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Our online horse track betting includes full track odds on all the top horse races, including the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, Belmont Stakes, Breeders’ Cup, and the Dubai World Cup!
Date: Saturday, March 26, 2022
Location: Meydan Racecourse, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Dubai World Cup TV Coverage: TVG
The first major horse race of the year is the Dubai World Cup. As we have seen in other sports like tennis and golf, the Dubai World Cup has taken on increased importance because of extremely generous prize pools that entice some of the top horses in the world to travel to the United Arab Emirates to take part in this event. Over $30 million will be distributed over the course of nine races, and the crown jewel will see a whopping $12 million doled out.
Life is Good is currently the odds-on favorite to win the 2022 Dubai World Cup, but he drew the rail on Tuesday. The Todd Pletcher trained horse won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational in late January, so we didn’t see his horse racing betting odds change at all despite the disadvantageous position. Life is Good had an extremely quick Equibase speed figure of 123 in that race, so it’s going to be tough for other horses to match his pace as long as he doesn’t get boxed in early.
The second favorite per the Dubai World Cup betting odds is Hot Rod Charlie. We saw Hot Rod Charlie hit the board at two Triple Crown races last year, earning third place at the Kentucky Derby and second place at the Belmont Stakes.
Country Grammer and Midnight Bourbon are the other two contenders. Country Grammer was one of the best horses on the West Coast all last year, and he is in good form after finishing runner-up at the Saudi Cup in February. Midnight Bourbon has finished in either second or third place in five straight races, but he hasn’t earned a win in his last ten races.
Every other horse is a longshot with odds of 20-1 or more to win the Dubai World Cup.
The Triple Crown of horse racing features three of the biggest United States races on the annual calendar. It all begins on the first Saturday in May with the Kentucky Derby. It continues two weeks later with the Preakness Stakes and wraps up with the Belmont three weeks later. Any horse that can win all three races earns the rare Triple Crown. There was a long Triple Crown drought, as from 1979 to 2014, there was no winner, but American Pharoah ended the famine in 2015, and Justify won the Triple Crown in 2018. The Belmont Stakes is where the Triple Crown is clinched or lost.
148th Kentucky Derby
Date: Saturday, May 7, 2022
Location: Churchill Downs, Louisville, KY
Race Distance: 1 1/4 miles ( 10 furlongs ), dirt track
Purse: Approximately $3 million
No race has more prestige and tradition than the Kentucky Derby. Owners, trainers, and jockeys would gladly trade all of their other wins for just one Kentucky Derby title.
The Kentucky Derby is the most prestigious horse race in the United States. Since 1875, the finest thoroughbreds in the world have descended upon Louisville to find out which three-year-old is the fastest, and over 100,000 people will flock to the spectacle to sip on mint juleps and cheer on the ponies too.
147th Preakness Stakes
Date: Saturday, May 21, 2022
Location: Pimlico Race Course, Baltimore, MD
Race Distance: 1 3/16 Miles
Purse: $1.5 million
The Preakness Stakes doesn’t have quite the same prestige as the Kentucky Derby, but the second leg of the Triple Crown is one year older than the Derby.
Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lucas always liked the Preakness for its more laid-back and fun atmosphere after the pressure-packed Kentucky Derby. The Kentucky Derby winner always ends up as chalk at the Preakness.
154th Belmont Stakes
Date: Saturday, June 11, 2022
Location: Belmont Park, Elmont, NY
Race Distance: 1 1/2 miles ( 12 furlongs ), dirt track
Purse: Approximately $1 million
Known as “The Test of the Champion,” the Belmont Stakes is the longest of the Triple Crown races. Many horses have won the first two legs of the Triple Crown, but it’s uncommon to see a horse that can complete the final marathon leg and all of its pressure. Secretariat’s 31-length win at the 1973 Belmont remains one of the most awe-inspiring performances in sports history.
2022 Breeders' Cup
Date: November 4-5, 2022
Location: Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky
Horse racing rarely draws mainstream attention outside the Triple Crown, but the Breeders’ Cup is one exception. For two days, the greatest horses, trainers, and jockeys in the world convene for a level of quality that is unsurpassed in the sport. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the climactic race with the greatest living horses of any age running for glory.
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