Playing the multi-race bets on Breeders’ Cup Saturday

Horses break from the starting gate at Santa Anita (Photo by Alex Evers/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup) Looking to play the appealing multi-race wagers on Breeders’ Cup Saturday? Then you’ve come to the right place. The November 2 card at Santa Anita is stacked with challenging exotic wagers like the Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6. If you can identify the right horses to play and pick enough winners in a row, you could be rewarded with [...]

How to bet horizontal wagers at the Breeders’ Cup

While betting to win, place and show is simple and straightforward, some of the most enjoyable (and challenging) bets in racing are "horizontal" wagers, which require bettors to pick the winners of consecutive races.

Churchill Downs Single 6 Jackpot: The filly to single Saturday

Magic Dance winning her debut at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The Single 6 Jackpot went unclaimed Friday at Churchill Downs, leaving a huge carryover pool of $327,613 to be dispersed Saturday. On days like these, when a mandatory dispersal of a jackpot pool is on the agenda, it’s wise for bettors to shift their strategy a bit. It’s no longer necessary to scour the card for potential longshots winners in hopes of holding the lone winning ticket—in [...]

Churchill Downs Single 6 Jackpot: Chaps a value single Friday

Chaps winning an allowance race at Churchill Downs - Coady Photography The Single 6 Jackpot at Churchill Downs survived through another evening of racing Thursday, so the carryover pool has climbed to $309,368 for Friday’s card. The Single 6 is a specialty Pick 6 wager with the potential for a huge payoff. If only one winning ticket is sold on any given day, the entire jackpot pool is dispersed to that lucky bettor. If more than one winning [...]

Churchill Downs Single 6 Jackpot: A horse to leverage Thursday

Churchill Downs - Coady Photography Be honest. Doesn’t the possibility of winning ~$300,000 on a 20-cent wager sound appealing? The spring meet at Churchill Downs winds down this week with days of racing on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. As it stands,the carryover pool for the Single 6 jackpot wager is $294,725, with a mandatory payout scheduled for Saturday. The Single 6 is similar to a traditional Pick 6, but on days when multiple winning tickets are sold, a [...]

2018 Breeders’ Cup Race Order, Post Times, and Wagering Menu

On the same day that pre-entries for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships were released, the Breeders' Cup also revealed the official schedule of races and wagering opportunities for the two-day event. The action will kick off on Friday, November 2nd at 12:55 p.m. Eastern, with five Breeders’ Cup races among the ten events on the Churchill Downs card. The following day, a twelve-race card featuring nine Breeders’ Cup races will get underway at 10:45 a.m. Eastern. $2 WPS, $1 exactas, [...]

Keying Justify in the Belmont Could Produce Better Payoffs Than You Think

Justify winning the Kentucky Derby - Coady Photography So let’s say you’re convinced that the unbeaten Justify will keep his perfect record intact with a victory in the June 9th Belmont Stakes (gr. I) at Belmont Park, in the process becoming the thirteenth horse to sweep the Triple Crown. Thanks to his determined victories in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I), Justify will be a heavy favorite to emulate his Bob Baffert-trained predecessor American Pharoah [...]