2021 Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries Released
196 Horses, Including a Record 56 International Runners, Set for Two-Day Marathon
By LATT Staff
The pre-entries for the November 5 and 6 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, set to be held on November 5 and 6 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, were released on Wednesday and the names of 196 horses — including a record 56 from overseas — were dropped into the entry box for the tw0-day event worth more than $31 million.
Of the 196, 46 received automatic berths via victories in Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win & You’re In” events scheduled throughout the year.
Among the names who are expected to run this year are current Kentucky Derby (GI) winner Medina Spirit, and champions and returning Breeders’ Cup winners Essential Quality, Gamine, Tarnawa, Glass Slippers, Knicks Go and Golden Pal.
The Breeders’ Cup will be televised live on NBC, NBCSN, and TVG. Coverage begins on TVG and NBCSN at 5:00 p.m. ET on Friday, November 5 and runs through 9:00 p.m., and on Saturday, November 6th on both NBCSN and TVG from 2:30 to 8:00 p.m. ET. NBC takes over for Prime Time on November 6 from 8:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. ET.