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2019 Breeders’ Cup: All The Info You Need to Make Wiser Picks

The Breeders’ Cup is the last big horse racing event of the year.

The best thoroughbred horses from all around the world will be making an appearance here, where they will compete in fourteen different races, taking place over two days, with the Breeders’ Cup Classic closing up all events.

The Breeders’ Cup started back in 1984 as a championship for American horses only. By the year 2007, it was becoming a global event and was also extended from a single day of activities to two.

Right now, the first day of the competition is called Future Stars Friday, with the most promising fillies and colts trying their luck both on turf and dirt. Then, on Championship Saturday, $22 million are at stake over nine different races, which includes the last one, worth $6 million.

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The 2019 Breeders’ Cup: When and Where, and How to Watch It

This event switches racing tracks every single year, and this time all the action will be taking place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. Next year it will be held at Keeneland, and Del Mar comes next in 2021.

The Breeders’ Cup starts on Friday, November 1, and it will conclude the following day. Racing starts at 1:45 pm ET on Friday, and at 1:07 pm ET on Saturday.

You can watch this major horse betting event at NBC Sports, and their coverage begins on Friday afternoon.

The Breeders’ Cup 2019: How Are Horses Picked

The horses that are racing at this competition must be nominated for it. After getting nominated, Stallions can also pass up that nomination to their offspring.

With that said, just because a horse is nominated, it doesn’t mean that it’s going to be able to compete immediately. Instead, nominated horses must complete at different “Win and You’re In” events, and those that qualify at these races get an automatic ticket for the Breeders’ Cup. Those horses that weren’t able to get a ticket this way still have a chance of running at the Breeders’ Cup.

How? All they need to do is to perform well during the year, accumulating as many points as possible. The horses with the most points at the end of the year will earn themselves a spot at this event.

The Breeders’ Cup: Top 3 Horses to Watch For

According to the experts, these are the best three horses at the Breeders’ Cup:

McKinzie:

This horse lost the entire 2018, including all Triple Crown events, due to being injured. But he was able to win the Pennsylvania Derby just after his return from injury.

Then, he finished twelfth last year at the Breeders’ Cup Classic.

He also finished first or second in all of the six races he was part of during 2019, and it truly seems like this can be the year for this horse to take first place at Santa Anita.

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Code of Honor:

This horse was able to finish third in the 2019 Kentucky Derby and got luckier, as he was elevated to the second spot after the disqualification of Maximum Security.

His handlers decided that the best thing was to keep the horse out of the rest of the Triple Crown events. He was unbeaten in his next three starts at the G2 Dwyer, the G1 Travers Stakes, and the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup.

Elate:

This is currently one of the top active mares in the United States, and she’s a granddaughter of 1992 Classic winner AP Indy. She has also finished in the money in every single start since July 2018.

She started her successful campaign for the Breeders’ Cup with a victory in the G2 Fleur de Lis, and also finished second place in the G1 Spinster.

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