While the Breeders’ Cup Classic is the grand finale, the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is more than just one race. First held in 1984, the idea behind the Breeders’ Cup is to bring together the best horses in the world to run against each other at their specialty distance on either dirt or turf. Over the years, the Breeders’ Cup has expanded from eight races on a single day, to 14 races held over two days and has included horses from a dozen different countries. Future bets are now available for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs on November 5th and 6th.

Breeders Cup Betting  

For those of you who are wondering how to bet on the Breeders Cup Classic, you’ve come to the right place. One of the biggest single-event betting opportunities in the world, in 2020 the total wagering handle on all Breeders’ Cup races was more than $160 million. Although every race won’t provide that kind of return on investment, the chance to find a long-shot winner is part of what makes the Breeders’ Cup the favorite racing event for horseplayers. 

It’s worth pointing out that there is a broad range of Breeders Cup betting options, from the Breeders Cup Classic to smaller races that take place over the course of the two-day event. In terms of where you can bet on the Breeders Cup, there are many options available for Breeders Cup post positions and odds. Sportsbooks and oddsmakers always offer Breeders Cup betting challenges to boost the value of the market and give punters a unique chance to win even more!

Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Bets

With the countdown on to Breeders’ Cup weekend, the fields for the two biggest races – the $6 million Classic and the $2 million Distaff – are starting to take shape. The Breeders Cup odds are normally released well ahead of the event, so be sure to check in with your favorite bookmaker to see what’s available. 

Several horses have already qualified for these two races through the Breeders’ Cup ‘Win and You’re In’ race series, which offers an automatic entry to horses that run first in selected races held in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and elsewhere. 

This being the case, there are already future bet options available for these races. For the Breeders’ Cup Classic, top contenders include War of Will who has won two consecutive Grade 1 races and is listed as the current favorite. Another top contender is Knicks Go, who has had mixed results but looks very strong this year.

For those that don’t want to bet the favorites, there’s an outside chance that Mr. Money will take on the big boys in the Classic.

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Bets

A lot can happen between now and the first weekend of November when the gates fly open for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup, and it’s yet to be seen who will be crowned champion will be on race day. With that in mind, getting a future bet down now on your best bet to win the Classic and Distaff could result in your biggest payday of the year. 

We’d strongly advise taking a look at the favorites and how they’ve performed over the year to see which horse is going to claim the victory on the day.