Here are highlights of the racing schedules through early December at Florida's thoroughbred tracks.
*Friday Nov. 2 and Saturday Nov. 3 -- Breeders' Cup races at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky. Gulfstream Park and Tampa Bay Downs will have simulcast wagering on all Breeders' Cup races.
*Saturday Nov. 3 -- the Gulfstream Park West meet, at Calder, will have the first two stakes races of its 2018 meet.
The $75,000 Cellars Chiraz is one mile on turf for 3-year-old fillies. The $75,000 Showing Up is one mile on turf for 3-year-old males.
*Saturday Nov. 10 -- Nine stakes races at GP West, all restricted to Florida-breds and all with $75,000 purses
*Saturday Nov. 24 -- opening day of 2018-2019 meet at Tampa Bay Downs
*Sunday Nov. 25 -- closing day of 2018 GP West meet
*Saturday Dec. 1 -- opening day of Gulfstream Park championship meet. The opening day card will feature the national Claiming Crown--with nine stakes races restricted to horses that during 2017 and 2018 raced at least once at or below designated claiming prices.