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The last marquee thoroughbred racing event of the year is upon us with the 2023 Breeders’ Cup. The event takes place Friday, Nov. 3 and Saturday, Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park in California, and this year’s event marks the 40th edition of the two-day championship event.
How to Watch the Breeders’ Cup on TV
If you want to watch the Breeders Cup on TV, live coverage begins on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT on USA Network. The coverage shifts to NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET, with the Breeders Cup Classic nationally broadcast at 6:40 p.m. ET. The rest of the races will air on Peacock from 7-8:15 p.m. ET.
You can watch the Breeders’ Cup on TV with your basic cable package. Want to watch the Breeders’ Cup without cable? Grab this free trial to DIRECTV Stream, which will let you watch a livestream of USA and NBC on your phone, computer, tablet or TV. Continue on with a DIRECTV Stream package from $64.99/month or cancel before your free trial is up without being charged.
How to Stream the Breeders’ Cup Online Free
The DIRECTV Stream free trial is the best way to live stream the Breeders’ Cup online free, though it will only get you access to the races shown on USA and NBC.
For a full Breeders’ Cup stream, you’ll want to sign-up for Peacock, which will offer a live stream of the early races on USA Network, a live stream of the Breeders Cup Classic, and exclusive coverage of the evening races, including the Turf Sprint and Sprint. Peacock will also let you watch a replay of the Breeders’ Cup races on-demand at PeacockTV.com.
A subscription tocosts just $5.99 a month and includes access to all of Peacock’s live and on-demand programming, including BravoCon, “Five Nights at Freddy’s” and live sports like NFL and
Breeders’ Cup 2023: Races, Predictions, Odds
There are 14 races this weekend at the 2023 Breeders’ Cup, which means there will be 14 new world champions crowned at Santa Anita Park.
The Juvenile races kicked off the event on Friday. Saturday’s schedule includes the Filly & Mare races and the prestigious Breeders’ Cup Classic, which carries a purse of $6 million.
The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4 at 6:40 p.m. ET / 3:40 p.m. ET. Competed across 1¼ miles, this race features male and female horses three-years old and older, with 14 horses scheduled to take the starting gate.
Breeders’ Cup predictions have Arabian Knight as the betting favorite, with oddsmakers also listing White Abarrio and Ushba Tesoro as contenders for a top finish. Saudi Crown could also surprise. Worth noting: Kentucky Derby winner, Mage, and Belmont Stakes winner, Arcangelo, both withdrew from the race, leaving the field relatively wide open after Arabian Knight.
The Swiss watchmaking brand, Longines, returns once again as the Official Partner, Official Timekeeper and Official Watch of the Breeders’ Cup. The brand is also associated with three races taking place on Saturday, including the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf, and of course, the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic. Winners of the races will be awarded a timepiece from The Longines Master Collection.