2012 Breeders Cup Odds
Despite the fact that no 'real' odds will be available until the week of the race there is currently a betable line on the Breeders' Cup Classic and Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic. The Wynn Resort Sportsbook in Las Vegas is currently taking futures bets on both Breeders' Cup races and may add additional futures market as the event draws closer. Get the latest Super Bowl betting odds at Superbowl360.com to place your bets.
Breeders' Cup Classic Odds & Post Positions
Breeders' Cup Ladies Classic Odds & Post Positions
In the Breeders' Cup Classic, the current favorite in a large field of almost 70 horses is the five year old gelding Game On Dude. Trained by Bob Baffert, Game On Dude opened at 7/1 and has been bet down to 5/2. There's plenty to like about Game On Dude - he's been in great form of late with Beyer Speed Figures over 100 in his last three races (109, 110, 108). He's coming off a solid win in the Awesome Again (G1) in late September at Santa Anita. Game On Dude remained undefeated in his career at Santa Anita (4 career wins). That's significant since the Breeder's Cup is being held at Santa Anita this year.
Only two other horses in the Wynn Breeder's Cup Odds are priced at single digit odds for the Classic. The second favorite is Flat Out at 6/1. He's received a lot of action after having opened at 35/1. The Bill Mott trained six year old has been a very consistent campaigner in the past couple of years with 8 'in the money' finishes in his last 11 races. He won the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont in late September and has posted two impressive Beyer Figures in his last two races (109, 108). There is some concerned that he's 'peaked too soon' the dominant school of thought is that he's a solid contender in a race without any overwhelming favorites.
Finally, Mucho Macho Man is currently at 9/1 after opening at 22/1. The four year old colt trained by Kathy Ritvo is perhaps best known for his third place finish in the 2011 Kentucky Derby but has been in very good form of late. He's finished 'in the money' in each of his last six races with four victories. He's coming off a second place finish in the Woodward at Saratoga on September 1st.
In the Ladies' Classic, the 4 year old Bill Mott trained filly Royal Delta is the decided favorite at 2/1 odds, having been bet down from 7/1. There had been some speculation that Royal Delta's connections would let her take a shot 'against the boys' in the BC Classic but the current thinking is that they'll go for the Ladies' Classic instead. She won this race last year and after an impressive win in the G1 Beldame there's no reason to think she can't be a serious contender once again.
The second choice among Breeder's Cup betting enthusiasts is the winner of the 2010 BC Juvenile Fillies, Awesome Feather. Awesome Feather is undefeated in her racing career though there are some questions about her level of competition in many of those wins. Furthermore, she's only raced twice in 2012 and just four times since her 2010 BC victory which is also a concern.
Basics of Horse Racing Odds
The first thing worth understanding about horse racing odds is how to read them. For example, if a horse has 11-2 odds, you-d win $11 in profit for every $2 wagered. Likewise, if a horse carried 2-9 odds, you-d receive $2 in profit for every $9 bet. To put this in terms of how you might see horses listed in a race, take a look at this small sample of Win bet odds:
First Place Frenzy 9-4
Dreaming Dollars 11-2
Galloping for Gold 13-2
Heading Home 11-1
As you can see, First Place Frenzy is the favorite because players would only receive a $9 profit for every $4 bet. Heading Home is the underdog out of this group because players would collect $11 for every $1 wagered.
Finding the Best 2012 Breeders Cup Odds
Obviously your potential profits increase when you can find more favorable odds on the horses you like. For example, if you have a strong feeling that Dreaming Dollars will win a race, you-d stand to earn more money by finding 13-2 odds, rather than the previously discussed 11-2 odds. This is why it pays to choose online sportsbooks that are well known for offering advantageous lines for bettors. So when the Breeders Cup comes around, make sure to look at different sportsbooks and what their Breeders Cup odds are before you actually make a deposit.
Also keep in mind that odds can change as an event draws nearer based on various circumstances such as track conditions, race performances, workouts and expert analysis. That said, you want to try and monitor the odds as soon as they-re released on Breeders Cup races. By doing this, you-ll have an opportunity to make bets when the odds fall into a range that you-re comfortable with.
Do Some Research
It-s hard to find good odds for the 2012 Breeders Cup when you-re simply betting based on feeling. Going further, using feelings or hunches to guide horse racing wagers is the single biggest mistake that people make. So it-s imperative that you do some research in order to find good odds and increase your chances of profiting.
Seeing as how the Breeders Cup involves plenty of younger horses, looking at their latest workout/performance is a must. If you can find results and/or workout information from within the past 2-3 weeks, this will be very helpful. Also, be wary of horses that are moving up in class to compete in the Breeders Cup because they could have a rough outing due to increased competition. Click here for Breeders Cup tickets.