Breeders’ Cup 2014 Championships
The time has finally come where the world’s fastest thoroughbreds take their talent to Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California to compete in the most prestigious racing event of the fall – the 31st Breeders’ Cup Championships. Get ready to take in 13 high-intensity races over the span of two days, offering up a total of $26 million in purse money. The horse racing action starts on Friday, October 31 and runs through Saturday, November 1.
If you want to bet on Breeders’ Cup you should note that the racing action kicks off Friday with a four-race teaser that will culminate in the $2,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Open to fillies and mares aged three and up willing to race 1 1/8 miles on a dirt track, all eyes will be on Asmussen-trainee Untapable. At 5-2 odds, the top-performing 3-year-old and post-time favorite has won all but one race this year, securing impressive victories in the Kentucky Oaks (G1), The Mother Goose Stakes (G1) and the Cotillion Stakes (G1). However, Bill Mott’s Close Hatches (3-1) could certainly pose a challenge should she be able to successfully bounce back from a shaky finish in the Spinster Stakes (G1). Mott has won more Distaffs than any other trainer and seeing how his filly has won all but one race so far this year, it’s quite possible that she give Untapable a run for her money.
On Saturday, get ready for nine back-to-back races which will be capped off with the celebrated $5,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic – a 1 ¼ mile race featuring the world’s most talented horses aged three and older. Prepare to watch some of the biggest names in racing take the track by storm, and be sure to pay close attention to Shared Belief, who at 9-5 odds, could very possibly put California Chrome and Tonalist to shame. Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Shared Belief has never lost a race in his short three-year career. He will attempt to lock in his eighth-straight victory this Saturday.
We’ve got Breeders’ Cup betting odds on all the major races, including the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Turf, Mile, Sprint and Classic. Don’t forget to check our contenders’ lists so you can size up the competition, and if you want to get a taste of the action ahead of schedule, we’ve also got some great Breeders’ Cup futures on offer.
*Odds as of October 28, 2014.