The horse racing betting favorite in this race is likely to be 6-year-old Grand Couturier who has won this race the past two years.
Horse racing bet success has come a lot if you have wagered on Grand Couturier in this race. "To do that three years in a row would be tremendous," trainer Bobby Ribaudo said. Grand Couturier had a couple of prep races but finished fifth in horse racing bet results in both races. Neither effort was that bad considering the horse had not run since last year’s Breeders’ Cup. "He seems no worse for the wear," Ribaudo said. "He bounced right back after cooling out. We were pleased with that."
Making a horse racing bet on Grand Couturier will see the horse try to win the race again. He is one of four horses to have won the horse racing bet event in back-to-back years. Majesty's Prince won in 1983 and 1984, El Senor won in 1989 and 1990 while With Anticipation won in 2001 and 2002 in horse racing betting. Of those three horses only one, El Senor tried for a three-peat, but he finished third in 1991 in horse racing bet results. Horse racing bet numbers show that this will be Grand Couturier's fourth consecutive start in the race, as he finished third in 2006 in horse racing betting. “It's not so much winning the Sword Dancer three times in a row, it's just the fact that you can keep a horse at this age with a few ailments at a Grade 1 level for four years in a row," said Ribaudo.
Calvin Borel, who rode Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense, rode Grand Couturier in the 2007 Sword Dancer and won at 15-1 horse racing bet odds. Last year Borel was unavailable so Alan Garcia was the jockey.
Other horse racing betting contenders to consider in the Sword Dancer when making a horse racing bet at the online sportsbook in include Better Talk Now who finished second in this race last year. The 10-year old won this race in 2004 for those making a horse racing bet. Other possible online betting choices for a horse racing bet include Americain, Brass Hat, Lauro, Musketier, Quijano, and Rising Moon.