If you bet the first two legs in our $15,000 Breeders’ Cup Big Bet Battle Royale, there’s a decent chance you are two-thirds of the way to qualifying for the Final Round, as heavy favorites Beholder (Clement Hirsch Stakes), and American Pharoah (Haskell Invitational) both won easily.
If you weren’t able to place a winning $15 Win bet on either of those races, fear not; you still have plenty of time to qualify.
This week’s race in the Breeders’ Cup Big Bet Battle Royale is the $1,250,000 Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course.
The 1 1/8 mile dirt race features a number of the sport’s elite older horses, including seven G1 winners. The ML favorite, Honor Code (3-1), is sure to be tested by other top class runners like Tonalist (4-1), Lea (9/2), and Noble Bird (5-1).
The post time for the Whitney Stakes is 5:46 p.m. ET, and the race will be shown on NBC as part of the Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” series. The hour long broadcast starts at 5 p.m. ET.
Place a $15 Win bet on this race to get off and running in the $15,000 Breeders’ Cup Big Bet Battle Royale. Cash the same bet on three selected Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” races in a calendar month to qualify for the Battle Royale, where one lucky player will win a VIP trip for two to Keeneland and the opportunity to place a $10,000 Win bet on the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
|1||Honor Code (KY)||4/R||J Castellano||C R McGaughey III||3/1|
|2||Tonalist (KY)||4/C||J R Velazquez||C Clement||4/1|
|3||Noble Bird (KY)||4/C||S Bridgmohan||M E Casse||5/1|
|4||Liam’s Map (KY)||4/C||M E Smith||T A Pletcher||6/1|
|5||Moreno (KY)||5/G||C H Velasquez||E J Guillot||12/1|
|6||V. E. Day (KY)||4/C||J Alvarado||J A Jerkens||8/1|
|7||Lea (KY)||6/H||J Rosario||W I Mott||9/2|
|8||Coach Inge (KY)||4/G||I Ortiz, Jr.||T A Pletcher||15/1|
|9||Wicked Strong (KY)||4/C||L Saez||J A Jerkens||20/1|
|10||Normandy Invasion (KY)||5/H||K D Clark||J L Jones||30/1|