Charting the Breeders’ Cup

This is a preview of an article on HorseRacingNation.com, Charting the Breeders’ Cup. You can read the complete article by clicking on the link at the end of this preview

In 1984, the Breeders’ Cup began with seven races: Classic, Distaff, Juvenile, Juvenile Fillies, Mile, Turf, and the Sprint. In 2011, there will be 15 races over two days. The race order for Saturday is: Marathon, Juvenile Turf, Sprint, Turf Sprint, Juvenile, Mile, Dirt Mile, Turf, and Classic. Of the original seven races only five will be contested on Saturday, which is the day for races designated for colts and geldings. The final four races on Saturday will make up a $1.5 million dollar guaranteed pick four. The sequence is the Mile, the Dirt Mile in its fifth year, the Turf, and the Classic.

These charts for the original Breeders’ Cup races include information about the past winners: win payout, track, exacta and trifecta prices, and trainer. Averages are calculated for all of the payouts and European grass winners are marked.

Facts and Figures for the Mile

 The Mile is the race of repeat winners.  Of course the mare Goldikova has won the last three Miles and goes for a fourth in 2011. Olivier Presslier and Freddy Head are the trainer and rider for Goldikova’s wins.  Da Hoss (1996, 1998), Lure (1992, 1993), and Miesque (1987,1988) have won twice.  The Niarchos Family has won the Mile five times.  The Europeans have won the Mile 13 of the 27 races.

Ten favorites have been victorious for an average price of $16.29.  The biggest two dollar exacta ($1,496) and trifecta ($12,495) payouts came in 2004, when Singletary paid $35.00 to win.

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Matt Shifman, the man behind AndyScoggin, is a featured blogger covering NYRA and Monmouth Park for HorseRacingNation.com. "Racing at the Jersey Shore" covers the racing scene at Monmouth Park and "A New York State of Racing" will discuss NYRA. Matt votes for the Top 10 Thoroughbreds in the NTRA Polls at www.NTRA/polls.
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