Attention horseplayers — Mark your calendars! The Breeders’ Cup Championship races are right around the corner. Del Mar will host the two day spectacle on Friday November 3rd & Saturday November 4th.
For planning purposes, Friday’s four “Cup” races will be held between 5:25 – 7:35 PM and Saturday’s nine “Cup” races are slated to go from 3:00 – 8:35 PM. These are east coast times. The $2 Million Distaff closes out Friday’s card and the $6 Million Classic ushers out Saturday’s stakes bonanza. All “Cup” races will be televised on NBC Sports Network and Saturday’s “Classic” will be on NBC itself from 8-9 PM.
Del Mar’s first race Friday is at 2:25 PM and at 1:10 PM on Saturday. Races 6-9 are “Cup” races Friday and races 4-12 are “Cup” events on Saturday.
There are three OTB locations in Virginia where fans can bet all the action. The two Richmond sites are at Ponies & Pints downtown (in Shockoe Bottom) and at Breakers Sports Grille (west end) and a new OTB location will open in Chesapeake the week of the Breeders’ Cup. Buckets Bar & Grill is in the Great Bridge neighborhood at 228 N. Battlefield Boulevard. The phone number at Buckets is 757-842-6767.
Not convenient to Richmond or Chesapeake? Virginia residents can wager the action on line via four partner companies. Visit TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com to sign up and fund your account. Most will have great Breeders’ Cup sign-up deals!