2019 Breeders Cup

2019 Breeders’ Cup Betting Guide and Best Sites to Bet Online

The 2019 Breeders’ Cup takes place on November 1st and 2nd at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. As per custom, we will be treated to two days of high-quality racing this weekend with the highlight of course being the $6,000,000 Breeders’ Cup Classic.

With $28 million in purses and another $2 million in other awards up for grabs, there is going to be a lot to take in this weekend and plenty of opportunities to take a shot at grabbing some rewards of your own.

Racing betting sites in the US and around the world will be covering the Breeders’ Cup from start to finish with a full menu of betting options and promotions for one of the busiest days on the US horse racing calendar. With that in mind, today’s Breeders’ Cup betting guide will provide the full schedule of events, current betting odds and help you find a place to bet on the Breeders’ Cup safely and legally.

Where to Bet on the 2019 Breeders’ Cup

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Online racing betting is legal in most of the US and that means most of you reading this have your pick of betting sites that are legal, regulated and reputable. The sites you see above accept customers from most states and will be taking wagers on the Breeders’ Cup all weekend long.

One potentially confusing issue when it comes to choosing a mobile racebook is the fact that every site has a slightly different list of accepted states. If you attempt to join one site and are unable, it may be worth your while to try the next site down the list. You can also see our reviews here for more information on which states are accepted.

The only states with no online racing betting whatsoever are: Alaska, Arizona, Georgia, Hawaii, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas and Utah.

How to Watch the Breeders’ Cup Online or on TV

The main event of the weekend goes off at 8:44 PM EDT on Saturday and will be broadcast live across the country on NBC starting at 8 PM EDT. Every other race will be shown on NBC Sports Network along with pre and post-race commentary.

You can also watch the Breeders’ Cup online through any US-licensed racebook. BetAmerica, TVG and TwinSpires will all be showing every race live online and through their respective mobile apps.

2019 Breeders’ Cup Schedule of Races

The Breeders’ Cup gets underway on Friday afternoon and will continue through Saturday evening.

Friday Races

RacePost TimePurseDistance
Juvenile Turf Sprint4:12 PM EDT$1,000,0005 Furlongs
Juvenile Turf4:52 PM EDT$1,000,0001 Mile
Juvenile Fillies5:32 PM EDT$2,000,0001 1/16 Miles
Juvenile Fillies Turf6:12 PM EDT$1,000,0001 Mile
TVG Juvenile7:03 PM EDT$2,000,0001 1/16 Miles

Saturday Races

RacePost TimePurseDistance
Filly & Mare Sprint2:55 PM EDT$1,000,0007 Furlongs
Turf Sprint3:33 PM EDT$1,000,0005 Furlongs
Dirt Mile4:10 PM EDT$1,000,0001 Mile
Filly & Mare Turf4:54 PM EDT$2,000,0001 ¼ Miles
Sprint5:36 PM EDT$2,000,0006 Furlongs
TVG Mile6:20 PM EDT$2,000,0001 Mile
Distaff7:00 PM EDT$2,000,0001 1/8 Miles
Longines Turf7:40 PM EDT$4,000,0001 ½ Miles
Breeders’ Cup Classic8:44 PM EDT$6,000,0001 ¼ Miles

Breeders’ Cup Morning Line Odds and Post Positions

Post positions and morning line odds were set earlier this week to give us our first real look at how the 2019 Breeders’ Cup will play out.

Friday Races

Juvenile Turf Sprint Juvenile Turf 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Chimney Rock10-11 Our Country15-1
2 Band Practice12-12 Structor5-1
3 Another Miracle15-13 Peace Achieved10-1
4 Dream Shot15-14 Decorated Invader4-1
5 Encoder15-15 Vitalogy10-1
6 Alligator Alley12-16 Graceful Kitten15-1
7 Kimari7-27 Andesite12-1
8 Dr Simpson15-18 Billy Batts20-1
9 Four Wheel Drive3-19 Gear Jockey20-1
10 A’Ali6-110 War Beast20-1
11 King Neptune15-111 Proven Strategies30-1
12 Cambria12-112 Arizona5-2
13 Bulletproof One12-113 Fort Myers12-1
14 Air Force Jet12-114 Hit the Road10-1
15 Fore Left12-115 Deviant30-1
16 Karak15-1  
Juvenile Fillies Juvenile Fillies Turf 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Donna Veloce3-11 Living In The Past15-1
2 Two Sixty15-12 Croughavouke20-1
3 Perfect Alibi10-13 Shadn10-1
4 British Idiom7-24 Abscond15-1
5 Lazy Daisy12-15 Daahyeh5-1
6 Bast7-26 Unforgetable20-1
7 Wicked Whisper7-27 Crystalle8-1
8 K P Dreamin20-18 Tango10-1
9 Comical8-19 Albigna9-2
  10 Fair Maiden12-1
  11 Sharing12-1
  12 Sweet Melania5-1
  13 Selflessly8-1
  14 Etoile12-1
TVG Juvenile 
RunnerML Odds
1 Dennis’ Moment8-5
2 Wrecking Crew20-1
3 Shoplifted20-1
4 Storm the Court20-1
5 Scabbard8-1
6 Eight Rings2-1
7 Anneau d’Or15-1
8 Full Flat30-1

Saturday Races

Breeders’ Cup Classic Longines Turf 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Math Wizard30-11 Zulu Alpha20-1
2 Seeking the Soul20-12 Acclimate20-1
3 Owendale15-13 United20-1
4 War of Will20-14 Mount Everest15-1
5 Yoshida8-15 Anthony Van Dyck3-1
6 Elate6-16 Channel Cat15-1
7 Higher Power6-17 Alounak20-1
8 McKinzie3-18 Bandua20-1
9 Mongolian Groom12-19 Bricks and Mortar9-5
10 Vino Rosso4-110 Old Persian4-1
11 Code of Honor4-111 Arklow12-1
Filly Mare & Sprint Turf Sprint 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Covfefe2-11 Totally Boss5-1
2 Danuska’s My Girl20-12 Pure Sensation5-1
3 Heavenhasmynikki20-13 Imprimis8-1
4 Come Dancing5-24 Shekky Shebaz12-1
5 Lady Ninja10-15 Stubbins12-1
6 Bellafina6-16 Stormy Liberal8-1
7 Selcourt10-17 Leinster8-1
8 Dawn the Destroyer12-18 Legends of War20-1
9 Spiced Perfection4-19 Final Frontier6-1
  10 Eddie Haskell9-2
  11 Om15-2
  12 Belvoir Bay12-1
  13 Girls Know Best20-1
  14 Double Touch30-1
Dirt Mile Filly & Mare Turf 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Giant Expectations12-11 Iridessa8-1
2 Improbable3-12 Sistercharlie8-5
3 Spun to Run6-13 Fleeting6-1
4 Mr. Money6-14 Billesdon Brook10-1
5 Omaha Beach8-55 Mirth20-1
6 Ambassadorial30-16 Vasilika8-1
7 Coal Front6-17 Castle Lady15-1
8 Blue Chipper20-18 Villa Marina8-1
9 Diamond Oops15-19 Mrs. Sippy8-1
10 Snapper Sinclair30-110 Just Wonderful20-1
  11 Fanny Logan15-1
Sprint TVG Mile 
RunnerML OddsRunnerML Odds
1 Catalina Cruiser4-11 Suedois20-1
2 Hog Creek Hustle20-12 Lucullan12-1
3 Firenze Fire12-13 Space Traveller12-1
4 Mitole9-54 Trais Fluors20-1
5 Engage15-15 True Valour20-1
6 Shancelot4-16 Got Stormy7-2
7 Whitmore15-17 Bolo30-1
8 Imperial Hint4-18 El Tormenta12-1
9 Matera Sky30-19 Circus Maximus3-1
  10 Without Parole20-1
  11 Uni7-2
  12 Lord Glitters12-1
  13 Hey Gaman12-1
  14 Bowies Hero12-1
  15 Caribou Club30-1
  16 Next Shares15-1
Longines Distaff 
RunnerML Odds
1 Paradise Woods5-1
2 Ollie’s Candy15-1
3 Street Band10-1
4 Midnight Bisou6-5
5 Dunbar Road6-1
6 Wow Cat15-1
7 Secret Spice10-1
8 La Force30-1
9 Serengeti Empress12-1
10 Mo See Cal30-1
11 Blue Prize6-1

2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic Favorites

The Longines Classic is the headline race of the weekend with a post time of 8:44 PM EDT. While every other race will be broadcast on NBC Sports Network, this one will take the NBC primetime slot starting at 8 PM.

This year, the Breeders’ Cup Classic looks wide open compared to years past with no single horse standing out as the dominant betting favorite. The morning line favorite, McKinzie, is priced at just 3/1 and is followed by two more contenders in Code of Honor and Vino Rosso who are both priced just a tad longer at 4/1.

Behind them come Higher Power and Elate at 6/1 apiece, Yoshida at 8/1 and everyone else at 12/1 or worse. This is truly anyone’s race to win.


  • Morning line odds: 3-1
  • Trainer: Bob Baffert

The name “Bob Baffert” is all many bettors will need to see to be sold on McKinzie. Of course, a beautiful record doesn’t hurt his stock much either. McKinzie has finished in 1st or 2nd place in all but one of his 13 career races.

Interestingly, the one hiccup he’s had so far came at last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. He pressed the pace early on last year but then faded to finish in 12th place. That outing remains the only stain on an otherwise exemplary record.

Code of Honor

  • Morning line odds: 4-1
  • Trainer: Claude R. “Shug” McGaughey

Code of Honor seems to be hitting his stride at just the right time to pose a serious threat at the Breeders’ Cup. He’s coming off three wins in a row, including his most recent victories at the Travers Stakes and Jockey Club Gold Cup. A second-place finish at the Kentucky Derby earlier this year is also worth noting.

Shug McGaughey liked what he saw with Code of Honor’s recent performances and recently said those outings convinced him to give the horse a shot at the Breeders’ Cup:

“I’ve been impressed with the way he’s come out of his races, especially the Travers, and then the Gold Cup. I had a lot of confidence going into the Travers and going into the Gold Cup; I just didn’t know how he would step up against the older horses in the Gold Cup. Then after the way he did it, and the way he came out of it, I thought he deserved a chance.”

Vino Rosso

  • Morning line odds: 4-1
  • Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Vino Rosso has been all over the board over his career but has shown more than once he can win tough races. Vino Rosso recently crossed the finish line ahead of Code of Honor at the Jockey Club Gold Cup only to have an inquiry result in sending him back to second place for nudging Code of Honor.

His strongest recent finish came back in May where he won the Gold Cup at Santa Anita – the same track where he’ll be running again this weekend. Vino Rosso is a tempting pick despite his somewhat erratic results.

Higher Power

  • Morning line odds: 6-1
  • Trainer: John Sadler

Higher Power looks like he could be in the middle of finding his stride as he heads into the 2019 Breeders’ Cup. His last three races have resulted in in-the-money finishes: 2nd at the Wickerr Stakes, 1st at the G1 Pacific Classic and 3rd at the G1 Awesome Again.

Trainer John Sadler has been here before as well. It was under him that Accelerate won last year’s Breeders’ Cup.


  • Morning line odds: 6-1
  • Trainer: William I. Mott

Elate comes highly experienced with 17 races to his name and nearly all of those ending with a 1st or 2nd place finish. Most recently, Elate scored a pair of wins in June and July at the G2 Fleur de Lis and G2 Delaware Handicap. Those were followed by a pair of second place finishes at the G1 Personal Ensign and G1 Spinster in August and October.

Trainer Bill Mott has two Breeders’ Cup Classic victories to his name (Cigar in 1995 and Drosselmeyer in 2011).

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