Here is the schedule of events for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup races, to be run at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, Calif., on Friday Nov. 3 and Saturday Nov. 4.
Wednesday, Oct. 25—Pre-entries for all 13 Breeders’ Cup races will be announced at 11:30 a.m. Eastern Time.
Pre-entries are similar to nominations. A maximum of 14 horses can run in any Breeders’ Cup race. If there are more than 14 nominations for a race, criterion for “which horses get in” will start with earnings in graded stakes and continue with earnings in other stakes races and decisions by a selection committee.
*Monday Oct. 30--Entries for all Breeders’ Cup races will be announced at 3:00 p.m. Eastern.
Friday Nov. 3 –Four Breeders’ Cup races will be run. The day’s featured Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Grade 1), at 11/8 miles on dirt for fillies and mares 3-YO and up, has a scheduled post of 7:35 p.m. Eastern. It is one of four Breeders’ Cup races on the Friday card
*Saturday Nov. 4--The Breeders’ Cup Classic (Grade 1) has a scheduled post of 8:35 p.m. It is 11/4 miles on dirt for 4-YOs and up. It is one of nine Breeders’ Cup races on the Saturday card.
We will have stories on the entries’ announcements and race previews, with a focus on horses that raced at Gulfstream Park and/or at Tampa Bay Downs.