The Road to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Wraps Up

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Thursday, October 7, 2021

This weekend is the final weekend of qualifying races on the Road to the 2021 Breeders' Cup at Del Mark. Ten of the races will be held at Keeneland Race Course with two more at Belmont park. 

Keeneland will be kicking off its action-packed Fall Stars opening weekend with nine Challenge Series races. Two will be held on Friday, four on Saturday and three on Sunday. One final Challenge Series race will be held on Wednesday, October 13th. 

The Keeneland races include:

  • Darley Alcibiades Stakes - For BC Juvenile Fillies - Friday

  • Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes - BC Sprint - Friday

  • Claiborne Breeders' Futurity - BC Juvenile - Saturday

  • Keeneland Turf Mile Stakes - BC Mile - Saturday

  • First Lady - BC Filly & Mare Turf - Saturday

  • Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes - BC Filly and Mare Sprint - Saturday

  • Indian Summer Stakes - BC Juvenile Turf Sprint - Sunday

  • Juddmonte Spinster Stakes - BC Distaff - Sunday

  • Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes - BC Juvenile Turf - Sunday

  • JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes - BC Juvenile Fillies Turf - Wednesday

NBC Sports will provide extensive coverage over the weekend as well as broadcast from 4 to 5pm for the Wednesday race at Keeneland.

At Belmont, you can catch The Vosburgh (BC Sprint) on Saturday and The Futurity (BC Juvenile Turf Sprint) on Sunday. 

Racing at Belmont will be on air on "America's Day at the Races" which is produced by the NYRA and presented by America's Best racing. It will run Thursday through Sunday on FS2 and FS1. 

TVG will also air the weekend's races as part of their comprehensive coverage that also features Santa Anita, amongst other tracks. 


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