2023 Breeders' Cup Tips & Betting Predictions

The Breeders' Cup is America's most famous horse racing meeting. Over the four days, no fewer than 13 fantastic Group One races will be handed out, including the Breeders' Cup Turf, Breeders' Cup Mile and the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Many of Europe's top trainers, including Aidan O'Brien, John Gosden, Charlie Appleby and Sir Michael Stoute, target the Breeders' Cup with their best horses. US-trainers like Bob Baffert and Brad Cox will make sure the raiders don't have everything their own way.

Each year, the Breeders' Cup is staged at different venues around the USA. Churchill Downs, Santa Anita and Belmont Park have all staged the Breeders' Cup. The 2022 Breeders' Cup will be staged at 
Keeneland racecourse in Kentucky.

Breeders' Cup Dates

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be run at Santa Anita racecourse. The first day takes place on Friday 3rd November, with day two taking place on Saturday 4th November.

Breeders' Cup Day One Card

Time (UK)
Title
8:00pm Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (Grade 2) (2yo) (Turf) (2yo) 5½f
8:40pm Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf presented by Coolmore America (Grade 1) (2yo Colts & Geldings) (Turf) (2yo) 1m
9:20pm Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (Grade 1) (2yo) (Main Track) (Dirt) (2yo) 1m½f
10:00pm Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (Grade 1) (2yo Fillies) (Turf) 1m
10:40pm TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (Grade 1) (2yo Colts & Geldings) 1m½f

Breeders' Cup Day 1 Tips

We'll publish our Breeders' Cup tips when the final fields have been confirmed.

Breeders' Cup Day Two Card

Time (UK)
Title
4:50pm Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (Grade 1)(Dirt) 7f
5:29pm Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (Grade 1)(Turf) 5½f
6:10pm Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m
6:50pm Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m1½f
7:30pm Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade 1) (Dirt) 6f
8:10pm FanDuel Breeders' Cup Mile presented by Permanently Disabled Jockey Fund (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m
8:55pm Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m1f
9:40pm Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (Grade 1)(Turf) 1m4f
10:40pm Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (Grade 1)(Dirt) 1m2f

Breeders' Cup Day 2 Tips

We'll publish our Breeders' Cup tips when the final fields have been confirmed.

2022 Breeders' Cup Turf Preview

Topping the Breeders' Cup Turf odds we find Sir Michael Stoute' Bay Bridge, who took advantage of an under-par performance from Baaeed to win the Champion Stakes at Ascot. Following that victory, Stoute said a trip to the Breeders' Cup was possible and bet365 was quick to install Bay Bridge as their 3/1 favourite.

Charlie Appleby's record in North American turf contests has been incredible over the last two years. Appleby and Godolphin could be represented by last year's winner Yibir, former Epsom Derby winner Adayar, two-time German Group One winner Rebel's Romance, and Saratoga Derby winner Nations Pride.

John Gosden's multiple Group One winner, Mishriff sits prominently in the market. Tuesday and Broome could fly the flag for Aidan O'Brien. Botanik could represent leading French trainer, Andre Fabre.

The highest-placed American entrant in the Breeders' Cup betting is Billy Mott's mare War Like Goddess, who booked her spot at Keeneland by thrashing Bye Bye Melvin, Adhamo, Rockemperor and Gufo in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. 

Other possible home runners include Chad Brown's Tribhuvan, Classic Causeway for Ken McPeek, and Graham Motion's Highland Chief, who won a handicap at Royal Ascot during his time with Paul and Oliver Cole.

2022 Breeders' Cup Classic Preview

Following his demolition job in the Pacific Classic, John Sadler's Flightline was awarded an astronomical Beyer Speed Figure of 126. That mark puts Flightline in the same league as legends like American Pharoah, Cigar and Secretariat, so it's no surprise to see Unibet quoting odds of 4/7 on Sadler's new stable star.

Jim Dandy and Travers Stakes winner, Epicenter sits closest to Flightline in the Breeders' Cup Classic market. Last year's Dirt Mile winner, Life Is Good warmed up for his return to the Breeders' Cup with an easy win in the Woodward Stakes. Runaway Pennsylvania Derby winner, Taiba also sits prominently in the Classic market.

Billy Mott's duo of Olympiad and Art Collector can be backed at 12/1. Bob Baffert's Country Grammer,  Doug O'Neill's Hot Rod Charlie and Todd Pletcher's Charge It sit around the 20/1 mark.

Other likely Breeders' Cup runners include Kentucky Derby placer Zandon, the front-running Classic Causeway, Haskell Stakes hero Cyberknife and shock Saudi Cup winner, Emblem Road.