Breeders’ Cup by the Numbers

The big weekend is just days away. We looked forward to this day about an hour after last year concluded, and it has the feel of an event that will not disappoint. I am a planner by nature and can be a bit of a worry-wart. Here is what you can expect as far as where, when, and how much… But before you even think of making that first bet. Be sure to have your E-Z Win Forms in hand. Winning Ponies has been geared for this event for quite sometime, and we’ll be your one-stop-shop for all of your racing needs.

Santa Anita – November 1 & 2, 2013

Where to watch:

Friday, Nov. 1: 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday, Nov. 2: 3:30 – 8:00 p.m. ET on NBCSN
Saturday, Nov. 2: 8:00 – 9:00 p.m. ET on NBC
On both days, HRTV will televise all of the Breeders’ Cup races live with the  exception of the Breeders’ Cup Classic. If you visit,  you will be able to enter your zip code to find what channel they be shown in your area.
Post Time:
Marathon = $500,000 = 1:45 PDT
Juvenile Turf = $1,000,000 = 2:25 PDT
Dirt Mile = $1,000,000 = 3:05 PDT
Juvenile Fillies Turf = $1,000,000 = 3:50 PDT
Distaff = $2,000,000 = 4:35 PDT
Juvenile Fillies = $2,000,000 = 12:05 PDT
Filly and Mare Turf = $2,000,000 = 12:43 PDT
Filly and Mare Sprint = $1,000,000 = 1:21 PDT
Turf Sprint = $1,000,000 = 2:05 PDT
Juvenile = $2,000,000 = 2:43 PDT
Turf = $3,000,000 = 3:22 PDT
Sprint = $1,500,000 = 4:01 PDT
Mile = $2,000,000 = 4:40 PDT
Classic = $5,000,000 = 5:35 PDT
How much do they win:
1st = 55%
2nd = 18%
3rd = 10%
4th = 6%
5th = 3%
Travel Awards = 8% = *Travel Awards: $10,000 is awarded to all non-California starters in North America and $40,000 is awarded to all starters outside of North America.
What you can win:
Breeders’ Cup has announced that there will be $10,000,000 in guaranteed gross pools over the two days.  Friday’s guarantees include: $500,000 Pick 5 on races 1-5; a $1,000,000 Pick 6 on races 5-10; and a $1.5 million late Pick 4 on races 7-10.  On Saturday, the guarantees include: a $500,000 Pick 5 guarantee on races 1-5; a $1 million early Pick 4 on races 4-7; a $2.5 million Ultra Pick 6 on races 7-12; and a $3 million late Pick 4 on races 9-12.
Where do you begin, and how you should you start your week:
You’ll need to start reading the Breeders’ Cup site, The Blood Horse, and Equidaily. They will have insights on how horses are working, and the inside scoop into what is going on.
If you have the availability, watch the works and TV coverage from HRTV. They will take you from start to end with what’s happening and final preparations.
Before making your first wager:
Be sure to check back all week to the Winning Ponies site. We will have stories, selections, and insights into the big weekend. Be sure to tune into the “Winning Ponies Internet Show” on Thursday @ 8:00 p.m. ET. – John Engelhardt will have on professional handicappers, and special guests that will highlight the entire weekend for your handicapping plans.
The E-Z Win Forms are a tool you don’t want to begin without. They are color coded and easy to read. The runners are broke down into tier levels, and each horse will have a Last Race Rating, and a Composite Rating to see where they stand against their competition. If they are running on turf, they will also have a Turf Class Rating as well.
Winning Ponies takes all of the factors into play and puts it out in a user-friendly format to help you find maximum value. You need to examine all of the tier levels as they may uncover that hidden nugget of handicapping gold. Make Winning Ponies your one-stop-shop for all of your racing needs. Everything is in real time and you will be on top of your game with changes, scratches, and up to the minute information. Enjoy the week leading up to the Breeders’ Cup, and best of luck from your friends at Winning Ponies!