Mineshaft 5-1 ML Favorite for Breeders' Cup Classic Future Bet

Mineshaft 5-1 ML Favorite for Breeders' Cup Classic Future Bet
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The National Thoroughbred Racing Association has set the fields for this weekend's Period 2 of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Mineshaft, impressive winner of the Suburban Handicap at Belmont Park in July, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 5-1 odds, with Sunday's Pacific Classic victor Candy Ride rated next at 6-1. Odds were established by Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form.

(On Tuesday, Aug. 26, Milwaukee Brew was dropped from the Future Bet wagering on the Classic after it was reported he would be sidelined for the rest of the year due to an injury. On Thursday, Aug. 28, Strong Hope was dropped from the Future Bet wagering on the Sprint after it was reported he would be given a break from competition for the remainder of this year.)

The Future Bet is a special wager that challenges fans to select in advance the winners of Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Races open for wagering this weekend are the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge, the Breeders' Cup Distaff Presented by Nextel, the Breeders' Cup Sprint and the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf. Pools open this Friday, August 29 at 1:00 p.m. ET and close at 9:00 p.m. ET on Monday, September 1.

"We're pleased to again offer future betting on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, allowing fans to lock in attractive odds on the contenders of their choice," said Ken Kirchner, NTRA senior vice president of product development. "Period 1 featured such horses as eventual Pat O'Brien Handicap winner Disturbingthepeace closing at 122-1 for the Breeders' Cup Sprint, Travers winner Ten Most Wanted being offered at 20-1 for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge, and Arlington Million performers Storming Home and Sulamani each closing at 12-1 for the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf. Similar opportunities almost certainly exist here in Period 2, which will be the final chance for players to make Future Bet wagers on the Classic, Distaff, Sprint and Turf."

Under Breeders' Cup Future Bet rules, each race will offer individual pari-mutuel wagering on 23 runners plus one field entry consisting of all horses not in the body of 23 for each respective race. (As a result of the Milwaukee Brew withdrawal, there will only be 22 runners plus one field entry for the Classic wagering). All betting, available at outlets nationwide, will be win-only with a minimum wager amount of $2.00. At the conclusion of wagering on September 1, odds for all entries become final. No refunds are made on horses that do not ultimately compete in their designated races. Fans will wager on the Future Bet with the Classic being Race 5, the Distaff as Race 6, the Sprint as Race 7, and the Turf as Race 8 in the Future Bet pools.

The opening fields for Breeders' Cup Future Bet wagering on the Classic, Distaff, Sprint and Turf appear below.

The upcoming Breeders' Cup Future Bet schedule for 2003 is:

Friday, August 29 – Monday, September 1: Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge, Breeders' Cup Distaff, John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf and Breeders' Cup Sprint (Period 2)

Friday, September 19 – Sunday, September 21: Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf and NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (Period 3)

Meanwhile, Equibase Company will be offering fans the opportunity to track all Future Bet horses through its free Virtual Stable e-mail notification service found at ntra.com and equibase.com.


Breeders' Cup Future Bet Period 2 (August 29-September 1)

BREEDERS' CUP CLASSIC – POWERED BY DODGE (RACE 5)

#--Horse, Morning Line Odds
1--Azeri, 30-1
2--Candy Ride (ARG)*, 6-1
3--Congaree, 15-1
4--Dynever, 20-1
5--Empire Maker, 8-1
6--Evening Attire, 30-1
7--Funny Cide, 30-1
8--Medaglia d'Oro,10-1
9--WITHDRAWN
10--Mineshaft, 5-1
11--Moon Ballad (IRE), 30-1
12--Nayef, 50-1
13--Peace Rules, 30-1
14--Perfect Drift, 15-1
15--Pleasantly Perfect, 50-1
16--Puzzlement, 50-1
17--Sky Mesa, 30-1
18--Soto, 20-1
19--Ten Most Wanted,15-1
20--Tenpins, 50-1
21--Toccet, 30-1
22--Volponi, 30-1
23--Wando, 50-1
24--Field,15-1

* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 20% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($800,000) required to enter

BREEDERS' CUP DISTAFF PRESENTED BY NEXTEL (RACE 6)
#--Horse, Morning Line Odds
1--Affluent, 30-1
2--Atlantic Ocean, 50-1
3--Awesome Humor, 50-1
4--Azeri, 2-1
5--Bare Necessities, 30-1
6--Bird Town, 30-1
7--Danuta, 50-1
8--Elloluv, 30-1
9--Got Koko, 20-1
10--Imperial Gesture, 50-1
11--Island Fashion,15-1
12--Lady Tak, 20-1
13--Mandy's Gold, 50-1
14--Passing Shot, 30-1
15--Sightseek, 5-1
16--Sister Girl Blues, 50-1
17--Spoken Fur, 15-1
18--Summer Colony, 50-1
19--Take Charge Lady, 30-1
20--Tropical Blossom, 50-1
21--Wild Spirit*,10-1
22--Yell, 50-1
23--You, 50-1
24--Field,20-1

* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 20% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($400,000) required to enter

BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT (RACE 7)
#--Horse, Morning Line Odds
1--Aldebaran, 12-1,
2--Beau's Town, 10-1
3--Bluesthestandard*, 50-1
4--Captain Squire, 12-1
5--Congaree, 15-1
6--Crafty C.T., 30-1
7--Disturbingthepeace**, 30-1
8--Ghostzapper, 20-1
9--Great Notion, 30-1
10--Gygistar, 8-1
11--Harmony Lodge, 50-1
12--Hombre Rapido*, 30-1
13--Lady Tak, 30-1
14--Midas Eyes, 20-1
15--Mountain General, 50-1
16--My Cousin Matt, 30-1
17--Peeping Tom, 50-1
18--Posse, 50-1
19--Private Horde*, 15-1
20--Shake You Down*, 6-1
21--WITHDRAWN
22--Valid Video, 12-1
23--Zavata, 15-1
24--Field, 12-1
* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 9% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($90,000) required to enter.

** - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup but who has a credit from a previous Breeders' Cup and no longer has to pay a supplement fee to enter.

JOHN DEERE BREEDERS' CUP TURF (RACE 8)
#--Horse, Morning Line Odds
1--Alamshar (IRE)*, 6-1
2--Ange Gabriel (FRA)*, 12-1
3--Dalakhani (IRE),12-1
4--Denon, 30-1
5--Falbrav (IRE)*, 15-1
6--High Chaparral (IRE)**, 10-1
7--Honor in War, 30-1
8--Islington (IRE)**, 30-1
9--Johar, 20-1
10--Kaieteur, 30-1
11--Kicken Kris, 30-1
12--Kris Kin, 20-1
13--Macaw (IRE)*, 50-1
14--Nayef, 20-1
15--Paolini (GER)*, 20-1
16--Perfect Soul (IRE), 50-1
17--Storming Home (GB), 10-1
18--Strut the Stage, 50-1------
19--Sulamani (IRE), 15-1
20--The Great Gatsby (IRE), 30-1,
21--The Tin Man, 30-1
22--Vespone (IRE)*, 30-1
23--Whitmore's Conn, 30-1
24--Field, 8-1

* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 9% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($180,000) required to enter.

** - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup but who has a credit from a previous Breeders' Cup and no longer has to pay a supplement fee to enter.

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