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Time set for Kentucky's football game on Breeders' Cup Saturday

The University of Kentucky hosted Auburn University, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer
The University of Kentucky hosted Auburn University, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015 at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington. Photo by Jonathan Palmer Herald-Leader

The schedule is finally in place for one of the busiest days of the year in Lexington.

The Southeastern Conference announced Monday that the University of Kentucky's home football game against Tennessee on Oct. 31 will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

The official start time was eagerly anticipated because the game falls on the same weekend as the Breeders' Cup World Championships, being held at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington for the first time Oct. 30-31.

That Saturday is also Halloween. Trick-or-treating in Lexington is scheduled from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.

Post time for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic featuring Triple Crown winner American Pharoah is 5:35 p.m. One additional race at Keeneland will be run after the Classic, with a post time of 6:10 p.m.

The UK football team (4-2) plays at Mississippi State this Saturday before Tennessee comes to Lexington. The Wildcats need six wins to earn a berth in a bowl game.

The Kentucky-Tennessee game will be broadcast live on the SEC Network.

The Breeders' Cup Classic will be on NBC-18.

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