2014 Breeders Cup

Breeders Cup Odds

Among mainstream sports fans, there is no bigger race than the Kentucky Derby, the first jewel of the Triple Crown. Among horse racing fans and horse bettors, there is no bigger series of races than the Breeders Cup.

Every autumn, the best horses in the world gather for the Breeders’ Cup and the chance to earn millions in prize money and year-end championship honors.

Not surprisingly, finding the best Breeders Cup odds has become a challenge as this event continues to soar in popularity. The 31st edition of the Breeders’ Cup will be held at Santa Anita on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

Betting on Breeders Cup odds has become the biggest handicapping and betting thrill of the year, surpassing even the Triple Crown races in the spring. Over $136 million was wagered on the 2013 Breeders’ Cup races.

This site aims to provide novice and passionate fans and bettors with the best news, picks, betting odds and tutorials for horse racing’s championship event.

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Prop Bets and Matchups for 2014 Breeders Cup

In addition to traditional win, place and show bets and exotic wagers like exactas and trifectas, Bovada is offering a wide variety of prop bets and matchups for the 2014 Breeders’ Cup.

In addition, at Bovada you can lock in your price now, and not have to worry about your selections getting bet down in the late stages before they spring from the gate.

Among the straight bets to win for the Classic, Shared Belief is a short price at 8/5. I would recommend a win wager on Candy Boy at a hefty price of 25/1 and the 6/1 current price on Tonalist is decent.

Among the matchup bets for the Classic, the one that looks the most attractive to me is taking Tonalist at +150 over Shared Belief. Tonalist is coming into the Classic off a win in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, a race that has produced seven Classic winners.

I think Shared Belief has a good shot of getting upset, so I am going to go OVER in the prop for the average win mutual, which Bovada currently has listed now at Over/UNDER $14.75.

In the other races, Tapiture in the Dirt Mile at 6/1 or 7/1 is worth a shot. Goldencents is going to be heavily bet to repeat in the race and figures to be less than even money. The last six Dirt Mile favorites have finished out of the money.

Here is a list of some of the props and matchup bets being offered at Bovada:

Will a horse pay over $50.00 on Breeders’ Cup Friday or Saturday?

Yes -225 (4/9)

No +175 (7/4)

How many post-time favorites will win in BC Races?

Over/Under 4.5

How Many 2013 Breeders Cup race winners will win in 2014?

Over 1.5 +160 (8/5)

Under 1.5 -220 (5/11)

*Secret Circle, Magician, Dank, Ria Antonia and Goldencents were winners in 2013

How Many 2014 Breeders Cup winners will be bred outside the USA?

Over 3.5 -140 (5/7)

Under 3.5 EVEN (1/1)

Will there be a dead heat for 1st in any race?

Yes 12/1

Will there be a Triple Crown Winner in 2014?

Yes +600 (6/1)

No -1000 (1/10)

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds and Props

Breeders' Cup Classic (Gr. 1) - Santa Anita - Odds to win

Shared Belief 8/5

Tonalist 6/1

California Chrome 13/2

Bayern 8/1

Toast Of New York 12/1

Zivo 16/1

Cigar Street 20/1

Candy Boy 25/1

Moreno 25/1

V E Day 26/1

Footbridge 28/1

Majestic Harbor 33/1

Prayer For Relief 33/1

Imperative 35/1

Big Cazanova 50/1

Head-to-Head BC Classic Matchups

Shared Belief -220 (5/11)

California Chrome +160 (8/5)

Shared Belief -210 (10/21)

Tonalist +150 (3/2)

Shared Belief -140 (5/7)

Tonalist and California Chrome +110 (11/10)

Shared Belief -250 (2/5)

Bayern +175 (7/4)

Shared Belief -150 (2/3)

Footbridge, Majestic Harbor, Prayer For Relief, Imperative and Big Cazanova +120 (6/4)

Additional Classic Props

How many lengths will the winner win by?

More than or equal to 1 length -250 (2/5)

Less than 1 length +175 (7/4)

More than or equal to 3 lengths +130 (13/10)

Less than 3 lengths -170 (10/17)

Will there be an inquiry?

Yes 6/1

No 1/10

What will the winner of the 2014 Breeders Cup Classic pay to win according to official pari-mutuel payouts?

Over/Under $14.75

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (Gr. 1) - Santa Anita - Odds to win

Daredevil 11/4

Carpe Diem 3/1

The Great War 10/1

Upstart 11/1

Lucky Player 11/1

Calculator 11/1

Super Colossal 12/1

One Lucky Dane 14/1

Mr Z 14/1

Texas Red 16/1

Private Prospect 20/1

Blue Dancer 30/1

Will the Breeders Cup Juvenile winner win the 2015 Kentucky Derby?

Yes 4/1

No 1/6

Other Race Odds

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (Gr. 1) - Santa Anita - Odds to win

Goldencents 6/5

Fed Biz 4/1

Tapiture 6/1

Pants On Fire 11/1

Vicars In Trouble 11/1

Carve 14/1

Golden Ticket 14/1

Bronzo 20/1

Big Bane Theory 30/1

Handsome Mike 30/1

Breeders’ Cup Distaff (Gr. 1) - Santa Anita - Odds to win

Untapable 14/5

Close Hatches 15/4

Dont Tell Sophia 13/2

Belle Gallantey 13/2

Tiz Midnight 7/1

Iotapa 9/1

Lamour De Ma Vie 12/1

Ria Antonia 18/1

Unbridled Forever 22/1

Stanwyck 26/1

Valiant Emilia 30/1


Check out all the Breeders' Cup Props at Bovada

Michael Dempsey’s Breeders’ Cup Report $34.95

Michael’s Breeders’ Cup Report for Friday and Saturday includes his selections, analysis, fair odds line, and wagering recommendations for every race on the Friday and Saturday card from Santa Anita Park on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

The Breeders’ Cup offers 13 championship races over two days, bringing together the best top horses, trainers, and jockeys from around the world, this year to compete at Santa Anita Park.

Last year on Breeders’ Cup Saturday Mike nailed seven recommended exactas, paying $53.20, $19.00, $23.20, $58.00, $66.60, $107.80, and $33.60!

History of The Breeders’ Cup

History of The Breeders’ Cup

The brainchild of thoroughbred owner and breeder John Gaines, the Breeders’ Cup was founded in April of 1982, and in the last three decades has developed into the most prestigious events in horse racing, now a year-end championship event.

First a one-day event with seven races and $10 million in purses, the Breeders’ Cup has expanded over the last decade, and is now run over two days.

This year’s running at Santa Anita will include 13 championship races with $26 million in purses, encompassing nearly every division in racing, from a six-furlong sprint on dirt to a 1 1/2 mile marathon on turf.

While the Kentucky Derby still attracts more mainstream attention in the media, for horseplayers there is nothing that compares to wagering on 13 championship races with mostly full fields and the best horses from the U.S. and abroad over the two-day championship event.

Many horses will earn their way into a Breeders’ Cup race by winning a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” race.

In 2014, there are 71 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races, run at various racetracks throughout the world.

European horses have fared well shipping to the U.S. for the Breeders’ Cup, including the outstanding mare Goldikova, who has won three runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Mile, beating males.

The brilliant mare was trained by Freddy Head, the only person to ride and train a Breeders’ Cup winner. Head piloted Miesque, who won the Mile in 1987 and 1988.

One of the most memorable overseas shippers to win a Breeders’ Cup race was in 1993 when Arcangues pulled off the biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup history, winning the Classic and returning $269.20 for a $2 wager.

The great mare Zenyatta became the first female to win the Classic with her popular win in 2009, and her return to the Classic to face the boys again in 2010 with a perfect record in 19 starts was one of the most anticipated races in Breeders’ Cup history.

Her valiant late run to come up just a heady short of catching Blame will go down as one of the most exciting Breeders’ Cup races of all time, and helped her win the 2010 Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.

Mucho Macho Man got the job done in an exciting three-way photo to win the 2013 Classic after running second the previous year.

Wise Dan wrapped of 2013 Horse of the Year honors with his second win in the Breeders Cup Mile.

Santa Anita will host the 2014 Breeders’ Cup for the ninth time on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.

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