The pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup Classic horse race gambling online event on November 4th have been announced, and Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has pre-entered five horses, which would be, should all five start, unto itself a record for a Breeders’ Cup trainer, breaking the mark of three each for Bill Mott in 2012 and the late Bobby Frankel in 1993. Baffert has 14 Breeders’ Cup wins and will be aiming for his fourth straight Classic, having trained Bayern, American Pharoah, and Arrogate, the previous three champions. The $6 million race will be run on the main track at 1¼ miles with a first-place owner’s prize of $3.3 million and purse payouts to the first eighth places.
The Breeders’ Cup Classic defending champion and Longines World’s Best Racehorse will attempt, as a far as a horse has a sense of continuity, to become only the second back-to-back winner, following in Tiznow’s hoofsteps in 2000-01. Arrie ran down 2014 Horse of the Year and then-undefeated California Chrome in the shadow of the finish line to win the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic in just his sixth career start. Arrogate has won the Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes (G1) and the Dubai World Cup Sponsored by Emirates Airline (G1) this year.
Cupid won the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas, the Indiana Derby at Indiana Grand Race Course, and West Virginia Derby at Mountaineer last year, but a disappointing eighth place in the Pennsylvania Derby at Parx Racing in late September persuaded horse race gambling online whisperer Baffert to put the horse in a timeout, after which Cupid got his second win and won the $500,000 Gold Cup at Santa Anita on May 27th.
Mubtaahij joined Baffert’s stable in July, proving the white-haired trainer not only knows how to grow talent, he also knows how to spot it as well as polish it. “I think the blinkers kept (him) more focused [in the 2017 Awesome Again Stakes, which Mubtaahij won, breaking a 10-race skid],” Baffert said. “I didn’t want to change too much, though. He’s a classy horse. I just threw him in here and he has the class. He’s proven.”
Probably the best compliment you can pay West Coast is mentioning his win at the Travers Stakes at Saratoga on August 26th, where he defeated the three individual Triple Crown race winners, Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing, and Tapwrit. It was just like when Chris Jericho beat The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin on the same night to become the first ever undisputed World Heavyweight Champion.
Collected has collected eight wins in 11 career starts, including four out of four this season, including the $1 million TVG 2017 Pacific Classic Stakes at Del Mar which earned the son of City Zip a spot in Bob Baffert’s Breeders’ Cup Classic horse race gambling online contingent, thus improving the trainer’s horse racing betting odds of winning it again. Collected has earned, all told, $1,260,500 on a $150,000 investment at the 2014 Keeneland September Yearling sale by owners Speedway Stable LLC.