Account of the Breeders Cup Classic taking place on November 2 serious preparation has begun. Santa Anita Park will be the venue for this year’s classic which has become the biggest race on the calendar each year. The Classic is a mile and a quarter in length and features the best thoroughbreds in the world. In fact, any thoroughbred that is age three or older can qualify for the Classic. Additionally, there are qualifying races for 2019 that can get a horse into the Classic. Santa Anita Park is one of the most beautiful venues in horse racing.
Potentially the Strongest Field Ever
Starting with McKinzie have a strong list of contenders emerged as breeders cup betting favorites. Thunder Snow, Vino Rosso, Preservationist, Seeking the Soul and Maximum Security are also leading contenders. Let’s take a look at a field that is shaping up as one of the best ever!
Last year McKinzie was considered to be a leading Triple Crown contender. A leg injury prevented him from that opportunity in 2018. However, McKinzie has stormed back to life as a top breeders cup betting favorite for 2019. McKinzie is a four-year-old son of Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense. Most important of all McKinzie is trained by Hall of Fame and Triple Crown-winning trainer Bob Baffert. McKinzie emerged as a leading contender with 2018 Grade One wins at the Pennsylvania Derby and Malibu Stakes. On August 3, 2019, he won Saratoga’s Grade One Whitney Stakes.
At the onset of his career, Thunder Snow made himself famous. One of the most memorable sports betting moments was his bronco busting act at the Kentucky Derby gate in 2017. Despite that rowdy start, the five-year-old thoroughbred has become one of the best in the world. Specifically, Thunder Snow was the first horse ever to win the Dubai World Cup twice (2018 and 2019). Thunder Snow is in third place on the all-time leading money list with over $16.5 million in earnings. Godolphin serves as one of the most respected ownerships in the sport.
Seeking the Soul
Accordingly Seeking the Soul is one of the biggest money winners of all contenders. Seeking the Soul has earned over $3.3 million in his career. In 27 career starts, he posted seven wins, six places, and seven shows. Additionally, Seeking the Soul won the 2018 Stephen Foster which is a Breeders Cup challenge race. This six-year-old is trained by Dallas Stewart. Namely owner Charles E. Fipke is a flamboyant miner that loves the limelight. Trainer Dallas Stewart raves that Seeking the Soul is a “golden ticket.”
Todd Pletcher trained Vino Rosso will bring plenty of breeders cup betting appeal. To begin with, Vino Rosso won the Grade One Gold Cup and Santa Anita on May 27, 2019. In 2018 Vino Rosso finished second inn the Wood Memorial Stakes.
Consider that in nine career starts Preservationist has five wins, one place, and two shows. That has been good for over $637,300 in earnings. Trainer James Jerkens is the son of Hall of Fame trainer Allen Jerkens
With a win in the 2019 Haskell Invitational, Maximum Security added to his Kentucky Derby-winning credentials. In brief Maximum Security has amassed over $1.27 million in earnings. In the same way, Maximum Security won the Grade One Florida Derby.