The Breeders’ Cup 2015 live TV and streaming online race coverage takes place on Saturday from Keeneland, Kentucky as American Pharoah attempts to capture yet another big win. The Triple Crown winner will be the odds on favorite to grab the victory among just eight contenders in the thoroughbred race. Will Pharoah continue its strong presence in the sport of horse racing, or will another horse from the field cross the finish line first? The 2015 Breeders’ Cup live coverage will be televised and online thanks to NBC Sports networks.
On Oct. 31 the Sporting News site reported that today’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic race will be another showcase for American Pharoah, as the field has been trimmed down to just eight contenders due to a couple of scratches. Pharoahs’ odds dropped from 6-5 to 3-5 due to the news of the latest scratch, thought to be a threat to the Triple Crown winner in today’s event at Kentucky. The horse ridden by jockey Victor Espinoza, and trained by the famous Bob Baffert, will be on the track for its curtain call after a great season.
The two horses that have scratched heading to the race, were the No. 10 spot Beholder, ridden by Gary Stevens, and the No. 7 horse Smooth Roller, ridden by Tyler Baze. The first to scratch, Beholder, was bleeding following its training earlier this week, forcing it to pull out from the race. As for Smooth Roller, Kentucky State Veterinarian Will Farmer recommended to the team that the horse not participate in Saturday’s race due to a left foreleg tendon issue. That move came less than a day before the race was scheduled to begin, moving the top horse’s odds.
The favorite will be American Pharoah once again, as the Triple Crown winner was last listed at 4 to 5 odds to win on the official race website. Next in line was Tonalist ridden by John Velazquez, which has a 4 to 1 chance, followed by Javier Castellano on Honor Code at 5 to 1 and Keen Ice, ridden by Irad Ortiz, Jr. at 8 to 1 odds. In terms of long shots, Effinex and Gleneagles are both 20 to 1, while Hard Aces is 30 to 1, making the horse ridden by Joseph Talamo the biggest underdog of the race.
Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Classic 2015 has a scheduled start time of 1 p.m. Eastern Time. NBC Sports Network will begin coverage and then NBC will show the Classic race coverage at 4 p.m. ET. The live streaming online presentation comes through NBC Sports Live Extra website and mobile apps for U.S. cable and satellite subscribers. There is also live streaming online free coverage at the BreedersCup.com website throughout the day’s races.