Breeders’ Cup Preview

Posted: October 24, 2017 by cschrump in Uncategorized

by Kenny Britt

The Breeders’ Cup is next weekend, Friday and Saturday, November 3rd and 4th at Del Mar Park.

The Breeders’ Cup is 13 grade 1 races over 2 days, 4 on Friday and 9 on Saturday that bring the best horses in the world to one place, with purses totaling $28 million dollars, finishing with the Classic worth $6 million. In comparison, the Kentucky Derby purse is $2 million.

The under cards on those days are also exceptionally strong. The Breeders’ Cup is a true horseman’s weekend. I’ve been once, in 2011 when it was held at Churchill.

Horse racing is my true passion/love (after my family, of course). I once had a friend ask me why I loved it so much, was it just the gambling aspect of it? I thought about that question for awhile. And the answer is absolutely not. I can gamble anywhere; casinos, lottery tickets, bookies, bingo parlors, etc., but horse racing is about so much more. It’s called the Sport of Kings. The pageantry and traditions. The dressing up and all the cool hats. The hard work. The beautiful animals and the love people in the business have for their horse. The thundering sound of 10+ horses worth millions of dollars coming around the final turn towards the finish line. Everybody should go to Churchill and Keeneland once in their life to experience the excitement.

There’s one more reason I love horse racing. I excell at it. I’m confident in my skills. I learned from my mentor, Jeff, and have a friend, David, that have helped me along the way. There are so many angles to handicapping a race and reading a form, it would make your head spin. Type of race, distance, surface, trainer, jockey, medications, workouts, form, are just the basics. Then, you go MUCH deeper into each one and more.

In sports betting, you want and need to hit 55% to make a profit. In horse racing, if you hit 2 out of 10 races for the day, that’s considered good and you’d probably at least break even, considering the odds you get. If you hit 3 out of 10, that’s exceptional. But the Breeders’ Cup is on a whole other level of difficulty. You have the best of the best, usually 12+ horse fields. I did some research, and over the last 3 years, the average winning payout for the 39 races has been $19.75, or just shy of 9-1. And every year you have at least one, usually 2 or 3, 20-1 or greater horses win.

So, next Thursday, I’m going to give you my picks for all 13 races, and if I like any horses in the under cards, those as well. I’ll give you my top 3 horses in each race and a brief analysis. My goal would be out of the 3 horses I give you in each race, to hit 6 of the 13 races, and pick 3 winners, that would be considered pretty damn good in the Breeders’ Cup.

How do I bet? It just depends. I’ll play rolling pick 3s in every race, meaning I’ll start a new pick 3 every race. A pick 3 is picking the winner in 3 consecutive races. I’ll use the 3 horses I give you, but maybe more, depending on what I feel. If I love a horse in a race, I’ll place a win bet on him. I’ll also play the pick 4s and some tris and supers.

Let’s win some cash!!!!!

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