* Aug. 9-11: John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I), Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I), and Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (gr. I),
* Aug. 30-Sept. 2: Classic, Distaff, and Sprint,
* Sept. 20-22: Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I)"We've tried to schedule the pool dates late enough to include European horses in the pools and to allow handicappers to develop informed opinions on the eight races, but early enough so that potentially lucrative prices can still be secured on the horses of their choice," said Ken Kirchner, senior vice president of product development for the NTRA/Breeders' Cup. "And with two separate pools offered on the Classic, Distaff and Sprint, fans will have double the opportunity to scope out their favorites in three of our most popular betting races."Daily Racing Form will provide full past performance lines in all editions for all days the Future Bet is offered. The Form also will conduct special seminars with DRF handicappers at selected NTRA member racetracks. Equibase will be offering racing fans a chance to track future bet horses through its free Virtual Stable e-mail notification service found at ntra.com and equibase.com. A similar Virtual Stable enhancement established for this year's Triple Crown has attracted almost 10,000 new subscribers since being introduced in mid-March.
The Breeders' Cup will be run at Arlington Park near Chicago. The championship's location in Illinois made the future wager possible this year because the state has a more flexible regulatory structure.