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October 29, 2014     E-mail this page to a friend!

The fields are set and the two richest days in sports are just around the corner. Download the Official Race Day Programs now so you can follow all the action as the best of the best compete in 13 Championship races.

Get Friday’s Official Breeders’ Cup Program, courtesy of Breeders’ Cup, plus Daily Racing Form’s “Quick Sheet,” courtesy of Daily Racing Form here: http://www.theracingjournal.com/news/file.php?form_id=638

Get Saturday’s Official Breeders’ Cup Program, courtesy of Breeders’ Cup, plus Daily Racing Form’s “Quick Sheet,” courtesy of Daily Racing Form here: http://www.theracingjournal.com/news/file.php?form_id=639

The two action-packed days of world-class racing are led by 2014 Kentucky Derby winner California Chrome who is set for a Breeders' Cup Classic showdown with Jim Rome's undefeated, three-year-old Shared Belief. With full fields and a long list of betting options the 2014 Breeders' Cup will keep you on the edge of your seat.

At the track


You still have a chance to be a part of the excitement at Santa Anita Park. Limited seats are still available, but they're going fast. Buy your tickets today and see why The Best Is Yet To Come. Call 1 855 743 9866; or click http://www.breederscup.com/tickets; or purchase your tickets at the gate on Friday and Saturday.

Live television coverage


If you can’t make it to the track, tune in to NBC Sports Group stations, who plan to televise 12 races live in 8˝ hours of coverage of Breeders’ Cup.

NBCSN’s live coverage of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships begins on Friday, October 31, at 2:00 p.m. Pacific Time (PT), and continues Saturday, November 1, at 12:30 p.m. PT.

2014 Breeders’ Cup television schedule (all times PT)
Friday, October 31, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Saturday, November 1, from 12:30 to 5:00 p.m. on NBCSN
Saturday, November 1, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. on NBC

Commentators: The NBC Sports Group coverage of the Breeders’ Cup will feature Tom Hammond, whose first-ever assignment for NBC was as a reporter 30 years ago on the network’s inaugural Breeders’ Cup broadcast in 1984. He is joined by Hall-of-Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who had 15 Breeders’ Cup wins, including five victories in the Breeders’ Cup Classic; veteran horse racing analyst Randy Moss; contributing analysts/handicappers Bob Neumeier and Eddie Olczyk, who makes his Breeders’ Cup debut; host/reporter Laffit Pincay, III; reporters Kenny Rice, Donna Brothers, Jay Privman, Nick Luck, and Carolyn Manno; and NBC Sports Group’s Josh Elliott. NBC’s Triple Crown race caller Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders’ Cup races.

Additionally, Elliott will host the first half hour of the primetime show, which will focus on the spectacle and scene of the Breeders’ Cup, contribute features, and interview celebrities. Manno will conduct celebrity interviews and host reports from the Breeders’ Cup “purple carpet.”

Emmy and Tony Award-winning star of stage and screen Kristin Chenoweth will perform the Breeders’ Cup anthem “The Best is Yet to Come” as the horses come out on the track for the running of the $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic. Rock legend Richie Sambora will sing the national anthem on NBCSN on Saturday.

NBC Sports Group’s Breeders’ Cup coverage will be produced by Rob Hyland, producer of NBC’s Triple Crown coverage, and a veteran of the network’s horse racing coverage since 2001, and directed by Pierre Moossa. The coverage on NBCSN will be produced by Billy Matthews. The executive producer of NBC Sports and NBCSN is Sam Flood, who has produced 12 Triple Crown races for the network.