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2011 Breeders' Cup Preview: Uncle Mo Favored In Classic

Uncle Mo is the betting line favorite in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
Uncle Mo is the betting line favorite in Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Breeders' Cup weekend, called "the single greatest weekend of the annual racing calendar," by our friends at SB Nation's And Down The Stretch They Come, is set for Friday and Saturday at historic Churchill Downs.

The weekend race schedule and television information is below. See the Breeders' Cup website for more information.

RACE PURSE DISTANCE DATE POST (ET) TV
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint $500K 6 Furlongs Nov. 4 4:10 p.m. ESPN2
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Gr.II) $1M 1 mile (T) Nov. 4 4:50 p.m. ESPN2
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Gr.I) $1M 7 furlongs Nov. 4 5:30 p.m. ESPN2
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (Gr.I) $2M 1 1/16 miles Nov. 4 6:10 p.m. ESPN2
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Gr.I) $2M 1 3/8 miles (T) Nov. 4 6:50 p.m. ESPN2
Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (Gr.I) $2M 1 1/8 miles Nov. 4 7:30 p.m. ESPN2
Breeders' Cup Marathon (Gr.II) $500K 1 3/4 miles Nov. 5 1:20 p.m. TBD
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (Gr.I) $1M 1 mile (T) Nov. 5 2:02 p.m. ABC
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (Gr.I) $1.5M 6 furlongs Nov. 5 2:37 p.m. ABC
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Gr.II) $1M 5 furlongs (T) Nov. 5 3:21 p.m. ABC
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Gr.I) $1M 1 mile Nov. 5 4:01 p.m. ESPN
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf (Gr.I) $3M 1 1/2 miles (T) Nov. 5 4:45 p.m. ESPN
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (Gr.I) $2M 1 1/16 miles Nov. 5 5:25 p.m. ESPN
TVG Breeders' Cup Mile (Gr.I) $2M 1 mile (T) Nov. 5 6:07 p.m. ESPN
Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr.I) $5M 1 1/4 miles Nov. 5 7:00 p.m. ESPN

There are six races on tap Friday with the Juvenile Sprint beginning the action with a post time of 4:10 p.m. ET. The highlight of the racing weekend is the final event, Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic. Race favorite Uncle Mo (5-2), second-place finisher in the Jim Dandy Stakes at Saratoga Race Course in August, has drawn the 12th post position in the 13-horse field