The Breeders’ Cup, in conjunction with Churchill Downs, announced Wednesday the introduction of future wagering on this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Three Breeders’ Cup Future Wager pools will be conducted starting with the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) this weekend.
Betting opens Friday, August 24 at 12 p.m. (ET). The Classic Future wager pool will conclude at 6 p.m. on Sunday and the Distaff Future wager pool closes at 6:30 p.m. Sunday.
Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate, a 12 1/2-length winner of last Saturday’s Pacific Classic (G1), has been installed as the 4-1 favorite in the first Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Eckstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s three-year-old filly Monomoy Girl, the Kentucky Oaks (G1) winner, is the 7-2 morning-line favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager.
Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager pools opening this Friday will consist of 23 unique wagering interests and one “All Others” wager for a total of 24 betting interests. “All Others” includes all Thoroughbreds other than the pool’s individual horses.
Late Tuesday, wagering was suspended on Unbridled Mo (No. 22) in the Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager due to her announced retirement.
The Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers enable fans to bet on possible contenders for select Breeders’ World Championships races well in advance of the November 2-3 event. Odds on horses in the pools could be more attractive than those available on the two days of Championship racing.
The second Breeders’ Cup Future Wager pool will include the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sire Future Wager, and will open on August 31 and close on September 2.
The third and final Future Wager pools, scheduled for October 5-7, will consist of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #2 and the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).
The wager is a $2 minimum bet and a win wager only.
Betting on all Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers will be offered at Churchill Downs tracks, via TwinSpires.com and other advanced deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers, and off-track betting sites.
Complete Breeders’ Cup Future Wager information is available at BreedersCup.com/Future-Wagers
“Working together with our partners at Churchill Downs, we look forward to expanding the Breeders’ Cup wagering product for our fans with three exciting future wagering opportunities prior to this year’s World Championships,” Breeders’ Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel said.
There are no scratches or refunds. Should Breeders’ Cup officials determine during the three-day run of the set pool that a wagering interest has suffered an injury or other circumstance that would prevent that horse from competing in the Breeders’ Cup, wagering on that interest will be immediately suspended.
The field, listed in alphabetical order, with program numbers and morning-line odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, is as follows:
|15||Mind Your Biscuits||30-1|
|16||Monomoy Girl (f)||30-1|
|18||Saxon Warrior (JPN)||30-1|
|20||Thunder Snow (IRE)||12-1|
|21||Toast of New York||30-1|
The field, listed in alphabetical order, with program numbers and morning-line odds for the Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager, is as follows:
|3||Blue Prize (ARG)||30-1|
|12||La Force (GER)||12-1|
|16||My Miss Lilly||50-1|
|17||Road to Victory||50-1|
|18||She’s a Julie||50-1|
|19||Sinfonia Fantastica (ARG)||50-1|
|20||Talk Veuve to Me||30-1|