Breeders Cup Betting Guide 2014 - Santa Anita Getting Ready For Action
The 2014 Breeders Cup is taking place at the famous Santa Anita race course in California once again this season and it is shaping up to be a thrilling couple of days. The Breeders' Cup Classic is of course the feature race of the meeting and it is set to be a top class renewal this year, as always, with the exciting Shared Belief set to start as a warm favourite.
Elsewhere on the card, the Breeders' Cup Mile is always a great race for punters to enjoy and we saw a famous winner last year when Wise Dan claimed a memorable win. The mile is one of the highlights of the Breeders Cup Schedule with no less than 14 top races for punters to sink their teeth into during two fantastic days of action.
The Richard Hannon team have been in great form in the UK this season and they look set to send Toranado to Santa Anita. The crack four-year-old was good enough to win the Queen Anne Stakes at Ascot back in June and could be in the mix if he is fit and well.
The Breeders Cup Turf race is one that the European raiders tend to target and it will be fascinating to see who will make the trip to California this season. In 2011 we saw St Nicholas Abbey win the race for Aidan O'Brien while it was Little Mike 12 months ago as he continued a fine tradition of top class horses.
Breeders Cup Meeting 2014
It is usual for the Breeders Cup to be run at a different race track each year in order to give the US public the opportunity to see the meeting every couple of years as it heads from east coast to west coast from year to year. However, 2008 and 2009 saw the Breeders Cup held at the same course for the first time ever, it was held at Santa Anita in California. That has been followed by two successive championships in Churchill Downs, while we return to California in 2014 and Santa Anita.
What makes this day so special is that each Breeders Cup Betting race, with the exception of the Breeders Cup Marathon, is worth at least $1 million in Prize money and for the fourteen races it is worth over $25.million. The two day racing extravaganza attracts the best horses from all over the World all in search of the huge prize money and the great prestige of a world championship. The US love to see horses from the UK, Ireland and France taking their chance but we are now seeing entrants from South Africa and all over the World.
Breeders Cup History and Legends
Many great US equine stars have emerged over the years including Ravens Pass, Azeri, A.P. Indy, Alysheba, Cigar, Personal Ensign, Royal Delta, Zenyatta and Curlin. One of the brightest European stars was the great Ouija Board who won her second title in three years in the Filly and Mare Turf at Churchill Downs in 2006.
Breeders Cup Odds 2014
For many this is the one time in the year that the UK punters will be having free bets on American racing mainly because some of the European stars are in the line up and all fourteen races are televised live on both Racing UK and At the races. All the UK bookmakers prices up the Breeders Cup betting in the days leading up to race day and you can get US tote prices or UK bookmakers prices whichever you think may get you the best odds. All the online bookmakers on this site will be offering Breeders Cup free bets for those punters opening a new account. You might want to look over our Breeders Cup Tips page before making your selections.
Breeders Cup Races and Schedule
The Breeders Cup is now a two day affair and will host fourteen races in total, five on Day 1, which will be for females and nine races on Day 2 for the males. See Breeders Cup schedule to look over the complete race card.
The final two races are the John Deere Breeders Cup Turf with a prize fund of $3 million for 3 year olds and older over the one and half mile course and last but not least is the finale the Breeders Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge with a prize fund of a massive $5 million over one and a quarter miles for 3 year olds and older taking prize money on day two to $14 million and in total for the two days to $25.5 million.
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Breeders Cup Day 1 2014
- 9:25 - Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
- 10:05 - Breeders Cup Dirt Mile
- 10:50 - BC Juvenile Fillies Turf
- 11:35 - Breeders Cup Distaff Ladies Classic
Breeders Cup Day 2 2014
- Hootenanny heads betting for wide open Breeders Cup Juvenile Turf
- Qualify Looks Good Value In Breeders Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Betting
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- Uxizandre Sets The Standard In Exciting Looking Old Roan Chase Market
- Not So Sleepy to land Horris Hill success at Newbury for Morrison
- Red Galileo Can Shoot for the Stars in Competitive Looking St Simon Stakes
- 2014 Racing Post Trophy Preview Jacobean to bag Doncaster prize
- Leading Light to shine in Long Distance Cup on British Champions Day