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Where to find the best odds for the Breeders Cup?

By Alex Dudley.

The Breeders’ Cup will be one of the big betting events of the year for horse racing fans around the globe.  That means that it will be more important than ever to ensure that gamblers can get the best odds on the selections that they want to make on the racing at Del Mar.

So, how important is it to find the best odds, and where can gamblers find the most lucrative prices for the races?1)The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982.

How Important Are Odds?

Anyone that has bet on horse racing in the past will understand just how important it is to make sure that they are betting on the best odds possible. It avoids the disappointment further down the line of finding out that you could have got higher returns betting elsewhere.

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Not all sportsbooks will offer the same prices for the races taking place at Del Mar, with some going 2/1 on Knicks Go to win the Classic, while other sites may be offering a slightly bigger price at 4/1. Ensuring that you make your wager on the best possible odds is integral to all gamblers, and there are a number of ways to make sure that you get the best odds.

How To Find The Best Odds?

Finding the best odds for races at the Breeders’ Cup can be a time-consuming part of the research, but it does ensure that gamblers get the best possible returns should their selection get the win. The easiest way to find the best odds for the races taking place is to search for odds comparison sites, which were established to ensure that punters could get the best possible odds.

However, customers can also take matters into their own hands and just look at the various betting sites themselves to find the odds. All Breeders’ Cup races will have ante-post markets, which will ensure optimal value, as wagers will be placed before the final declarations have been made.

Ante-Post Betting

When it comes to huge races, such as the ones that take place during the Breeders’ Cup, ante-post betting is a popular way of making a wager for racing fans. These markets open before the declarations for the races have been made, which means that fans must examine a number of factors before making a wager. Most importantly, whether the horse will be traveling to Del Mar to compete.

The easiest way to see whether a horse stands a chance of making the trip is to look to see whether the selection has won one of the Breeders’ Cup challenge races. You can check past results for the Cup here: www.twinspires.com/breeders-cup/results

Horses that have won these will have an automatic berth for the race that they have qualified for, which means that connections will not need to pay for an entry. Regardless, ante-post betting ensures value on selections, as prices for the favorites will immediately be cut once they declare for the race.

Other Important Horse Racing Betting Features

While the odds are especially important when it comes to making wagers, a number of sportsbooks also offer a plethora of features that make them stand out from the crowd. Welcome bonuses are offered across the board, which will give new players more money to play with after signing up.

Some of the best horse racing betting sites will also offer unique promotions for races at the Breeders’ Cup, such as money back if your horse comes second, or extra places in some of the races with bigger fields. Many of the leading sites will also offer live streaming of the action, which will allow punters to watch the action on their mobile devices after making a bet.



1The Breeders’ Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races, operated by Breeders’ Cup Limited, a company formed in 1982.