Breeders' Cup Post Times, Wagering Options Announced
Date Posted: 8/23/2002 1:38:06 PM
Last Updated: 8/23/2002 4:03:45 PM

The Breeders' Cup Classic will be run at approximately 4:35 p.m. local time in Chicago. The World Thoroughbred Championships will be run for the first time this year at Arlington Park. Chicago is on central time. The post times and wagering menu were released today for the Oct. 26 event.

The eight Breeders' Cup Championship races will be televised live by NBC Sports from 1-6 p.m.

The post time for the first Breeders' Cup race, the Distaff, will be at 12:20 p.m. (central time).

Each 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 11 races on the card; rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with race 1 and continuing through the final Pick 3 starting with Race 9, the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf.

There will be four daily doubles beginning with the day's first two races, followed by a double combination of the Distaff and Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. There will also be a daily double linking the Turf and the Classic.

There will be superfecta wagering on all eight Breeders' Cup races. The Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick 6 begins with the Breeders' Cup Mile and runs through the Classic. The new Breeders' Cup Head2Head wager will be offered on all eight races. The details of the Head2Head wager will be announced at a later date.

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