How to watch and wager on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races

How to watch and wager on Friday’s Breeders’ Cup races
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Breeders’ Cup 2017 is finally upon us, with Friday at Del Mar the start of two days featuring high-level competition and peak opportunities to horseplayers betting the races.

Four Breeders’ Cup races — the Juvenile Fillies Turf, Dirt Mile, Juvenile Turf and Distaff — kick off the action before nine more run Saturday, capped with the $6 million Classic featuring Gun Runner and Arrogate.

When are Friday’s races?

First post Friday at Del Mar is 11:25 a.m. local/2:25 p.m. ET at Del Mar. Five races run on the Breeders’ Cup undercard, with another stakes scheduled for after the featured Distaff.

 Race 6 5:25 p.m. ET  Juvenile Fillies Turf
 Race 7 6:05 p.m. ET Dirt Mile
 Race 8 6:50 p.m. ET Juvenile Turf
 Race 9 7:35 p.m. ET Distaff

How can I watch?

With commentary from Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, analyst Randy Moss and a host of reporters, NBC Sports Network will go on the air at 5 p.m. ET. If your TV provider doesn’t get NBCSN, or if you’re stuck at the office on the East Coast, consider a free trial of YouTube TV.

Where do I bet?

Assuming it’s legal in your state
, a trio of our advanced deposit wagering partners are offering deals related to the Breeders’ Cup.

• Get up to $1,000 back through NYRA Bets

• TVG will double your deposit instantly 

• Cash in with Hollywood Races’ $150 signup bonus 

As a note, most ADWs also live stream races, though broadcast rights may be limited on the Breeders’ Cup.

So, who do I bet?

Here’s the fun part.

First, check out the Breeders’ Cup wagering menu for the variety of bets accepted during the Breeders’ Cup at Del Mar. Then consult our library of links designed to help you cash big on the championships.

HRN expert picks for Friday's races

Why your Distaff pick can -- or won't -- win

Keys to handicapping the Distaff-Classic double

Longshots worth including on your tickets

Juvenile Fillies Turf picks

Dirt Mile picks

Juvenile Turf picks

 Distaff picks

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