Breeders' Cup 2019 Odds

2019 Breeders Cup Championship - BetAmericaThe Post Position Draw for all 14 Breeders' Cup races took place at a private trackside event at Santa Anita on Monday, Oct. 28, 2019 at 03:30 PM. Betting on the Breeders’ Cup races opens Friday morning, November 1st.

Find out who the official entries are along with the current odds for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Championships.





2019 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 2019 Breeders' Cup Classic for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Math Wizard
30-1
Joseph Jr, S
9/21/19 PRX-R11
Pennsylvania Derby
1
n/a
2
Seeking the Soul
20-1
Stewart, D
9/28/19 SA-R10
Awesome Again
4
Stephen Foster Handicap
3
Owendale
15-1
Cox, B
9/29/19 RP-R12
Oklahoma Derby
1
n/a
4
War of Will
20-1
Casse, M
9/21/19 PRX-R11
Pennsylvania Derby
3
n/a
5
Yoshida (JPN)
8-1
Mott, W
8/31/19 SAR-R11
Woodward
3
n/a
6
Elate
6-1
Mott, W
10/6/19 KEE-R9
Juddmonte Spinster S.
2
n/a
7
Higher Power
6-1
Sadler, J
9/28/19 SA-R10
Awesome Again
3
Pacific Classic
8
McKinzie
3-1
Baffert, B
9/28/19 SA-R10
Awesome Again
2
Whitney Handicap
9
Mongolian Groom
12-1
Ganbat, E
9/28/19 SA-R10
Awesome Again
1
Awesome Again Stakes
10
Vino Rosso
4-1
Pletcher, T
9/28/19 BEL-R10
Jockey Club Gold Cup
2
n/a
11
Code of Honor
4-1
McGaughey, C
9/28/19 BEL-R10
Jockey Club Gold Cup
1
Jockey Club Gold Cup


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Zulu Alpha
20-1
Maker, M
10/5/19 BEL-R9
Joe Hirsch Tuf Classic
6
n/a
2
Acclimate
20-1
D'Amato,P
9/28/19 SA-R7
John Henry Turf Championship
2
Del Mar Handicap
3
United
20-1
Mandella, R
9/28/2019 SA-R7
John Henry Turf Championship Stakes
3
n/a
4
Mount Everest (IRE)
15-1
O'Brien, A
10/19/19 LEO-R7
Trigo Stakes
1
n/a
5
Anthony Van Dyck (IRE)
3-1
O'Brien, A
9/14/19 LEO-R5
Irish Champion S.
3
n/a
6
Channel Cat
15-1
Pletcher, T
10/5/19 BEL-R9
Joe Hirsch Tuf Classic
4
n/a
7
Alounak (FR)
20-1
Hickst, W
10/12/2019 WO-R9
Pattison Canadian International Stakes
2
n/a
8
Bandua
20-1
Sisterson, J
10/5/2019 KEE-R10
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
8
n/a
9
Bricks and Mortar
9-5
Brown, C
8/10/19 AP-R11
Arlington Million
1
Arlington Million
10
Old Persian (GB)
4-1
Appleby, C
9/14/19 WO-R10
Northern Dancer Turf
1
n/a
11
Arklow
12-1
Cox, B
10/5/19 BEL-R9
Joe Hirsch Tuf Classic
1
n/a
12
Channel Maker (CAN)
10-1
Mott, W
10/5/19 BEL-R9
Joe Hirsch Tuf Classic
2
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Distaff for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Paradise Woods
5-1
Shirreffs, J
9/29/19 SA-R5
Zenyatta S.
1
Zenyatta Stakes
2
Ollie's Candy
15-1
Sadler, J
9/29/19 SA-R5
Zenyatta S.
3
Clement L. Hirsch Handicap
3
Street Band
10-1
Jones, L
9/21/19 PRX-R10
Cotillion
1
Cotillion Stakes
4
Midnight Bisou
6-5
Asmussen, S
9/28/19 BEL-R8
Beldame
1
Ogden Phipps Stakes, Personal Ensign Handicap
5
Dunbar Road
6-1
Brown, C
10/6/19 KEE-R9
Juddmonte Spinster S.
3
n/a
6
Wow Cat (CHI)
15-1
Brown, C
9/28/19 BEL-R8
Beldame
2
n/a
7
Secret Spice
10-1
Baltas, R
9/29/19 SA-R5
Zenyatta S.
2
n/a
8
La Force (GER)
30-1
Gallagher, P
9/29/19 SA-R5
Zenyatta S.
4
n/a
9
Serengeti Empress
12-1
Amoss, T
9/21/19 PRX-R10
Cotillion
6
n/a
10
Mo See Cal
30-1
Miller, P
10/10/2019 SA-R6
Allowance Optional Claiming
1
n/a
11
Blue Prize (ARG)
6-1
Correas, I
10/6/19 KEE-R9
Juddmonte Spinster S.
1
Spinster Stakes


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Mile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Suedois (FR)
20-1
O'Meara, D
10/15/19 KEE-R10
Shadwell Turf Mile
3
n/a
2
Lucullan
12-1
McLaughlin, K
10/14/19 BEL-R8
Knickerbocker
1
n/a
3
Space Traveller (GB)
12-1
Fahey, R
9/14/19 LEO-R6
Boomerang S.
1
n/a
4
Trais Fluors (GB)
20-1
Condon, K
9/16/19 MSN-R5
La Coupe de Maisons-Laffitte
3
n/a
5
True Valour (IRE)
20-1
Callaghan, S
10/5/19 SA-R8
City of Hope Mile
1
n/a
6
Got Stormy
7-2
Casse, M
9/14/19 WO-R9
Woodbine Mile
2
Fourstardave Handicap
7
Bolo
30-1
Gaines, C
10/5/19 SA-R8
City of Hope Mile
10
Shoemaker Mile
8
El Tormenta (CAN)
12-1
Cox, G
9/14/19 WO-R9
Woodbine Mile
1
Woodbine Mile
9
Circus Maximus (IRE)
3-1
O'Brien, A
9/8/19 LON-R4
Prix Du Moulin de Longchamp
1
n/a
10
Without Parole (GB)
20-1
Brown, C
5/18/19 NBY-R4
Lockinge Stakes
14
n/a
11
Uni (GB)
7-2
Brown, C
10/5/19 KEE-R8
First Lady
1
n/a
12
Lord Glitters (FR)
12-1
O'Meara
8/21/19 YOR-R4
Juddmonte International
6
Queen Anne Stakes
13
Hey Gaman (GB)
12-1
Tate, J
10/6/2019
Qatar Prix de la Foret
6
n/a
14
Bowies Hero
12-1
D'Amato, P
10/5/19 KEE-R10
Shadwell Turf Mile
1
Shadwell Turf Mile
15
Caribou Club (AE)
30-1
Proctor, T
9/21/19 LRL-R7
Baltimore-Washington International Turf Cup
1
n/a
16
Next Shares (AE)
15-1
Baltas, R
10/5/19 KEE-R10
Shadwell Turf Mile
6
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Catalina Cruiser
4-1
Sadler, J
8/24/2019 DMR-R9
Pat O'Brien S.
1
n/a
2
Hog Creek Hustle
20-1
Foley, V
10/4/19 KEE-R8
Phoenix S
5
n/a
3
Firenze Fire
12-1
Servis, J
9/28/19 BEL-R4
Vosburgh
2
n/a
4
Mitole
9-5
Asmussen, S
8/24/19 SAR-R5
Forego
1
n/a
5
Engage
15-1
Asmussen, S
10/4/19 KEE-R8
Phoenix
1
Phoenix Stakes
6
Shancelot
4-1
Navarro, J
10/5/19 SA-R9
SA Sprint Championship
2
n/a
7
Whimore
15-1
Moquett, R
10/4/19 KEE-R8
Phoenix s
2
n/a
8
Landeskog
12-1
O'Neill, D
9/21/19 PRX-R9
Gallant Bob
2
n/a
9
Imperial Hint
4-1
Carvajal Jr, L
9/28/19 BEL-R4
Vosburgh
1
Vosburgh Stakes
10
Matera Sky
30-1
Mori, H
9/8/19 HAN-R11
Centaur S.
7
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Iridessa (IRE)
8-1
O'Brien, J
10/5/19 NEW-R4
Sun Chariot S.
3
Matron Stakes
2
Sistercharlie (IRE)
8-5
Brown, C
10/6/19 BEL-R8
Flower Bowl Invitational
1
Beverly D. Stakes, Flower Bowl Invitational Stakes
3
Fleeting (IRE)
6-1
O'Brien, A
10/6/19 LON-R8
Prix De I'Opera
2
n/a
4
Billesdon Brook
10-1
Hannon, R
10/5/2019 NEW-R4
Sun Chariot Stakes
1
n/a
5
Mirth
20-1
D'Amato, P
9/28/19 SA-R9
Rodeo Drive S.
1
Rodeo Drive Stakes
6
Thais (FR)
30-1
Brown, C
10/6/19 BEL-R8
Flower Bowl Invitational
3
n/a
7
Vasilika
8-1
Hollendorfer, J
10/5/19 KEE-R8
First Lady
3
n/a
8
Castle Lady
15-1
Pantall, H
10/12/2019 KEE-R9
Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S.
2
n/a
9
Villa Marina (GB)
8-1
Laffon-Parias, C
10/6/19 LON-R5
Prix De I'Opera
1
Prix de l'Opera
11
Just Wonderful
20-1
O'Brien, A
10/5/2019 KEE-R8
First Lady Stakes
7
n/a
10
Mrs Sippy
8-1
Motion H. Graham
10/6/19 BEL-R8
Flower Bowl Invitational
2
n/a
12
Fanny Logan
15-1
Gosden, J
10/11/2019 NEW-R7
Darley Pride Stakes
1
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Giant Expectations
12-1
Eurton, P
8/24/19 DMR-R9
Pat O'Brien Handicap
2
n/a
2
Improbable
3-1
Baffert, B
9/21/19 PRX-R11
Pennsylvania Derby
4
n/a
3
Spun to Run
6-1
Guerrero, J
10/12/2019 PRX-R9
M.P. Ballezzi Appreciation Mile Stakes (Black Type)
1
n/a
4
Mr. Money
6-1
Calhoun, B
9/21/19 PRX-R11
Pennsylvania Derby
2
n/a
5
Omaha Beach
8-5
Mandella, R
10/5/19 SA-R9
SA Sprint Championship
1
n/a
6
Ambassadorial
30-1
Chapple-Hyam, J
9/8/19 SEO-R8
Korea Cup
3
n/a
7
Coal Front
6-1
Pletcher, T
9/21/19 PRX-R8
Parx Dirt Mile
1
n/a
8
Blue Chipper
20-1
Kwan, K
9/8/19 SEO-R7
Korea Sprint
1
n/a
9
Diamond Oops
15-1
Biancone, P
10/5/19 KEE-R10
Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes
2
n/a
10
Snapper Sinclair
30-1
Asmussen, S
8/31/19 KD-R8
Tourist Mile
1
n/a


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Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Totally Boss
5-1
Arnold II, G
9/7/19 KD-R7
KY Downs Turf Sprint S.
1
Kentucky Downs Turf Sprint
2
Pure Sensation
5-1
Clement, C
9/2/19 PRX-R10
Turf Monster
1
n/a
3
Imprimis
8-1
Orseno, J
10/5/19 KEE-R6
Woodford
3
n/a
4
Shekky Shebaz
12-1
Servis, J
10/5/19 BEL-R5
Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational
2
n/a
5
Stubbins
12-1
O'Neill, D
10/5/19 KEE-R6
Woodford
1
n/a
6
Stormy Liberal
8-1
Miller, P
9/27/19 SA-R6
Eddie D. Stakes
3
n/a
7
Leinster
8-1
Arnold II, G
10/5/19 KEE-R6
Woodford
2
n/a
8
Legends Of War
20-1
O'Neill, D
9/12/19 KD-R9
Franklin-Simpson
1
n/a
9
Final Frontier
6-1
Albertrani, T
10/5/19 BEL-R5
Belmont Turf Sprint Invitational
1
n/a
10
Eddie Haskell
9-2
Glatt, M
9/27/19 SA-R6
Eddie D. Stakes
2
n/a
11
Om
15-1
Miller, P
6/29/19 CD-R9
ALW
1
n/a
12
Belvoir Bay (GB)
12-1
Miller, P
6/8/19 BEL-R6
Jaipur Invitational
4
n/a
13
Girls Know Best (AE)
20-1
Kenneally, E
10/11/19 KEE-R9
Franklin County
3
n/a
14
Double Touch (GB) (AE)
30-1
Sadler, J
9/27/19 SA-R6
Eddie D. Stakes
4
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Covfefe
2-1
Cox, B
9/21/19 CD-R10
Dogwood S.
1
n/a
2
Danuska's My Girl
20-1
Hollendorfer, J
10/5/19 KEE-R7
Thoroughbred Club of America
6
n/a
3
Heavenhasmynikki
20-1
Hess Jr, R
5/11/19 BEL-R1
Vagrancy Handicap
1
n/a
4
Come Dancing
5-2
Martin, C
9/22/19 BEL-R3
Gallant Bloom Handicap
1
Ballerina Stakes
5
Lady Ninja
10-1
Baltas, R
10/5/19 SA-R5
L.A. Woman
1
n/a
6
Bellafina
6-1
Callaghan, S
9/21/19 PRX-R10
Cotillion
4
n/a
7
Selcourt
10-1
Sadler, J
10/5/19 SA-R5
L.A. Woman
2
n/a
8
Dawn the Destroyer
12-1
McLaughlin, K
10/5/19 KEE-R7
Thoroughbred Club of America
2
n/a
9
Spiced Perfection
4-1
Miller, P
10/5/19 KEE-R7
Thoroughbred Club of America
1
Thoroughbred Club of America Stakes


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Dennis' Moment
8-5
Romans, D
9/14/19 CD-R10
Iroquois Stakes
1
Iroquois Stakes
2
Wrecking Crew
20-1
Miller, P
9/2/19 DMR-R9
Del Mar Futurity
2
n/a
3
Shoplifted
20-1
Asmussen, S
9/27/19 SA-R8
American Pharoah S.
5
n/a
4
Storm the Court
20-1
Eurton, P
9/27/19 SA-R8
American Pharoah S.
3
n/a
5
Scabbard
8-1
Kenneally, E
9/14/19 CD-R10
Iriquois
2
n/a
6
Eight Rings
2-1
Baffert, B
9/27/19 SA-R8
American Pharoah S.
1
American Pharoah Stakes
7
Anneau d'Or
15-1
Wright, B
9/29/2019 GGF-R8
Maiden Special Weight
1
n/a
8
Full Flat
30-1
Mori, H
10/12/2019 KYO-R9
Momiji Stakes
5
n/a
SCR (9)
Maxfield
3-1
Walsh, B
10/5/19 KEE-R9
Breeders' Futurity
1
Breeders' Futurity


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Chimney Rock
10-1
Maker, M
10/6/19 KEE-R7
Indian Summer S.
2
n/a
2
Band Practice (IRE)
12-1
Watson, A
9/30/19 CHA-R5
Criterium de Vitesse
1
n/a
3
Another Miracle
15-1
Contessa, G
10/6/19 BEL-R7
The Futurity
5
n/a
4
Dream Shot
15-1
Tate, J
10/18/2019
Al Basti Equiworld Mercury S.
2
n/a
5
Encoder
15-1
Sadler, J
10/6/19 SA-R4
Zuma Beach
4
n/a
6
Alligator Alley (GB)
12-1
O'Brien, J
9/13/19 DON-R4
Flying Childers Stakes
6
n/a
7
Kimari
7-2
Ward, W
10/6/19 KEE- R7
Indian Summer S.
1
Indian Summer Stakes
8
Dr. Simpson
15-1
Tate, J
10/18/2019 Dun-R1
Al Basti Equiworld Mercury S.
1
n/a
9
Four Wheel Drive
3-1
Ward, W
10/6/19 BEL-R7
The Futurity
1
The Futurity
10
A'Ali (IRE)
6-1
Crisford, S
6/20/19 ASC
Norfolk S.
1
Norfolk Stakes
11
King Neptune
15-1
O'Brien, A
9/28/2019 NEW-R3
Juddmonte Middle Park S.
4
n/a
12
Cambria
12-1
Ward, W
9/7/19 KD-R6
KY Downs Juv. Turf Sprint
1
n/a
13
Bulletproof One (AE)
12-1
Miller, P
10/6/19 SA-R6
Speakeasy Stakes
2
n/a
14
Air Force Jet (GB) (AE)
12-1
O'Brien, J
8/30/19 CUR-R3
Round Tower Stakes
10
n/a
15
Fore Left (AE)
12-1
O'Neill, D
10/20/19 SA-R5
Sunny Slope
1
n/a
16
Karak (AE)
15-1
Ward, W
10/5/19 BEL-R6
Matron
4
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Our Country
15-1
Weaver, G
9/28/2019 BEL-R9
Pilgrim S.
3
n/a
2
Structor
5-1
Brown, C
9/28/19 BEL-R9
Pilgrim S.
1
n/a
3
Peace Achieved
10-1
Casse, M
10/6/19 KEE-R8
Bourbon
1
Bourbon Stakes
4
Decorated Invader
4-1
Clement, C
9/15/19 WO-R7
Summer
1
Summer Stakes
5
Vitalogy (GB)
10-1
Walsh, B
9/15/19 WO-R7
Summer
3
n/a
6
Grateful Kitten
15-1
Sanchez, A.
9/28/2019 GP-R8
Armed Forces Stakes
1
n/a
7
Andesite
12-1
Cox, B
9/28/19 BEL-R9
Pilgrim
2
n/a
8
Billy Batts
20-1
Miller, P
10/6/19 SA-R4
Zuma Beach
3
n/a
9
Gear Jockey
20-1
Arnold II, G
10/6/19 KEE-R8
Bourbon
3
n/a
10
War Beast
20-1
O'Neill, D
10/6/19 SA-R4
Zuma Beach
2
n/a
11
Proven Strategies
30-1
Casse, M
9/15/19 WO-R7
Summer
4
n/a
12
Arizona (IRE)
5-2
O'Brien, A
9/15/19 CUR-R5
Vincent O'Brien National S.
3
n/a
13
Fort Myers
12-1
O'Brien, A
10/4/19 DUN-R4
Star Appel S.
1
n/a
14
Hit the Road
10-1
Blacker, D
10/6/19 SA-R4
Zuma Beach
1
n/a
15
Deviant (AE)
30-1
Pish, D
10/6/19 KEE-R8
Bourbon
11
n/a


Visit our comprehensive race page for the 2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf for historical race results, history, handicapping previews and more.
PositionHorseOddsTrainerLast Race (Date)Last Race (Name)FinishChallenge Series Wins
1
Living In The Past (IRE)
15-1
Burke, K
9/28/19 NEW-R2
Cheveley Park Stakes
5
n/a
2
Croughavouke (IRE)
20-1
Mullins, J
10/6/19 SA-R8
Surfer Girl Stakes
2
n/a
3
Shadn (IRE)
10-1
Balding, A.
10/12/2019 ML-R1
Criterium de Maisons-Laffitte
1
n/a
4
Abscond
15-1
Kenneally, E
9/15/19 WO-R9
Natalma Stakes
1
Natalma Stakes
5
Daahyeh (GB)
5-1
Varian, R
9/27/19 NEW-R3
Rockfel Stakes
1
Shadwell Rockfel
6
Unforgetable (IRE)
20-1
O'Brien, J
10/4/19 DUN-R4
Star Appeal Stakes
4
n/a
7
Crystalle
8-1
Kimmel, J
9/29/19 BEL-R8
Miss Grillo
2
n/a
8
Tango (IRE)
10-1
O'Brien, A
10/13/2019 CUR-R1
Irish Stallion Farms E.B.F. Legacy Stakes
1
n/a
9
Albigna (IRE)
9-2
Harrington, J
10/6/19 LON-R1
Prix Marcel Boussac
1
Qatar Prix Marcel Boussac
10
Fair Maiden
12-1
Harty, E
9/15/19 WO-R9
Natalma Stakes
3
n/a
11
Sharing
12-1
Motion, H. Graham
9/21/19 LRL-R3
Selima S.
1
n/a
12
Sweet Melania
5-1
Pletcher, T
10/9/19 SAR-R9
P. G. Johnson
2
Jessamine Stakes
13
Selflessly
8-1
Brown, C
9/29/19 BEL-R8
Miss Grillo
1
n/a
14
Etoile
12-1
O'Brien, A
9/28/2019 NEW-R2
Juddmonte Cheveley Park S.
8
n/a


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Position
Horse
Odds
Trainer
Last Race (Date)
Last Race (Name)
Finish
Challenge Series Wins
1
Donna Veloce
3-1
Callaghan, S
9/28/19 SA-R4
MSW
1
n/a
2
Two Sixty
15-1
Casse, M
9/28/19 GP-R11
Florida Sire My Dear Girl
1
n/a
3
Perfect Alibi
10-1
Casse, M
10/4/19 KEE-R9
Alcibiades
2
n/a
4
British Idiom
7-2
Cox, B
10/4/19 KEE-R9
Alcibiades
1
Alcibiades Stakes
5
Lazy Daisy
12-1
O'Neill, D
9/14/19 CD-R9
Pocahontas
1
Pocahontas Stakes
6
Bast
7-2
Baffert, B
9/27/19 SA-R5
Chandelier
1
Chandelier Stakes
7
Wicked Whisper
7-2
Asmussen, S
10/6/19 BEL-R9
Frizette S.
1
Frizette Stakes
8
K P Dreamin
20-1
Mullins, J
9/27/19 SA-R5
Chandelier
3
n/a
9
Comical
8-1
O'Neill, D
9/27/19 SA-R5
Chandelier
2
n/a


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!