2013 Breeders Cup Schedule

The 2013 edition of the Breeders Cup will see yet another exciting set of races when some of the world's top horses gallop towards untold fortunes. Collectively looking at this year's 15 races, $25.5 million will be paid out, which definitely adds to the appeal of watching these events. Speaking of watching the Breeders Cup, television viewers can catch it live by tuning into NBC on November 1st and 2nd at 8pm ET (both days). Now that we've covered the basics, here is a closer look at the 2013 Breeders Cup Schedule.

November 2nd, 2012

$500,000 Juvenile Sprint, 6 Furlongs - This race is for 2-year-old horses that have shown a knack for running short distances quite well.

$2 million Ladies' Classic, 1-and-1/8 Miles - The world's best female dirt track horses run in this event.

$2 million Filly and Turf Mare, 1-and-1/4 Miles - Another race for female horses, this event sees them run on grass instead of dirt.

$2 million Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies, 1-and-1/16 Miles - This race is restricted to 2-year-old fillies, and the winner is widely considered the top 2-year-old female horse in the world.

$1 million Filly and Mare Sprint, 7 Furlongs - Females aged three and older that have shown a talent for sprinting compete in this race.

$1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, 1 Mile - The world's top 2-year-old female turf horses face off to see which one can run a mile the fastest.

November 3rd, 2012

$500,000 Marathon, 1-and-3/4 Mile - This is the longest event of the Breeders Cup, and it features 3-year-old horses or older.

$1 million Juvenile Turf, 1 Mile - Restricted to 2-year-old male horses, the winner is typically considered the world's best turf prospect.

$1.5 million Sprint, 6 Furlongs - The best male and female sprinters run in this race, and it's open to horses aged three years or older.

$1 million Turf Sprint, 6.5 Furlongs - A turf sprint for 3-year-old horses and older.

$1 million Dirt Mile, 1 Mile - The top dirt horses that are 3 years old and older run here.

$3 million Turf, 1-and-1/2 Mile - The huge purse in this race draws top turf horses and owners from around the globe. Ponies aged three years and older compete for a share of the massive fortune.

$2 million Grey Goose Juvenile, 1-and-1/16 Mile - Restricted to 2-year-olds, this is the richest and best juvenile race in North America.

$2 million Mile, 1 Mile - The top grass mile horses on the planet race in this event.

$5 million Classic, 1-and-1/4 Mile - This is the richest race in North America, and the world's top thoroughbreds run here. The Breeders Cup Classic is widely considered the international horse racing championship because of its giant purse and how late in the year it takes place.