This year’s Breeders’ Cup had plenty of action and surprises in store for horse racing fans. However, if you were in the majority of bettors who put money on the line, odds are that you didn’t cash too many tickets.
The main card on Saturday contained a parade of upsets with only a single favorite winning a race. Ironically the one favorite that did prevail was Regally Ready in the Turf Sprint. As it happens a five furlong race on the turf is the closest thing to a Roulette wheel you can find in American racing.
Out of a total $3.6 million wagered on Saturday’s Pick-6 not one player had the correct combination. Here at Winning Ponies we’re not ones to be modest so we were quite happy to brag that we hit 5 out of 6 winners from our top three selections for the Pick-6 sequence. The only horse left out of our ticket, and also everyone else’s apparently was Court Vision who shocked the crowd at Churchill Downs with his win in the Breeders’ Cup Mile at odds of 64-1. The exacta in that race produced a payoff of $1,979.60 – a sum rarely seen for that type of bet. To our credit, however, we did have Court Vision as our sixth overall pick in that race out of 12 runners. The final consolation payoff for the Pick-6 was an astronomical $95,070 meaning only 14 lucky bettors had the right combination on their $2 ticket at the end of the day.
We were also proud to have Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Drosselmeyer as our #2 overall pick in that race. More importantly, our top four picks in the Classic finished in the top five. So if you keyed any of those selections in the Super High Five you could have been able to take down some of the huge pool that bet generated at almost $200,000. In fact there was only one winning ticket that took down the entire pool for a huge payday.
If you were fortunate (or smart) enough to hit any of the exotic wagers on offer for Saturday’s card you are probably reading this blog from your new home in the Virgin Islands. If you didn’t have the best Breeders Cup this year, remember there’s a new race coming to post every few minutes – and you can make just as much money betting on nickel claimers as Grade 1 winners.
To check out the Winning Ponies 2011 Breeders’ Cup Selection results and compare with how you did, or just to view the eye popping payouts click here: