Race Order, Post Times, and Wagering Menu Announced for Breeders' Cup
Updated: Wednesday, September 8, 2004 10:10 PM
Posted: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 2:45 PM
There will be 12 races on the Breeders' Cup Day program when it hits Lone Star Park for the first time on Oct. 30. The eight Breeders' Cup Championships races, televised live by NBC Sports (1p.m.-6 p.m EST), will be preceded by the Metroplex Mile stakes race at 12:40 p.m. EST.
The post time for the first Breeders' Cup Championship race, the $2- million Breeders' Cup Distaff - Presented by Nextel (gr. I), will be at 1:20 p.m. ET. Post time for the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge (gr. I) - will be at 5:35 p.m. ET. There will be three additional stakes races following the Classic.
In a change from prior years, three Pick 4s will be on the wagering menu.
The first Pick 4 will be offered on the first four Breeders' Cup Championship races, the Distaff, Juvenile Fillies, Mile and Sprint- all grade I. The second Pick 4 will be on the next four Championships races, the Filly & Mare Turf, Juvenile, Turf and Classic- all grade I. A final Pick 4 will be offered on the day's last four races, the Classic, Lone Star Juvenile, Honeysuckle Rose Stakes and Texas Turf Stakes.
In 2000, Breeders' Cup introduced the Pick 4 as a complement to the Ultra Pick 6.
Each Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championship race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests.
In addition to the standard Win, Place, and Show betting, there will be Exacta and Trifecta wagering on all 12 races; rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with Race 1 and continuing through the final Pick 3 starting with Race 10, the Lone Star Park Juvenile stakes race. There will be four Daily Doubles beginning with the day's first two races, followed by a double combination of the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies.
There will also be a Daily Double linking the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and the Breeders' Cup Classic, and a double combination linking the day's final two races.
The Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6, with a minimum $3 million guaranteed pool, begins with the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (Race 4) and runs through the Classic - Powered by Dodge.
There will be Superfecta wagering on all eight Breeders' Cup races and the three stakes races following the Classic. The Breeders' Cup Head2Head wager will be offered on all 12 races. The details of the Head2Head wagering matchups will be announced at the post position draw on Oct. 27.
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