Breeders’ Cup Horses, Picks & Predictions 2019

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The Breeders’ Cup 2019 is coming up this November! Find the list of Breeders’ Cup Horses and read more about this year’s favorites.

The winner of the Breeder’s Cup Classic 2018 was Accelerate.

Watch some of his performance race here:

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Until the Breeders’ Cup 2019!

About the Breeders Cup 2019

This horse racing event usually takes place at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky every November. This is the same track as the Kentucky Derby

However, it’ll be hosted at Santa Anita Park, California for the first time ever in 2019. This year, it will take place on November 1st & 2nd.

Breeders Cup Classic Picks & Predictions 2019

The Breeders’ Cup World Championship is coming up in a few weeks and, while the full line-up hasn’t been announced yet, there are already some horses standing out.

It seems that this year’s Breeders Cup Favorites will be McKinzie, Code of Honour and Vino Rosso.

The first horse to qualify for the Classic was McKinzie. It seems that Mike Smith will no longer be the jockey mounting McKinzie, and a replacement is currently being looked for. Trained by Bob Baffert, this 4-year-old thoroughbred remains the favorite, despite a disappointing performance at the recent Awesome Again Stakes at Santa Anita. However, Code of Honour is a close runner up on the ratings.

Code of Honor is a 3-year-old colt who recently won the Jockey Gold Cup. This makes him an automatic contender for the Breeders’ Cup Classic Race. He is trained by award-winning Claude R. “Shrug” McGaughey III. However, it has yet to be confirmed that Code of Honor will compete in the race.

Vino Rosso is the third on the list. The 3-year old colt was close to his rival Code of Honor at the recent Jockey Gold Cup, but was disqualified.

Find all the contenders for the Breeders Cup Classic 2019 below.

Breeders’ Cup Horses 2019

At the moment, several contenders have already been announced. While we wait for the remaining qualifiers, here is a first look at the Breeders’ Cup Horses lineup for the 2019 Classic race.

Horse NameJockey & TrainerOdds
Bob Baffert
Code of HonorJohn Velazquez
Claude R. McGaughey III
Omaha BeachJunior Velazquez
Richard Mandella
PreservationistJunior Alvarado
James A. Jerkens
Maximum SecurityLuis Saez
Jason Servis
YoshidaJoel Rosario
William I. Mott
Higher PowerFlavien Prat
John W. Sadler
Vino RossoJohn R. Velazquez
Todd Pletcher
Midnight BisouMike Smith
Steven Asmussen
TacitusJose L. Ortiz
William Mott
ElateJose Ortiz
William Mott
Seeking The SoulJohn Velazquez
Dallas Stewart
Math WizardIrad Ortiz, Jr.
Saffie Joseph, Jr.
Draft PickJoseph Talamo
Peter Eurton
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Breeders’ Cup Winners 2018

Here is a full list of the winners of the Breeders’ Cup 2018:

Breeders’ Cup 2018 Winners
Filly & Mare SprintShamrock Rose25.90
Turf SprintStormy Liberal7.00
Dirt MileCity of Light2.60
Filly & Mare TurfSistercharlie (IRE)3.30
SprintRoy H2.70
MileExpert Eye (GB)5.90
DistaffMonomoy Girl1.80
TurfEnable (GB)0.80
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Breeders’ Cup Background

The 2018 Breeders’ Cup was the 35th edition of the famous event, having taken place from 1984. From 1984 to 2006, it was a single day event. Beginning in 2007, it expanded to a two-day event. Three races were added in 2008.

Each of the Breeders’ Cups presents four Breeders’ Cup trophies. These go to the connections of the winner. A garland of flowers is also draped over the withers of the winning horse. The purse for the winner varies by the race, typically between $1 million and $6 million.

In 2018, there were 14 races in total, all but one of which were Grade 1. The Breeders’ Cup typically marks the end of the North American horse racing season, even though a few grades I events take place in late November and in December.

Who competed in the Breeders’ Cup races?

Even though Breeders’ Cup betting season is already over, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t do your research for next year. The Breeders’ Cup is two full days of events that you can place bets on. There is so much to cover but we’re going to give you some highlights of horses that Breeders’ Cup betting participants staked their money on. Of course, it’s always important to thoroughly research your bets, especially during Breeders’ Cup betting season. Use our guide as a good starting point. In addition, you will find out the best Breeders’ Cup live stream places to watch.


The Classic is as standard as you can get in the Breeders’ Cup betting season. It’s for horses aged 3+ on a 1.25-mile long track. However, the simplicity of the race set up means that it usually makes for some compelling action for your Breeders’ Cup betting pleasure! And with this past year’s line up, it certainly seems like it held up to the hype. McKinzie was a favorite. His stablemate was Justify, a name you might recognize as the 13th winner of the coveted Triple Crown. Furthermore, McKinzie’s jockey was Mike Smith; he was also the jockey of Justify.

Accelerate won the Classic with odds at 2.70.


This is a dirt track race for female horses. At 1.13 miles long and with a $2 million purse at stake, tensions are usually very high especially when you add in the pressure of Breeders’ Cup betting.

Monomoy Girl won this race at Breeders’ Cup betting odds of 1.80.


The Mile race at the Breeders’ Cup is a distance of 1 mile on a grass turf. It totals two turns and is a race for horses that are 3+. Surprisingly, the medium of the ground makes quite a difference to horses when they race, which is important to keep in mind for Breeders’ Cup betting. Grass versus dirt can be a major deciding factor on who will win. It makes a lot of sense to research how each of these horses and jockeys have historically performed on a grass turf before making a pick on this race during the Breeders’ Cup betting season.

Expert Eye won this race at 5.90 odds for Breeders’ Cup betting.

How to bet on The Breeders’ Cup

THe following steps will help you take action when you want to bet on Breeders’ Cup.

  • If you do one thing before placing a horse racing bet during Breeders’ Cup betting season, make sure that it is research. A poorly researched bet might as well be money thrown away.
  • After you know which horses in which races you want to bet on for your Breeders’ Cup betting, you should start looking for a good bookmaker. Ideally, you should find the most favorable odds on the horses that you think will win. The most popular horse racing bookmakers are TVG (4NJBets and PABets for New Jersey and Pennsylvania), BetAmerica, Twinspires and Betfair Exchange.
  • Once you’ve got your horses and found a bookmaker, it’s time to register so you can participate in Breeders’ Cup betting. Be prepared to enter your personal details as well as your banking information. Remember, gambling is still illegal in some states and your bookmaker will have to verify a few things before you’re permitted to bet on horses at the Breeders’ Cup.
  • Lastly, you will make a betting slip with the interface on your bookmaker’s platform. Choose the races you want and select your winners. When you’re ready, you can submit the betting slip and then keep your fingers crossed your picks come out on top!
  • Finally, you should make sure you can watch the Breeders’ Cup betting action live by finding the right Breeders’ Cup live stream to watch.

Breeders’ Cup Live Stream

In order to see how your bets are fairing during the Breeders’ Cup betting season, you will want to watch the action live on a Breeders’ Cup live stream. Here are the best options for a Breeders’ Cup live stream:

  • NBC Sports: both on cable and online on their website
  • Facebook: Both Facebook Live and Periscope had a Breeders’ Cup live stream.
  • Breeders’ Cup App: The Breeders’ Cup mobile app, available in the App Store for iOS/iPhone users and in Google Play for Android users, has a Breeders’ Cup live stream option.
  • The Breeders’ Cup official website: The Breeders’ Cup official website offers a Breeders’ Cup live stream of all of the events.
  • Horse Betting Apps: Some bookmakers apps allow you to watch the event on the go.

Betting on horse racing can be a lot of fun, especially during the Breeders’ Cup betting season. But remember to never bet more than you can afford to lose. Gambling can be addictive and it’s important to be aware of your money management. Your financial security is not worth risking for some small horse racing bets. Please, play smart and bet wisely.

You may have missed the most recent Breeders’ Cup or you may just be really anxious for the upcoming Breeders’ Cup betting season this coming Fall, but hopefully now you are more educated on how to go about Breeders’ Cup betting. Once you are satisfied with your Breeders’ Cup betting picks, you can sit back and watch one of the Breeders’ Cups live streams that are available to see if you have made wise choices. Hopefully, you will be counting your cash soon!

If you are a horse racing enthusiast don’t miss out on Triple Crown’s famous races: Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes, or overseas horce races such as Cheltenham and Grand National.