Official Breeders' Cup Race Order, Wagering
(Edited Breeders' Cup release)
The Breeders’ Cup has released the official race order and wagering menu for the, 26th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, to be held Nov. 6-7 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
There will be a total of nine races (six Breeders’ Cup races) worth $8.8 million on the Nov. 6 program and 10 races worth more than $17 million Nov. 7 (8 Breeders’ Cup races). The Nov. 6 program begins with two Oak Tree allowance races beginning at 11:15 a.m. Pacific Time. The first Breeders’ Cup race on the program will be the Breeders’ Cup Marathon (12:35 p.m.) followed by the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (1:08 p.m.); Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (1:45 p.m.); Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (2:23 p.m.); Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (3:02 p.m.) and Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic (3:45 p.m.). The Las Palmas Stakes (4:25 p.m.) concludes the Friday program.
On Nov. 7, first post time is 10:05 a.m. Pacific Time starting with the Damascus Stakes, followed by the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (10:45 a.m.); Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (11:23 a.m.); Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Sprint (12:10 p.m.); Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (12:49 p.m.); TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile (1:28 p.m.); Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (2:12 p.m.); Emirates Airline Breeders’ Cup Turf (2:57 p.m.) and the Breeders’ Cup Classic (3:45 p.m.). The Oak Tree Derby at 4:25 p.m. follows the Classic.
"With the announcement of the pre-entries on Oct. 28, it’s clear that racing fans around the world are going to find great horses on the track and exceptional value in the betting pools," said Ken Kirchner, president of FalKirk International and the manager of the Breeders’ Cup wagering and simulcasting operations for the last 13 years. Last year, more than $155 million was wagered on the two-day event.
Each Breeders’ Cup World Championships race will feature a maximum of 14 horses and wagering interests, with the exception of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf and the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, which have a maximum of 12 horses. In addition to the standard win, place and show betting, there will be exacta and trifecta wagering on every race; rolling Pick 3 wagers beginning with the first race and continuing through all races on both Friday and Saturday. Among the new items for this year:
--The Breeders’ Cup Head2Head Jockey Bet. Wagers will be offered on the jockey who has the most wins in the 14 Breeders’ Cup Championships races over the two-day event. The wager will open for advance betting on Nov. 5, and will close prior to the running of the Marathon. A morning line will be published.
Each day’s Breeders’ Cup Ultra Pick Six wager will have a guaranteed pool and feature only Championships races. The Nov. 6 Ultra Pick 6 will have a guaranteed gross pool of $500,000 and the Nov. 7 Ultra Pick 6 will feature a $2 million guaranteed gross pool. If no one hits the first Ultra Pick 6, the pool will carry over into the following day. The wager will be paid out at the end of the Nov. 7 program. A Daily Double wager linking the Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic to the Breeders’ Cup Classic will also be offered for the first time.
Other Wagering Highlights this year are:
--Super High Fives 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 Nov. 6 the pool will carry over to the Nov. 7 Super High Five on the Classic. The wager will be paid out after the Classic.
2009 Breeders’ Cup World Championships
(Race Number, Race, all times Pacific; wagers available — WPS =Win/PlaceShow; EX=Exacta; TRI=Trifecta; SUP=superfecta; DD=Daily Double; H2H = head to head)
Saturday’s Ultra Pick 6 has a mandatory payout
Superfectas are a ten-cent minimum wager
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