The Breeders Cup, which is the two-day culmination of the horse racing season, begins this Friday at Del Mar Racetrack in California. This years event features 14 races, over the two days, with $31 million in purses and awards to be won by the best horses from this past season. The event concludes in prime-time on Saturday evening with the $6 Million Breeders Cup Classic showcasing the fastest horses in the world on NBC at 8:40pm EST.
In this years Breeders Cup Classic there are two main favorites, but six horses who would be considered contenders in the 10-horse field. Knicks Go comes in as the favourite with morning line odds of 5-2 after winning the Lukas Classic Stakes, Whitney Stakes and Cornhusker Handicap in his last three races this season. Essential Quality is the second favourite with odds of 3-1 after his successful season that saw him win the Travers Stakes, Jim Dandy and Belmont Stakes to close out his season. Hot Rod Charlie (4-1), Medina Spirit (4-1), Art Collector (8-1) and Max Player (8-1) are the other contenders in the field.
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 2021 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 $500 in free bets 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.
#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.
**Remember that by signing up through one of our links you receive a 100% matching bonus up to $500 in free bets. I suggest taking full advantage of this offer.
#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 find by opening the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu in the Sportsbook and selecting ‘Daily Track Odds’. Once at the Racebook you should select ‘Del Mar’ from the ‘Thoroughbred’ drop down menu. The Breeders Cup races will all be featured on the page.
You should then select the date of the race you want to bet on (Nov 05 or Nov 06) and the race # of the race. The Breeders Cup Classic is race #12 on Saturday November 6th.
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.
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.
**You can also bet using fixed odds through the Sportsbook at SportsInteraction.com. Select ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar, open the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu and select ‘Breeders Cup’ to see the odds.
Here is a screenshot of the fixed odds (taken on November 2nd):
Are you ready to bet? Click here to head to SportsInteraction.com…