After months of preparation, the 2012 Breeders' Cup is finally upon us! The two-day thoroughbred championships get started on Friday afternoon at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. The first race on the card kicks off at 2:15 p.m. ET, with the first Breeders' Cup race (the Juvenile Sprint) going to post at 4:06 p.m. The $2 million Ladies' Classic, the feature race on Friday afternoon, will load into the gate at 7:40 p.m.
NBC and NBC Sports Network will televise all fifteen 2012 Breeders' Cup races. All of the Friday races and all of the non-Classic races on Saturday can be viewed on NBCSN. The Breeders' Cup also offers free streaming of this year's event on the official iPad and iPhone app.
Below is the race schedule and post times for all of Friday's action at Santa Anita Park. All times Eastern.
|1||2:15 p.m.||HRTV||Allowance N1X||3up||9.0||Turf|
|2||2:48 p.m.||HRTV||Allowance N1X||3up||6.5||Dirt|
|3||3:23 p.m.||HRTV||Allowance N1X||3up||7.0||Dirt|
|4||4:06 p.m.||NBCSN||BC Juvenile Sprint||2yo||6.0||Dirt|
|5||4:48 p.m.||NBCSN||G2-BC Marathon||3up||14.0||Dirt|
|6||5:28 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-BC Juvenile Fillies Turf||2yo, f||8.0||Turf|
|7||6:08 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-BC Juvenile Fillies||2yo, f||8.5||Dirt|
|8||6:48 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-BC Filly & Mare Turf||3up, f&m||11.0||Turf|
|9||7:40 p.m.||NBCSN||G1-BC Ladies' Classic||3up, f&m||9.0||Dirt|
|10||8:15 p.m.||HRTV||G2-Twilight Derby||3yo||9.0||Turf|