Breeders Cup Pre-entries and Betting Odds

Pre-entries for the 30th running of the Breeders’ Cup were announced on Wednesday, with 172 horses entered over the 14 -race championship event which will be held at Santa Anita Park on November 1-2.

Nine winners from last year’s Breeders’ Cup are back looking to repeat including Fort Larned in the $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and Royal Delta, who is looking to become the first three-time winner of the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff.

Fort Larned is listed as the 5-1 second choice in the Classic while Royal Delta is the 9-5 betting favorite according to early betting odds released by handicapper Michael Dempsey.

The other defending champions looking for a repeat are Groupie Doll (Filly & Mare Sprint), Little Mike (Turf), Mizdirection (Turf Sprint), and Trinniberg (Sprint).

In addition, Beholder, last year’s winner of the Juvenile Fillies will take on older in the Distaff, and Flotilla, who won the Juvenile Fillies Turf last year, returns this year in the Mile to take on the boys.

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There were 67 prep races throughout the year with winners of the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” races earning an automatic starting spot into the corresponding Breeders’ Cup race.

Horse of the Year appears likely to come down to three runners, each running in a separate Breeders’ Cup race. [ Get Michael Dempsey Breeders Cup picks ]

First up will be Princess of Sylmar, who will be seeking her fifth Grade 1 race of 2013 in the Distaff on Friday. If she defeats Royal Delta again, she will be the leader in the clubhouse for year-end honors.

On Saturday Wise Dan, the 2012 Horse of the Year will try to bounce back off a runner up finish in the Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland, which was taken off the turf and run over the polytrack. The loss snapped a nine-race winning streak.

In 2013 Wise Dan won his first five starts, all on turf at a mile, three Grade 1 wins and a pair of Grade 2 wins.

The early favorite for Horse of the Year is Game on Dude, who is undefeated in five starts this year, three Grade 1 wins and two Grade 2 victories.

Game On Dude is the early 2-1 betting favorite according to odds released by handicapper Michael Dempsey.

The Bob Baffert trainee was the beaten favorite last year in a seventh place finish, and the gelding was second in the 2011 running of the Classic.

Game On Dude figures to be the betting favorite in the Classic and Horse of the Year honors is his to win or lose.

Trainer Chad Brown pre-entered 11 runners for this year’s Breeders’ Cup including four in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.

Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas is the all-time leader in Breeders’ Cup wins with 18 and will look to pad his total with several top contenders including Will Take Charge in the Classic and Strong Mandate in the Juvenile.

Bob Baffert, Todd Pletcher, and Doug O’Neill each pre-entered nine runners.

Breeders' Cup Pre-entries - Saturday, November 2 - Odds courtesy of


Game On Dude B. Baffert 2-1
Fort Larned I. Wilkes 5-1
Mucho Macho Man K. Ritvo 6-1
Ron the Greek W. Mott 8-1
Flat Out W. Mott 10-1
Palace Malice T. Pletcher 10-1
Will Take Charge D. W. Lukas 12-1
Declaration of War A. O'Brien 15-1
Graydar T. Pletcher 15-1
Paynter B. Baffert 20-1
Last Gunfighter C. Brown 25-1
Moreno E. Guillot 25-1
Planteur M. Botti 30-1


Wise Dan C. Lopresti 9-5
Olympic Glory R. Hannon 9-2
Silver Max D. Romans 6-1
Bright Thought J. Gutierrez 12-1
Obviously M. Mitchell 12-1
Toronado R. Hannon 12-1
Flotilla M. Delzangles 15-1
He Be Fire N Ice J. Sadler 15-1
Magician A. O'Brien 15-1
No Jet Lag S. Callaghan 15-1
Za Approval C. Clement 15-1
Jeranimo M. Pender 25-1
Mshawish M. Delzangles 30-1
Silentio G. Mandella 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Boat Trip M. Pender 30-1
Cristoforo Colombo A. O'Brien 30-1


Pointsoffthebench T. Yakteen 4-1
Private Zone D. O'Niell 9-2
Justin Phillip S. Asmussen 5-1
Secret Circle B. Baffert 8-1
Reneesgotzip P. Miller 10-1
Fast Bullet D. W. Lukas 12-1
Gentlemen's Bet R. Moquett 12-1
Trinniberg S. Parbhoo 12-1
Bahamian Squall D. Fawkes 15-1
Capo Bastone T. Pletcher 20-1
Sum of the Parts T. Amoss 20-1
The Lumber Guy M. Hushion 20-1
Wine Police H. Dominguez 30-1
Laugh Track M. Casse 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Majestic Stride J. Bonde 30-1


The Fugue J. Gosden 9-2
Big Blue Kitten C. Brown 9-2
Little Mike D. Romans 5-1
Point of Entry S. McGaughey 5-1
Real Solution C. Brown 8-1
Indy Point R. Mandella 12-1
Magician A. O'Brien 12-1
Grandeur J. Noseda 15-1
Twilight Eclipse T. Albertrani 20-1
Vagabond Shoes J. Sadler 20-1
Tale of a Champion K. Mulhall 30-1
Teaks North E. Guillot 40-1
Skyring D.W. Lukas 50-1


Havana T. Pletcher 3-1
Bond Holder D. O'Neill 9-2
Tap It Rich B. Baffert 5-1
Strong Mandate D. W. Lukas 8-1
Dance With Fate P. Eurton 8-1
We Miss Artie T. Pletcher 10-1
New Year's Day B. Baffert 12-1
Diamond Bachelor P. Biancone 12-1
Cleburne D. Romans 15-1
Medal Count D. Romans 20-1
Mexikoma R. Mettee 25-1
Conquest Titan M. Casse 30-1
Rum Point D. O'Neill 30-1
Smarty's Echo A. Smith 30-1

Turf Sprint

Mizdirection M. Puype 4-1
Silver Max D. Romans 5-1
Obviously M. Mitchell 6-1
Reneesgotzip P. Miller 6-1
Chips All In J. Mullins 8-1
Jeranimo M. Pender 12-1
Unbridled's Note S. Asmussen 12-1
Boat Trip M. Pender 15-1
Tightend Touchdown J. Servis 15-1
Caracortado M. Machowsky 20-1
Havelock D. Miller 20-1
Capo Bastone T. Pletcher 20-1
Dimension C. Murphy 30-1
Spring to the Sky B. Brown 30-1
Also Eligible (in order of preference)
Cristoforo Colombo A. O'Brien 30-1
Rock Me Baby C. Dollase 40-1
Handsome Mike D. O'Neill 50-1
Tour Guide D. W. Lukas 50-1

Filly & Mare Sprint

Groupie Doll W. Bradley 5-2
Dance to Bristol O. Figgins 9-2
Book Review B. Baffert 5-1
Sweet Lulu J. Hollendorfer 6-1
Judy the Beauty W. Ward 8-1
Summer Applause C. Brown 10-1
Dance Card K. McLaughlin 12-1
Teddy's Promise R. Ellis 15-1
Great Hot A. Avila 20-1
Starship Truffles M. Wolfson 20-1
Street Girl M. Azpurua 20-1
Ismene W. Spawr 30-1
Renee's Titan D. O'Neill 40-1

Filly & Mare Turf

The Fugue J. Gosden 9-5
Dank M. Stoute 3-1
Marketing Mix T. Proctor 5-1
Tiz Flirtatious M. Jones 6-1
Laughing A. Goldberg 8-1
Kitten's Dumplings M. Maker 12-1
Emollient B. Mott 15-1
Alterite C. Brown 15-1
Romantica A. Fabre 20-1
Lady of Shamrock J. Sadler 30-1
Qushchi H.G. Motion 30-1
Vionnet R. Mandella 30-1

Juvenile Fillies

My Conquestadory M. Casse 7-2
Artemis Agrotera M. Hushion 4-1
Sweet Reason L. Gyarmati 9-2
Untapable S. Asmussen 6-1
Secret Compass B. Baffert 8-1
She's a Tiger J. Bonde 8-1
Scandalous Act K. O'Connell 10-1
Concave D. O'Neill 15-1
Rosalind K. McPeek 15-1
Dancing House K. McLaughlin 20-1
Designer Legs D. Stewart 30-1
Ria Antonia J. Englehart 30-1

Friday, November 1

Royal Delta B. Mott 9-5
Princess of Sylmar T. Pletcher 2-1
Beholder R. Mandella 3-1
Authenticity T. Pletcher 5-1
Close Hatches B. Mott 5-1
Street Girl M. Azupura 20-1


Worldly B. Walsh 4-1
Indian Jones P. Aristone 9-2
Old Time Hockey T. Proctor 6-1
Ever Rider (Arg) M. Munoz 6-1
Suns Out Guns Out D. Romans 8-1
Blueskiesnrainbows J. Hollendorfer 8-1
London Bridge J. Hughes 10-1
Cease D. Jacobson 10-1
Commander T. Taylor 12-1
Pool Play M. Casse 15-1

Dirt Mile

Graydar T. Pletcher 5-2
Goldencents D. O'Neill 3-1
Verrazano T. Pletcher 3-1
Brujo de Olleros R. Mettee 5-1
Golden Ticket K. McPeek 8-1
Pants on Fire K. Breen 10-1
Alpha K. McLaughlin 10-1
Hymn Book S. McGaughey 12-1
Fed Biz B. Baffert 12-1
Taptowne T. Glyshaw 12-1
Centralintelligence R. Ellis 15-1
Broadway Empire R. Diodoro 15-1
Also Eligibles (in order of preference)
Holy Lute J. Cassidy 30-1
Easter Gift C. Brown 20-1
Laugh Track M. Casse 30-1

Juvenile Fillies Turf

Clenor (IRE) D. O'Neill 4-1
Vorda (FR) P. Sogorb 9-2
My Conquestadory M. Casse 5-1
Chriselliam (IRE) C. Hills 6-1
Testa Rossi (FR) C. Brown 8-1
Sky Painter K. McLaughlin 10-1
Kitten Kaboodle C. Brown 12-1
Al Thakhira (GB) M. Botti 12-1
Nesso V. Belvoir 15-1
Granny Mc's Kitten C. Brown 20-1
Ready to Act C. Brown 20-1
Flying Jib (GB) D. Weld 20-1
Dancing House K. McLaughlin 20-1
Rosalind K. McPeek 30-1
Also Eligibles (in order of preference)
Street Sailing R. Mettee 30-1
Colonel Joan E. Harty 30-1
Ria Antonia J. Englehart 40-1

Juvenile Turf

Bobby's Kitten C. Brown 3-1
Wilshire Boulevard A. O'Brien 4-1
Giovanni Boldini A. O'Brien 5-1
Bashart T. Pletcher 6-1
Diamond Bachelor P. Biancone 8-1
Outstrip (GB) C. Appleby 8-1
Arpinati (GB) A. Kitchingman 10-1
Antearoa L. Powell 12-1
Poker Player W. Catalano 15-1
Shamshon (IRE) A. Kitchingman 20-1
We Miss Artie T. Pletcher 20-1
Smarty's Echo A. Smith 30-1
Bon Accord A. Sano 30-1
Dance with Fate P. Eurton 30-1
Also Eligibles (in order of preference)
Got Shades D. Pish 20-1
Home School (IRE) D. O'Neill 30-1
Ontology A. Sano 30-1
All Cash D.W. Lukas 40-1