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2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting

Horseplayers look forward to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships every year and the 2017 Breeders’ Cup to be held in San Diego at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on November 3rd and 4th will be no different. The 13-race program attracts the top horses, jockeys, and trainers in the world, which makes bettors salivate at the potential wagers they can make knowing they’re betting on the best of the best.

Dubbed “the best bet in sports”, the Breeders’ Cup and its card features 13 grade one races isn’t to be taken lightly. The two-day card is heavier on the first day, with nine races and will close out with four races on day two.

The field selection system will be implemented as necessary following the taking of pre-entries on October 23, 2017

Betting for the two-day Breeders’ Cup program will open Friday morning, November 3.

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2017 Breeders’ Cup Races

The races you will be able to bet on are:

Breeders' Cup Friday

$1 million Juvenile Turf
$1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile
$1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf
$2 million Longines Distaff

Breeders' Cup Saturday

$2 million 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
$2 million Filly & Mare Turf
$1.5 million TwinSpires Sprint
$1 million Turf Sprint
$2 million Sentient Jet Juvenile
$4 million Longines Turf
$1 million Filly & Mare Sprint
$2 million Mile
$6 million Classic

The marquee races leads to the most amount of time researching, so in that regard you’re going to want to target the Sentient Jet Juvenile, the Mile, the Longines Distaff, the Longines Turf, and of course, the $6 million Classic. Another avenue to take is to spend even more time getting to know the lower-profiled races such as the Juvenile Fillies Turf to gain an edge over your fellow bettors.

Types of Bets to Make

Now that you know the race schedule, and which races to target, it’s time to figure out which bets to make. Straight Win-Place-Show bets are an easy way to bet the Breeders’ Cup, and if you feel really good about a horse in a certain race making a straight bet is the way to go. Think you know the exact order of how a race will finish? Then exacta wagering if for you, and you have your choice of predicting the top-two finishes (exacta), top-three (trifecta), and top-four (superfecta). With 13 races, a popular form of betting on the Breeders’ Cup is pick betting. Making a pick bet allows you to wager on who will win in consecutive races. Expanding your wager card to multiple races raises the risk, but also raises the award. The Daily Double is the most popular type of pick bet.

The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge

Hailed as the country’s largest live handicapping tournament, the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge is the most exciting way to wager on the Breeders’ Cup and test your handicapping skills against the world’s top horseplayers.

A “real money” handicapping challenge, The Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge requires players to put down a $10,000 deposit ($7,500 used towards betting bankroll). The format of the challenge includes all Friday races and races trough the Cup Classic on Saturday. The only types of wages allowed are: Win, Place, Show, Exacta, and Trifecta.

$2,500 of the initial $10,000 deposit from each player will be put into the prize pool, which could reach $1 million if 400 players enter. First place comes with a $300,000 prize. You can qualify either live or online for the challenge. Make sure to register online for your shot at betting glory.