Bayern Takes Field from Bump to Wire to Win Breeders’ Cup Classic

Bayern veered in sharply at the break and went on to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

In a roughly run edition of the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the Bob Baffert trained Bayern took the field from bump to wire to win, returning $14.20 for the victory, leaving the connections of the other horses and horseplayers around the world wondering what the California stewards might have been thinking. With Martin… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting: Classic to Decide Horse of the Year

A field of 14 will line up in this year's Breeders' Cup Classic (photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

After a chalky start on Friday, there should be plenty of fireworks on Breeders’ Cup Saturday, with nine championship races and the $5 million Classic likely to decide Horse of the Year honors. The Friday Breeders’ Cup races started with Hootnanny winning the Juvenile Turf and returning $14.00, giving trainer Wesley Ward his first Breeders’… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Kicks Off Friday Betting Action

The Breeders' Cup breaks from the gate on Friday with four championship races. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

Four of the 13 Breeders’ Cup races will be contested on Friday at Santa Anita, with the $1 million Juvenile Turf kicking off the action over the two-day championship event. The $1 million Dirt Mile (G1) and Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) follow, and then the ladies take center stage in the $2 million Distaff (G1).… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Post Positions, Morning Line Betting Odds

174 horses were entered in this year's Breeders' Cup including five returning champions. (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The Breeders’ Cup post positions were drawn and morning line odds announced on Monday with a record 174 horse entered including the winners of the spring’s Triple Crown races and five runners that won Breeders’ Cup races last year. The Breeders’ Cup will be held for the third consecutive year at Santa Anita on Oct.… [Continue Reading]

Breeders’ Cup Betting Odds Update, Wagering Menu

Dank is seeing a repeat in the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and is the early betting favorite (Photo credit: Breeders' Cup Ltd.)

The fields for the Breeders’ Cup are coming into focus, with nearly 200 horses being pointed toward the two-day championship event at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. The undefeated Shared Belief is the 7-5 early betting favorite for the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in betting odds released this week by… [Continue Reading]

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]