The 36th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships is Nov. 1-2 at Santa Anita Park. Here, at TheLines, we’ve got you covered with a Breeders’ Cup betting guide that includes all 14 races with post positions, odds and betting strategy.
For racing fans that cannot attend the event at Santa Anita to place bets at the window, there are plenty of other ways to get some action down on the races right from your smartphone.
Racing fans can now wager from a mobile device or web browser in 31 states.
Best Breeders’ Cup betting site
One of the premier places to watch and wager on the Breeders’ Cup and other live races is TVG, a digital, cable and television network owned by the FanDuel Group.
TVG is a one-stop-destination for all horse racing fans with online wagering, a betting app and live streaming. It’s the most convenient way to wager on all the races and save time without waiting in lines or dealing with errors by race tellers.
How to sign up for a TVG account
Signing up for a TVG account to bet the Breeders’ Cup is simple.
- Create an Account: It takes just a few minutes to sign up online. You secure your account with a username and password. Provide your name, address, phone number, email, last four digits of your Social Security number and date of birth.
- Age to Wager Online: You must be 18 years of age or older, and 21 in the state of Washington. TVG users in Arizona, Indiana, Iowa and North Dakota must also be at least 21 years old.
- Deposit Funds and Get Free Money: TVG offers free money bonuses (use the links on this page for a risk-free bet of up to$500). Deposit options vary but may include credit or debit card, PayPal, MoneyGram, EZMoney, PayNearMe, MoneyPack, Neteller, TeleCheck or prepaid card. Withdrawing funds is easy and efficient and each site has selected options similar to deposit. Once your deposit clears, bonus money will appear in your account within minutes.
Can I bet the Breeders’ Cup online in my state?
TVG allows online horse betting in these states:
How to watch the Breeders’ Cup
Horse racing’s biggest weekend event is the Breeders’ Cup with $30 million in prize money for 14 Grade 1 races.
The 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships begin Friday, Nov. 1, with Future Stars Friday, featuring all juvenile races.
Saturday, Nov. 2, is the biggest and most-bet racing day of the year with nine Breeders’ Cup races.
With more than 10 hours of live racing coverage of the Breeders’ Cup on NBC and NBCSN starting at 4 p.m. EST on Friday and 3:30 p.m. EST on Saturday, fans can watch, wager and enjoy the races on horse racing’s biggest stage.
Breeders’ Cup betting strategy
Casual fans don’t have the time or often the ability to dig into the racing form and past performance charts.
Most fans and recreational bettors want to know a handful of horses that they can bet on to win each race and add to their exotic picks and bets including the pick 4s and late pick 5 with guaranteed prize pools of at least $1 million.
Betting on the Breeders’ Cup online is easy once you’ve set up an account.
When you bet on a horse to win, simply locate the track listing at Santa Anita and the Breeders’ Cup race of interest. Select the horse number and add it to your bet slip and confirm the amount of the win wager. The odds can change right up to post time each of the 14 Breeders’ Cup races.
For added or multiple bets, like exacta and trifecta, add all the selections to your betting slip and confirm the amount you want to wager and all combinations.
For more details on the different types of Breeders’ Cup bets, along with tips, insight and odds on horses in each race, check out our complete betting guide.