Breeders Cup Betting

Date: November 6 - 7
Location: Changes yearly
Inaugurated: 1984
Race type: Thoroughbred
Distance: See individual races
Surface:Turf, Dirt
Track: Left-handed
Qualification: See individual races
Weight: See individual races
Purse: $1,000,000 – $6 million


Don’t miss your chance to witness history when the Breeders’ Cup returns to Keeneland on November 6 and 7 for the 37th running of the Breeders' Cup World Championships

The Breeders' Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders' Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event; starting in 2007, it expanded to two days. All sites have been in the United States, except in 1996, when the races were at the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada.

The attendance at the Breeders' Cup varies, depending mainly on the capacity of the host track. Santa Anita Park set the highest two-day attendance figure of 118,484 in 2016. The lowest two-day attendance was 69,584 in 2007 at Monmouth Park. The attendance typically only trails the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes and the Kentucky Oaks (and in some years, the Belmont Stakes); for more information see American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events.

With the addition of three races for 2008, a total of $25.5 million was awarded over the two days, up from $23 million in 2007. With the subsequent removal of two races, the purses for the remaining thirteen races totaled $24.5 million in 2014, plus awards for foal and stallion nominators. Prior to the 2016 running, the total purses were raised from $26 million to $28 million. The purse of the Classic was raised from $5 million to $6 million, and the purse of the Longines Turf was increased from $3 million to $4 million. In 2018, total prizes and awards were increased to over $30 million after another race, the Juvenile Turf Sprint, was added and the purse for the Sprint was increased to $2 million.

Each Breeders' Cup race presents four Breeders' Cup trophies to the connections of the winner and a garland of flowers draped over the withers of the winning horse. Many Breeders' Cup winners will go on to win the Eclipse Award in their respective division. For example, of the eleven flat racehorse categories, seven of the Eclipse winners in 2015 had also won a Breeders' Cup race, while three others were in the money.

In the 2015 listing of the International Federation of Horseracing Authorities (IFHA), three Breeders' Cup races are ranked among the top Grade 1 races in the world: the Classic (4th), the Turf (10th) and the Mile (12th). The Distaff is ranked second among the top Grade 1 races for fillies and mares.



Breeders Cup Contenders 2020

Contenders for the Breeders' Cup are first chosen through guaranteed starts from wins in a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. Those hopefuls who have not had the fortune of winning such secured starts will obtain opportunities for entry by a points system based from major race performances throughout the year. These point factors include graded race quality and how much money is won in purses.

A panel will then examine entries and prune, in ranking order, noting race preferences for each possible contender. Pre-entries are typically released by Friday the week preceding Breeders' Cup week. The pre-entries will then be further truncated as the official Breeders' Cup draw occurs on Tuesday of Breeders' Cup week. Often there will be several also-eligible horses allowed. The panel has the power to decide which horse has preference to enter a race should a tie exist.


Breeders Cup Schedule 2020

Breeders Cup Races Schedule - Friday 6th November 2020

Friday, 6th November 2020
Time Race Grade Distance
21:25 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Odds I 1m
22:05 Breeders Cup Dirt Mile Odds I 1m
22:50 Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf Odds I 1m
23:35 Breeders Cup Distaff Odds I 1m1f

Breeders Cup Races Schedule - Saturday 7th November 2020

Saturday, th November 2020
Time Race Grade Distance
19:00 Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Odds I 1m110y
19:37 Breeders Cup Turf Sprint Odds I 6f110y
20:14 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Odds I 7f
21:00 Breeders Cup Filly & Mare Turf Odds I 1m2f
21:37 Breeders Cup Sprint Odds I 6f
22:19 Breeders Cup Mile Odds I 1m
22:58 Breeders Cup Juvenile Odds I 1m110y
23:37 Breeders Cup Turf Odds I 1m4f
00:35 Breeders Cup Classic Odds I 1m2f


2019 Breeders' Cup Friday, November 1 Results

Race name Post time
Sponsor Distance/Surface Restrictions Purse Winner (Bred) Odds Margin
Juvenile Turf Sprint 1:12 PM 5 furlongs (Turf) 2-year-olds $1 million Four Wheel Drive (KY) 1.50* ​3⁄4 lengths
Juvenile Turf 1:52 PM 1 mile (Turf) 2-year-old colts and geldings $1 million Structor (KY) 5.30 ​3⁄4 lengths
Juvenile Fillies 2:32 PM ​1 1⁄16 miles 2-year-old fillies $2 million British Idiom (KY) 2.70 Neck
Juvenile Fillies Turf 3:12 PM 1 mile (Turf) 2-year-old fillies $1 million Sharing (MD) 13.80 ​1 1⁄4 lengths
Juvenile 4:03 PM TVG ​1 1⁄16 miles 2-year-old colts and geldings $2 million Storm the Court (KY) 45.90 Neck


2019 Breeders' Cup Friday, November 2 Results

Race Name Post time
Sponsor Distance/Surface Restrictions Purse Winner (Bred) Odds Margin
Filly & Mare Sprint 11:55 PM 7 furlongs 3 yrs+ fillies & mares $1 million Covfefe (KY) 1.50* ​3⁄4 lengths
Turf Sprint 12:33 PM 5 furlongs (Turf) 3 yrs+ $1 million Belvoir Bay (GB) 14.80 ​1 1⁄4 lengths
Dirt Mile 1:10 PM Big Ass Fans 1 mile 3 yrs+ $1 million Spun to Run (KY) 9.10 ​2 3⁄4 lengths
Filly & Mare Turf 1:54 PM Maker's Mark ​1 1⁄4 miles (Turf) 3 yrs+ fillies & mares $2 million Iridessa (IRE) 13.20 Neck
Sprint 2:36 PM 6 furlongs 3 yrs+ $2 million Mitole(KY) 1.80 ​1 1⁄4 lengths
Mile 3:20 PM TVG 1 mile (Turf) 3 yrs+ $2 million Uni (GB) 3.60 ​1 1⁄2 lengths
Distaff 4:00 PM Longines ​1 1⁄8 miles 3 yrs+ fillies & mares $2 million Blue Prize (ARG) 8.90 ​1 1⁄2 lengths
Turf 4:40 PM Longines ​1 1⁄2 miles (Turf) 3 yrs+ $4 million Bricks and Mortar (KY) 1.00* Head
Classic 5:44 PM Longines ​1 1⁄4 miles 3 yrs+ $6 million Vino Rosso (KY) 4.60 ​4 1⁄4 length


Winners of the Breeders' Cup Classic

Finish Program
Horse Jockey Trainer Morning Line
Final Odds Winnings Margin
1 10 Vino Rosso Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher 4-1 4.60 $3,300,000 ​4 1⁄4 lengths
2 8 McKinzie Joel Rosario Bob Baffert 3-1 2.90 $1,020,000 ​4 1⁄4 lengths
3 7 Higher Power Flavien Prat John Sadler 6-1 9.80 $540,000 ​8 1⁄2 lengths
4 6 Elate Jose Ortiz William Mott 6-1 9.30 300,000 ​10 3⁄4 lengths
5 1 Math Wizard Ricardo Santana Jr. Saffie Joseph Jr. 30-1 39.10 180,000 15 lengths
6 2 Seeking the Soul Brian Hernandez Jr. Dallas Stewart 20-1 37.90 60,000 ​15 1⁄4 lengths
7 11 Code of Honor John Velazquez Claude McGaughey III 4-1 3.70 60,000 ​15 1⁄4 lengths
8 5 Yoshida (JPN) Mike Smith William Mott 8-1 7.40 60,000 ​16 3⁄4 lengths
9 4 War of Will Tyler Gaffalione Mark Casse 20-1 16.00 ​19 3⁄4 lengths
10 3 Owendale Javier Castellano Brad Cox 15-1 14.50 ​22 1⁄2 lengths
DNF 9 Mongolian Groom Abel Cedillo Enebish Ganbat 12-1 15.60 DNF


Here are the early horse contenders for the 2020 Breeders Cup races. These entries will be updated regularly for post positions, odds, and entries up to the big race day. See More About 2020 Breeders Cup Contenders.




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