Breeders Cup Betting

Date: November 2nd-3rd, 2018
Track: Left-handed
Location: Del Mar
Purses: $28 million
Distance: 1 1/4 mile

Breeders Cup Odds

In 2011, the organization appointed Craig R. Fravel as CEO and President, a role he continues to hold as of 2016. Also in 2011, the Juvenile Sprint was added, only to be dropped after the 2012 running. Organizers had originally planned to ban raceday use of the anti-bleeding medication furosemide (Lasix) for more consistency with European standards, but reversed the decision due to concerns from horsemen and many handicappers.

From 2008 to 2014, the Breeders' Cup was held at either Churchill Downs or Santa Anita Park, both major tracks with a demonstrated record of success in hosting the event. In 2016 however, Keeneland was selected as the host track for the first time, in large part because of Lexington's position as the center of the North American thoroughbred breeding industry. Although concerns were raised over Keeneland's limited amount of permanent seating, the 2016 event was considered a success, with record Friday attendance and a sell-out on Saturday.

In 2017, Del Marwill hold the record upon hosting the Breeders' Cup for a record ninth time. The 2017 event will be held at Del Mar for the first time.

2017 Contenders

Horse Trainer
California Chrome Art Sherman
Beholder Richard Mandella
Frosted Kiaran McLaughlin
Nyquist Doug O'Neil
Mubtaahij Kiaran McLaughlin
Creator Steven Asmussen
Destin Todd Pletcher
Exaggerator J. Desormeaux
Dortmund Bob Baffert
Effinex James Jerkens
Bradester Eddie Kenneally
Melatonin David Hofmans
Moanin Unknown trainer
American Freedom Bob Baffert
Copano Rickey Akira Murayama

2018 Race Schedule

November 04
Race Distance Age Grade Purse
Juvenile Turf 1 Mile 2 1 $1,000,000
Las Vegas Dirt Mile 1 Mile 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Juvenile Fillies Turf 1 Mile 2 1 $1,000,000
Longines Distaff 1  1/8 Miles 3+ 1 $2,000,000
November 05
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies 1 1/16 Miles 2 1 $2,000,000
Turf Sprint 6.5 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Filly & Mare Sprint 7 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,000,000
Filly & Mare Turf 1 1/4 miles 3+ 1 $2,000,000
TwinSpires Sprint 6 Furlongs 3+ 1 $1,500,000
Mile 1 mile 3+ 1 $2,000,000
Sentient Jet Juvenile 1 1/16 miles 2 1 $2,000,000
Longines Turf 1 1/2 miles 3+ 1 $4,000,000

2017 Results

Year Winner Age Jockey Trainer Owner Time Purse Track
2017 Gun Runner 4 Florent Geroux Steve Asmussen Winchell Thoroughbreds & Three Chimneys Farm 2:01.29 $6,000,000 Del Mar
2016 Arrogate 3 Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Juddmonte Farms 2:00.11 $6,000,000 Santa Anita
2015 American Pharoah 3 Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert Zayat Stables 2:00.07 $5,000,000 Keeneland
2014 Bayern 3 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Kaleem Shah 1:59.88 $5,000,000 Santa Anita
2013 Mucho Macho Man 5 Gary Stevens Katherine Ritvo Reeves Thoroughbred Racing 2:00.72 $5,000,000 Santa Anita


Here are the early horse contenders for the 2018 Breeders Cup races. These entries will be updated regularly for post positions, odds, and entries up to the big race day. See More About 2018 Breeders Cup Contenders.

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