Breeders’ Cup Live

Breeders’ Cup Live:: Stream 2019 The Breeders’ Cup  Cup is set for Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Turf is always a big race on the Breeders’ Cup card. It’s the second to last race to be run, and it has the second largest purse of the weekend.

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 And it’s always an interesting race – a battle between the best turf runners in North America and the runners that come from Europe. The Euro invaders typically aren’t the best they have, but turf racing is so much bigger and, frankly, better over there, that they don’t have to send their top horses over to be competitive.

This year the Turf has 12 horses. As seems to be the general trend this year, though, we really have three top contenders that are tough to separate, three more runners that could be in the mix, and a field beyond that that will likely only be a factor if things go off the rails. Here’s a look at how the highlights of the field shape up, with track morning line odds:

2019 Breeders’ Cup

Bricks and Mortar (9/5): If there is a North American favorite in a significant North American turf race, you can be all but certain these days that Chad Brown trains it. He is truly dominant on this surface. But this horse is a bit of a puzzle. He was pretty ordinary as a three-year-old in 2017. Then he missed more than a year of racing before returning to the track last December. He won his return and has won all five of his starts this year – four of them in Grade 1 races. The talent is obvious and impressive, and if he wins here, he will be right in the race for Horse of the Year. The talent and the connections make him stand out. But he has never raced east of Chicago, so the trip west is a bit of a question. And he has never tested the mile and a half distance of this race, and this is a pretty tough spot to find out if you have the stamina to handle this big challenge. I have all sorts of respect for horse, rider and trainer. But I’d need a better price than this, and I am not at all confident I’ll get it. He’ll factor into my multi-race bets for sure, but if he wins the race, he’ll likely cost me in my single race bets.

Anthony Van Dyck (3/1): If you are handicapping this race without any real effort, you could do a whole lot worse than just picking the Aidan O’Brien horse. Europe’s top trainer, O’Brien has won this race six times since 2002. Two of those winners were three-year-olds like this colt is. The horse won the Epsom Derby in June to prove he is a legitimate racehorse. But he hasn’t been nearly as impressive in his three starts since. He is a son of Galileo, who has already sired three winners of this race, so that is a big benefit. And he is proven at this distance. Again, though, I’m not convinced that this price reflects his chances well enough.

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Old Persian (4/1): This four-year-old won the Dubai Sheema Classic on the Dubai World Cup undercard in March in impressive fashion. Then he ran underwhelming races in Britain and Germany next two times out. This race clearly became his target, because he next went to Woodbine in Toronto to test himself against North American company. And he passed with flying colors, winning the Grade 1 Northern Dancer very professionally. He lacks consistency, but at his best he’s a factor here. Like the rest of the contenders, though, there are questions. Man, this is a tough race to handicap this year.

Channel Maker (10/1): This horse is a son of former Turf winner English Channel, so he has some credibility. I feel like he owes me because I backed him in this race last year, and I don’t think he made it to the finish line until a couple days after the winner did. He didn’t fire at all. This year he won the Grade 1 Man o’ War at Belmont in May but hasn’t been as sharp since. He has his best race in four outings since the win last time out in the Turf Classic Invitational at Belmont when he led into the stretch, fought tough, and finished second to Arklow. I like the horse, but not enough to see him messing with the top three here.

Related: Breeders’ Cup Sprint Predictions

Arklow (12/1): This is another veteran of this race, having finished fourth last year at 53/1. He lost his rider in his next race and then finished second three times and third once before the win in the Turf Classic Invitational last time out. He’s consistent but hasn’t been facing competition quite like he will here. He’ll factor into my exotics, but not on top.

Mount Everest (15/1): This is both the other Aidan O’Brien three-year-old and the other son of Galileo. He hasn’t raced at nearly the same level as his stablemate, and his only win this year came at only a mile and a quarter and on a heavy track that he surely won’t see here. He could be useful in exotics at the price, but I’m not particularly in love with him. If O’Brien wasn’t already shipping a colt over for this race, I don’t believe he would have bothered sending this one.

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Breeders’ Cup 2019

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Live Stream, The Breeders’ Cup Classic pits the top horses from around the world against each other in the ultimate showdown to finish out the year in horse racing. Here’s everything you need to know about racing’s grand finale this weekend at Santa Anita

Breeders’ Cup 2019 Live Stream

Santa Anita in Arcadia, California, hosts a festival of future stars on Friday at the 2019 Breeders’ Cup.

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is the headline race on Future Stars Friday, with the winner likely to be installed as one of the favourites for next year’s Kentucky Derby.

As ever, Friday will provide racegoers with an opportunity to see the best two-year-olds in the business go head-to-head.

2019 Breeders’ Cup Friday Schedule (ET)

NBCSN coverage begins at 4 p.m. 

4:12 p.m.: Juvenile Turf Sprint

4:52 p.m.: Juvenile Turf 

5:32 p.m.: Juvenile Fillies 

6:12 p.m.: Juvenile Fillies Turf

7:03 p.m.: Breeders’ Cup Juvenile 

In 2006, Street Sense won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and went on to win the Kentucky Derby the following May.

Since then, only Nyquist, the 2015 winner, has repeated that trick.

But Friday’s event over 8 ½ furlongs will still provide a good indication of which three-year-olds could be in the running come 2020’s Triple Crown races.

Recent Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winners Classic Empire (2016), Good Magic (2017) and Game Winner (2018) have all gone to Churchill Downs among the favourites.

Trainer Bob Baffert is, unsurprisingly, a Juvenile expert, with four wins in the race. The Hall of Famer has one of the favourites for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in the shape of Eight Rings, who has two wins from three career outings, most recently triumphing at Santa Anita in September’s American Pharoah Stakes

ARCADIA >> Sometimes the information a jockey offers his trainer after the race is more important than the ride he just put forth.

Ask trainer Peter Eurton, who saddled 45-1 longshot Storm the Court for a win in the $2 million Juvenile on the first day of the 36th Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita on Friday in front of an announced crowd of 41,243.

After the colt’s last start, a third-place finish in the Grade I American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita on Sept. 27, jockey Flavien Prat suggested to Eurton that he add blinkers to the son of Court Vision in his next race.