The Kentucky Derby might be the most recognizable and most heavily bet race of the year but it’s a single race and those supporting it attract only a fraction of the wagering handle.
Don’t get me wrong the combination of Kentucky Oaks day and Kentucky Derby day is close to the top in betting opportunities each year but it ranks a distant second to the Breeders’ Cup.
The Breeders’ Cup is the best betting event of the year in North America because it offers two days of the highest level of racing combined with massive wagering pools in most of the races.
Unlike Oaks and Derby day where there are two races that offer massive pools there will be at least a dozen during Breeders’ Cup weekend.
The Breeders’ Cup is also the most challenging handicapping test of the year because most of the races will consist of at least ten horses and many of those horses will be tough to separate.
Evaluating horses from non-familiar racing circuits and from overseas is yet another hurdle horseplayers must overcome to be successful at the Breeders’ Cup.
On any given race day horseplayers must deal with shippers from other racing circuits and occasionally from other countries but at the Breeders’ Cup that’s the rule not the exception.
Conquering the Breeders’ Cup is an intimidating feat but the potential rewards make it one worth undertaking and horseplayers seeking a year-making or life-changing score should look for any edge they can get.
Following are two resources I’ll be using to gain an edge at the Breeders’ Cup.