The Breeders Cup, which is the two-day culmination of the horse racing season, begins this Friday at Keeneland racetrack in Kentucky. This years event features 14 races, over the two days, with $28 million in purses and awards to be won by the best horses from this past season. The event concludes in prime-time on Saturday evening with the $6 Million Breeders Cup Classic showcasing the fastest horses in the world on NBC at 5:40pm EST.
In this years Breeders Cup Classic, Flightline is a significant favorite, while Life Is Good and Epicenter are considered the other two main contenders in the 8-horse field. Flightline (3/5) has won his five career races, including destroying the field by 20 lengths at the Pacific Classic in September. Epicenter, who is coming off wins at the Jim Dandy and Travers Stakes, is the second favorite (5-1), while Life Is Good, who has won 6 straight races, is the third favorite with odds of 6-1. Taiba (8-1), and Olympiad (10-1) are the other contenders in the field.
The Breeders Cup is a massive event that is heavily bet on each year. I’ve added this simple How To Guide for betting on the Breeders Cup in Canada to help new bettors quickly, easily and confidently place your bets on this years Breeders Cup races.
Bet On 2022 Breeders Cup – Step By Step Guide
#1. Open an Online Betting Account
You will need to sign up with an online sportsbook in order to place any bets. I recommend BetOnline.ag, our top rated betting site for Canadians looking to bet on horse races online. Here’s our full review.
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#2. Deposit Funds
Next you will need to add some money to your account. Check out our deposit options page for detailed information on some of the deposit/withdrawal methods accepted at BetOnline.
#3. Place Your Breeders Cup Bets
Now it’s time to place your bets! BetOnline is accepting bets on the Breeders Cup races all week leading into the races on the weekend.
You can bet on the races at the BetOnline Racebook, which you can find by selecting ‘Racebook’ from the top menu bar at BetOnline.ag. Once at the Racebook you should select ‘Keeneland’ from the ‘US Thoroughbred’ drop down menu. The Breeders Cup races will all be featured on this page.
You should then select the date of the race you want to bet on (Nov 04 or Nov 05) and the race # of the race. The Breeders Cup Classic is race #11 on Saturday November 5th.
Next you can select the type of bet you want to make (straight, exacta, trifecta, superfecta, etc) and place your bets in the boxes of your desired horses. Click ‘Add To Bet Slip’ to add your bets to your slip, and click ‘Place Bets’ to lock in your wagers once you’re satisfied with all of your bets.
The odds you see on the Racebook page can change because the bets are taken under the parimutuel betting system, which means the odds change depending on who bets on which horses after you as well. Learn all about parimutuel betting here.
The betting options you see include ‘Win, Place or Show‘ bets, and exotic bets such as ‘Exacta’, ‘Trifecta’, ‘Superfecta’, ‘Daily Double’, ‘Pick 3’ or ‘Pick 4’. Check out our horse racing betting page to learn more about each of these types of wagers.
**You can also bet using fixed odds through the Sportsbook at BetOnline.ag. Select ‘Sports’ from the top menu bar, open the ‘Horse Racing’ drop down menu and select ‘Horses Daily’ -> ‘Keeneland’ to see the odds.
Here is a screenshot of the fixed odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic (taken on November 1st):
Are you ready to bet? Click here to head to BetOnline.ag.