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Everyone has heard about the Kentucky Derby presented by Woodford Reserve and just about every adult (that I know, at least) has made a bet on the Derby. The Breeders’ Cup World Championships are just as much of a spectacle, and the two-day event offers even more opportunities to cash big tickets on premier horse racing. If you’ve never bet on the Breeders’ Cup before, we’ve put together an introductory guide for how to approach the wagering opportunities that await on Friday, Nov. 1, and Saturday, Nov. 2. 

Trying to hit a Jackpot Pick 6 is a nearly impossible task for most handicappers.

Hitting six winners is a formidable enough challenge, but when you hope to have the lone winning ticket so you can take home a treasure chest of cash, that quest for a one-in-a-million ticket takes the odds of hitting the wager into a different stratosphere. Unless, of course, you have an extremely lucky birthdate or some other important six-figure number in your life.

You’re showing your age if you remember John Travolta as high school joker Vinnie "Up Your Nose with a Rubber Hose" Barbarino before he became the disco dandy Tony Manero in “Saturday Night Fever.”

There are times when expert handicapping is just part of the equation when it comes to making money at the races.

It’s surely a major part, but a gambler still has to wager properly or a golden opportunity can slip away.

Win bets are effective on one level, yet players who like exotic wagers have to be a bit more open-minded. As much as they might like one horse to win, there could be multiple horses to use underneath their pick in the exacta.

Especially in a turf race.

Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home.

Or a favorite racetrack.

It’s a commonly accepted handicapping philosophy that some horses have a favored racetrack where they turn in their best performances.

You just have to look for it.

One of the best times to spot it is at the start of a meet. That’s when a horse’s struggles at a different track will fade away at a generous price and the “horses for courses” angle comes into play.

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