Breeders' Cup 2021 Betting Odds Comparison - Del Mar Racing

The Breeders’ Cup is quite simply one of the biggest and richest US horse racing meeting and even in the world. With $30 million in prize money and 14 cracking races to enjoy over two days of racing, the Breeders’ Cup is the height of excitement for racing fans. And even more so if you want to bet on it.

Our racing odds comparison ensures you get the best value betting options whether you are betting on the Dirt Mile, the Sprint or the Classic, and indeed all the other races. Here we give you the details of the highlights of the meeting, as well as Breeders’ Cup betting pointers and a brief history of the event.

Date Race
06/11 5:39 PMBreeders Cup Turf SprintAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 6:18 PMBreeders Cup Dirt MileAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 6:57 PMBreeders Cup Filly And Mare TurfAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 7:26 PMBreeders Cup SprintAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 8:15 PMBreeders Cup MileAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 8:54 PMBreeders Cup DistaffAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 9:33 PMBreeders Cup TurfAll OddsAll Odds
06/11 10:18 PMBreeders Cup ClassicAll OddsAll Odds

2020 Breeders’ Cup Betting Preview

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will take place over two days, namely Friday 6 November and Saturday 7 November. There are six Juvenile races being run on Day 1 of the Breeders’ Cup meeting and they are as follows:

Day 1 Betting Preview

  • Juvenile Turf Sprint – Can anyone stop Golden Pal winning this five-furlong dash?
  • Juvenile Turf – Cadillac has been backed into favoritism to win this one-mile encounter at Churchill Downs.
  • Juvenile Fillies – Princess Noor and Girl Daddy have been a warm order to win this fillies race on Day One of the Breeders’ Cup.
  • Juvenile Fillies Turf - Campanale and Shale are among the favourites for this one-mile heat.
  • Juvenile – Jackie’s Warrior set to go off as market leader for the biggest race on Day One.

Day 2 Betting Preview

  • Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
  • English raider Battaash has been impressing on the UK and French racing tracks, but can the Godolphin horse now translate this form into a successful jaunt on American turf? Kimari could be the biggest danger and trades as second favourite.
  • Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  • This race for fillies and mares is always an intriguing encounter, with Monomoy Girl having impressed the bookies enough to quote her at 2/1. However, there are lively dangers in the form of Shedaresthedevil and Gamine.
  • Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
  • Gamine is entered in the Distaff although she might be switched to this race and the bookies think is a likelier destination for a talented filly who could be up against Guarana and Serengeti Express.
  • Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • We’re relishing the prospect of Pinatubo and Palace Pier clashing in this one-mile tussle at Churchill Downs, with these two horses having dominated the betting.
  • Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf
  • Magical has had a magical time of things over the past two seasons and Aidan O’Brien will have high hopes for his star filly in this race, with the bookies as big as 6/1 about her winning although she’s much shorter with some firms.
  • Breeders’ Cup Turf
  • This is the second-biggest race of the Breeders’ Cup in terms of prize money and it’s a typically star-studded renewal of the Breeders’ Cup Turf, with Love and Ghaiyyath among the favourites. Enable and Magical might also take their place and it’s going to need a stellar performance to win this one.
  • Breeders’ Cup Sprint
  • Another attractive race on the Breeders’ Cup racecard, with Volatile and Shancelot among the horses dashing down the home straight in search of the glory.
  • Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
  • This race tends to be contested between horses who are useful on a dirt track and that includes several north American runners, with Vekoma, Improbable and Tiz The Law among them.
  • Breeders’ Cup Classic
  • A huge money race at the Breeders’ Cup and the one that gets a lot of attention, with global raiders lining up in hope of landing that huge pot. Maximum Security is trading as favourite although it’s a wide-open contest with Tiz The Law and Authentic among the front runners.

    Racing Highlights

    The action at the Breeders’ Cup meeting takes place over two days. The opening day, known as Future Stars Friday, includes five races for the top juveniles in the game, ranging in distance from five and a half furlongs to just over a mile.

    It is the Saturday of the Breeders’ Cup that includes the races the fans really want to see and bet on though.

    • Classic, Grade 1, 1m2f - The biggest race of the meeting, the Classic offers a staggering $6 million in prize money and attracts the 14 best in the business.
    • Turf, Grade 1, 1m4f - There’s a cool $4 million up for grabs in this race, one in which jockeys and trainers from across the Atlantic have enjoyed plenty of success.
    • Dirt Mile, Grade 1, 1m - “Just” a million available in prize money here, but it’s still a fantastic spectacle and a great race on which to bet.
    • Filly & Mare Turf, Grade 1, 1m3f - The females take centre stage here as the fillies and mares get a chance to shine, and to earn their share of the $2 million purse.
    • Filly & Mare Sprint, Grade 1, 7f - Another for the fillies and mares, but that bit quicker, this sprint has been run since 2007.
    • Turf Sprint, Grade 1, 5½f - A challenging race for the best sprinters in the business offers up a $1 million purse.
    • Mile, Grade 1, 1m - Not many mile races are worth $2 million, but this one is, and there are plenty of top quality contenders going all out to claim top prize.

    Betting Pointers And Tips

    Given that the Breeders’ Cup takes place at different tracks (see below), picking the best runners to bet on is not as straightforward as when betting on a meeting that takes place at the same place each year, such as the Cheltenham Festival.

    Taking into account the form of runners, riders and trainers in races at the specific track at which the Breeders’ Cup will be run this year is key to your betting success. Of course, opting to back horses that have performed at the highest level at any track is also a good place to start, but given the difference between the tracks, a horse that performs sublimely at Churchill Downs, might not be all-conquering at Monmouth Park.

    Certain trainers also seem to target particular races at the Breeders’ Cup meeting. For instance Ireland’s Aidan O’Brien has won the Turf race six times so anything he enters to that race should be given serious consideration. Bob Baffert’s historic treble of winners in the Classic from 2014 to 2016 mark that trainer out as one to watch in the biggest race.

    When it comes down to it though, the winners at the Breeders’ Cup meeting will be the runners and riders who are able to keep their nerve in the face of immense pressure. There is so little between the best of the best that you will have to rely on a little bit of luck to back winners here. Of course, seeking out the best value racing odds helps you get the best deal whatever you choose to bet on and our odds comparison makes that incredibly easy.

    Breeders’ Cup Racetracks

    Note that the Breeders’ Cup meeting takes place at different racetracks in the USA (and indeed once in Canada). The meeting has taken place most regularly at Churchill Downs in south Louisville, Kentucky, and Santa Anita Park, in Arcadia, California. Including the 2018 meeting those tracks have hosted the Breeders’ Cup nine times each.

    The Breeders’ Cup has been run at various other tracks over the years including Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, Monmouth Park in New Jersey, and Gulfstream Park in Florida.

    Breeders’ Cup – A Brief History

    The Breeders’ Cup meeting first took place at Hollywood Park in 1984 and was run as a one-day event until it expanded to two days in 2007. As mentioned above the meeting takes places at different racetracks, but it has been known to stick at one track for two or three years in succession.

    The meeting is known for its hefty prize purse (which is $30 million in 2018) and the high quality of its races. The Classic is rated by many as one of the biggest and best races in the world, up there with the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe, the Dubai World Cup and the Derby. In 2018 only the Pegasus World Cup and the Dubai World Cup offered a greater prize purse.

    American jockey Mike Smith has ridden the most Breeders’ Cup winners, with a total of 26. D Wayne Lukas has trained the most winners to date with 20 but each year new names are written into the history of this amazing horse racing spectacle.