2014 Breeders Cup

Breeders Cup Odds

Among mainstream sports fans, there is no bigger race than the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Among horse racing fans and horse bettors, there is no bigger series of races than the Breeders Cup.

Every autumn, the best horses in the world gather for the Breeders’ Cup and the chance to earn millions in prize money and year-end championship honors.

Not surprisingly, finding the best Breeders Cup odds has become a challenge as this event continues to soar in popularity. The 31st edition of the Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Betting on Breeders Cup odds has become the biggest handicapping and betting thrill of the year, surpassing even the Triple Crown races in the spring. Over $136 million was wagered on the 2013 Breeders’ Cup races.

This site aims to provide novice and passionate fans and bettors with the best news, picks, betting odds and tutorials for horse racing’s championship event.

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Undefeated Shared Belief Early Betting Favorite for Breeders’ Cup Classic

We are inside of two months until the 2014 Breeders’ Cup, and the undefeated three-year-old Shared Belief is the solid early betting choice for the Grade 1, $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, the son of Candy Ride took on older in the Grade 1, Pacific Classic on Aug. 24 and earned a career best Beyer Speed Figure in his 2 ¾ length victory over Toast of New York. The colt is currently listed at 15-4 betting odds for the Classic at Bovada.

The colt will make one final prep before heading to Santa Anita for the Classic. He will make his next start in the Grade 1, Awesome Again at Santa Anita on Sept. 27. The Awesome Again is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race for the Classic.

Foot issues knocked the colt off the Triple Crown trail this spring, but he has now won all six of his career starts including a pair of Grade 1 victories.

Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner California Chrome is currently the second choice in Breeders’ Cup Classic future betting at odds of 19-4. The colt has not raced since running fourth in the Belmont Stakes, ending his bid to become the 12th Triple Crown winner.

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His connections are pointing the colt to the Grade 2, Pennsylvania Derby on Sept. 20. The colt got a break from training after his loss in the Belmont Stakes, which snapped a six-race winning streak. He is back in training at Los Alamitos with trainer Art Sherman and worked five furlongs on Aug. 28 in 1:01.

Palace Malice has drifted up to 7-1 in Classic future betting after his disappointing effort in a sixth place finish in the Grade 1, Whitney at Saratoga on Aug. 2. The Todd Pletcher trainee was beaten 11 lengths as the chalk.

Pletcher was pointing the colt to the Grade 1, Woodward at Saratoga on Aug. 30, but was not happy with the way the colt was coming up to the race. He will now make his final prep for the Breeders’ Cup on Sept 27 in the Grade 1, Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont Park.

Itsmyluckyday beat Moreno in the Woodward and his price has been lowered to 17-1. Moreno set the early fractions and could not hold off the winner in deep stretch, settling for the runner up spot. Moreno is currently at 15-1 in early Classic future betting.

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History of The Breeders’ Cup

History of The Breeders’ Cup

The brainchild of thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines, the Breeders’ Cup was founded in April of 1982, and in the last three decades has developed into the most prestigious events in horse racing, now a year-end championship event.

First a one-day event with seven races and $10 million in purses, the Breeders’ Cup has expanded over the last decade, and is now run over two days.

This year’s running at Santa Anita will include 13 championship races with $26 million in purses, encompassing nearly every division in racing, from a six-furlong sprint on dirt to a 1 1/2 mile marathon on turf.

While the Kentucky Derby still attracts more mainstream attention in the media, for horseplayers there is nothing that compares to wagering on 13 championship races with mostly full fields and the best horses from the U.S. and abroad over the two-day championship event.

Many horses will earn their way into a Breeders’ Cup race by winning a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race.

In 2014, there are 71 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, run at various racetracks throughout the world.

European horses have fared well shipping to the U.S. for the Breeders’ Cup, including the outstanding mare Goldikova, who has won three runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, beating males.

The brilliant mare was trained by Freddy Head, the only person to ride and train a Breeders’ Cup winner. Head piloted Miesque, who won the Mile in 1987 and 1988.

One of the most memorable overseas shippers to win a Breeders’ Cup race was in 1993 when Arcangues pulled off the biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup history, winning the Classic and returning $269.20 for a $2 wager.

The great mare Zenyatta became the first female to win the Classic with her popular win in 2009, and her return to the Classic to face the boys again in 2010 with a perfect record in 19 starts was one of the most anticipated races in Breeders’ Cup history.

Her valiant late run to come up just a heady short of catching Blame will go down as one of the most exciting Breeders’ Cup races of all time, and helped her win the 2010 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.

Mucho Macho Man got the job done in an exciting three-way photo to win the 2013 Classic after running second the previous year.

Wise Dan wrapped of 2013 Horse of the Year honors with his second win in the Breeders Cup Mile.

Santa Anita will host the 2014 Breeders’ Cup for the ninth time on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

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