Defections Shake Up Breeders’ Cup Early Betting Odds

Beholder was ruled out of the Breeders' Cup Distaff after spiking a fever on Sunday.  (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan is out of the Breeders’ Cup Mile (G1) and now Beholder will miss a chance of winning her third Breeders’ Cup race, out of the Distaff, leaving both races looking for new betting favorites. Wise Dan was the early betting favorite at +125 for the Mile at… [Continue Reading]

Wise Dan Could Make the Breeders’ Cup a Classic

Wise Dan and jockey Jose Lezcano celebrate Breeders' Cup Mile victory. (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Two-time reigning Horse of the Year had just crossed the wire to win the $1 million Shadwell Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Saturday, and the questions started. Could we see Wise Dan in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic? With Mucho Macho Man, Palace Malice and Game On Dude out of the picture, the… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races Highlight Saturday Betting Action

Wise Dan is the headliner on Saturday which features six Breeders' Cup Challenge races. (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

It is getting close to last call for connections hoping to land a spot in the Breeders’ Cup, and on Saturday we have six “Win and You’re In” races on tap, three at Keeneland, a pair at Belmont Park, and one at Santa Anita. Keeneland features two on Sunday, there are four across the pond… [Continue Reading]

Keeneland Opens Meeting with Key Breeders’ Cup Preps

Fall Stars Weekend gets underway at Keeneland on Friday with a pair of Breeders' Cup Challenge races. (Photo credit: Keeneland .com)

Keeneland opens on Friday and Fall Stars Weekend will feature nine graded stakes races, all preps for the Breeders Cup with seven “Win and You’re In” races. Among the stars that will be out is two-time reigning Horse of the Year Wise Dan, who is the 4-5 morning line favorite for the $1 million Shadwell… [Continue Reading]

Super Saturday Recap: Tonalist Serves Notice to Clones There is More Than Belief

Tonalist wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup and is a strong contender for the Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

While much of the talk about Super Saturday revolves around Shared Belief winning the Awesome Again (G1) despite getting “mugged,” Tonalist served notice to the Jim Rome clones that the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) is not a done deal. While Bovada had Shared Belief at early betting odds of 2-1 for the Classic… [Continue Reading]

Jockey Club Gold Cup Highlights Super Saturday at Belmont Park

Belmont Park Race Track

With just 34 days before the Breeders’ Cup, the stakes action heats up with nine Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races including the $1 million Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) on tap on Saturday. The Jockey Club Gold Cup drew a solid field of 12 including the top three finishers of the Travers Stakes… [Continue Reading]

Shared Belief Solidifies Breeders’ Cup Classic Favorite Role

Shared Belief is the early betting favorite for the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The undefeated Shared Belief was already the early betting favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), and when new prices are released this week from Bovada, the price will likely shrink. Bovada had the Pacific Classic (G1) winner listed at 3-1 last week, but with the retirement of Will Take Charge and Game… [Continue Reading]

California Chrome, Untapable Headed to Parx to Prep for Breeders’ Cup

A field of eight line up in Saturday's $1 million Pennsylvania Derby (photo credit: Parx Racing)

The top three-year-old colt and filly will be in action on Saturday at Parx Racing, with California Chrome and Untapable making their final preps for the Breeders’ Cup. Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome was installed as the even money morning line favorite for the $1 million Pennsylvania Derby. The colt makes his first… [Continue Reading]

Two Breeders’ Cup Challenge Races on Tap at Woodbine on Sunday

Three graded stakes on turf highlight Sunday's card at Woodbine including the $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile.

Woodbine serves up two more Breeders’ Cup Challenge races on Sunday, the Grade 1, $1 million Ricoh Woodbine Mile and the Grade 2, $300,000 Canadian on an outstanding 11-race betting card. The Ricoh Woodbine Mile will be televised live on Fox Sports 1 in the final edition of the Jockey Club Tour on Fox series.… [Continue Reading]

2014 Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Odds: Clones Have Belief

Jim Rome's Jungle Racing and partners have the Breeders' Cup Classic betting favorite (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Owned in part by Jim Rome’s Jungle Racing, Shared Belief has vaulted into the top spot in Breeders’ Cup Classic future betting after his score in Sunday’s Grade 1, $1 million Pacific Classic. The colt remained undefeated beating a field of nine in the signature race of the summer Del Mar meeting, becoming just the… [Continue Reading]