The Breeders Cup, which is the two-day culmination of the horse racing season, begins a week today at Del Mar Racetrack in California. This years event features 13 races, over the two days, with $28 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.
In this years Breeders Cup Classic there are really four horses being touted as potential winners. Gun Runner comes in as the favourite with odds of 7/4 at SportsInteraction.com, after winning 4 of the 5 races he entered this past year. Arrogate, last years winner, is the second favourite at odds of 3/1. Following last years Breeders Cup Classic win he also took down the two extremely rich races with wins at the Pegasus and Dubai World Cup’s. He then took four months off and has not looked himself in his two tune-up races for the Classic, not getting a win in either race. The other horses you need to watch out for this year include West Coast (9/2) and Collected (7/1). West Coast is a 3-year old who has burst onto the scene winning his last 5 races, including G1 wins at the Travers Stakes and Pennsylvania Derby in the past couple months. Collected is a four year old, who has won his last four starts, including handing Arrogate one of his tune-up race losses at the Pacific Classic in August. Outside of these four the odds drop to 20/1, so it’s very likely one of these four horses will be your Breeders Cup Classic champion this year.
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 2017 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! First I will outline how you can place a bet on the Breeders Cup Classic in the week leading up to the race, and then I’ll touch on you can bet on each of the 13 races on race day.
Leading Up To Race Day
On the SportsInteraction.com website click on ‘Sports’ in the top navigation bar. Then select the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu in the left sidebar and select ‘Breeders Cup’. This will bring up the odds for the Breeders Cup Classic. More of the races may be added in this section prior to the event. Here’s a screenshot of what your screen will look like:
I’ve made arrows pointing to the two places you will need to click to bring up the odds. From here you can select the horse you think will win and then place your bet in the right sidebar. The bets you make prior to race day are fixed odds wagers, which means your bet is locked in at the odds you see when placing your bet. There is also an each-way betting option that allows you to bet on whether the horse finishes in the top 3, at 1/5 the odds indicated. You can learn more about each-way bets on our dedicated page here.
On Race Day
On race day 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 ‘Del Mar’ from the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu. The Breeders Cup races will also likely be featured on the page. You should then select which race you want, the bet you would like to make, and then select your preferred horse to place your wager. The Breeders Cup Classic will be race #9 on the Saturday and have a post-time of 8:35pm EST.
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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