When: Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017
Where: Del Mar Racetrack, San Diego, CA
Distance: 5 Furlongs
Age/Sex: 3 Yr Olds & Up
Purse: $1.5 Million
This year horse betting fans are in for a treat, as the Del Mar racetrack will get to serve as home for the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. The Breeders’ Cup hails as the most prestigious horse race in the world, and this year, and the first time that Del Mar racetrack will play host to the Breeders’ Cup on November 3-4, 2017.
Even with all the sprints in the Breeders' Cup, the pinnacle of the bunch is the Breeders' Cup Sprint. This sprint has the biggest prize purse at $1.5 million, and that's why only the best of the best end up partaking in the event. By winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint, you earn the right of being called the world champion sprinter.
Not all of the spots in the Breeders' Cup Sprint are taken up by automatic qualifiers, but you've really got to earn your spot in this field. There are seven automatic qualifying races, and in all likelihood, you needed to run well in at least one of those seven to be considered for the nomination for the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
Drefong, the winner of this race last year, is an automatic qualifier in 2017 as well. He won the Forego Handicap for trainer Bob Baffert, and he's poised to be the favorite this year in the Breeders' Cup Sprint as well.
Roy H, Imperial Hint, Mind Your Biscuits, Ransom the Moon, Takaful and Whitmore are all automatic qualifiers as well, and these six are going to be the six that are right behind Drefong amongst the favorites.
1: Calculator 20-1 / Off Track Odds
2: Drefong 5-2 / Off Track Odds
3: American Pastime 12-1 / Off Track Odds
4: B Squared 30-1 / Off Track Odds
5: Whitmore 15-1 / Off Track Odds
6: Mind Your Biscuits 6-1 / Off Track Odds
7: Takaful 5-1 / Off Track Odds
8: Roy H 7-2 / Off Track Odds
9: Ransom the Moon 12-1 / Off Track Odds
10: Imperial Hint 9-2 / Off Track Odds
It's going to be really hard to run down Drefong in this field. There are a lot of really good horses in this field, including some automatic qualifiers who ran big races in their own right to get to this point. But rare is the horse who has gone up against Drefong and lived to tell about it.
Ransom the Moon won the Bing Crosby Handicap to get into this race in the first place, but the only reason he beat Drefong is because Mike Smith was tossed from the saddle. Take that race away, and the only time Drefong was beaten was in his very first maiden race.
Still, there are some impressive records here. American Pastime has five exacta appearances in six career races. Roy H has won four of his last five races all of a sudden at the age of five after winning just one of his first 12. Ransom the Moon has five straight 100+ Beyer Speed Ratings, matching what Imperial Hint has done. The latter is 4-for-4 this year and hasn't been beaten in almost an entire calendar year, albeit against significantly lesser fields than what he'll face on Saturday.
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|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)||1 Mile (Turf)||2 Year Olds||$1 Million||5:25pm|
|Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1)||1 Mile||3 Year Olds & Up||$1 Million||6:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1)||1 mile (Turf)||2 Year Old Fillies||$1 Million||6:50pm|
|Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1)||1 1/8 miles||3 Year Olds & Up Fillies & Mares||$2 Million||7:35pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1)||1 1/16 miles||2 Year Old||$2 Million||3:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1)||1 1/4 miles (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$2 Million||3:43pm|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1)||7 furlongs||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1 Million||4:21pm|
|Geico Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)||6.5 Furlongs (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1 Million||5:05pm|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)||1 1/16 miles||2 Yr Old Colts||$2 Million||5:43pm|
|Breeders' Cup Turf (G1)||1 1/2 miles (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$3 Million||6:22pm|
|TwinSpires Breeders Cup Sprint (G1)||6 Furlongs||3 Yr Olds & Up||$1.5 Million||7:01pm|
|Breeders' Cup Mile (G1)||1 mile (Turf)||3 Yr Olds & Up||$2 Million||7:40pm|
|Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)||1 1/4 miles||3 Yr Olds & Up||$5 Million||8:35pm|
* Times GMT and subject to change.
|1st||Secret Circle||9||4||9-0||M Garcia||B Baffert|
|2nd||Laugh Track||12||4||9-0||M Smith||M Casse|
|3rd||Gentlemen's Bet||3||4||9-0||J Castellano||R Moquett|
|1st||Trinniberg||9||3||8-12||W Martinez||S Parbhoo|
|2nd||The Lumber Guy||7||3||8-12||J Velazquez||M Hushion|
|3rd||Smiling Tiger||10||5||9-0||R Dominguez||J Bonde|
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