What is the Breeder’s Cup?
The Breeders Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, which is a company that was formed in 1982.
The attendance of this event trails the Kentucky Derby, Preakness Stakes, and the Kentucky Oaks, although sometimes the Belmont Stakes too.
Each Breeders Cup race presents four Breeders’ Cup trophies to the connections of the winner, and a garland of flowers draped over the withers of the winning horse. Many winners of the Breeders’ Cup will go on to win the Eclipse Award in their respective division too. Such as of the eleven flat racehorse categories, seven of the Eclipse winners in ‘15 had also won a Breeders’ Cup race.
There is much to be excited about in the Breeder’s Cup, and still plenty of time to look into breeders cup horse race betting. So, with the races fast approaching, how are things looking this year, and which horses should you be looking to place your bets on?
How are the 2021 races looking to go?
So far the races are looking good. There are some amazing horses in the line-up and much to be excited about. You have the Longines Classic on Saturday, November 6th at 8:40pm, a distance of 1 ¼ miles with a purse of $6 million!
One of the contenders for this race is Essential Quality. This is a horse we recommend betting on. Essential Quality has an insanely optimistic track record. It is anticipated that this horse has a probable chance of a win, and we aren’t surprised. In the races run so far this year Essential Quality has only one fourth once, that is once in six races, all the other five was a first place win! The most recent of these races was the Travers Stakes- G1, a 1 ¼ mile race just like the Longines Classic, in which Essential Quality came first! There is no doubt that this horse is galloping for the gold!
Let’s take a look at what other horses are looking outstanding for this year’s Breeders’ cup!
Are there any horses to look out for?
Knicks Go is also due to run in the Breeders Cup Classic-G1 this year. With a probable status for a win. Knicks Go has another amazing track record. Having run six races also so far this year, winning the first race in January, then coming forth in the second and third, the final three races we saw Knicks Go run were all first race arrivals. The most recent being the Lukas Classic Stakes-G3 at a 1 ⅛ mile distance race.
The question here is do we think Knicks Go has what it takes as a 5-year-old thoroughbred to beat our much loved 3-year-old Essential Quality?
Then we have the stunning three-year-old colt Medina Spirit, another horse competing in the same race as Essential Quality. Medina Spirit is due for the Breeders Cup CLassic-G1. However, Medina has one hell of a track record. Having run eight races so far in 2021, having never been in a position lower than third place, with three second place races, one third place race, and four first place wins. If you fancy betting on a horse to become in the top three, we would wager Medina Spirit is a good shout.
Medina Spirit’s last trace was on the 2nd October, running the Awesome-Again-G1 race, an 1 ⅛ mile track and coming in first place.
Hot Rod Charlie.
Another line-up is Hot Rod Charlie. Due for the Breeders’ Cup Classic-G1 race. This horse has potential. Hot Rod Charlie has run against Medina Spirit this year already as well at the Robert B. Lewis-G3 Race.
Hot Rod Charlie has run six races so far this year, something 7th in one race, 3rd in two races, 2nd in one race and 1st in two races. We admit Hot Rod Charlie is not quite bringing the expectations of Essential Quality, but there is potential there, and it is worth keeping an eye on this horse for some wins.
Gufo is due to run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. Sired by Declaration of War, Gufo is a solid racehorse to bet on at the Breeders’ Cup Turf. He recently competed at the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic and landed third place. He has also earned notable titles this year too; the Sword Dancer Stakes and the Grand Courier Stakes. Keep an eye on this horse, he has the potential for surprise, we think so anyway.
Steven M. Amussens, Silver State is leading the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile odds ranking. Only this year has he established a strong horse racing form, having earned four titles; the Fifth Season Stakes, Oaklawn Handicap, Essex Handicap, and Hill “N” Dale Metropolitan Handicap. His latest record was placements for Parx Dirt Mile Stakes in 2nd and Whitney Stakes in 3rd.
War Like Goddess.
War Like Goddess is real for the Folly and Mare Turf this year. She only started her racing career this year in February at The Very One Stakes, landing in fifth place (not bad for a beginner). However, she brought the bread home, when she surprised the horse racing world with four titles; the Flower Bowl Stakes, Bewitch Stakes, Orchid Stakes, and Glens Falls Stakes.
Gamine is finding her way back to the Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Spirit this year, as a defending champion from the title she definitely earned last year. This horse had an impressive form to begin with, and she has upheld that. She still remains undefeated in the last four races she competed in, including; the Derby City Distaff Stakes, Great Lady M. Stakes, Las Flores Stakes, and Ketel One Ballerina Handicap. We don’t know about you, but we have money on Gamine to defend her title this year, we do not think she will give it up so easily.