Breeders Cup

The Breeders Cup is a two-day festival of thoroughbred horse racing, which includes the Breeders Cup Classic.

It’s the biggest race on the program. It’s a massive event and attracts horses from all around the world, including Japan and Europe.

Breeders Cup odds are available in the months leading up to the races, and because there are so many top-level races, it’s a betting bonanza.

Bettors find value in Breeders Cup entries and odds, unlike any other racing festival.

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Breeders Cup Race Information

Location: Lexington, Kentucky, US
Track: Keeneland
Upcoming Event: Friday, Nov 4, Saturday, Nov 5, 2022

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BREEDERS CUP ODDS & ANALYSIS​

Breeders Cup odds are usually quite compact because there are so many quality horses in the races. That makes it tough for bookmakers to have a clear favorite, but because there are so many races, there are excellent wagering opportunities.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the highlight race and it has the most attention. Breeders Cup Classic odds are released early and bettors can wager on a plethora of champion thoroughbreds, which makes it more exciting than the Derby.

Bookmakers set the opening odds based on their calculations but it’s the public money that sees odds fluctuations. Breeders Cup odds can change drastically leading up to the race depending on a variety of factors.

Upcoming Post Position​

The 2023 post position, the position of stall in starting gate from which a horse starts the race is yet to be announced. Stay updated as we will provide you with all the information. 

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2021 Breeders Cup Post Position
POST POSITION HORSE ODDS
1 Tripoli 15-1
2 Express Train 20-1
3 Hot Rod Charlie 4-1
4 Essential Quality 3-1
5 Knicks Go 5-2
6 Art Collector 8-1
7 Stilleto Boy 30-1
8 Medina Spirit 4-1

HOW TO BET ON BREEDERS CUP?

There are many ways to win betting on the Breeders’ Cup and bookmakers always offer specials for the Saturday feature.

The most popular bet type is an outright-win bet. Bettors have to correctly predict which horse crosses the line first and Breeders’ Cup betting odds are always favorable. Bettors who tend to bet the favorite should enjoy betting on the Breeders’ Cup as there is rarely an upset.

Exotic bets are popular, including quinella, exacta, trifecta and first-four wagers. There is always plenty of attention on Breeders Cup odds, so the pools are big and that opens the door to big exotic payouts. Because the Breeders’ Cup Classic is often won by a favorite, exotics have been easier to strike.

Betting on horses that have performed well in the lead-up races is one of many Breeders’ Cup betting tips. Form is key for this race, so backing well-favored runners is ideal.

Breeders Cup Betting Trends

Betting trends play a big factor in Breeders Cup odds. Bettors can find many different betting trends to suit their wager

The average odds for a Breeders’ Cup Classic winner is 7.6-1, so the winners are always in the market and expected to produce the goods.

The USA has trained the latest 10 winners, including 17 additional placings from 97 runners. Bob Baffert has trained four winners, but Todd Pletcher has had three runners for a win and two placings, so his stable fires up.

Jockey Joel Rosario has had nine starts for two wins and four placings, so he’s a jockey worth backing in the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

The winner has paid under 9-1 in the last 10 editions.

BREEDERS CUP HISTORY​

The Breeders’ Cup is a relatively new concept having been introduced in 1984. It used to be a single-day event, but more races were added in 2007.

The Breeders’ Cup Classic runs for $6 million, making it one of the richest races in the world. The Breeders’ Cup Turf is run for $4 million and the current meeting total is $28 million, which is why it’s so popular.

Bettors are starting to take the racing more seriously, and although the Triple Crown races attract more interest, Breeders’ Cup betting is picking up.

The Classic is a must-see race on the final day and it’s watched by a global audience.

Past 7 Winner
Date WINNER
2022 TBD
2021 Knicks Go
2020 Authentic
2019 Vino Rosso
2018 Accelerate
2017 Gun Runner
2016 Arrogate
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