Breeders' Cup Turf Tips & 2018 Betting Predictions
|Date||Saturday November 3, 2018|
|Race Type||Weight for age|
|Prize money||$4 million|
There has been only one runner to win at single-figure odds in the last four years.
The Breeders' Cup Turf has been dominated by the international runners.
Due to the race being run on turf, the European runners are naturally favoured to run well in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Held on the second day of the festival, the Breeders' Cup Turf is one of the most popular races for punters.
The big stake money on offer makes the Breeders' Cup Turf an attractive race for all comers.
Breeders' Cup Turf betting selections & tips
We will have expert tips for the Breeders' Cup Turf available when the final-field markets are released by bookmakers.
2018 Breeders' Cup Turf betting card
There are 12 races for punters to bet on during the Breeders' Cup Turf meeting.
With high class horses on show, the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf race card is a must-watch for racing enthusiasts.
|Goldikova Stakes||Kitten's Roar|
|Golden State Juvenile Stakes||Bookies Luck|
|Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes||Declarationofpeace|
|Juvenile Fillies' ||Caledonia Road|
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||Stormy Liberal|
|Fillies And Mares Sprint||Bar of Gold|
|Fillies And Mares Turf||Wuheida|
|Breeders' Cup Sprint||Roy H|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||World Approval|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||Good Magic|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||Talismatic|
|Breeders' Cup Classic||Gun Runner|
Breeders' Cup Turf history
The Breeders' Cup Turf is one of three races held on turf during the Breeders' Cup.
Run over 2400m, the Breeders' Cup Turf attracts the best stayers from around the world and they don't fail to turn up.
High Chaparral, Highland Reel and Found have all won the Breeders' Cup Turf and they're some of the biggest names in European staying history.
Italian jockey Frankie Dettori and UK's Ryan Moore have each won on four occasions, most recently with Ryan Moore winning on Found in 2015.
Moore scored on board the Aidan O'Brien-trained runner, which gave O'Brien his fifth win in the race. The Irish champion trainer has since made it six wins in this race with Highland Reel.
Two horses have won consecutive Breeders' Cup Turf races. Conduit and High Chaparral produced back-to-back wins to etch their names in the history of the Breeders' Cup.
Breeders' Cup Turf betting guide
Talismatic caused an upset recently in 2017 when winning at odds of $30.20.
The Andre Fabre-trained runner wasn't fancied against a hot field, including 2017 winner Highland Reel, and it was his first Group 1 victory of his successful career.
Highland Reel scored at odds of $9.60 in 2016 and that was considered to be a great price considering his form all around the world.
Having finished in the placing at the Cox Plate, Highland Reel was an each way chance against a field that included Flintshire and Found.
Bettors have been finding good value with quality runners in recent times and 2015 winner Found was well-found in the market.
Golden Horn was heavily-backed to win the Breeders' Cup Turf but there was late money for Found and it was spot on.
The most recent US-based winner was Main Sequence in 2014, which recorded his fourth consecutive Group 1 victory since changing to the Graham Motion stables.
$14.40 was the price offered by bookmakers for Main Sequence. The field in 2014 also included quality staying types Brown Panther and Chicquita, which would later compete around the world.
Breeders' Cup Turf qualifying races
There are 11 automatic qualifying positions up for grabs for the Breeders' Cup Turf.
These are run from May through to October and cover the likes of Japan, Brazil, Argentina, USA and UK.
- Gran Premio (Argentina)
- Grande Premio Brasil (Brazil)
- Prince of Wales's Stakes (England)
- Takarazuka Kinen (Japan)
- King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (England)
- Arlington Million (US)
- Juddmonte International (England)
- Del Mar Handicap (US)
- Sword Dancer Invitational (US)
- Irish Champion Stakes (Ireland)
- Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (US)
Past Breeders' Cup Turf winners
|2011||St Nicholas Abbey|
|2004||Better Talk Now|
|1990||In The Wings|