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Breeders’ Cup 2022 Live Stream: How to Watch for Free

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Day 2 of the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, which will feature the highly anticipated Breeders’ Cup Classic, takes place on Saturday, November 5.

Coverage of Saturday’s races, including the main event Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:40 p.m. ET start time), will be televised across USA Network (1-3:30 p.m. ET) and NBC (3:30-6 p.m. ET). If you don’t have cable, you can watch a live stream on FuboTV or DirecTV Stream, which both include USA Network and NBC and come with a free trial.

Those are the two best live stream options if you’re cutting cable, but there are also some other alternatives, so here’s a full guide on the different ways to watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup streaming live online:

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FuboTV

You can watch a live stream of USA Network, NBC and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a free seven-day trial:

FuboTV Free Trial

Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup live on the FuboTV app or FuboTV website.

Compatible devices for the FuboTV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Fubo credentials to do that.


DirecTV Stream

DirecTV Stream has four different channel packages: “Entertainment,” “Choice,” “Ultimate” and “Premier.” USA Network and NBC are included in every one, and you can pick any package and any add-on you want with your free five-day trial:

DirecTV Stream Free Trial

Once signed up for DirecTV Stream, you can watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup live on the DirecTV Stream app or DirecTV Stream website.

Compatible devices for the DirecTV Stream app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Samsung TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your DirecTV Stream credentials to do that.


Peacock TV

If you’ve used up all your free trials for other streaming services, this is the cheapest way to watch a live stream of the Breeders’ Cup Classic, since you can watch a simulcast of NBC’s coverage on Peacock Premium, which costs $4.99 per month:

Get Peacock TV

Once signed up for Peacock, you can watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup live on the Peacock TV app or Peacock TV website.

Compatible devices for the Peacock TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.


Sling TV

You can watch a live stream of USA Network, NBC (live in select markets) and 40-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s “Sling Blue” package. This option doesn’t include a free trial, but it’s the cheapest long-term streaming service with sports channels, and you can get your first month half off:

Get Sling TV

Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup live on the Sling TV app or Sling TV website.

Compatible devices for the Sling TV app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Sling credentials to do that.


Hulu With Live TV

You can watch a live stream of USA Network, NBC and 65+ other TV channels via Hulu With Live TV, which also includes access to both ESPN+ and Disney+ at no extra cost:

Get Hulu With Live TV

Once signed up for Hulu With Live TV, you can watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup live on the Hulu app or Hulu website.

Compatible devices for the Hulu app include Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Fire Stick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One or Series X/S, PlayStation 4 or 5, Nintendo Switch, Samsung TV, LG TV, any device with Android TV (such as a Sony TV or Nvidia Shield), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet.

You can also watch the game live on the NBC Sports app or NBCSports.com. You’ll need to sign in to a cable provider to watch this way, but you can use your Hulu credentials to do that.


Breeders’ Cup 2022 Preview

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup series of races is airing across nine hours of coverage between NBC Sports, the USA Network and the Peacock streaming service. The Breeders’ Cup is often referred to as the “richest two days in horse racing,” because over $30 million is on the line across 14 races, culminating in the $6 million purse for the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

According to the NBC Sports press release, the five horses to keep your eye on in the Classic are:

  • Flightline: undefeated in five starts by a combined margin of 62 ¾ lengths, including a 19 ¼ length victory in the Grade 1 Pacific Classic, his most recent race;
  • Epicenter: runner-up in the first two legs of this year’s Triple Crown who won the Grade 1 Travers in his most recent race and has finished second-or-better in every race since his debut 10 starts ago;
  • Rich Strike: this year’s 80-1 longshot Kentucky Derby winner who is trained by Eric Reed and ridden by jockey Sonny Leon;
  • Taiba: three-year-old who is a two-time Grade 1 winner and is trained by four-time Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Bob Baffert;
  • Life is Good: four-time Grade 1 winner who was victorious in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile.

NBC Sports’ digital platform will preview all 14 races, plus it will feature the following broadcast highlights, according to the press release:

  • Breeders’ Cup “Contender Cam” footage. Each Breeders’ Cup horse will have a camera following them from the paddock out onto the track to allow viewers unique, one-of-a-kind access. Comprehensive coverage will be available to stream here
  • A pair of jockey cam systems with audio
  • A megalodon camera to share live-action footage of the fashion and flavors surrounding the Breeders’ Cup World Championships
  • An outrider camera capturing intimate moments with the winning jockey immediately following races
  • Backstretch cam on the Keeneland track
  • An essay narrated by Tim Layden on the uniqueness surrounding Flightline and his relatively unheralded historic success throughout 2022
  • A feature on Dirt Mile morning-line favorite Cody’s Wish and the story between human and horse connections
  • Britney Eurton interviewing Lisa Lazarus, the CEO of the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Authority
  • Celebrities making their Breeders’ Cup Classic picks
  • Access to approximately 75 video sources, including cameras and feeds

The commentators headlining the coverage include Ahmed Fareed and Hall of Fame jockey Jerry Bailey, who owns 15 Breeders’ Cup wins; analyst Randy Moss; reporters Britney Eurton, Kenny Rice, and Nick Luck; handicapper Matt Bernier; insights analyst Steve Kornacki; and Donna Brothers, who will report on horseback. Larry Collmus will call all of the Breeders’ Cup races, according to the NBC Sports press release.

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup Classic is happening live on Saturday, November 5 at 1 p.m. Eastern time on USA, NBC and Peacock.

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