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  • BookMaker.eu While the Kentucky Derby tops all horse racing events for tradition and history the Breeders Cup Classic is, without question, the top-quality race of the year. It is truly the definitive event of the entire season. The 14 top thoroughbreds 3 years old and older compete. The purse is a whopping $6 million and the length of the race is a mile and a quarter. The only thing missing from the Breeders Cup will be 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify, who had to retire due to an injury to his left front ankle. But that does not take away from a field that is truly a sensational classic! ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The first and most important factor to consider on Breeders Cup Saturday is that it is a very chalky and public type of day. Much like March Madness in college basketball there will be a lot of one-time warriors that bet the Breeders Cup and perhaps the Triple Crown races and nothing else the rest of the year when it comes to horse racing. Beyond that what makes handicapping the Breeders Cup so enjoyable is the challenge of sorting through the best horses in the world. But betting on the chalk is more often than not an amateur hour move. With that in mind let’s take a look at some of the longshots that the public won’t touch and as a result could bring some additional value. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The biggest weekend of the year for horse racing begins on Friday with a host of Breeders Cup races that will climax with the Sentient Jet Juvenile feature race which is the richest two-year-old race in North America and serves as a preview for the Triple Crown horse racing season that will follow next spring leading up to the Kentucky Derby. The Sentient Jet Juvenile has a purse of $2 million purse. But another $2 million purse will be on the line Friday with the Tito’s handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies. Also, on the card are $1 million purse races with the Juvenile Turf, Juvenile Fillies Turf and the Juvenile Turf Sprint. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky is the site for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup on Friday, November 2 and Saturday, November 3. It is the best time of the year for horse racing, with five Breeders’ Cup races on Friday and nine on Saturday. The marquee race among the 14 is the $6 million dollar Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday, November 3 on NBC. Accelerate is the current favorite to win the Classic at odds of 9-2. Let’s look at the early Breeders’ Cup Classic odds and the schedule for the 2018 Breeders’ Cup. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu All eyes will be on Justify as the Bob Baffert-trained colt looks to become the 13th Triple Crown winner and the second in the last three years. After claiming a 2 1/2-length victory at the Kentucky Derby and winning the Preakness by a neck, Justify has come off as the betting favorite at 4/5 odds. The field for the 150th running of the Belmont Stakes appears to be more stacked than at the Preakness and Justify will have to contend with Bravazo and Tenfold, two horses he held off at the wire at Pimlico. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Justify will try and become the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown when he races in the Belmont Stakes on Saturday, June 9 on NBC. Justify is listed as the odds-on favorite to win the Belmont and capture horse racing’s Triple Crown. Justify was very impressive in winning the Kentucky Derby, but he looked tired in winning the Preakness. Can Justify give trainer Bob Baffert his second Triple Crown winner or will the grueling mile and a half be too much for Justify? ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Kentucky Derby winner Justify is the odds-on favorite to win the Preakness Stakes on Saturday on NBC. Justify is not going to be facing a lot of horses on Saturday in the second leg of the Triple Crown, as just seven challengers will go against him, the smallest Preakness field since 2015. Most of the seven are not given much of a chance as only Good Magic is listed at single-digit odds at 3-1. All of the other horses are listed at double-digit odds. Let’s look at Saturday’s race and Preakness Stakes Picks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Justify listed as the odds-on favorite. In addition to betting on which horse you think will win the race, there are other options available for the Preakness Stakes including Preakness Stakes props. One of the most popular props is the one on whether or not Justify will win the Triple Crown. The No is still favored on this prop, although the odds have dropped. Let’s look at a couple of Preakness props and Preakness facts. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Can trainer Bob Baffert do it again? Baffert trained American Pharoah in 2015 and that horse ended a long drought by winning the Triple Crown. Baffert will bring Justify to the 2018 Preakness on Saturday, May 19 after the horse won the Kentucky Derby in dominating fashion. Justify is expected to go off as the odds-on favorite to win the Preakness, but the horse is still not favored to win the Triple Crown. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu If you want to do more than just bet on which horse you think will win the Kentucky Derby, you may want to consider betting Kentucky Derby matchups and props. The matchups are similar to what you see in golf, as you just worry about your horse beating another horse. When it comes to props, one of the most popular ones to bet before the Kentucky Derby is whether or not any horse will win the Triple Crown. Let’s look at Kentucky Derby matchups and props. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Can Justify make it six straight years of the favorite winning in the Kentucky Derby? To do so, Justify will have to overcome the so-called “Apollo Curse,” as no horse has won the Kentucky Derby without having raced at 2-years old since Apollo in 1882. Justify is listed as the 3-1 favorite on the morning line but you can get a better price than that right now at BookMaker, as Justify is listed with odds of more than 4-1. Let’s look at Saturday’s race and Kentucky Derby picks. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Is this the year when the five-year streak of favorites winning the Kentucky Derby comes to an end? Justify is listed as the 3-1 morning line favorite to win the Derby, with Mendelssohn the second choice at odds of 5-1. If you like a longshot then the Kentucky Derby is normally a great race to bet, as from 1980 to 2000 the favorite lost every time. That trend has reversed recently, with the favorite winning the last five years. Let’s look at some longshots to consider for the 2018 Kentucky Derby. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu Did you know that the Kentucky Derby betting favorite has won the race in each of the last five years? It used to be that you never wanted to bet on the Kentucky Derby favorite, but recently that has completely changed, with the favorite cashing in the last five races. The favorite this year is expected to be Justify, who is currently listed at odds of just over 3-1. Is Justify going to continue the recent trend of Derby favorites cashing on May 5? ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Kentucky Derby is just over two weeks away and Justify is the current favorite at odds of just over 3-1. Justify is unbeaten and coming off a win in the Santa Anita Derby for trainer Bob Baffert. The second place finisher in that race, Bolt d’Oro is the second choice in the betting at odds of just under 6-1. Four other horses are listed at single-digit odds. Let’s look at the latest Kentucky Derby odds, Kentucky Derby contenders and an early Kentucky Derby value pick. ... 

  • BookMaker.eu The last chance for horses to qualify for the Kentucky Derby is on Saturday, April 14 in the Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park. The race has been run since 1936 and the race has seen six horses go on to win the Kentucky Derby, the most recent of which was American Pharoah in 2015. Trainer Todd Pletcher has won this race four times and he has the morning line favorite for the 2018 race in Magnum Moon who is listed with odds of 8-5. Let’s look at the race and Arkansas Derby picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu One of the major Kentucky Derby prep races is the 94th running of the Blue Grass Stakes at Keeneland on Saturday, April 7. Good Magic is listed as the 2-1 morning line favorite for trainer Chad Brown. Good Magic was the 2-year old male champion and won the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile last year. A total of 15 horses, including one also-eligible are entered in Saturday’s Blue Grass Stakes that can be seen on NBCSN. Let’s look at the race and Blue Grass Stakes picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It is expected to be a two-horse race on Saturday, April 7 in the Santa Anita Derby, as Bolt d’Oro takes on Justify. The race is one of the major Kentucky Derby prep races and can be seen on NBCSN. This year’s Santa Anita Derby will see a short field of seven horses competing for the 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points. Justify for trainer Bob Baffert is the 4-5 morning line favorite, while Bolt d’Oro for trainer Mike Ruis is the second choice at odds of 6-5. Let’s look at the race and Santa Anita Derby picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Enticed leads the field for the Wood Memorial on Saturday, April 7 that can be seen on NBCSN. The race is one of three Kentucky Derby prep races on Saturday and will award 100 Kentucky Derby Championship Series points to the winner with the second place finisher getting 40 points, the third place finisher 20 and the fourth place finisher 10. Enticed is the 6-5 morning line favorite for trainer Kiaran McLaughlin. Let’s look at the race and Wood Memorial picks.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint has a little bit of everything in the field this year. There are three-year old fillies, seven-year old colts and horses who have excelled at racing on both sides of the pond. It's a tough race to handicap, but it certainly appears like there is one in the field who is going to have everyone chasing after her in the second race of the day on Saturday at the Breeders' Cup.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint is the second event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 3:37 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Last year's field in the Breeders' Cup Turf was considered to be one of the best ever. Though this year's race doesn't have quite the same depth, there are several key players who were involved in last year's barnburner that could once again find a way to steal the show from the Breeders' Cup Classic that will follow.The $4,000,000 Breeders' Cup Turf is the penultimate event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 7:37 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The best sprinters in the world all come together for the Breeders' Cup Sprint, but there's a wonder whether there is a sprinter out there that belongs in the same league as Drefong. The defending Breeders' Cup Sprint champion is back for another run at his crown, and he'll have nine competitors looking to knock him off his throne.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Sprint is the second event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 5:37 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu By the time we get to the Breeders' Cup Mile, the anticipation really starts to set in for the Breeders' Cup Classic, the biggest race of all of the big ones at the world championships. The Breeders' Cup Mile has its own merit for sure, though, and for our money, this is the toughest of all of the really hard races to handicap, particularly amongst the nine Saturday races.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Mile is the second event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 6:19 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu It's a little early to tell whether this crop of two-year old fillies will be able to live up to the depth that we've seen over the course of the last few years in this division. What we do know, though, is that there are some massive Grade 1 race winners that will enter the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, and the one that comes out of this race victorious is almost certain to be the early-favorite to win the Kentucky Oaks in May.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies is the first event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu Two-year old racing always turns out to be a crapshoot, but by the end of the year, we usually have at least somewhat of an idea as to who is going to contend for the Kentucky Derby in just a few months. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile isn't always the best indicator of who is going to win the Run for the Roses, but it's the best early sign we have to work with for the year to come.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile is the seventh event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 6:58 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

  • BookMaker.eu The Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf race is one that has undergone plenty of changes over the course of the last several years. This year's edition of the race is being run at a mile and an eighth, a distance that could change the way this field shakes out dramatically from last year when it was a 1 1/4-mile race. Regardless as to how long the race is, though, Lady Eli is the horse to beat.The $2,000,000 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf is the second event on Saturday, November 4 at the Breeders' Cup and shouldn't be missed by bettors. Post-time from Del Mar Racetrack is scheduled for 5 p.m. ET, and all of the action can be seen live on NBC Sports Network.... 

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