Breeders Cup Odds, Entries & Post Positions
The Breeders’ Cup is the annual World Championship of Thoroughbred Horse Racing and is run at different locations each year. This year’s version will take place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.
This tournament is the most prestigious event and currently consists of several races held over two days with purses worth millions of dollars and the action will be spread across Friday, November 3, and Saturday, November 4, 2023. Most of the eclipse awards (yearly awards) are determined by the winners of the Breeders Cup Qualifying Races.
A horse can qualify for the races in two ways, first, they can pay the fees and nominate the horse for the race, or they can qualify through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series. These races are won and you are in” races that guarantee the winners not only a spot in the gate but also $40,000 in travel expenses.
Since the very first race at Hollywood Park in 1984, the racing event has established itself as the horse racing season-ending World Championship of Thoroughbred Racing.
Breeders’ Cup 2023 Races
|NOVEMBER 3rd||NOVEMBER 4th|
|$1 million BC Juvenile Turf G1T||$1 million Breeders Dirt Mile G1|
|$1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf G1T||$1 million BC Filly & Mare Sprint G1|
|$1 million BC Juvenile Turf Sprint G1T||$1 million Breeders Turf Sprint G1T|
|$2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies G1||$2 million BC Sprint G1|
|$2 million BC Juvenile G1||$2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile G1|
|$6 million BC Classic G1||$2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff G1|
|$4 million BC Turf G1||$2 million Breeders Filly & Mare Turf G1|
The event moves to various racetracks throughout the United States, similar to the Super Bowl of the NFL. Santa Anita has hosted a record 11 times, but Churchill Downs Race Track, Belmont Park, and Gulfstream Park have all hosted the Breeders multiple times, and tracks like Arlington Park, Lone Star Park, and Woodbine have hosted as well, Keeneland Race Course hosted the event twice before. This year would mark the third time that the Breeders will be hosted at Keeneland Racecourse, the cradle of the breeding industry, where the idea of the Breeders’ was conceived.
Every year, the sport of horse racing comes to a fitting finale with the Breeders’ Races. This year-end championship features fourteen all-star horse races cumulatively worth $27 million in purses, showcasing the world’s best in thoroughbred horse racing. Unrivaled in its millions in prize money and its international cast of talent, the prestigious BC races offer nonstop action in horse racing betting and handicapping.
In 2020 at Keeneland, a very difficult but necessary decision was made to proceed without fans. But in 2021 the tournament was eager to welcome fans back to the Horse Racing World Championships in accordance with state and local health and safety guidelines.
Breeders Cup Racetrack Locations
- 2024 − Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- 2023 − Santa Anita Park
- 2022 − Keeneland
- 2021 − Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- 2020 − Keeneland
- 2019 – Santa Anita Park
- 2018 – Churchill Downs
- 2017 − Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- 2016 − Santa Anita Park
- 2015 − Keeneland
- 2014 – Santa Anita Park
- 2013 – Santa Anita Park
- 2012 – Santa Anita Park
- 2011 – Churchill Downs
- 2010 – Churchill Downs
- 2009 – Santa Anita Park
- 2008 – Santa Anita Park
- 2007 – Monmouth Park
- 2006 – Churchill Downs
- 2005 – Belmont Park
- 2004 – Lone Star Park
- 2003 – Santa Anita Park
- 2002 – Arlington Park
- 2001 – Belmont Park
- 2000 – Churchill Downs
- 1999 – Gulfstream Park
- 1998 – Churchill Downs
- 1997 – Hollywood Park
- 1996 – Woodbine
- 1995 – Belmont Park
- 1994 – Churchill Downs
- 1993 – Santa Anita Park
- 1992 – Gulfstream Park
- 1991 – Churchill Downs
- 1990 – Belmont Park
- 1989 – Gulfstream Park
- 1988 – Churchill Downs
- 1987 – Hollywood Park
- 1986 – Santa Anita Park
- 1985 – Aqueduct
- 1984 – Hollywood Park
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