Cal Expo is the only location in the Sacramento region where the public can officially place wagers on the Breedersâ€™ Cup and be a part of the excitement with other racing enthusiasts. Live harness racing at Cal Expoâ€™s Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand will also take place beginning around 6:10 p.m. on Saturday.
American Pharoah, the first Triple Crown winner in 37 years, is set to race the 32nd annual Breeders’ Cup, held for the first time ever at the iconic Keeneland track. The three-year-old racing legend is one of only twelve thoroughbreds to ever become a Triple Crown winner, and the first Triple Crown winner to ever run in the Breedersâ€™ Cup. A victory in the Breedersâ€™ Cup Classic will mean another historical achievement for American Pharoah, claiming the first Grand Slam in racing history.
Other contenders for the 13 Breedersâ€™ Cup races, totaling $26 million in purses, include five-year-old mare Beholder. The legend in the making turned heads after her first place win at the TVG Pacific Classic in August at Del Mar, marking it the first win for a female horse in its 25 year history. Beholderâ€™s winning streak continued as she finished first at the Zenyatta Stakes in Santa Anita Park. Beholderâ€™s successful 2015 resulted in a 5-for-5 and a 15-for-20 lifetime.
Friday, October 30 Schedule:
- Grandstand Doors Open â€“ 9:15 a.m.
- First Race â€“ 9:30 a.m.
- First Breederâ€™s Cup Race â€“ 12:30 p.m.
- Breederâ€™s Cup Distaff â€“ 2:35 p.m.
Saturday, October 31 Schedule:
- Grandstand Doors Open â€“ 7:45 a.m.
- First Race â€“ 8:00 a.m.
- First Breederâ€™s Cup Race â€“ 9:05 a.m.
- Breedersâ€™ Cup Classic â€“ 2:35 p.m.
General admission to the Satellite Wagering Center at Cal Expoâ€™s Miller Lite Racetrack Grandstand on Friday and Saturday is $4 and admission is free after4:30 p.m. General parking is free and preferred parking is $2.
The Satellite Wagering Center features four separate and unique seating areas for race viewing along with more than 140 private carrels. The Clubhouse is open to those 18 years of age and older and features dozens of flat screen televisions to catch all the action. Information about Cal Expoâ€™s Sports & Wagering Center can be found at calexpo.comÂ or by calling (916) 263-3279.