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Breeders' Cup Betting Challenge - BCBC
Bet on the fastest horses from all over the world as they meet in Santa Anita, California this year to compete in the Breeders' Cup Races. This exciting horse racing event happens the first weekend of November every year and 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.
How to Bet on the Breeders' Cup
Open an account online at 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 5 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 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.
Breeders' Cup Races
Friday, November 1, 2013
$500,000 Breeders' Cup Marathon (G2)
$1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)
$2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)
$2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)
$2 million Breeders' Cup Distaff (formerly known as Ladies' Classic) (G1)
Saturday, November 2, 2013
$1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)
$1 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)
$1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)
$1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)
$2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
$3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)
$1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1)
$2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)
$5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)