The Breeders’ Cup betting menu was announced as well as the official order of races, and guaranteed multi-race wagering pools for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
There will be a total of 10 races (five Breeders’ Cup races) on the first day of the Championships – now called “Future Stars Friday” – and 12 races on the Saturday program (nine Breeders’ Cup races). The Friday program begins at 12:55 p.m. ET with four undercard races. The last race of the day, which follows the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, will have a post time of 6:43 p.m. ET.
Championship Saturday’s first post is 10:45 a.m. ET and begins with two undercard races. There will be one race following the Breeders’ Cup Classic, which will have a post time of 6:22 p.m. ET.
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Championships Race Order (All Times Eastern)
The first Championships race on “Future Stars Friday” will be the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (3:21 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (4:00 p.m.); the $2 million Tito’s Handmade Vodka Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (4:40 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (5:22 p.m.) and the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (6:05 p.m.)
Championship Saturday begins with two undercard races followed by the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (12:00 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (12:38 p.m.); the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (1:16 p.m.); the $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2:04 p.m.); the $2 million TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2:46 p.m.); the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile (3:36 p.m.); the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (4:16 p.m.); the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (4:56 p.m.) and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:44 p.m.).
Friday Betting Menu
Friday’s Guaranteed Pools
Friday’s card will open with a $500,000 Pick 5 guarantee on races 1-5. There will be a Late Pick 5 on races 5-9 with a $1,000,000 guarantee and an all Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on Races 6-9 with a $1,500,000 million guarantee.
Saturday Betting Menu
Saturday’s Guaranteed Pools
There will be a $1,000,000 guaranteed Pick 6 on races 6-11; a Late Pick 5 on races 7-11 with a $2,000,000 guarantee and an all Breeders’ Cup Pick 4 on races 8-11 with a $3,000,000 million guarantee.
Special Daily Doubles (SPDD) consist of leg one on Friday and leg two on Saturday.
Friday’s Pick 6, Pick 5’s and Jackpot Super High-5 may carryover to Saturday.
Any Pick 5 carryover from Friday or Saturday will carryover to the late Pick 5on Saturday.
Saturday’s Pick 6, late Pick 5 and Jackpot Super High-5 will have a mandatory payout in the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday.
$2 WPS, Daily Double, Pick 6
$1 Exacta and SPDD
$.50 Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5 and SH-5