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Bet on the Breeders' Cup
Bet on the fastest horses from all over the world as they meet in Santa Anita, Arcadia, California this year to compete in the Breeders' Cup Races. With $25 million in prize money, it's the richest, most exciting event in sports making most other sporting events look quaint.
The end of year event attracts a lot of interest from Europe as well as the US. Horses go head to head in various grade divisions and distances for some of the biggest purses in horse racing which also makes it one of the best betting opportunities for horseplayers all year. All race tracks that have hosted the Breeders' Cup have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the Breeders' Cup was held at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.
Breeders' Cup Classic Odds
|Horses - Breeders Cup' Classic - Odds to Win - Oct 31|
|1||Tonalist||John Velazquez||Christophe Clement||11/2|
|2||Keen Ice||Irad Ortiz, Jr.||Dale Romans||10/1|
|3||Frosted||Joel Rosario||Kiaran McLaughlin||10/1|
|4||American Pharoah||Victor Espinoza||Bob Baffert||4/5|
|5||Gleneagles||Ryan Moore||Aidan O’Brien||9/1|
|6||Effinex||Mike Smith||James Jerkens||50/1|
|7||Smooth Roller||Tyler Baze||Victor Garcia||SCRATCHED|
|8||Hard Aces||Joe Talamo||John Sadler||50/1|
|9||Honor Code||Javier Castellano||Claude McGaughey III||6/1|
|10||Beholder||Gary Stevens||Richard Mandella||SCRATCHED|
How to Bet on the Breeders' Cup
Open an account online at Bet US Racing, America's online betting choice for horse racing. Fund your account then select the race you want to wager on. Pick your bet type, horse and you're off to the races.
When it comes to betting on the Breeders’ Cup, there are 4 races to choose from on Friday and 9 races on Saturday. The biggest event of the 2-day Championships is the last race on Saturday for a prize of $5,000,000! While the Classic has the biggest purse, the Mile is usually the most contentious race.
Breeders' Cup Races
|Juvenile Fillies||$2,000,000||1 1/16 Miles||1||2 Year Olds|
|Filly & Mare Turf||$2,000,000||1 3/16 Miles||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Filly & Mare Sprint||$1,000,000||7 Furlongs||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Turf Sprint||$1,000,000||5.5 Furlongs||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Juvenile||$2,000,000||1 1/16 Miles||1||2 Year Olds|
|Turf||$3,000,000||1 1/2 Miles||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Sprint||$1,500,000||6 Furlongs||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Mile||$2,000,000||1 Mile||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Classic||$5,000,000||1 1/4 miles||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Juvenile Turf||$1,000,000||1 Mile||1||2 Year Olds|
|Dirt Mile||$1,000,000||1 Mile||1||3+ Year Olds|
|Juvenile Fillies Turf||$1,000,000||1 Mile||1||2 Year Olds|
|Distaff||$2,000,000||1 Mile||1||3+ Year Olds|
Breeders' Cup Betting History
Breeders' Cup reported that approximately $144.3 million was wagered on the World Championships in 2012 at Santa Anita Park which was down slightly from the previous year's figure of $155.5 million when the event was hosted by Churchill Downs, in Louisville, Kentucky. Breeders' Cup officials indicated the handle totals were in line with expectations based on the interruption of service experienced by many east coast pari-mutuel outlets which were affected by Hurricane Sandy.