Breeders' Cup releases wagering menu, post times

The Breeders' Cup on Tuesday announced the wagering menu and post times for the 29th Breeders' Cup World Championships, to be held November 2-3 at Santa Anita. This year's wagering menu on the 15 Breeders' Cup races features an abundance of betting opportunities including two all Breeders' Cup Ultra Pick Sixes, 10-cent Superfectas, 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and Pick 5s, a Ladies' Classic -- Breeders' Cup Classic Daily Double and two Super High 5 wagers.

There will be a total of 10 races (six Breeders' Cup races) on the Championship Friday program and 12 races on Championship Saturday (9 Breeders' Cup races). Championship Friday begins at 11:15 a.m. (PT) with three undercard races. Champion Saturday first post is 10:05 a.m., and also begins with three undercards races.

The Official race order for both days of the World Championships will be finalized on October 23. The remainder of each day's card will be set after entries and post positions are drawn on October 29. The following is the tentative order of races for both days:

Friday, November 2

Race No.   Race   Time
1.   Allowance   11:15
2.   Allowance   11:48
3.   Allowance   12:23
4.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint   1:06
5.   Breeders' Cup Marathon   1:48
6.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf   2:28
7.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies   3:08
8.   Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf   3:48
9.   Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic   4:40
10.   Twilight Derby   5:15

Saturday, November 3

Race No.   Race   Time
1.   Damascus Stakes   10:05
2.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Preview   10:35
3.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Filly Sprint Preview   11:10
4.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf   11:50
5.   Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint   12:35
6.   Breeders' Cup Sprint   1:14
7.   Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint   1:57
8.   Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile   2:36
9.   Breeders' Cup Turf   3:18
10.   Breeders' Cup Juvenile   3:58
11.   Breeders' Cup Mile   4:40
12.   Breeders' Cup Classic   5:30

"The Breeders' Cup continues to be the greatest two days of wagering anywhere in the world," said Ken Kirchner, manager of the Breeders' Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 16 years. "With a tantalizing array of fractional wagers, like the 10-cent Superfecta and 50-cent Trifectas, Pick 3s, Pick 4s and Pick 5s, players can be confident they will receive the highest betting value in all of racing. Among last year's top payouts were a $71,510 Pick 5 for 50 cents; a $93,628 Pick 4 for $1; and a $444,571 Pick 6 for $2."

Each Breeders' Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests. In addition to the standard Win, Place and Show betting, there will be Exacta and Trifecta wagering on every race and rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Championship Friday and Championship Saturday. Among the featured wagers this year are:

  • Friday's Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $1 million and Saturday's Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the Friday Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into Saturday's Ultra Pick 6. The wager is a mandatory payout at the end of the Saturday program. Last year's Friday Pick 6 paid $444,571 for six-of-six winners, while no one selected all six winners on Saturday and five of six winners paid $95,070 for a $2 base wager.
  • Breeders' Cup Pick 5s are offered on the first five races each day and will give players a chance to cash a large bet for a small investment. Last year, the Saturday Pick 5 paid $71,510 for a 50-cent bet.
  • The Pick 4, with a 50-cent minimum, continues to be a fan favorite bet at the Breeders' Cup. There will be three guaranteed Pick 4 pools. Friday's all Championships Pick 4 (races 6-9) will have a guaranteed pool of $1 million. This Pick 4 paid $11,714 for a $1 wager last year. On Saturday, there will be two guaranteed Pick 4s. The early all Championships Pick 4 (races 4-7) will have a $1 million guaranteed gross pool and the late all Championships Pick 4 (races 9-12) will have a $2 million gross pool. The 2011 late Pick 4 on Saturday paid $93,628 for a $1 base wager.
  • There will again be a Super High Five wager on both the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic and the Breeders' Cup Classic. Bettors are required to select the first five finishing places on one ticket. If no one hits the Super High Five on Friday the pool will carry over to Saturday's Super High Five on the Classic. The wager is a mandatory payout after the Classic. The Super High Five on the 2011 Classic paid $156,424 for a $1 wager.
  • Breeders' Cup continues to offer some of racing's best average payouts, with the $2 Exactas averaging $354; $2 Trifectas averaging $2,860 and $1 Superfectas averaging $11,563 in 2011.
  • A Daily Double wager linking the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic on Friday to the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday will again be offered. Last year's "Classic Double" of Ladies' Classic winner Royal Delta and Classic winner Drosselmeyer paid $84.
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