2023 Breeders' Cup Classic: Arabian Knight (3-1) Favorite, Post Position Draw & ML Odds

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Key Takeaways:

  • 🏆 Arabian Knight (3-1) is the morning line odds favorite to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.
  • 👸 Arcangelo and trainer Jena Antonucci made history in the Belmont Stakes as the first female trainer to win a triple crown race, but unfortunately Arcangelo was scratched from the field. 
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The richest weekend in horse racing is rapidly approaching. Here's everything you need to know about Breeders Cup 2023. We'll be taking a deep dive into all things Breeders' Cup 2023, including insights into to the races, the contenders, and betting odds. In addition, we will analyze key trends, big-race data, and historical records. 

Even though it is in California, the 2023 Breeders' Cup is expected to be one of the most popular Kentucky sports betting events of the year.

Breeders' Cup Classic Odds: Opening Morning Line Odds

⭐️ Arabian Knight3-1
Ushba Tesoro4-1
White Abarrio4-1
Bright Future10-1
Zandon12-1
Saudi Crown12-1
Proxy12-1
📆 Last UpdateJune 14, 2024

The Breeders Cup in 2023 will have plenty of drama and storylines abound. 

Arcangelo was scratched from the field after opening as one of the favorites and will not get the chance to cement himself as the horse of the year after winning the Belmont, Travers, and a BC Classic at Santa Anita. 

Will the horse racing community get one more feel-good win from Cody's Wish for Cody Dorman, Bill Mott, and Godolphin? Will we see a Kentucky Derby winner on future stars Friday?

The Breeders' Cup Classic is almost always won by a horse prominent in the betting. Only one of the last ten winners had odds longer than 5-1.

However, it tends to be the second tier of betting favorites that dominate. Only two odds-on favorites have won in the last decade, and one of them was Flightline, the favorite to win again this year, in 2022.

How Breeders’ Cup Morning Line Odds Are Created

Morning Line odds represent the sum total of the information that oddsmakers have at their disposal about any given horse.

They will reflect the quality of a horse's performance in the context of the class of races it has been running in. If a horse has been winning Grade 1 races by miles on every start, then it's obviously going to have very short Morning Line odds.

There are other things to factor in, like distance, barrier draw, and potential race set-up but the lion's share of a horse's morning line odds will reflect the quality of its previous performances.

Once the Morning Line odds for a Breeders' Cup race are set and published, the odds will then fluctuate, mostly depending on the weight of money. Odds can also change with comments from trainers or owners, as well.

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Breeders' Cup Classic Post Position Draw

Post Position

Horse (Odds)

SCRATCH

Arcangelo (7-2)

2

Zandon (12-1)

3

White Abarrio (4-1)

4

Missed The Cut (30-1)

5

Derma Sotogake (20-1)

6

Saudi Crown (12-1)

7

Clapton (20-1)

8

Ushba Tesoro (4-1)

9

Senor Buscador (30-1)

10

Dreamlike (30-1)

11

Bright Future (10-1)

12

⭐️Arabian Knight (3-1)

13

Proxy (12-1)

📆 Last Update

June 14, 2024

 

Fields and post positions for the 2023 Breeders Cup were drawn on Monday, October 30th. While post-position is important in any race, the Breeders Cup is held at a different track each year and that can make post-position stats deceptive. Typically, for the longer-distance BC races, the inside posts are the preferred draw.

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2023 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita

The Breeders' Cup Classic is the ultimate test for a thoroughbred on dirt. Run over one and a quarter miles, it can sometimes be the first time a horse has raced around two turns in the heat of battle.

Santa Anita is one of the world's premier racetracks. Known as "The Great Race Place," Santa Anita Park will host its 11th Breeders' Cup meeting in 2023. It's a special one because it marks the 40th anniversary of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Set against the backdrop of the beautiful San Gabriel Mountains, Santa Anita Park is a one-mile natural dirt track that rings a turf course measuring 0.9 miles.

The Classic is considered by many to be the premier thoroughbred race of the year in the U.S. and is regarded by some as the fourth leg of the traditional Triple Crown, the obvious difference being that the Classic is open to older horses.

It's a race that defines champions so only the best need apply. The $6M contest is so competitive that only one horse, Tiznow in 2000 and 2001, has won it more than once. This dirt track has played host to some of the great moments in both horse racing and Breeders' Cup history, such as when Zenyatta produced her late charge to become the first (and only) mare to win the Classic in 2009.

In the 2012 Mile contest, Wise Dan displayed what the Washington Post called "an unequivocal championship performance." Johnny Velazquez' mount posted a track record time of of 1:31.78 and came within 0.37 seconds of a world record of a mile on any surface which had stood since 1968.

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2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic Contenders

Horses compete worldwide in the Breeders Cup challenge series "win and you're in" races. The Road to the Breeders' Cup Championship, however, starts with the nomination process in the year of the horse's birth. 

The road doesn't necessarily end without a "win and you're in" score. Horses can still be added to the field by scoring points for finishing first, second, or third in graded stakes races or earning a spot based on the selection panel's judgment.

Let's break down each of the entries in the 2023 Breeders' Cup Classic 

Arabian Knight

  • Trainer: Bob Baffert
  • Sire: Uncle Mo
  • Strength: High cruising speed.
  • Weakness: One-dimensional runner

For Arabian Knight to win the Breeders Cup Classic, it's likely that he'll have to do so in gate-to-wire fashion. If he can establish a clear early lead and control the pace, then Arabian Knight could spring the upset.

White Abarrio

  • Trainer: Rick Dutrow, Jr.
  • Sire: Race Day
  • Strength: Stalking ability
  • Weakness: Finishing races

The connections of White Abarrio made the trainer switch to Rick Dutrow Jr. and the horse improved in two straight starts. Another improvement under Dutrow and White Abbario could run well enough to win the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Geaux Rocket Ride

  • Trainer: Richard Mandella
  • Sire: Candy Ride
  • Strength: Stalking ability
  • Weakness: Lightly raced and unexperienced

Geaux Rocket Ride is a horse that's never done anything wrong and a late arrival on the BC contender list. Like White Abarrio, Geaux Rocket Ride has been on the steady improve and improving again would likely be a strong enough effort to win the Breeders Cup Classic.

Bright Future

  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher
  • Sire: Curlin
  • Strength: Endurance
  • Weakness: Lightly raced

Bright Future is another relative newcomer who earned his birth in the BC Classic by a nose over Proxy in the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Saratoga on September 2nd. One of the few older horses in the Breeders Cup Classic, Bright Future is still lightly raced and will have to make a large leap in performance from the last start.

Usba Tesoro

  • Trainer: Noburo Takagi
  • Sire: Ofevre
  • Strength: International winner
  • Weakness: Shipping to North America for the first time.

The North American thoroughbred racing industry knows it's only a matter of time until a Japanese horse wins a breeders cup race. An older horse, Usba Tesoro may be Japan's best hope of winning not only a Breeders' Cup race, but the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Proxy

  • Trainer: Michael Stidham
  • Sire: Tapit
  • Strength: Older horse
  • Weakness: Inconsistent

Proxy's connections, Godolphin, have an eye on yet another BC win with Proxy. To win, Proxy will need to show up in the same form as his last two starts in the Monmouth Cup and the Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Saudi Crown

  • Trainer: Brad Cox
  • Sire: Always Dreaming
  • Strength: Early speed
  • Weakness: One dimensional

If you backed Saudi Crown in the Jim Dandy at Saratoga on July 29th of this year, you likely believe that Saudi Crown was the righful winner of not just his last start, but his last two starts of this year. To win the Breeders' Cup, Saudi Crown will likely need to outdeul Arabian Knight on the front.

Derma Sotogake

  • Trainer: Hidetaka Otanashi
  • Sire: Mind Your Biscuits
  • Strength: Second race in the United States
  • Weakness: Gate break issues.

Derma Sotogake only has one race in the United States, and that was a disappointing performance in this year's Kentucky Derby. A lot of the disappointment was due to a very troubled trip in the derby, and with a clean trip, Derma Sotogake could do what he wasn't able to do in a triple crown race.

Zandon

  • Trainer: Chad Brown
  • Sire: Upstart
  • Strength: Consistency
  • Weakness: Winning

Despite all the steam that Zandon brought into the 2022 Kentucky Derby, Zandon has proven to be the perpetual bridesmaid. For Zadon to win this race and not just earn a minor award, Zandon will need the pace in front of him to get very quick very early.

Arcangelo

  • Trainer: Jena Antonucci
  • Sire: Arrogate
  • Strength: Endurance and tactical speed.
  • Weakness: Pace dependent.

Arcangelo has his sights set on a horse of the year award, and a win in the Breeders Cup Classic would pair very well with the Belmont Stakes and Travers Stakes wins from this summer. Arcangelo will need a quick pace to materialize in front of him to run in to late in the stretch.

UPDATE: Arcangelo will not be racing due to a foot injury.

Other Breeders’ Cup Classic Probables & Entries

Outside of Arcangelo, no other horse has made a case as a clear-cut contender for the BC Classic crown. It could be a wide-open year for a surprise such as Clapton, the other Bob Baffert horse Defunded, or Kentucky Derby-winning horse Mage. Clapton and Mage are both extremely intriguing because the pace set up of the race could strongly favor a horse with their running styles.

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Breeders’ Cup Classic Challenge Series: 2023 Results

Like every Breeders Cup, this one is not without its own late developments. The most noteworthy has to be the retirement of a horse many considered to be a contender to win, Forte. On October 19th it was announced that Forte would be retiring to begin his stallion career at Spendthrift Farms.

Here are the results of the 2023 Breeders' Cup Classic Challenge Series:

February StakesLemon Pop
Stephen Foster StakesWest Will Power
Haskell StakesGeaux Rocket Ride
The WhitneyWhite Abarrio
Juddmonte International StakesMostahdaf
Pacific ClassicArabian Knight
Jockey Club Gold CupBright Future
Awesome Again StakesSlow Down Andy

Other Breeders' Cup Grade 1 Races

While the Breeders Cup Classic is the primary jewel of the weekend, the Breeders Cup also has thirteen other million-dollar races. It starts with Future Stars Friday featuring five 2-year-old Breeders Cup races, including the Breeders Cup Juvenile. Saturday features nine Breeders' Cup races, culminating in the Breeders Cup Classic.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

The Breeders Cup Filly and Mare Sprint features an all-star throwdown at an exciting six furlongs with the likes of Goodnight Olive, Matareya, and Yuuguri. These horses seemingly spent the summer taking turns beating each other in the win and you're in races for the filly mare sprint , and it makes this race seem like an open competition. Goodnight Olive makes a return trip to the Breeders' Cup filly and mare sprint after claiming the crown at Keeneland in the 2022 Filly Mare Sprint Breeders' Cup race.

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Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

The turf sprint is always one of the more exciting races of the Breeders' Cup races. Last year, Caravel backers had plenty to celebrate with her 43-1 victory in the 2022 turf sprint. Caravel returns to try to protect her crown against the boys in the 2023 turf sprint. To win, Caravel will likely have to hold the 2022 turf sprint second-place finisher, Emaraaty Ana.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

The biggest feel-good story in horse racing in decades, Cody's Wish, enters the BC Dirt mile with a chance to tie Goldencents as the only two-time winners of the dirt mile. Last year, Cody's Wish was able to get a head in front of Cyberknife right at the wire. The real interest in this race could stem from which race the Saudi Crown, who is cross-entered in this and the BC Classic, ultimately chooses.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

One of the most compelling storylines of Breeders' Cup World Championships weekend may be if the American horse racing industry has produced any turf horses that can win the Creeders' Cup turf races. Every notable turf trainer in the world seemingly has an entry in this race including, Aiden and Joseph O'Brien, John Gosden, and Chad Brown. Last year's winner, Tuesday trained by Aiden O'Brien, extended the streak of European winners to seven straight years.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Sprint

3-4 sentences introducing the race, what this means, why it matters, who makes up the field, and important results that have occurred in the past, mentioning the 2022 winner. 

Bill Mott's Elite Power was a small surprise at the last year-end championship at Keeneland when he defeated Jackie's Warrior in the Breeders Cup Sprint in 2022. After that race Elite Power stayed on track until a surprise defeat on Travers Stakes day at Saratoga on 8/26/23. Will Elite Power arrive at Santa Anita Park in top form for the 2023 Breeders Cup Sprint?

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Mile

This one-mile turf race once again features a who's who of the finest turf horses in the world, and it looks unlikely an American horse racing contender could walk away with a win. It's worth noting that the Saeed bin Suroor-trained, Godolphin-owned powerhouse Mawj is considering not only the Filly mare turf, but also running against the boys in the Breeders Cup Turf.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Distaff

While the Breeders Cup Classic is the world championship for the boys, the Distaff division is about the ladies. The distaff, or older fillies and mares division, is routinely the most competitive division in North American horse racing. The distaff this year doesn't feature last year's champion, Malathaat, however, this is a very talented group of fillies and mares and might provide the best race of the day.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Breeders’ Cup Turf

This Breeders Cup Race, the Breeders Cup Turf, will once again highlight that the Breeders' Cup is the world championship and how far ahead of American turf horses that European turf shippers may be. Everyone may be attempting to beat one of the many Aidan O'Brien entries in the race with names like Auguste Rodin, Bolshoi Ballet, Broome, and Luxembourg. To win, Aidan O'Brien will have to have someone on his team to likely upset 2022 winner Rebel's Romance for Charlie Appelby.

  • 11/4/2023 / Post Time: TBA

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Races: 2-Year-Olds

Racing two-year-old horses has become big business in the thoroughbred horse racing breeding industry, and it has become such big business that the Breeders Cup added a Future Stars Friday card of two-year-old races. Winning as a two-year-old at the richest weekend in horse racing is great advertising for Stallions and Mares, in addition to setting the market for triple crown season futures bets with the BC Juvenile.

Juvenile Turf Sprint

The Juvenile Turf Sprint might yield the United States best chance to win a race on the grass the first weekend in November. George Weaver's Crimson Advocate was able to go across the pond to win against the best European 2-year-old sprinters at Royal Ascot this summer. Last year's race was won by Irish colt Mischief Magic, and that extended the streak to two straight wins by a European horse. The last win by an American horse was Golden Pal for Wesley Ward in 2020.

  • 11/3/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Juvenile

The Winner of the BC Juvenile will likely be your early favorite for the Kentucky Derby when Kentucky Derby 2024 futures pools open later this month. The path to the first Saturday in November and the BC Classic 2024 starts with the first Friday in November 2023 and the Juvenile. While winning the BC Juvenile is a great first step to winning the Derby and other triple crown races, it's no guarantee as Forte (2022 Breeders Cup Juvenile Winner) wasn't able to win a TC race and was retired before his BC Classic start.

  • 11/3/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Juvenile Turf

The Juvenile Turf will be a chance to get a sneak peek at the European turf horses that will be racing at a world-class level over the next few years here on American turf. Irish horses have claimed this race for the last two years running. The last American winner was a large upset when Ricardo Santana Jr. piloted Fire at Will to a win for Mike Maker at Keeneland in the 2020 Breeders Cup race.

  • 11/3/2023 / Post Time: TBA

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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Races: Fillies 

Much like the Breeders Cup Juvenile, the BC Juvenile Fillies will give a sneak peek into who will likely be the early favorite in the Kentucky Oaks futures pools. Plus, these races are a great opportunity to catch European supermars on the turf before they become horse racing household names.

Juvenile Fillies

The road to the Kentucky Oaks doesn't officially begin in the Juvenile Fillies, but it begins in earnest with the Juvenile Fillies on the first Friday of November. The 2022 edition was brought home by Wonder Wheel, who was retired in July for sale at auction to begin her career as a broodmare.

  • 11/3/2023 / Post Time: TBA

Juvenile Fillies Turf

This division and race is filled with question marks, as it is the first time that many of these American turf horses will face their European counterparts. This race has not traditionally favored the Europeans as much, though the Irish horse Meditate did win last year. The all-time leading trainer in this race is American turf trainer Chad Brown who has won the Juvenile Fillies Turf five times in his career.

  • 11/3/2023 / Post Time: TBA

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How To Bet on the 2023 Breeders' Cup Odds

There are many numerous ways to wager on the Breeders Cup races. The wagering menu provides options for individuals ranging from the risk averse to the thrill seekers. Wagers such as win, place, and show are by far the easiest to understand. However, the exotic wagers such as exactas, trifectas, superfectas, and horizontal (multi race) wagers.

  • Show - When a horse finishes third or better. Typically lowest payouts.
  • Place - When a horse finishes second or better.
  • Win - The horse must win the race
  • Exacta - The first and second place finishers in the correct order.
  • Trifecta - The first, second, and third place finishers in the correct order.
  • Superfecta - The first, second, third, and fourth place finishers in the correct order.

Horizontal or Multi Race Wagers - Picking the correct winner of anywhere from 2 to 6 consecutive races. These are often some of the most lucrative payouts in horse racing.

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How to Read Breeders' Cup Odds

Parimutuel odds will be displayed as fractional odds. 

To read the odds divide the number in front of the slash or dash by the number following the slash or dash. 

For example, 5-1 or 5/1, would be a payout 5X the amount wagered and 9-2 (or 9/2) would pay 4.5X what was wagered. Odds available through sportsbooks or offshores will be shown in the American style like so, "+500". +500, for example, would be five to one.

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Breeders' Cup Betting Types

The Breeders Cup races can either be wagered in a parimutuel fashion at any legal horse racing ADW or on-site betting location, or sportsbooks will offer fixed odds on horses to win the race. 

Unlike the fixed odds, which as the name implies, do not change after the wager was made by the fluctuations of money wagered into the betting pool. 

Parimutuel wagers are subject to changes until the moment the race closes for wagering.

The chance to hit a big score is much greater in the "exotic" pools when picking the exact order of finish in an Exacta, Trifecta, Superfecta, or even Super High 5. Some exotic wagers are offered with a minimum wager amount of $0.50. In last year's Classic, the Superfecta paid $69.16 to a $0.10 stake. The Breeders’ Cup also offers a unique Super High 5 bet for every race, including the undercard, across the two days. 

The average $2 win payout in the Breeders’ Cup Classic is $26.67.

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Breeders' Cup Pari-Mutuel Betting System

Most, if not all, American horse racing ADWs will fall under a parimutuel wagering except in very few states were only fixed odds wagering is allowed online on horse racing. The full Breeders Cup wagering menu will be available from a horse racing ADW. This includes the multiple-day, multiple-race gimmick wagers on the weekend.

Payouts at the Breeders’ Cup are determined by the pari-mutuel system at the track and multi-million dollar pools are commonplace. Essentially, it's a rare opportunity to hit the jackpot. That makes Pari Mutuel Urbain (PMU) betting on the Breeders' Cup hugely popular because of the guaranteed $1M prize pools.

The amount anyone wins depends on how much money is in the pool overall divided by how many bets are placed. Note: there is also a small portion taken by the operator. The odds on the horses change as the money is bet right up to post time.

Beyond Win, Place, Show, Exacta, Trifecta, and Superfecta wagers, there are also Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, and Pick 6 pools

These can be life-changing wins as the Pick 6 has had a single ticket winner at the Breeders’ Cup three times since 2000 with each more than $1.4 million! There have been at least five occasions since 2000 when no one hit the Pick 6, and each of the consolation prizes paid $43,000 to $114,000.

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Breeders' Cup Futures Betting

Futures betting in a parimutuel format isn't available the way that the Kentucky Derby futures wagers are. 

However, some Kentucky sports betting apps will offer futures bets on the projected Breeders Cup fields. The savvy bettor can take advantage of futures pools by wagering on fixed odds on a horse that they believe will win the race and go off in the parimutuel pools at a shorter price.

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2022 Breeders' Cup

The undoubted star of the 2022 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland was Classic winner Flightline, who capped a stunning racing career by taking his record to perfect six from six.

Flightline was sent off one of the shortest-priced Classic favorites ever. Bettors never had a moment's worry as the colt powered clear off the home turn under Flavien Prat to score by a commanding eight and a quarter lengths.

Here are the results of the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic:

  1. ⭐️ Flightline (Trainer: John W Sadler)
  2. Olympiad (Trainer: William I Mott)
  3. Taiba (Trainer: Bob Baffert)
  4. Rich Strike (Trainer: Eric Reed)
  5. Life is Good (Trainer: Todd Pletcher)
  6. Hot Rod Charlie (Trainer: Doug O'Neill)
  7. Happy Saver (Trainer: Todd Pletcher)

Two horses, Forte and filly Wonder Wheel, likely wrapped up Eclipse Awards by winning the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies, respectively. Forte, who had previously won the Hopeful Stakes and Breeders' Futurity, beat the heavily favored Cave Rock with a come-from-behind stretch drive.

Similarly, Wonder Wheel was well back in the early run but closed well to win by three lengths—the largest winning margin in the day's Breeders' Cup races.

All three turf races were won by Irish-bred horses. Trainer Aidan O'Brien picked up two prizes for the Coolmore team, the Juvenile Fillies Turf with Meditate and the Juvenile Turf with Victoria Road. Godolphin trainer Charlie Appleby won the Juvenile Turf Sprint with Mischief Magic.

The total common-pool handle on Saturday's 12-race Breeders' Cup card was a record $122,918,607. All source's common-pool handle on Breeders’ Cup’s 10-race Future Stars Friday card was $66,141,766, also a new record for a Breeders’ Cup Friday.

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Breeders' Cup History

The idea for the Breeders' Cup was proposed at the 1982 awards luncheon for the Kentucky Derby Festival by pet food heir John R. Gaines, a leading thoroughbred owner and breeder who wanted to clean up the sport's image.

The Cup was initially faced with much skepticism in the racing community. However, with the vocal support of legendary trainer John Nerud and others, the Breeders' Cup was born, with tremendous popularity domestically and abroad. While the event was created as a year-end championship for North American Thoroughbred racing, it now attracts top horses from other parts of the world, especially Europe.

The races are operated by Breeders' Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982. The first event was in 1984. From its inception in 1984 through 2006, it was a single-day event. Starting in 2007, it expanded to two days. All sites have been in held the United States, except in the Woodbine Racetrack in Canada in 1996.

Past Breeders' Cup Winners

Here are the last five winners of the Breeders' Cup:

  • 🥇 2022: Flightline (3-5)
  • 🥇 2021: Knicks Go (5-2)
  • 🥇 2020: Authentic (6-1)
  • 🥇 2019: Vino Rosso (4-1)
  • 🥇 2018: Accelerate (5-2)

Best Breeders' Cup Jockeys & Trainers in History

Darrell Wayne Lukas is the most successful Breeders' Cup trainer with 20 wins, while Mike Smith is by far the most decorated jockey at the meeting with 27 winners (eight more than anyone else):

  1. 🏆 Darrell Wayne Lukas: 20 wins
  2. 🏆 Bob Baffert: 18 wins
  3. 🏆 Aidan O'Brien: 16 wins
  4. 🏆 Chad Brown: 16 wins
  5. 🏆 Todd A. Pletcher: 14 wins

Six female trainers have won Breeders' Cup races, the first in 1996 when Jenine Sahadi won the Breeders' Cup Sprint with Lit de Justice. In 2009, Carla Gaines also won the Sprint with Dancing in Silks. In 2013 Kathy Ritvo became the first woman to train a Classic winner, Mucho Macho Man. More recently, Maria Borell saddled 2015 Sprint winner Runhappy.

Julie Krone became the first woman to win a Breeders' Cup race when she guided Halfbridled to a historic victory in the 2003 renewal of the Juvenile Fillies. Rosie Napravnik is the only other female rider to at the Breeders' Cup having scored in the Juvenile in 2012 on Shanghai Bobby and the Distaff in 2014 on Untapable.

Breeders' Cup Records

The Breeders' Cup has played host to some of the biggest stars in the sport of horse racing.

Several horses have won two Breeders' Cup races but only Tiznow (2000 & 2001) has won the Classic on two occasions. Mare Zenyatta, a Breeders' Cup Classic winner herself in 2009, has won more prize money ($4,680,000) at the two-day event than any other horse.

Indeed there have been some dominant Breeders' Cup performances over the years, but none more so than that of 1995 Distaff winner Inside Information. A 13.5-length success remains the biggest winning margin achieved by any horse at the meeting.

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2023 Breeders' Cup FAQ

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