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.

2018 Contenders

Horse Trainer
Accelerate John Sadler
Discreet Lover Uriah St. Lewis
Pavel Doug O'Neill
Bravazo D. Lukas
McKinzie Bob Baffert
Axelrod Michael McCarthy
Lone Sailor Thomas Amoss
Catholic Boy Jonathan Thomas
Mind Your Biscuits Chad Summers
West Coast Bob Baffert
Mendelssohn Aidan O'Brien
Gunnevera Antonio Sano
Yoshida (JPN) William Mott
Thunder Snow (IRE) Bob Baffert
Seeking the Soul Dallas Stewart
Collected Bob Baffert
Roaring Lion John Gosden

Breeders Cup Races November 2ND & 3RD 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018
Race Purse Time Distance Grade
Classic $6,000,000 5:44 PM EDT 1 1/4 miles 1
Longines Turf $4,000,000 4:56 PM EDT 1 1/2 miles 1
Longines Distaff $2,000,000 4:16 PM EDT 1 1/8 Miles 1
Mile $2,000,000 3:36 PM EDT 1 Mile 1
TwinSpires Sprint $2,000,000 2:46 PM EDT 6 Furlongs 1
Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf $2,000,000 2:04 PM EDT 1 3/8 Miles 1
Dirt Mile $1,000,000 1:16 PM EDT 1 Mile 1
Turf Sprint $1,000,000 12:38 PM EDT 5.5 Furlongs 1
Filly & Mare Sprint $1,000,000 12:00 PM EDT 7 Furlongs 1
Friday, November 2, 2018
Sentient Jet Juvenile $2,000,000 6:05 PM EDT 1 1/16 miles 1
Juvenile Turf $1,000,000 5:22 PM EDT 1 Mile 1
Tito’s Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies $2,000,000 4:40 PM EDT 1 1/16 Miles 1
Juvenile Fillies Turf $1,000,000 4:00 PM EDT 1 Mile 1
Juvenile Turf Sprint $1,000,000 3:21 PM EDT 5.5 Furlongs TBD

2018 Breeders' Cup T.V. Schedule

United States
Friday Nov 3rd 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday Nov. 4 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET (NBC Sports Network)
Saturday Nov. 4 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET End of Day Two (NBC)
Friday, Nov. 3 5:00 p.m – 8:00 p.m. ET Breeders’ Cup Day One (TSN2)
Saturday Nov. 4 1:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. ET Breeders’ Cup Day Two (TSN2)
Saturday Nov. 4 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. ET End of Day Two (NBC)
United Kindom:
The Races (ATR, Sky Platform channel 415, Virgin Media channel 435): Broadcasts every race.
Sky Sports (channel 121): Shows the Classic Hour on Sky Sports Mix, Sunday Nov. 5, 1 a.m. – 2 a.m U.K. time.
Racing UK: Screens all Breeders’ Cup races (excluding the Classic) live from Del Mar, free to air, on Sky 432.

Winners of the Breeders' Cup

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


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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