Breeders’ Cup Reveals Betting Options, Race Order for 2021 World Championships

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The horses for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf compete at Del Mar, which will host the 2021 World Championships Nov. 5-6. (Eclipse Sportswire)

The Breeders’ Cup released the official order of races and betting menu for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, scheduled for Nov. 5-6 at Del Mar.

There will be a total of 10 races (five Breeders’ Cup races) on the first day of the Championships, “Future Stars Friday,” and 12 races on the Saturday program (nine Breeders’ Cup races). The Friday program begins at 11:55 a.m. (all times PT) with five undercard races. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (Race 10) will be the final race of the day, which will have a post time of 5:30 p.m.

Longines Classic contender Essential Quality (Eclipse Sportswire)

Championship Saturday’s first post is 10:15 a.m. and begins with three undercard races. The day will conclude with the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (Race 12), which will have a post time of 5:40 p.m.

The first Championship race on “Future Stars Friday” will be the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (2:50 p.m.) followed by the $2 million NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (3:30 p.m.), the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (4:10 p.m.), the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (4:50 p.m.), and the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (5:30 p.m.).

Championship Saturday begins with three undercard races followed by the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (12:05 p.m.), the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (12:40 p.m.), the $1 million Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (1:19 p.m.), the $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (1:59 p.m.), the $2 million Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (2:38 p.m.), the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile Presented by PDJF (3:20 p.m.), the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (4 p.m.), the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (4:40 p.m.), and the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (5:40 p.m.).

The race order for the undercard races on Breeders’ Cup Friday and Saturday will be announced Monday, Nov. 1.

This year, a total of 19 countries from around the world, including Canada, France, Ireland, Germany, and the United Kingdom, will be offering pari-mutuel, commingled pool wagering on the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Eight other jurisdictions will be offering separate pool wagering, including Australia, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Hong Kong, India, Japan, and Mexico.

“As a global property with horses competing from all corners of the world, we are pleased to be able to offer commingled pari-mutuel wagering for bettors across 19 countries,” said Drew Fleming, Breeders’ Cup president and CEO. “This provides strong liquidity for our pools and maximizes value for our world-wide customers. We are also appreciative and honored to have Hong Kong and Japan included in wagering this year, which demonstrates the opportunities available to every jurisdiction when we work together to globalize our sport.”

Breeders’ Cup Betting Menu

The 2021 wagering menu will include a new All-Turf Pick 4 on Saturday that will package four of the best turf races in the world together with full fields of international competitors. The four races, in order, are the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf, Breeders’ Cup Mile, and Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Also, for the first time, the Breeders’ Cup will offer a third, middle Pick 5 on Saturday, starting with Race 3. The early Pick 5 will start with Race 1 and the late Pick 5 with Race 8. Last year’s late Pick 5 on Saturday generated a $5.1 million pool while the late Pick 4 offered a $4.3 million pool. The last time the Breeders’ Cup was held at Del Mar in 2017, $166 million was wagered on the two-day World Championships.

Friday’s Pick 6, early and late Pick 5, and Super High 5 may carry over to Saturday. Saturday’s Ultra Pick 6, late Pick 5, and Super High 5 are mandatory payouts. Saturday’s All Turf Pick 4 includes races 5, 7, 9, and 11. Any Pick 5 carryover will roll over to the late Pick 5 on Saturday.

Special Daily Double: Juvenile Turf-Turf on Race 7 Friday with Race 10 Saturday. Juvenile Fillies-Distaff on Race 10 Friday with Race 11 Saturday. Juvenile-Classic on Race 9 Friday with Race 12 Saturday.

Breeders’ Cup will offer a unique Super High 5 bet that will be available on every race — undercard included — during its two-day race card. This “rolling” Super High 5 carries over to the next race if there are no winners, all the way forward to the final race on the Saturday card — the Breeders’ Cup Classic — where a mandatory full payout will be in effect.

Bet Minimums

$1.00—Win, Place, Show, Daily Double, Exacta, Pick 6, Special Daily Double

$0.50—Trifecta, Pick 3, Pick 4, Pick 5, Super High 5


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