The horse developed a cough and will now not be a part of Breeders Cup betting. Breeders Cup odds at the sportsbook would have been interesting on Macho Again in the Breeders Cup betting Classic but the horse is just not ready. "Talk about bad timing," said Terry Finley, President of West Point Thoroughbreds. "We're going to have to skip a breeze.
This disrupts his training schedule enough that we aren't going to send him to the Super Bowl of Thoroughbred racing a work or two short. Of course the partners are disappointed. They had voted to go to Santa Anita, but we all knew that this was the right thing to do." The connections are now looking at sending Macho Again to the Clark Handicap at Churchill Downs in late November.
Macho Again finished second in last year’s Preakness Stakes. He also won the Stephen Foster and the New Orleans Handicap and he was the runner up in the Whitney Handicap and finished second to Rachel Alexandra in the Woodward Stakes while preparing for Breeders Cup odds. Macho Again had six wins and six seconds in 20 career starts.
Macho Again would have been a longshot in Breeders Cup odds at the online sportsbook but an interesting horse to consider. Macho Again is the third horse this week to be dropped from the Breeders Cup betting Classic as Gitano Hernandez and Rail Trip are also out.
Breeders Cup odds at the sportsbook on Saturday, November 7th feature the $5 million dollar Classic. That is the last race of the day and the last race of Breeders Cup odds. The action begins on Friday in Breeders Cup odds with a total of six races including the Marathon which was moved from Saturday in Breeders Cup betting. The Marathon is the first race in Breeders Cup odds on Friday, November 6th. It is followed by the Juvenile Fillies Turf, the Filly & Mare Sprint, the Juvenile Fillies, the Filly & Mare Turf and the Ladies’ Classic in Breeders Cup odds.
Saturday’s Breeders Cup odds action begins with the Juvenile Turf. It is followed by the Turf Sprint, the Dirt Mile, The Juvenile, the Mile, the Sprint, the Turf and the Breeders Cup odds Classic.