breeders cup race odds

The Breeders Cup is an annual event on November 5 & 6, 2021 and has a whopping prize purse total of $31 million.

This top horse racing event has grown from a one-day, seven-race event into a two-day, 14-race extravaganza. The Breeders’ Cup starts proceedings with Future Stars Friday, which showcases horse racing’s brightest rising stars.

Championship Saturday awards over $22 million in purses and awards over nine races, culminating in the defining event of the international racing season – the $6 Million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

View the race schedule and the latest odds for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup at Keeneland, Lexington, Kentucky.

Breeder Cup Classic Odds

All odds provided by Bovada are correct at the time of publication and subject to change
Horse Betting Odds
Flightline +800
Life Is Good +800
Hot Rod Charlie +1200
Mandaloun +1200
Happy Saver +1600
Midnight Bourbon +1600
Jack Christopher +2500
Corniche +2500
Tiz The Bomb +3300
Echo Zulu +3300
Dr Post +3300
Fulsome +3300
Newgrange +3300
Smile Happy +3300

*Odds for all Breeders’ Cup races will be available before Future Stars Friday

Breeders’ Cup 2022 – Key Info

  • When: November 5&6
  • Location: Keeneland
  • Distance: Various
  • Surface: Dirt and Turf
  • Prize purse: +$31,000,000

Breeders Cup Races 2022

View the Breeders Cup 2022 race schedule for Friday and Saturday.


  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile


  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile
  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint
  • $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Sprint
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Distaff
  • $2 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf
  • $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf
  • $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic

Previous Breeders’ Cup Classic Winners

Year Horse Jockey Trainer
2021 Knicks Go Joel Rosario Brad H Cox
2020 Authentic John Velazquez Bob Baffert
2019 Vino Rosso Irad Ortiz Jr. Todd Pletcher
2018 Accelerate Joel Rosario John W. Sadler
2017 Gun Runner Florent Geroux Steven M. Asmussen
2016 Arrogate Mike Smith Bob Baffert
2015 American Pharoah Victor Espinoza Bob Baffert
2014 Bayern Martin Garcia Bob Baffert
2013 Mucho Macho Man Gary Stevens Katherine Ritvo
2012 Fort Larned Brian Hernandez Jr. Ian Wilkes
2011 Drosselmeyer Mike. Smith W. Mott
2010 Blame G. Gomez A. Stall

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the Breeders Cup?

    The Breeders' Cup World Championships is an annual series of Grade I Thoroughbred horse races organized by Breeders' Cup Limited, established in 1982.

  • When do tickets go on sale for the 2022 Breeders Cup?

    Tickets for the 2022 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Keeneland will go on sale to the public on Friday, July 16 at Noon ET / 9:00 a.m. PT.

  • How much is the prize money at the Breeders Cup?

    With $31 million in purses and awards paid out throughout the weekend, the Breeders' Cup is one of the richest two days in sports. Owners, stallion nominators, and foal nominators all receive payouts. Owners decide how they want to split their winnings with their trainer and jockey.

  • What is the purse distribution for Breeders' Cup races?

    Percentage of prize distribution:

    • 1st - 52.0%
    • 2nd - 17.0%
    • 3rd - 9.0%
    • 4th - 5.0%
    • 5th - 3.0%
    • 6th - 2.0%
    • 7th - 1.0%
    • 8th - 1.0%
    • 9th - 1.0%
    • 10th - 1.0%
    • Travel Awards8.0%

    *Travel awards: $10,000 is awarded to non-California starters based in North America and $40,000 is awarded to all overseas starters outside of North America.