On Saturday afternoon, history will be made.
American Pharoah, the same horse that won the Triple Crown earlier this year and captured the attention of the entire nation, will run his final race in the 2015 Breeders Cup Classic. It’s a bittersweet moments for those who have seen the horse rise to top of the sport and thrust that same sport into the headlines.
“For us, it’s a horse of a lifetime, once in a lifetime,” owner Ahmed Zayat said. “The thing I’m most proud of is he excited all of us, all of his fans, the sport. Forever I’ll be indebted for how he changed all our lives hopefully for the better.”
American Pharoah drew the No. 4 gate in his quest to become horse racing’s first-ever grand slam champion – the winner of all three Triple Crown race and the Breeders Cup Classic. He’s also the betting favorite to do just that, opening with 6/5 odds in the morning line.
Here’s all the details on the historic race:
DATE: Saturday, October 30, 2015
TIME: 5:35 p.m. ET
LOCATION: Keeneland Racecourse – Lexington, Kentucky
NBC and NBCSN will broadcast all but two of the Breeders Cup races over the course of the weekend, beginning with the $1 million Juvenile Turf at 3:30 p.m ET on Friday.
Coverage for Saturday’s races gets underway at 1:25 p.m. ET with the Filly & Mare Sprint on NBCSN. The final three races on Saturday – the Sentient Jet Juvenile, Longines Turf and Classic – will be broadcast on NBC beginning at 4:10 p.m. ET.
Check with your local TV provider for specific network channel numbers.
LIVE STREAM: If you aren’t going to be near a TV over the course of the entire weekend long event, including Saturday evening’s Classic, NBC Sports Live Extra will be streaming each televised race. Users can also watch the races on their mobile devices. The app is available for iOS in the App Store and Google Play.