2014 Breeders' Cup Preview: Race Schedule & Contenders

By Jaclyn Harris

October 20, 2014

Horse racing fans, it's the moment you've all been waiting for! The 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships are finally here! The Challenge series is complete, tickets are almost sold out and the determined world's best are preparing for the 13 championship races to be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31-Nov. 1.

It's time to take a look at the race schedule for the weekend and the field of contenders who have qualified for each race!

The Breeders' Cup Race Schedule

Friday, October 31, 2014

Juvenile Turf Dirt Mile Juvenile Fillies Turf Distaff
$1,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000
1 Mile 1 Mile 1 Mile 1 1/8 Miles
2:25 p.m. PDT 3:05 p.m. PDT 3:50 p.m. PDT 4:35 p.m. PDT

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Juvenile Fillies Filly & Mare Turf DraftKings Filly & Mare Spring Turf Sprint Sentient Jet Juvenile Turf Xpressbet Sprint Mile Classic
$2,000,000 $2,000,000 $1,000,000 $1,000,000 $2,000,000 $3,000,000 $1,500,000 $2,000,000 $5,000,000
1 1/16 Miles 1 1/4 Miles 7 Furlongs 6.5 Furlongs 1 1/16 Miles 1 1/2 Miles 6 Furlongs 1 Mile 1 1/4 Miles
12:05 p.m. PDT 12:43 p.m. PDT 1:21 p.m. PDT 2:05 p.m. PDT 2:43 p.m. PDT 3:22 p.m. PDT 4:01 p.m. PDT 4:40 p.m. PDT 5:35 p.m. PDT

2014 Contenders


Dirt Mile


DraftKings Filly & Mare Sprint

Filly & Mare Turf

Juvenile Fillies

Juvenile Fillies Turf

Juvenile Turf


Sentient Jet Juvenile Contenders


Turf Sprint

Xpressbet Sprint

Who do you think will prevail at the 2014 Breeders' Cup? Will the Classic be a battle between Shared Belief and Kentucky Derby Champ, California Chrome, or will it be a Belmont Stakes repeat with Tonalist? Will Kentucky Oaks Champ, Untapable, win the Distaff? How do you think multiple races will affect the entrants? Share your thoughts with us in the comments below!

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Looking for events during the race weekend? View the event schedule>>

Time is Running Out to Attend the 2014 Breeders' Cup!

We're less than two weeks away from the 2014 Breeders' Cup and if you waited until the last minute to secure your spot at Santa Anita Park, now's the time to act! Official Breeders' Cup Ticket Packages provided by QuintEvents are still available and are the only way to get VIP access at the "Richest Two Days in Sports!"

Official Ticket Packages
include access to an exclusive in-track hospitality venue where you'll find complimentary breakfast and lunch, open beer, wine and soft drink selections, and a cash bar for premium beverages. With comfortable seating and simulcast TV coverage of the on-track activities, hospitality is an oasis from the stands, and grants you and your group a place to relax and reconnect throughout the long race days.

You'll also receive a VIP Fast Access Pass for a quicker, more secure entrance to Santa Anita on race days, one parking pass per every four guests, and an Official Breeders' Cup Gift Bag brimming with official products and merchandise.

You can even opt to include luxurious hotel accommodations in the Los Angeles area and ground transportation to the track each day in your package. This eliminates your having to deal with last minute high prices for hotels and rental cars.

There truly is no better way to experience the 2014 Breeders' Cup World Championships! Click the button below to see the VIP packages still available and to get more information on booking your's today! 

Book My 2014 Breeders' Cup Package!

And be sure to join the conversation on social media using the hashtags #BCVIP and #BC14!

Can't go this Year? Be at the 2015 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland!

Can't make it this year? Make plans to be at the 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships as they travel to Keeneland! Call 1-866-834-8663 to speak to a Breeders' Cup representative or visit QuintEvents website for more information. 


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Photos courtesy of Churchill Downs.