The Post Position Draw for all 14 Breeders’ Cup races occurred at Churchill Downs on Monday, October 29th. Betting on the Breeders’ Cup races opens Friday morning, November 2.

Find out who the official entries are along with the current odds for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Championships.


2018 Breeders’ Cup Entries & Morning Line Odds

Below are the latest odds and entries for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Championships, along with post positions:

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PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDIntiTBDYutaka TakeKenji NonakaFebruary Stakes
TBDSeeking the SoulTBDJohn VelazquezDallas StewartStephen Foster Handicap
TBDMaximum SecurityTBDLuis SaezJason ServisHaskell Invitational Stakes
TBDMcKinzieTBDMike E. SmithBob BaffertWhitney Handicap

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDIl MercatoTBDJuan Carlos NoriegaJuan Sebastián Maldotti Gran Premio Internacional Carlos Pellegrini
TBDGeorge WashingtonTBDMercelo ConcalvesLuiz EstevesGrande Prêmio Brasil
TBDCrystal OceanTBDFrankie DettoriMichael StoutePrince of Wales's Stakes
TBDLys GracieuxTBDDamian Lane Yoshito YahagiTakarazuka Kinen
TBDEnableTBDFrankie DettoriJohn GosdenKing George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes
TBDBricks and MortarTBDIrad Ortiz Jr.Chad BrownArlington Million
TBDAcclimateTBDFlorent GerouxPhil D'AmatoDel Mar Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSword Dancer Invitational
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDJockey Club Derby
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDIrish Champion Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPrix de l'Arc de Triomphe

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Distaff for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDEntropyTBDMartin ValleJorge MeyrellesGran Premio Criadores
TBDMidnight BisouTBDMike E SmithSteve AsmussenOgden Phipps Stakes
TBDElateTBDJose OrtizWilliam I. MottFleur de Lis Handicap
TBDOllie’s CandyTBDKent DesormeauxJohn W. SadlerClement L. Hirsch Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPersonal Ensign Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDCotillion Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDZenyatta Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSpinster Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDMitoleTBDRicardo Santana Jr.Steven M. AsmussenMetropolitan Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPat O'Brien Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDPromises FulfilledTBDLuis SaezDale L. RomansJohn A. Nerud Stakes
TBDCistronTBDVictor EspinozaJohn W. SadlerBing Crosby Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDVosburgh Stakes
TBDSiskinTBDColin T. KeaneGer M. LyonsPhoenix Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSanta Anita Sprint Championship

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDOh SusannaTBDGrant van NiekerkGrant van NiekerkPaddock Stakes
TBDGracia DivinaTBDJose ReyesAugustin VasquezGran Premio Pamplona
TBDSistercharlieTBDJohn R. VelazquezChad BrownBeverly D. Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDYorkshire Oaks
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDMatron Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDRodeo Drive Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPrix de l'Opera
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDFirst Lady Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDFlower Bowl Invitational Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDStormy EmbraceTBDWilmer A. GarciaKathleen O'ConnellPrincess Rooney Handicap
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDBallerina Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDThoroughbred Club of America Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDWorld of TroubleTBDManuel FrancoJason ServisJaipur Invitational
TBDBlue PointTBDJames DoyleCharlie ApplebyDiamond Jubilee Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDNunthorpe Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDKentucky Downs Turf Sprint
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDFlying Five Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSprinters Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPrix de l'Abbaye de Longchamp

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Mile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDDo It AgainTBDRichard FourieJustin SnaithL'Ormarins Queen's Plate
TBDTamburo Di OroTBDJeremy LapridaAguirre Acuna GuillermoGran Premio Club Hipico Falabella
TBDBoloTBDFlorent GerouxCarla GainesShoemaker Mile
TBDIndy ChampTBDYuichi FukunagaHidetaka OtonashiYasuda Kinen
TBDLord GlittersTBDDaniel TudhopeDavid O'MearaQueen Anne Stakes
TBDToo Darn HotTBDFrankie DettoriJohn GosdenSussex Stakes
TBDGot StormyTBDRicardo Santana JrMark E. CasseFourstardave Handicap
TBDRomanisedTBDWilliam J. LeeKen J. CondonPrix Jacques Le Marois
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDWoodbine Mile
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDShadwell Turf Mile

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
9Game WinnerJoel RosarioBob Baffert$4.00$3.20$2.80
10Knicks GoAlbin JimenezBen Colebrook$21.40$11.20
14SignalmanBrian Joseph Hernandez, Jr.Kenneth G. McPeek$15.80
2Mr. MoneyGabriel SaezW. Bret Calhoun
12Gunmetal GrayFlavien PratJerry Hollendorfer
1DuelingManuel FrancoJerry Hollendorfer
7Mind ControlIrad Ortiz Jr.Gregory D. Sacco
13Topper TTyler GaffalioneWilliam I. Mott
4Tight TenRicardo Santana, Jr.Steven M. Asmussen
6ComplexityJose L. OrtizChad C. Brown
3Derby DateLuis ContrerasD. Wayne Lukas
5Well DefinedMike E. SmithKathleen O'Connell
8Standard DeviationJavier CastellanoChad C. Brown

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDA'AliTBDFrankie DettoriSimon CrisfordNorfolk Stakes
TBDEarthlightTBDMickael BarzalonaAndre FabrePrix Morny
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDBelmont Futurity Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSpeakeasy Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDIndian Summer Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDJuvenile Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDSummer Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDRoyal Lodge Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDBourbon Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPrix Jean-Luc Lagardere

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
N/ALove (IRE)N/ARyan MooreAdian O'BrienMoyglare Stud Stakes
N/AAbscondN/AIrad Ortiz, Jr.Eddie KenneallyNatalma Stakes

Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDPocahontas Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDChandelier Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDAlcibiades Stakes
TBDTBDTBDTBDTBDFrizette Stakes

How Are the Breeders’ Cup Odds Calculated?

If you’re a newcomer to wagering on the biggest days in North American racing, you may wonder how the return you will get for a successful bet is calculated.

The way it’s done is the same for every bet through TwinSpires. It uses a pari-mutuel system in which bettors are effectively competing against other bettors.

Simply put, the money that’s invested on a certain bet type is pooled. The track you’re betting on takes out a certain percentage of that money, which is used to cover expenses and to put into the prize money pool for future races, thus ensuring the jobs and investments of many thousands of employees in Thoroughbred racing, who in some form or another depend on prize money earnings.

Once the percentage has been removed, the return for each horse depends on the amount of money placed on it.

For example, in a 10-horse field with $100,000 invested by bettors on which horse will win, and if 17 percent is removed by the track, there is $83,000 remaining to be distributed to whoever backs the winning horse.

In this case, if the winner is a horse that is so popular that $50,000 of that $83,000 has been placed on it, the payout is $83,000 / $50,000, or about $1.66 per $1 invested. Note that odds are typically calculated down to the next lowest 10-cent increment (an act called breakage). The board showing bettors what the likely return is prior to a race would display something like 3-5 (.60-1) as the odds on that horse winning. The win payoff would be $3.20 for every $2 wagered.

However, if the winner in this race with $83,000 available to be paid out is a horse that a total of $10,000 in total invested in it, the payout is $83,000 / $10,000, or $16.60 per $2 invested (actual odds 7.3-1). The odds on the board would read 7-1.

The same formula is used for other bet types like place, show, exactas, trifectas, and other exotic bets.

Bettors playing the Breeders’ Cup will often get a better payout than those playing a normal U.S. race. The rich prize money means there are frequently 12-14 starters, rather than the usual seven or eight. With more horses, the money invested is usually more spread around, thus producing bigger dividends.

So, if you can work out what’s going to win a Breeders’ Cup race, featuring the very best horses in the country (and in some cases, the world), you’re likely to do very well!