Simulcast signals will be offered for the first time at the host site
of the Breeders’ Cup this year under a plan to coordinate the post
times for the event on Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs with live race cards
at Santa Anita and Aqueduct, according to racing officials.
plan would provide attendees of the Breeders’ Cup with a limited menu of
additional betting opportunities for the first time and give bettors
nationwide a consistent schedule of product from three tracks during
both the Friday and Saturday Breeders’ Cup cards. Now in its 28th year,
the Breeders’ Cup has previously prohibited host tracks from offering
any other betting than on the live races on the card.
will also reward Santa Anita and the New York Racing Association, the
operator of Aqueduct, with exclusive access to Churchill’s bettors.
Santa Anita and NYRA, which also operates Belmont, have perennially
lobbied to host the Breeders’ Cup event, with Santa Anita slated for the
2012 Breeders’ Cup and Belmont the favorite for the 2013 site.