Breeders’ Cup Less Than Two Weeks Away

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The 34th Breeders’ Cup will be held Friday and Saturday, Nov. 3 and 4. Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Southern California will host the event for the first time. The Breeders’ Cup brings together the best thoroughbred racehorses in the world over the two-day, 13-race wagering extravaganza. Last year when the event was held at Santa Anita, more than $124 million was bet on the championship races.

This Wednesday the pre-entries for Breeders’ Cup will be announced.  Advance past performances will be available online that night and in the print edition later this week.

Entries and post position draw will take place Monday, Oct. 30.

Advance wagering will be available at Canterbury Park on Thursday, Nov. 2.

There is a lot of great information to be found online about Breeders’ Cup. offers plenty of reporting and does even more so.  For those that love statistics and facts have a look at the Breeders’ Cup Media website.

Here is a sample of what can be found:

Favorites and Longshots

• Favorites have won 97 of 305 Breeders’ Cup races, a 33 percent rate. The worst finish by a favorite was in the 2003 Juvenile at Santa Anita Park when Cuvee finished 12th by 58 lengths at 3-2.

• There have been 57 odds-on (.90 or less) choices with 26 winners.

• There have been 39 horses to go off at odds of 100-1 or greater; only Arcangues, winner of the 1993 Classic at 133.60-1, has finished in the money.

Largest Winning Margins

Inside Information beat Heavenly Prize in the 1995 Distaff by  13 1/2 lengths

Street Sense beat Circular Quay in the 2006 Juvenile by 10 lengths

Pleasant Home beat Society Selection in the 2005 Distaff by  9 1/4 lengths

Data on jockeys, trainer, and owners is also available there. here is another interesting nugget:

There has been only one Minnesota-bred to start in the Breeders’ Cup. That was Booly in the 1992 Juvenile Fillies.


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