Jockeys to Consider in Breeders Cup Betting

Breeders Cup betting gets underway this year on Friday, November 5th and Saturday, November 6th.

There are 14 races with Breeders Cup odds which mean a lot of handicapping factors to consider.  One of those factors is the jockey.  Which jockeys do you want to be betting on when you make your bets at Sbg global?

Garrett Gomez
There is not much debate that Garrett Gomez is one of the top jockeys in the world.  He has a total of nine wins in the Breeders Cup betting and you have to give his horses a strong look.  He had three second-place finishes the last time the Breeders Cup was held at Churchill Downs.  He may have three wins this time.

John Velazquez
There may not be a more reliable jockey than Velazquez.  He doesn’t have the big name that Gomez has but when you have your money riding on a horse, you really like Velazquez.  He has seven lifetime career Breeder’s Cup wins and has won more than $10 million in purse money in the Breeders Cup.  Velazquez doesn’t get the press that someone like Gomez or Kent Desormeaux gets, but he is arguably a better jockey than either of them in big races.

Frankie Dettori
If you want a jockey who comes from outside the United States then Dettori is your man. He has nine overall Breeders’ Cup titles. He won the Classic aboard Raven’s Pass two years ago.

Calvin Borel
He has been a hot jockey the past few years with wins in three of the last four Kentucky Derbies.  He has just one career win in the Breeders Cup though. You like Borel more when your horse is on the rail and he simply owns Churchill Downs.

Edgar Prado
He is probably best known for his win on Barbaro in the 2006 Kentucky Derby. He is a jockey that is always capable of winning and sometimes at a nice price.  He has three Breeders Cup wins in his career.

Corey Nakatani
He has won seven times in the Breeders Cup. He used to be a superb jockey but he is no longer considered among the best in the world.  But he has had success in Breeders Cup betting races in the past.