:22 p.m.|