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:

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

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
1Thunder Snow (IRE)12-1Christophe SoumillonSaeed bin Suroorn/a
2Roaring Lion20-1Oisin MurphyJohn Gosdenn/a
3Catholic Boy8-1Javier CastellanoJonathan Thomasn/a
4Gunnevera20-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Antonio Sanon/a
5Lone Sailor30-1James GrahamThomas Amossn/a
6McKinzie6-1Mike SmithBob Baffertn/a
7West Coast5-1John VelazquezBob Baffertn/a
8Pavel20-1Mario GutierrezDoug O'NeillStephen Foster Handicap
9Mendelssohn12-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
10Yoshida (JPN)10-1Jose OrtizWilliam Mottn/a
11Mind Your Biscuits6-1Tyler GaffalioneChad Summersn/a
12Axelrod30-1Joe BravoMichael McCarthyn/a
13Discreet Lover20-1Manuel FrancoUriah St. LewisJockey Club Gold Cup Stakes
14Accelerate5-2Joel RosarioJohn SadlerTVG Pacific Classic, Awesome Again Stakes
15Collected (AE)30-1Joseph TalamoBob Baffertn/a
16Toast of New York (AE)20-1Julien LeparouxJamie Osbornen/a

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

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
1Talismanic (GB)12-1Mickael BarzalonaAndre Fabren/a
2Enable (GB)1-1Lanfranco DettoriJohn Gosdenn/a
3Channel Maker12-1Jose OrtizWilliam MottJoe Hirsch Turf Classic
4Robert Bruce (CHI)10-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Chad BrownArlington Million
5Magical (IRE)10-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
6Arklow30-1Florent GerouxBrad Coxn/a
7Glorious Empire (IRE)12-1Julien LeparouxJames Lawrence, IISword Dancer
8Liam the Charmer30-1Tyler GaffalioneMichael McCarthyn/a
9Quarteto De Cordas (BRZ)30-1Brian Hernandez JrIan R WilkesGrande Premio Brasil
10Hi Happy (ARG)20-1Luis SaezTodd Pletchern/a
11Sadler's Joy30-1Javier CastellanoThomas Albertranin/a
12Waldgeist (GB)9-2Pierre-Charles BoudotAndre Fabren/a
13Hunting Horn (IRE)30-1Wayne LordanAidan O'Brienn/a

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

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
1Champagne Problems12-1Calvin BorelIan Wilkesn/a
2Abel Tasman7-2Mike SmithBob BaffertOgden Phipps Stakes, Personal Ensign
3La Force (GER)20-1Drayden Van DykePatrick Gallaghern/a
4Mopotism30-1Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neilln/a
5Wonder Gadot15-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Mark Cassen/a
6Verve's Tale30-1Brian Hernandez Jr.Barclay Taggn/a
7Midnight Bisou6-1John VelazquezSteven Asmussenn/a
8Vale Dori (ARG)12-1Joseph TalamoBob BaffertZenyatta Stakes
9Wow Cat (CHI)8-1Jose OrtizChad Brownn/a
10Blue Prize (ARG)6-1Joe BravoIgnacio Correas, IVFleur de Lis Handicap, Juddmonte Spinster Stakes
11Monomoy Girl2-1Florent GerouxBrad Coxn/a

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
1City of Light5-2Javier CastellanoMichael McCarthyn/a
2Trigger Warning20-1Ricardo Santana Jr.Mike Ronen/a
3Isotherm20-1Geovanni FrancoPhilip D'Amaton/a
4Seven Trumpets15-1Robby AlbaradoDale Romansn/a
5Awesome Slew15-1Corey LanerieMark Cassen/a
6Seeking the Soul5-1Brian Hernandez, Jr.Dallas Stewartn/a
7Firenze Fire6-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Jason Servisn/a
8Bravazo20-1Luis ContrerasD. Lukasn/a
9Giant Expectations15-1Julien LeparouxPeter Eurtonn/a
10Catalina Cruiser8-5Drayden Van DykeJohn SadlerPat 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
1Whitmore6-1Ricardo Santana, Jr.Ron Moquettn/a
2Promises Fulfilled6-1Luis SaezDale RomansStoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes
3B Squared20-1Mario GutierrezDoug O'Neilln/a
4Warrior's Club15-1Luis ContrerasD. Lukasn/a
5Imperial Hint9-5Javier CastellanoLuis Carvajal, Jr.The Vosburgh
6Always Sunshine20-1Frankie PenningtonEdward Allardn/a
7Distinctive B12-1Drayden Van DykePeter Millern/a
8Limousine Liberal6-1Jose OrtizBen ColebrookBelmont Sprint Championship Stakes
9Roy H5-2Paco LopezPeter MillerSanta 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
1Fourstar Crook5-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Chad BrownFlower Bowl Stakes
2Thais (FR)20-1Manuel FrancoChad Brownn/a
3Wild Illusion (GB)7-2William T. BuickCharlie ApplebyLongines Prix de l'Opera
4Paved20-1Joel RosarioMichael McCarthyn/a
5Princess Yaiza (IRE)30-1Andrea AtzeniG. Cromwelln/a
6Sistercharlie (IRE)3-1John VelazquezChad BrownBeverly D. Stakes
7Smart Choice (ARG)30-1Flavien PratJuan Suarez VillarroelGran Premio Pamplona
8Fuhriously Kissed30-1Tyler GaffalioneAnthony Quartarolon/a
9A Raving Beauty (GER)10-1Javier CastellanoChad BrownFirst Lady Stakes
10Magic Wand (IRE)5-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
11Mom's On Strike20-1Adam BeschizzaJoe Sharpn/a
12Santa Monica (GB)15-1Jose OrtizChad Brownn/a
13Athena (IRE)15-1Wayne LordanAidan O'Brienn/a
14Eziyra (IRE)15-1Lafranco DettoriDermot Weldn/a

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
1Selcourt4-1Tyler BazeJohn Sadlern/a
2Miss Sunset15-1Kent DesormeauxJeff Bonden/a
3Happy Like a Fool20-1Luis SaezWesley Wardn/a
4Kirby's Penny30-1John VelazquezWesley Wardn/a
5Golden Mischief10-1Florent GerouxBrad CoxThoroughbred Club of America Stakes
6Chalon15-1Javier CastellanoArnaud Delacourn/a
7Skye Diamonds10-1Tiago PereiraWilliam Spawrn/a
8Mia Mischief15-1Ricardo Santana, Jr.Steven Asmussenn/a
9Stormy Embrace20-1Tyler GaffalioneKathleen O'ConnellPrincess Rooney Handicap
10Highway Star 20-1Jose OrtizRodrigo Ubillon/a
11Finley'sluckycharm10-1Brian Hernandez, Jr.W. Calhounn/a
12Anonymity15-1Flavien PratRichard Mandellan/a
13Marley's Freedom8-5Mike SmithBob BaffertBallerina Stakes
14Shamrock Rose20-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Mark Cassen/a
15Dream Pauline (AE)n/aJoel RosarioKiaran McLaughlinn/a

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
1Ruby Notion20-1Florent GerouxDarrin Millern/a
2Bucchero10-1Fernando De La CruzTim Glyshawn/a
3Hembree20-1Tyler GaffalioneMichael Makern/a
4Vision Perfect15-1Javier CastellanoJason Servisn/a
5Disco Partner7-2Joel RosarioChristophe ClementJaipur Invitational Stakes
6Rainbow Heir12-1Jose OrtizJason Servisn/a
7Lost Treasure (IRE)20-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
8Chanteline15-1Ricardo Santana, Jr.Steven Asmussenn/a
9Stormy Liberal4-1Drayden Van DykePeter Millern/a
10Havana Grey (GB)20-1PJ McDonaldKarl Richard BurkeDerrinstown Stud Flying Five Stakes
11World of Trouble6-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Jason Servisn/a
12Richard's Boy12-1Paco LopezPeter Millern/a
13Will Call20-1Shaun BridgmohanBrad Coxn/a
14Conquest Tsunami6-1Flavien PratPeter Millern/a
15Insta Erma (AE)n/aJoel RosarioRichard Baltasn/a

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

PositionHorse NameOddsJockeyTrainerChallenge Series Wins
1One Master (GB)12-1James DoyleWilliam J. Haggasn/a
2Next Shares10-1Tyler GaffalioneRichard BaltasShadwell Turf Mile
3Happily (IRE)15-1Wayne LordanAidan O'Brienn/a
4Polydream (IRE)SCRATCHEDMaxime GuyonF. Headn/a
5Oscar Performance6-1Jose OrtizBrian LynchWoodbine Mile
6Almanaar (GB)12-1Joel RosarioChad Brownn/a
7Expert Eye (GB)8-1Lafranco DettoriMr Stouten/a
8I Can Fly (GB)10-1Jamie SpencerAidan O'Brienn/a
9Hunt (IRE)SCRATCHEDFlavien PratPhilip D'AmatoShoemaker Mile Stakes
10Catapult6-1Drayden Van DykeJohn Sadlern/a
11Lightning Spear (GB)20-1Oslin MurphyDmi SimcockWoodbine Mile
12Analyze It6-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Chad C Brownn/a
13Gustav Klimt (IRE)10-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
14Mustashry (GB)15-1William T. BuickSir Michael Stouten/a
15Divisidero30-1Jevian Toledo Kelly Rubleyn/a
16Clemmie (AE) (IRE)30-1Andrea AtzeniAidan O'Brienn/a

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
1Strike Silver4-1Julien LeparouxMark CasseIndian Summer Stakes
2Soldier's Call (GB)9-2Oisin MurphyAmb Watsonn/a
3Well Done Fox (GB)12-1William T. BuickRichard Hannonn/a
4Stillwater Cove20-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Wesley Wardn/a
5Bulletin10-1Javier CastellanoTodd Pletchern/a
6Moonlight Romance12-1Jose OrtizWesley Wardn/a
7Shang Shang ShangSCRATCHEDJohn VelazquezWesley WardNorfolk Stakes
8Sergei Prokofiev6-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
9Chelsea Cloisters8-1Tyler GaffalioneWesley Wardn/a
10So Perfect12-1Wayne LordanAidan O'Brienn/a
11Queen of Bermuda (IRE)20-1Flavien PratWilliam J. Haggasn/a
12Pocket Dynamo20-1Joel RosarioR. Cowelln/a
13Big Drink of Water (AE)n/aJose Valdivia, Jr.Larry Rivellin/a
14Comedy (AE) (IRE)SCRATCHEDJoel RosarioKarl Richard Burken/a
15Van Beethoven (AE)SCRATCHEDAndrea AtzeniAidan O'Brienn/a
16Legends of War (AE)SCRATCHEDOslin MurphyJohn Gosdenn/a

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
1Arthur Kitt (GB)20-1Richard KingscoteT. Dascomben/a
2Uncle Benny15-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Jason Servisn/a
3Much Better10-1Drayden Van DykeBob Baffertn/a
4Forty Under5-1Manuel FrancoJeremiah Englehartn/a
5Line of Duty (IRE)10-1William T. BuickCharlie Applebyn/a
6Henley's Joy8-1Tyler GaffalioneMichael Makern/a
7Somelikeithotbrown12-1Jose OrtizMichael Makern/a
8Opry15-1Javier CastellanoTodd Pletchern/a
9The Black Album (FR)30-1Mickael BarzalonaJ. Soubagnen/a
10War of Will12-1Joel RosarioMark Casse n/a
11King of Speed8-1Gary StevensJeff Bonden/a
12Current5-1John VelazquezTodd PletcherDixiana Bourbon Stakes
13Marie's Diamond (IRE)20-1Florent GerouxMark Johnstonn/a
14Anthony Van Dyck (IRE)4-1Ryan MooreAidan O'Brienn/a
15Tracksmith (AE)SCRATCHEDAdam BeschizzaJoe Sharpn/a
16Order and Law (AE)SCRATCHEDFeargal LynchLouis Linder, Jr.n/a

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
1Concrete Rose6-1Jose LezcanoGeorge Arnold, IIJP Morgan Chase Jessamine Stakes
2The Mackem Bullet (IRE)15-1Oisin MurphyBrian Ellisonn/a
3Lily's Candle (FR)8-1Pierre-Charles BoudoF. Vermeulenn/a
4Just Wonderful6-1Ryan MooreAidan O'BrienRockfel Stakes
5La Pelosa (IRE)15-1William T. BuickCharles ApplebyNatalma Stakes
6Newspaperofrecord (IRE)2-1Irad Ortiz, Jr.Chad Brownn/a
7Stellar Agent30-1Manuel FrancoJorge Abreun/a
8Belle Laura20-1Julien LeparouxNorm Cassen/a
9Varenka20-1Jose OrtizH. Motionn/a
10Pakhet12-1John VelazquezTodd Pletchern/a
11Lady Prancealot (IRE)30-1Joseph TalamoRichard Baltasn/a
12Summering15-1Drayden Van DykeThomas Proctorn/a
13My Gal Betty20-1Javier CastellanoRoger Attfieldn/a
14East (GB)20-1Jamie SpencerKevin Ryann/a
15Pivottina (AE) (FR)SCRATCHEDJoel RosarioLudovic Gadbinn/a
16Winning EnvelopeSCRATCHEDCarlos Marquez, Jr.Chris Blockn/a

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
1Reflect15-1Jose OrtizJ. Desormeauxn/a
2Serengeti Empress7-2Corey LanerieThomas AmossPocahontas Stakes
3Vibrance10-1John VelazquezMichael McCarthyn/a
4Restless Rider9-2Brian Hernandez, Jr.Kenneth McPeekAlcibiades Stakes
5Cassies Dreamer30-1Manuel FrancoBarclay Taggn/a
6Baby Nina30-1Tyler GaffalioneAnthony Quartarolon/a
7Jaywalk7-2Joel RosarioJohn ServisFrizette Stakes
8Sippican Harbor12-1Irad Ortiz Jr.Gary ContessaSpinaway Stakes
9Splashy Kisses20-1Drayden Van DykeDoug O'Neilln/a
10Bellafina2-1Flavien PratSimon CallaghanChandelier 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!