How to Watch Breeders’ Cup Live Stream Online

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Aktabantay cools off after training in preparation for the Breeders’ Cup. (Getty)

The world’s best thoroughbreds will gather at Santa Anita Park Friday and Saturday for the Breeders’ Cup, with two days of racing on tap.

The action starts at 5 p.m. Eastern on Friday and continues on Saturday afternoon, with the prime-time Breeders Cup’ Classic headlining the night at 8 p.m.

Here’s how to watch.


Watch the Breeders’ Cup on TV

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Shared Belief is led back to the stables after training. (Getty)

NBC Sports Group will televise the entire event, with coverage of Friday’s races and Saturday afternoon’s races on the NBC Sports Network and coverage of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on NBC.

Coverage runs from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m Eastern on Friday and from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday on the NBC Sports Network. Coverage moves to NBC Saturday for the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 8 p.m. Eastern.

NBC and the Breeders’ Cup announced Friday that they had agreed to a 10-year deal that will keep the Breeders’ Cup on NBC networks through 2025.


Watch the Breeders’ Cup Online

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Toast of New York trains at Santa Anita on Wednesday. (Getty)

If you have access to a cable or satellite subscription — either yours or someone else’s — that includes the NBC Sports Network, you can watch the races online for free via NBC Sports Live Extra. You’ll need a cable or satellite log-in and password to access the stream. The site’s frequently asked questions page has a rundown of technical requirements and other information.


Watch the Breeders’ Cup on Mobile

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Tractors groom the Santa Anita surface on Tuesday. (Getty)

Mobile users can watch the tournament via the NBC Sports Live Extra App, which you can download in the App Store or the Google Play Store. As is the case with the desktop livestream, you’ll need a cable provider log-in to watch.