The Breeders Cup, which is the two-day culmination of the horse racing season, begins this Friday at Churchill Downs Racetrack in Louisville, Kentucky. This years event features 14 races, over the two days, with $30 million in purses and awards to be won by the best horses from this past season. The event caps off in prime-time on Saturday evening with the $6 Million Breeders Cup Classic showcasing the fastest horses in the world on NBC at 5:44pm EST.
In this years Breeders Cup Classic there are really four horses being touted as potential winners. Accelerate comes in as the favourite with morning line odds of 5/2 after winning his past 3 races (all G1) after 5 of his last 6. West Coast is the second favourite at odds of 5/1. He has three 2nd place finishes this season, so it’s surprising he’s the second favourite without a win on his record in 2018. McKinzie and Mind Your Biscuits are the other favourites at odds of 6/1 each. McKinzie is a 3-year old coming off a big win at the Pennsylvania Derby, while Mind Your Biscuits is coming off a win at the Lukas Classic Stakes. That said, I’m surprised that these two horses don’t have longer odds. Catholic Boy is the only other horse with odds better than 10/1. He has odds of 8/1, but his resume of winning the Belmont Derby and Travers Stakes heading into this race makes him a real threat in my opinion.
The Breeders Cup is a massive event that is heavily bet on each year. I’ve added this simple How To Guide for betting on the Breeders Cup in Canada to help new bettors quickly, easily and confidently place your bets on this years Breeders Cup races.
Bet On 2018 Breeders Cup – Step By Step Guide
#1. Open an Online Betting Account
You will need to sign up with an online sportsbook in order to place any bets. I recommend SportsInteraction.com, our top rated betting site for Canadians. They are offering a 100% matching bonus up to $200 on first deposits and have a state of the art racebook that is very easy for new bettors to understand. Here’s our full review.
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#2. Deposit Funds
Next you will need to add some money to your account. Check out our deposit options page for detailed information on some of the deposit/withdrawal methods accepted at Sports Interaction.
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#3. Place Your Breeders Cup Bets
Now it’s time to place your bets! Sports Interaction is accepting bets on the Breeders Cup races all week leading into the races on the weekend.
You can bet on the races at the Sports Interaction Racebook, which you can select on the right side of the top navigation bar. Once at the page you should select ‘Churchill Downs’ from the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu. The Breeders Cup races will also likely be featured on the page.
You should then select the date of the race you want to bet on (Nov 02 or Nov 03) and the race # of the race. The Breeders Cup Classic is race #11 on Saturday November 3rd.
Next you can select the type of bet you want to make (straight, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, etc) and place your bets in the boxes of your desired horses. Click ‘Add to race card’ to add your bets to your card, and click ‘Place Bet’ to lock in your wagers once you’re satisfied with all of your bets.
Here’s a screenshot of what the racebook looks like for the Breeders Cup Classic:
The odds you see on the Racebook page can change because the bets are taken under the parimutuel betting system, which means the odds change depending on who bets on which horses after you as well. Learn all about parimutuel betting here.
The betting options you see include ‘Win, Place or Show‘ bets, and exotic bets such as ‘Exacta’, ‘Trifecta’, ‘Superfecta’, ‘Daily Double’, ‘Pick 3’ or ‘Pick 4’. Check out our horse racing betting page to learn more about each of these types of wagers.
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