Breeders' Cup Betting Facts and Race Schedule

Rob Gregorka

The Breeders' Cup is just over a week away with a total of 15 races set to take place over two days. While there are a few horses that you will recognize like Havre de Grace, Goldikova and Uncle Mo, there are not a lot of big name horses this year. That is not necessarily bad news though as the off-track betting odds will be superb and the payoffs could be big.

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Almost half of the winners in this year's Grade 1 races will not be part of the Breeders' Cup. It has been an injury-filled season in horse racing and overall the talent level is simply not as high as it has been in previous years. Much of the talent is on the female side with Havre de Grace leading the way. She is not the only talented female that will run next weekend as Goldikova will try to win the BC Mile for the fourth straight year. Sarafina will look to win the Turf while Stacelita and Midday will run in the Filly & Mare Turf.

Breeders' Cup Classic
The biggest race for the Breeders' Cup is always the Classic, and this year it has some intrigue with Havre de Grace running against the boys. The field is pretty weak overall for this year's Classic so Havre de Grace has a good chance to win but Uncle Mo appears to be running well again and should present a serious challenge. Also in the mix could be Flat Out, So You Think and Game On Dude. Tizway would also have been a challenger but the horse was scratched due to a career-ending injury. Uncle Mo is likely to go off as the horse betting favorite with Havre de Grace the second choice.

Breeders' Cup Schedule
Friday, November 4th (All Times Eastern)
Breeders' Juvenile Sprint - 4:10 pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf - 4:50 pm
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - 5:30 pm
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies - 6:10 pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf - 6:50 pm
Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic - 7:30 pm

Saturday, November 5th (All Times Eastern)
Breeders' Cup Marathon - 1:20 pm
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf - 2:02 pm
Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint - 2:37 pm
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint - 3:21 pm
Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile - 4:01 pm
TVG Breeders' Cup Mile - 4:45 pm
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile - 5:25 pm
Emirates Airline Breeders' Cup Turf - 6:07 pm
Breeders' Cup Classic - 7:00 pm

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