Handicapping the 2023 Breeders' Cup Races!
In the 2019 Edition the 2018 Belmont Stakes winner Vino Rosso proved just how good he was by winning the Classic Division by 4 1/2 lengths in front of the favorite McKinzie. It gave trainer Todd Pletcher his first win in the Division! In other notable accomplishments, Bricks and Mortar won the $4 Million Turf Div. to complete an undefeated season in which he won (6) races, all of them Graded and went on to win the Eclipse Award for Horse of the Year.
The undefeated Shared Belief was only able to finish 4th after having been crushed at the start by Bayern which cost him all chances of winning.
There was a steward's inquiry with no changes being made!
In 2013 the Breeders' Cup produced (3) repeat winners. They were Wise Dan (Mile), Groupie Doll (F&M Sprint) and Jim Rome's Mizdirection (Turf Sprint).
Jockey Gary Stevens pulled off the difficult feat of winning both the Distaff (Beholder) and the Classic (Mucho Macho Man).
In 2012 super horse Royal Delta won back-to-back Distaff/Ladies Classic.
Jockey Mike Smith made Breeders' Cup history by winning his 16th Championship race on Royal Delta and with Mizdirection in the Turf Sprint for owner Jim Rome.
The Argentine Calidoscopio won the Marathon Division coming from way back to give veteran jockey Aaron Grydor his first ever Breeders' Cup win. Calidoscopio became the first Breeders' Cup winner from Argentina as well as the oldest horse to win a race - he was 9 years old.
In 2009 we saw the UNDEFEATED mare Zenyatta take on the boys in the Classic as she came from dead last to catch Gio Ponti in mid-stretch to win and remain undefeated in 14 career races!
We also saw the mare Goldikova win her 2nd straight Mile against the boys.
2008 Zenyatta won the Ladies Classic with her patented run from last to first to keep her undefeated record intact. Also Curlin was attempting to win his 2nd Classic but came up short against the Euro invaders Raven's Pass and Henry the Navigator as he finished 4th after taking the lead at the top of the stretch!
In 2003 Richard Mandella became the 1st trainer to win 4 Breeders' Cup Championship Races in the same year. 2003 also gave us the First Ever Dead-heat in a Breeders' Cup race when Johar and High Chaparral hit the wire together in the BC Turf!
In 1993 we got the BIGGEST upset in the history of the Breeders' Cup when Arcangues won the Classic at 133-1 with Jerry Bailey riding. Arcangues was a European import and did not get bet by U.S. racing fans ... not even with Jerry Bailey riding.
In the ten editions held at Santa Anita the winner of the Breeders' Cup Classic $2 Win payout has averaged a nice $45.42 with only one favorite winning!
There are many wagering types that are offered on Breeders' Cup races including the Ultra Pick 6 which can pay Millions! It has the World's largest guaranteed pool of $3 Million. In the past 10 years there have been Million Dollar winners 4 times.
In 2003 Breeders' Cup there was one lucky $2.7 Million ticket that picked all 6 winners on a single $8 bet!
There is $150 Million wagered on the Breeders' Cup races and that will only increase this year with the worldwide expansion of wagering to include over 20 countries.
There will be over $160 Million wagered and paid out to horse racing fans the World over!
In the past 10 years of the Breeders' Cup the average Winner paid $20.21 .. average $2 Exacta paid $197 .. the average $1 Trifecta paid $1,041 .. the average $1 Superfecta paid $10,520 ......
It also tells you that most of that $160 Million is going to a minority of the players. Which group do you want to be in?
With better information and sharper angles, you too can cash in on those Long-shot payouts!