The following appeared in Bloodhorse.com October 25th. Racing fans can bet the Breeders’ Cup races on November 3rd & 4th at a Virginia Bets Off Track Betting Center in Richmond — Ponies & Pints, or Breakers Sports Grille. A third OTB, located at Buckets Bar & Grill in Chesapeake, may be open in time for “Cup” weekend. Keep in touch with “Virginia Horse Racing” on facebook for timely updates. Virginia residents can also bet on line at TVG.com, Xpressbet.com, TwinSpires.com and NYRABets.com.
The Breeders’ Cup announced Oct. 25 the official order of races and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 3 and Nov. 4 at Del Mar.
There will be a total of 10 races (four Breeders’ Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (nine Breeders’ Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:25 a.m. PT with five undercard races. Championship Saturday first post is 10:10 a.m. PT, and begins with three undercard races.
The race order for the undercard races on Friday and Saturday will be announced Oct. 30.
Championships Race Order (All Times Pacific)
The first Championships race on Breeders’ Cup Friday will be the: $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (2:25 p.m.) followed by the $1 million Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (3:05 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (3:50 p.m.); and the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (4:35 p.m.).
Championship Saturday begins with three undercard races followed by the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (12 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (12:37 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (1:14 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2 p.m.); the $1.5 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2:37 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (3:19 p.m.); the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (3:58 p.m.); the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (4:37 p.m.) and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:35 p.m.).
Friday’s Guaranteed Pools
Friday’s card will open with a $500,000 Pick 5 on Races 1-5. There will be a Pick 6 on Races 4-9 with a $500,000 guarantee and an all Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on Races 6-9 with a $1.5 million minimum guarantee.
Saturday’s Guaranteed Pools
There will be a $500,000 guaranteed Pick 5 on Races 1-5; an early all Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 with a $1 million guarantee on Races 5-8; a $2 million guaranteed all Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick 6 on races 7-12 and a $3 million guaranteed all Breeders’ Cup Late Pick 4, Races 9-12.