The richest two days in horse racing take place Friday and Saturday, November 4-5, with the Breeders’ Cup 2022 . Check out Saturday schedule.

Breeders Cup 2022 : Saturday schedule | Purse

The inaugural Breeders’ Cup was held at the historical Hollywood Park, now defunct, in 1984. Although the first race meet was in 1984, the Breeders’ Cup Limited organization was formed in 1982. In 2007 the race expanded from a single day to two days of racing. 

Breeders Cup 2022 : Saturday schedule | Purse

Leading Thorougbred owner and breeder John Gaines, in addition to other industry members like trainer John Nerud, came up with the during the 1982 Kentucky Derby Festival. The plan was to have a North American championship to close the racing year. 

Race action begins Friday afternoon and continues Saturday on USA Network. NBC airs the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday afternoon. Ahmed Fareed hosts coverage with analysts Jerry Bailey and Randy Moss. Larry Collmus calls all of the Breeders’ Cup races.

Breeders Cup 2022 Saturday schedule 

Championship Saturday begins on Saturday, Nov. 5. There will be a total of 9 races on Saturday with the first race of the day, the Filly & Mare Sprint, starting at 11:50 a.m. ET.

Breeders Cup 2022 : Saturday schedule | Purse

All of the races lead up to the final race at 5:40 p.m. ET, known as the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Saturday, Nov. 5

Race Time (ET) Distance Prize Money
Filly & Mare Sprint 11:50 p.m. 7 Furlongs $1 million
Turf Sprint 12:29 p.m. 5 1/2 furlongs $1 million
Dirt Mile 1:10 p.m. 1 mile $2 million
Filly & Mare Turf 1:50 p.m. 1 3/16 miles $2 million
Sprint 2:30 p.m. 6 Furlongs $2 million
Fanduel Mile 3:10 p.m. 1 mile $2 million
Longines Distaff 3:55 p.m. 1 1/8 miles $2 million
Longines Turf 4:40 p.m. 1 1/2 miles $4 million
Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic 5:40 p.m. 1 1/4 miles $6 million

Coverage on Saturday begins at 1 p.m. ET and runs through 3:30 p.m. ET on USA Network. Then, starting at 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC will take over the coverage for the final races of the day. NBC’s streaming service, Peacock, will also begin coverage at 3:30 p.m. ET.


This year’s Breeders’ Cup has a $31 million purse for the races held on Friday and Saturday.

Winner of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday evening will take home the biggest grand Prize of $6 million.

Breeders Cup 2022 : Saturday schedule | Purse

It will be distributed through the allocation process described for each of the 12 race disciplines –

Race Prize Money            
Juvenile Turf Sprint $1 million
Juvenile Fillies $2 million
Juvenile Fillies Turf                 $1 million
Juvenile $2 million
Juvenile Turf $1 million
Filly & Mare Sprint $1 million
Turf Sprint $1 million
Dirt Mile $2 million
Filly & Mare Turf $2 million
Sprint $2 million
Mile $2 million
Distaff $2 million
Turf $4 million
Classic $6 million

Five races on Friday and nine races on Saturday give out prize money. All 14 races offer at least $1 million in prize money.

By Rishabh

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