2012 Breeders Cup
Breeders Cup Odds
Among mainstream sports fans, there is no bigger race than the Kentucky Derby. 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 world championships and the chance to earn millions in prize money.
Not surprisingly, finding the best Breeders Cup odds has become a challenge as this event (at Churchill Downs in 2011 and Santa Anita in 2012) continues to soar in popularity.
Betting on Breeders Cup odds has become the biggest handicapping thrill of the year, surpassing even the Triple Crown races from the spring.
This site aims to provide novice and passionate horse racing fans with the best horse racing news, picks, odds and tutorials.
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2012 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic Wagering Odds
Defending champion Royal Delta was installed as the 9-5 morning line favorite for the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic on Friday at Santa Anita.
The Bill Mott trainee will take on a stellar group of seven fillies and mares including a pair of undefeated fillies, both of whom won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) to cap off their two-year-old campaign the previous two years.
Royal Delta comes into the race off a 9 1/2 length victory in the Beldame invitational (G1) at Belmont Park over a wet track. Hall of fame rider Mike Smith has the return call on the four-year-old filly, who has won 8 of 14 career starts with earnings of $2.6 million.
She faces 2011 Juvenile Fillies champion My Miss Aurelia (4-1), who is perfect in six career starts, as well as 2010 Juvenile Fillies champ Awesome Feather (3-1), who is undefeated in ten career starts.
The Kiaran McLaughlin trained Questing (4-1) is a two time Grade 1 winner this year, winning the Alabama and Coaching Club of America Oaks before coming up a head short to My Miss Aurelia in the Cotillion (G1) at Parx in her last outing.
Trainer Todd Pletcher will saddle Love and Pride (8-1), who comes into the Ladies’ Classic off wins in the Personal Ensign (G1) and Zenyatta (G1), and is one of just two in the field that is proven over the Santa Anita main track.
Grace Hall (10-1) is coming off a sharp win in the Indiana Oaks (G2), rebounding from a disappointing effort as the beaten favorite in the Alabama.
Completing the field are Ballerina (G3) winner Class Included (30-1), and Clement Hirsch (G1) victor Include Me Out (15-1).
$3 million Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic Friday Nov. 2 Post time 4:30 PT
1. Grace Hall 10-1
2. My Miss Aurelia 4-1
3. Class Included 30-1
4. Questing 4-1
5. Awesome Feather 3-1
6. Royal Delta 9-5
7. Include Me Out 15-1
8. Love and Pride 8-1
Michael’s two day Breeders’ Cup Package includes his selections, analysis, fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for every race on the two-day championship event from Santa Anita Park on Nov. 2-3.
The Breeders’ Cup offers 15 championship races over two days, bringing together the best top horses, trainers, and jockeys from around the world, this year to compete at Santa Anita Park.
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 Churchill Downs will include 15 championship races with $26 million in purses, encompassing nearly every division in racing, from a five furlong sprint on turf to a 1 ¾ mile marathon on dirt.
While the Kentucky Derby still attracts more mainstream attention in the media, for horseplayers there is nothing that compares to wagering on 15 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 2011 there are 68 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 Goldikova, who has won the last three runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, beating males.
Goldikova will go for an unprecedented fourth Mile win in 2011.
The brilliant mare is 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.
Churchill Downs will host the 2011 Breeders’ Cup for the eighth time on Nov. 4-5.
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