Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Coming on Wednesday

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.

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