Anyone who can get to Del Mar racetrack for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup carnival is in for a treat. But for the majority who can’t, there are many ways to watch the carnival, which is held Nov. 3-4.

How and where to watch the Breeders' Cup on TV


TELEVISION

United States: NBC and NBC Sports Network are once again providing TV coverage of the carnival, at the following times:

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. ET:   Breeders’ Cup Day One (NBC Sports Network)
  • Saturday Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET:   Breeders’ Cup Day Two (NBC Sports Network)
  • Saturday Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET:   End of Day Two (NBC)

NBC SN will also screen a 30-minute special on how to bet on the Breeders’ Cup, featuring hosts Laffit Pincay, Randy Moss, Matt Bernier, and Nick Luck.

The special on Breeders’ Cup betting screens Thursday Nov. 2 at 1:00 p.m. ET, and on Friday, Nov. 3 at 4:30 p.m. ET.

Canada:

  • Friday, Nov. 3, 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. ET:   Breeders’ Cup Day One (TSN2)
  • Saturday Nov. 4, 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET:   Breeders’ Cup Day Two (TSN2)
  • Saturday Nov. 4, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET:   End of Day Two (NBC)

United Kingdom:

  • At The Races (ATR, Sky Platform channel 415, Virgin Media channel 435): Broadcasts every race.
  • Sky Sports (channel 121): Shows the Classic Hour on Sky Sports Mix, Sunday Nov. 5, 1 a.m. – 2 a.m U.K. time.
  • Racing UK: Screens all Breeders’ Cup races (excluding the Classic) live from Del Mar, free to air, on Sky 432.

Many other world horse racing networks will screen the Breeders’ Cup. Check your local listings for your region/country.


LIVE STREAMING

A number of options are available for watching the races online, and other material. The places to look are BreedersCup.com, BetAmerica.com, and their respective phone apps.

Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup, live from Del Mar: This can be seen live on BreedersCup.com, and on the official Breeders’ Cup Mobile App, every day from Monday Oct. 30 to Thursday, Nov. 2, from 10:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m. ET.

Live Streaming of Races: The Breeders’ Cup Player’s Show, which will show all the races on Friday Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4, is streamed live on BreedersCup.com and the official Breeders’ Cup Mobile App.

Select races will also be broadcast both days on Facebook Live.

BetAmerica.com: Just set up an account, and watch BetAmerica.com’s coverage online.

BetAmerica iPhone app: Download the app from the App Store or from the BetAmerica website, open the app, log on to your account, and the coverage is available on your phone.

On all these BetAmerica platforms, you can make bets while watching the races!


SIMULCASTS

If your local racetrack is holding a meet on either of the Breeders’ Cup days, you can go to those tracks to watch the races and get a feel of the atmosphere on U.S. horse racing’s richest day of the year. Among the 40 thoroughbred tracks that are racing on both days in North America are Aqueduct, Churchill Downs, Gulfstream Park West, Laurel Park, Woodbine, Lone Star, Remington Park, and Golden Gate Fields.

In addition, many racetracks that aren’t holding a race meeting that day will still be open for a simulcast on the Breeders’ Cup days. In addition, thousands of venues around the country will host Breeders’ Cup day events; check your local events calendars for details.