Breeders’ Cup

The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. It 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. 

The Breeders’ Cup is considered by many to be the most prestigious horse racing event in the world. It is a showcase for the best horses in the world, and the winners of the Breeders’ Cup races are considered to be the best of the best. The Breeders’ Cup is also a major financial event, with millions of dollars in prize money up for grabs. It is held at different racetracks each year. 

The horses selected to participate in the Breeders’ Cup are typically invited based on their performance in qualifying races prior to the big event. These races are known as “Win and You’re In” races; the winners of these races automatically win a spot in a specific Breeders’ Cup race.

Breeders' Cup Event Overview

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event with 14 races on each day. The races are run over a variety of distances and surfaces, including dirt, turf, and synthetic. The races are divided into four divisions: two-year-olds, three-year-olds, older horses, and females.

The Breeders’ Cup is a major economic event for the host city. The event brings in millions of dollars in revenue from ticket sales, hotel bookings, and other tourism-related expenses. The Breeders’ Cup also helps to promote the sport of horse racing and to attract new fans to the sport. 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.

Upcoming Post Position​

The Post Position is known as the position of the stall in the starting gate from which a horse starts the race. 

The Post Position for 2023 is yet to be announced. 

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2023 Breeders’ Cup Post Position
POST POSITIONHORSEODDS
1ArcangeloSCRATCHED
2Zandon12-1
3White Abarrio4-1
4Missed the Cut30-1
5Derma Sotogake20-1
6Saudi Crown12-1
7Clapton20-1
8Ushba Tesoro4-1
9Senor Buscador30-1
10Dreamlike30-1
11Bright Future10-1
12Arabian Night3-1
12Proxy12-1

BREEDERS' CUP ODDS & ANALYSIS

Breeders Cup odds are usually quite compact because there are so many quality horses in the races. The Breeders’ Cup is one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world, and the odds for the races are always closely watched. That makes it tough for bookmakers to have a clear favorite, but because there are so many races, there are excellent wagering opportunities. Breeders Cup Classic odds are released early and bettors can wager on a plethora of champion thoroughbreds with the hottest horse racing odds, which makes it way more exciting than the Derby.

Breeders Cup odds can change drastically leading up to the race depending on a variety of factors.  The odds are based on a number of factors, including the horse’s past performance, track conditions, and the jockey.

Additional Factors for Analyzing Breeders’ Cup Odds:

  • The trainer: The horse trainer is responsible for preparing the horse for the race. A good trainer will have a good understanding of the horse’s strengths and weaknesses and will be able to put the horse in a position to win.
  • The jockey: The jockey is responsible for riding the horse during the race. A good jockey will be able to get the most out of the horse and will be able to make the right decisions during the race.
  • The track conditions: The horse racing track conditions can have a big impact on the outcome of a race. A wet track, for example, can favor horses who are good at running on wet surfaces.
  • The weather: The weather can also have an impact on the outcome of a race. A hot day, for example, can favor horses who are good at running in hot weather.

By considering all of these factors, you can increase your chances of winning when betting on the Breeders’ Cup. The Breeders’ Cup is a great opportunity to bet on some of the best horses in the world. With so many talented horses entered, there is sure to be some excitement on the track!

HOW TO BET ON THE 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. 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, equally 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 and come away with juicy payouts. Below are some trends that always manage to pop up in the cheat sheet:

  • 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 World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event; starting in 2007, it expanded to two days. All sites have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the races were at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.

The first Breeders’ Cup was first held on November 10, 1984, at Hollywood Park Racetrack in Inglewood, California. The event consisted of eight races, and the total purse was $5.1 million. The winner of the first Breeders’ Cup Classic was Wild Again, a three-year-old colt who was ridden by Laffit Pincay, Jr.

The Breeders’ Cup has grown in popularity over the years, and the total purse has increased to over $30 million. The event is now one of the most prestigious horse racing events in the world, and it is a major showcase for the best horses in the world. Its horse racing schedule is followed by a myriad of fans, followers, and bettors. 

Most Recent Host Tracks & Famous Winners

The Breeders’ Cup has been held at a variety of racetracks over the years. The most recent host tracks are:

  • 2022: Keeneland Race Course
  • 2021: Del Mar Racetrack
  • 2020: Keeneland Race Course
  • 2019: Santa Anita Park
  • 2018: Churchill Downs

The Breeders’ Cup has been won by a variety of horses over the years. Some of the most famous winners include:

  • American Pharoah (2015)
  • Zenyatta (2009, 2010)
  • Affirmed (1978, 1979)
  • Spectacular Bid (1979)
  • Seattle Slew (1977)
Past 7 Winners
Date WINNER
2023White Abarrio
2022Godolphin
2021Knicks Go
2020Authentic
2019Vino Rosso
2018Accelerate
2017Gun Runner
2016Arrogate

BREEDERS' CUP FAQS

When is the Breeders’ Cup held?

The Breeders’ Cup is usually held in the fall, typically in November. The exact dates and location may vary from year to year.

How many races are there in the Breeders’ Cup?

The Breeders’ Cup consists of a series of championship races, with the number of races varying from year to year. However, there are typically around 14 races in total, each offering significant prize money and showcasing top-quality thoroughbreds.

In which venues does the Breeders’ Cup take place?

The Breeders’ Cup is held at different racetracks throughout the United States. The event changes venues each year, allowing different tracks to host the prestigious races. Past host tracks include Churchill Downs, Santa Anita Park, and Keeneland Race Course.

How are horses selected to participate in the Breeders’ Cup?

Horses that participate in the Breeders’ Cup are typically invited based on their performance in qualifying races leading up to the event. These races are known as “Win and You’re In” races, where the winners automatically earn a spot in a specific Breeders’ Cup race.

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