07/27/2011 11:17AM

Breeders' Cup draw moved up one day


Breeders’ Cup will conduct the post-position draw for its 15 races on the Monday prior to the two-day event this year, one day earlier than in previous years, the organization announced on Wednesday.

Jim Gluckson, a spokesman for Breeders’ Cup, said the change will allow horsemen, handicappers, and data producers one more day to prepare for the event, which is scheduled for Nov. 4-5 at Churchill Downs in Louisville.

“These are the largest and most competitive fields in racing, and handicappers will certainly benefit from one more day,” Gluckson said.

For the past four years, the post-position draw had been held on the Tuesday prior to the event. With the change, final entries and the draw will take place on the same day, Oct. 31, with entries accepted until 10 a.m. Eastern. The draw is tentatively scheduled for 1 p.m., Gluckson said.

Pre-entries will be accepted on Monday, Oct. 24.