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RACE ORDER, POST TIMES, WAGERING MENU ANNOUNCED FOR BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD THOROUGHBRED CHAMPIONSHIPS
Officials of Breeders’ Cup Ltd. and the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) today announced the race order, post times and wagering menu for the 20th Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, to be held on Saturday, October 25 during the Oak Tree meeting at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
There will be a total of 12 races on the Breeders’ Cup Day program. The eight Breeders’ Cup races, televised live by NBC Sports (1:00-6:00 p.m., ET), will be preceded by one Oak Tree race at 12:40 p.m. ET (9:40 a.m. local time). The post time for the first Breeders’ Cup Championship race, the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff Presented by Nextel, will be at 1:20 p.m. ET (10:20 a.m. local time). Post time for the Breeders’ Cup Classic -- Powered by Dodge will be at 5:35 p.m. ET (2:35 p.m. local time). There will be three Oak Tree races following the Classic.
Each Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championship race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests. There will be no coupled entries in any race. In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta, Trifecta and Superfecta wagering on all 12 races; rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with Race #1 and continuing through the final Pick 3 starting with Race #10. There will also be rolling Daily Double wagering on all races.
The Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick 6, with a $3 million guaranteed gross pool, begins with the NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile (Race #4) and runs through the Classic. The Breeders’ Cup Head2Head wager will be offered on all twelve races. The details of the Head2Head wagering match ups will be announced at the post position draw on October 22. The Classic and the three Oak Tree races which follow it will also be linked in a Pick 4 wager with a guaranteed $400,000 minimum.
“We feel that this year’s race order and wagering menu will once again prove to be extremely popular with our fans, who will have a wide array of wagers to choose from throughout the day,” said Breeders’ Cup President D.G. Van Clief, Jr.
Additions to the 2003 wagering menu include rolling Daily Doubles on all races, Superfectas on all races and Head2Head betting on all races.
2003 BREEDERS’ CUP WORLD THOROUGHBRED CHAMPIONSHIPS POST TIMES AND WAGERING MENU
Race No. Post (ET) Bet Types
Oak Tree Race 1 12:40 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
Breeders’ Cup Distaff Presented by Nextel 2 1:20 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies 3 1:55 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile 4 2:35 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Pick 6 Head2Head
Breeders’ Cup Sprint 5 3:10 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Superfecta DD Pick 3 Head2Head
Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf 6 3:45 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Pick 4 Head2Head
Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile 7 4:20 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf 8 4:55 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
Breeders’ Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge 9 5:35 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Head2Head Pick 4
Oak Tree Race 10 6:15 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Pick 3 Head2Head
Oak Tree Race 11 6:45 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super DD Head2Head
Oak Tree Race 12 7:15 p.m. WPS Exacta Trifecta Super Head2Head
The NTRA is a broad-based coalition of horseracing interests, including the American Quarter Horse Association, charged with increasing popularity of horseracing and improving economic conditions for industry participants. The NTRA and Breeders’ Cup Limited also administer the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships consisting of eight races and $14 million in purses and awards and the Breeders’ Cup Stakes Program. The NTRA has offices in Lexington, Ky., and New York City. NTRA press releases appear on the NTRA Web site, www.ntra.com, and at the Web site for the Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, breederscup.com.
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