Breeders’ Cup Countdown

Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Bombs Away Saturday

Our quest for Breeders’ Cup longshots started out pretty well on Future Stars Friday. In the five races, two winners popped from 10-1 morning lines to win (Bulletin and Line of Duty), and in the Juvenile Fillies, Vibrance was ignored at the windows, climbing from 10-1 to 35-1 to ignite a $387 trifecta by hitting […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Future Stars Friday Longshots

Like most handicappers with a pulse, I look forward to the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships for one reason — the opportunity to bet on horses whose odds in no way reflect their actual chances of winning. In other words, bombs away! With that in mind, here are a few that strike my fancy on […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Trainer View

Fans have fond memories of many legendary performances in the Breeders’ Cup, but how many have wondered what those races looked like to trainers of the winners? Bob Baffert, Shug McGaughey, and Mark Casse gathered to share their Breeders’ Cup memories earlier this week at Equestricon, and they revealed a few things fans may not […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Why European Horses Can’t Win The Breeders’ Cup

Of course, they can. At least some of them. The head-scratching thing for fans and the ticket-cashing mania for savvy bettors is that most of them don’t. In particular, the horses who come to the Breeders’ Cup races with the highest-flying reputations and seemingly unconquerable form absurdly don’t show it on the day. And in […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Correas, Blue Prize Have Common Roots

Trainer Ignacio Correas IV didn’t start out pursuing the American Dream. Neither did Grade 1 Spinster winner and Breeders’ Cup Distaff contender Blue Prize. They both earned their stripes in Argentina before making the move to the United States, where each would have to carve out a new beginning. “I really never thought I would end […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Don’t I Know You From The Stallion Register?

If you skimmed the pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup Classic and thought, ‘Toast of New York? I thought he retired years ago,’ don’t worry. You’re not losing your mind. (Or if you are, this is not your sign.) Indeed, the winner of the 2014 Grade 2 UAE Derby did retire to stud in 2015, but […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Saturday Longshots, ‘Old Days In Del Mar’

Our Friday picks found some success with Mendelssohn taking home the Juvenile Turf and Forever Unbridled scoring in the Distaff. Frankly, they didn’t end up being such longshots, so let’s see if we can keep rolling in our hunt for Breeders’ Cup bombs. There are some pretty tasty prices looming for Saturday’s card, if you’re […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: Friday Longshots, Euro Talk?

One of the reasons bettors love the Breeders’ Cup so much is the deep fields and the quality of competition. There aren’t that many days of the year you see so many longshots on the board with extremely good chances to win. But you have to choose between them, right? If you can only bet […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A ‘One In Two Million’ Opportunity

He operates a stable of just seven or eight horses at Parx Racing, but 44-year-old trainer Luis Carvajal Jr. is currently on his way to contest the biggest race of his career. Imperial Hint, a 4-year-old son of Imperialism, is taking his connections on the ride of a lifetime as they travel to Del Mar […]

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Breeders’ Cup Countdown Presented By DRF Bets: A Million Reasons

By Scott Jagow There’s betting on the Breeders’ Cup, and then there’s the Breeders’ Cup Betting Challenge (BCBC). In what already must be one of the most nerve-wracking gambling events horse racing has to offer, in the last couple years the BCBC and the tournament industry have ramped up the stakes to life-changing levels. Nearly […]

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