Outside of the Triple Crown, The Breeders’ Cup is thoroughbred racing’s biggest event. Held annually in the fall, The Breeders’ Cup traditionally consists of more than $30 million in stakes races over two days.
The Breeders’ Cup has been around since 1984 and now includes as many as 14 different stakes races. The host track changes every year, although Santa Anita Park in California and Churchill Downs in Kentucky remain the two most popular destinations.
This year, the 2020 Breeders’ Cup will go off at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday, November 6, and Saturday, November 7. What’s different about the 2020 edition, particularly for people in Pennsylvania, is that you now have more places to bet on the races than ever before.
Read on to find out how Breeders’ Cup betting works and how you can bet on any Breeders’ Cup race with TVG online right here in PA.
Betting online has never been easier and TVG racebook remains the best place to do it. TVG is an official Breeders’ Cup partner and title sponsor for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile races.
You can bet on The Breeders’ Cup with TVG using your computer, phone or tablet, wherever you are inside the state, provided you have access to the internet. Simply download the TVG app to your iOS or Android mobile device or access the TVG website on your computer.
Sign up for an account, deposit money in that account, and browse through the Breeders’ Cup betting markets until you find something you want to bet on.
If you opt to wager in person at retail sportsbooks in PA, be aware that they might not offer the same parimutuel betting TVG does. Parimutuel betting gets you in the betting pool created by wagers at tracks, legal OTBs, and online horse betting operators all across the country. That ensures you get paid at the odds set by the market on all bets.
Sportsbooks taking Breeders’ Cup bets outside the pari-mutuel pool may cap payouts on longshots and certain exotic bets. If you’re thinking of placing a bet with long odds, check with the specific sportsbook first to see how they handle horse race betting.
Opening odds are set for each horse in every Breeders’ Cup race by track handicappers. They use things like the horse’s previous record and current condition to determine the odds. Then, the market takes over. Essentially, the final odds are set by the amount of money bet on each horse relative to how much is bet on the other horses.
That means you can see the odds change in real-time before the start of every race. These changes can be pretty drastic, turning opening long shots into favorites if enough money is bet on the horse.
Unlike traditional sports betting, you don’t lock in the current odds when you make a bet. The odds you get paid are the odds when the race starts and all the bets are in.
Here’s a look at the current 2020 Breeders’ Cup betting odds:
|2||Tiz the Law||Manuel Franco||3/1|
|3||By My Standards||Gabriel Saez||10/1|
|4||Tom's d'Etat||Joel Rosario||6/1|
|5||Title Ready||Corey Lanerie||30/1|
|6||Higher Power||Flavien Prat||20/1|
|7||Global Campaign||Javier Castellano||20/1|
|8||Improbable||Irad Ortiz Jr.||5/2|
|10||Maximum Security||Luis Saez||7/2|
Take advantage of the fact TVG is a Breeders’ Cup partner by getting involved in the various Breeders’ Cup promos they are running. Right now, TVG is offering a 50% bonus of up to $250 on your first deposit.
Sign up for a new account using our exclusive LSRTVG promo code and deposit $500 for the maximum bonus of $250.
TVG will also run a variety of Breeders’ Cup promos surrounding specific races that may include:
The biggest Breeders’ Cup Race is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic. It is the final race in the series held for three-year-olds and upon a 1¼ mile track.
That means this year it’s the last race on Saturday, November 7, 2020, scheduled at Keeneland Race Course. Post time is scheduled for 5:13 p.m. EST.
Here’s what happened in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic:
|Finish||Program #||Horse||Jockey||Trainer||Morning Line||Final Odds|
|1||10||Vino Rosso||Irad Ortiz Jr.||Todd Pletcher||4-1||4.60|
|2||8||McKinzie||Joel Rosario||Bob Baffert||3-1||2.90|
|3||7||Higher Power||Flavien Prat||John Sadler||6-1||9.80|
|4||6||Elate||Jose Ortiz||William Mott||6-1||9.30|
|5||1||Math Wizard||Ricardo Santana Jr.||Saffie Joesph Jr.||30-1||39.10|
|6||2||Seeking the Soul||Brian Hernandez Jr.||Dallas Stewart||20-1||37.90|
|7||11||Code of Honor||John Velazquez||Claude McGaughey III||4-1||3.70|
|8||5||Yoshida||Mike Smith||William Mott||8-1||7.40|
|9||4||War of Will||Tyler Gaffalione||Mark Casse||20-1||16.00|
|10||3||Owendale||Javier Castellano||Brad Cox||15-1||14.50|
|DNF||9||Mongolian Groom||Abel Cedillo||Enebish Ganbat||12-1||15.60|
The Breeders’ Cup consists of the following stakes races with the following purses:
The purses are awarded according to the following purse distributions percentages:
The Breeders’ Cup Classic has a $6 million purse, which means the following prizes will be awarded:
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup will consist of the following stakes races with the following post times or start times. Get all bets down before these post times:
More than just the races, the 2020 Breeders’ Cup also includes watch parties and various events at Keeneland and other affiliated tracks across the country.
These are widely considered the great moments in Breeders’ Cup history:
Here’s a look at some of the more notable records set in the Breeders’ Cup Classic:
The Breeders’ Cup is widely considered horse racing’s World Championship. A series of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are held throughout the horse racing season allowing horses to qualify for certain Breeders’ Cup races.
Breeders’ Cup Challenge events are held from December through August at tracks all around the world, some of which include:
All winners of Breeders’ Cup Challenge races are invited to the Breeders’ Cup to compete in the races they are qualified to run in.
Plus, there’s a points system ranking horses based on their performance in major races throughout the season. The top point earners are also invited to the Breeders’ Cup to compete in the races they are qualified to run in.
Finally, there’s a panel of experts who select horses to fill out the 14-horse Breeders’ Cup fields.
For each Breeders’ Cup race, seven horses come from the Breeders’ Cup Challenge series and the points system. Plus, seven others are chosen by the panel.
Anyone can bet on the Breeders’ Cup. The betting is the same as any other horse race and it’s easy to do.
Pick a horse to win, place, or show. Or, pick combinations of horses in exact or varied finishing order. It’s all up to you.
Here’s a list of the basic bets you can place on any Breeders’ Cup race: