Nine Hours of Breeders' Cup on ESPN, ABC

The Breeders’ Cup announced Oct. 20 that ESPN and ABC will televise more than nine hours of live television coverage of the Nov. 4-5 World Championships at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. The Breeders’ Cup consists of 15 races with purses totaling $26 million.

On Friday, Nov. 4, television programming will begin at 4 p.m. ET on ESPN2 and ESPN3 with six Breeders’ Cup Championship races, concluding with the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (gr. I) at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Saturday, Nov. 5, coverage will begin on ABC at 2 p.m. and continue on ESPN and ESPN3 from 3:30-7:15 p.m., with eight live races. The final portion of the ESPN coverage will be titled the “Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I)” which will begin at 6:15 p.m. Post time for the Breeders’ Cup Classic will be 7 p.m. ET. 

TVG will provide live coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Marathon (gr. II) on Championship Saturday, at 1:20 p.m. ET.

The ESPN commentator team for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships includes:

Host – Joe Tessitore
Analysts – Randy Moss and Jerry Bailey
Handicappers – Kenny Mayne and Hank Goldberg
International Expert/European Horse Analyst – Nick Luck
Reporters – Jeannine Edwards, Jay Privman and Caton Bredar (on horseback)
Narrator, Historian – William (Bill) Nack
Race Caller – Trevor Denman


Nov. 4, Breeders’ Cup World Championships, ESPN2 and ESPN3, 4-8 p.m. (ET)
Nov. 5, Breeders’ Cup World Championships, ABC, 2-3:30 p.m. (ET); ESPN and ESPN3, 3:30-6:15 p.m. (ET); Breeders’ Cup Classic, ESPN and ESPN3, 6:15-7:15 p.m. (ET)