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Less than 3 weeks until the Breeders' Cup World Championships!

Author: Don Mckee
Published: Thursday October 22, 2020

Cup Preview:

We are less than three weeks away from the historic Breeders' Cup World Championships; on November 6th and 7th, at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. NBC will air the races; the Cup will award 31-million dollars in purses.

This year's events will take place without fans and a crowd present due to the Covid-19 situation. If you already happened to purchase a ticket, do not worry; they will be issuing refunds in their entirety. Be sure to mark your calendars as well; the Breeders' Cup will be returning in 2022, so be sure to plan.


The Longines Classic will take place on Saturday, November 7th, at 5:13 p.m. EST and carry the heftiest purse, a 6-million dollar award. This race is the cream of the crop for thoroughbred horse racing; the best of the best worldwide compete in this event. According to TVG, Improbable has the highest odds of winning, at 3/1, followed by Tiz the Law at 4/1, and both Maximum Security and Authentic tied for third at 6/1.

The second most significant race of the Cup is the Longines Turf, a 1 ½ mile distance run on a grass course. It will take place right before the Cup Classic, on Saturday, November 7th, at 4:33 p.m. EST. This race features the second-largest purse, at a total of 4-million dollars, and TVG has Mogul with the highest odds at 9/4, then Magical at 5/2, and in third, Tarnawa at 3/1. No other horse sits below 10/1 odds within the race.

The next highest purse total is 2-million dollars; the award is for multiple races; The Longines Distaff, the Fanduel Mile presented by PDJF, Sprint, Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf, TVG Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare, and Juvenile Fillies.

The lowest purse amount for the Cup is still a heaping million dollars, not anything to complain about, that's for sure. The million-dollar races are; Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile, Turf Sprint, Filly Mare & Sprint, Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmore America, Juvenile Fillies Turf, and Juvenile Turf Sprint.


It's shaping up to be a jam-packed weekend; another classic will undoubtedly be in-store, so be sure not to miss out! It's a great time to begin thinking about whom you want to bet on as well; below are some significant odds and links that will help aid your decision making.

Here are the odds, according to TVG, for the Breeders Cup Classic:

Improbable: 3/1

Tiz The Law: 4/1

Maximum Security: 6/1

Authentic: 6/1

Toms D'Etat: 8/1

Swiss Skydiver: 8/1

Charlatan: 14/1

Code of Honor: 16/1

Global Campaign: 16/1

Benbatl: 18/1

Mucho Gusto: 20/1

Maxfield: 20/1

By My Standards: 20/1

Tacitus: 28/1

Here are the odds, according to TVG, for the Breeders' Cup Turf:

Mogul: 9/4

Magical: 5/2

Tarnawa: 3/1

United: 10/1

Channel Maker: 10/1

Gufo: 11/1

Fanny Logan: 12/1

Zulu Alpha: 16/1

Japan: 16/1

Laccario: 18/1

Instilled Regard: 20/1

Arklow: 20/1

English King: 33/1

Here is a link to the rest of the race odds via TVG:

Here is a link to the official announcement Breeders' Cup president Drew Fleming made regarding the crowd situation this year: Court's horse racing decision left?