Breeders’ Cup 2023 Post Position Draw And Morning Line Odds 

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The 2023 Breeders’ Cup comes our way this week. It’s one of the biggest annual horse racing events, with 14 stakes races taking place this Friday and Saturday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. 

Highlights include the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Friday and the main event of the Breeders’ Cup Classic on Saturday. For the featured attraction, Arabian Knight is the morning line favorite. Read on for a preview and the latest 2023 Breeders’ Cup odds.    

Breeders’ Cup Classic odds

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Classic takes place on Saturday, Nov. 4, with a post time of 6:40 p.m. ET. The race will be contested over 1 ¼ miles on a dirt track and has a purse of $6 million. The table below has the full field of entrants along with their morning line odds. 

1ArcangeloJena AntonucciJavier CastellanoSCRATCHED
2ZandonChad BrownFrankie Dettori12-1
3White AbarrioRichard Duttrow Jr.Irad Ortiz Jr.4-1
4Missed the CutJohn SadlerLuis Saez30-1
5Derma SotogakeHidetaka OtonashiChristophe Lemaire20-1
6Saudi CrownBrad CoxFlorent Geroux12-1
7ClaptonChad SummersTyler Gaffalione20-1
8Ushba TesoroNoboru TagakiYuga Kawada4-1
9Senor BuscadorTodd FincherGeovanni Franco30-1
10DreamlikeTodd PletcherJose Ortiz30-1
11Bright FutureTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez10-1
12Arabian KnightBob BaffertFlavien Prat3-1
13ProxyMichael StidhamJoel Rosario12-1

Morning line odds for the Breeders’ Cup Classic came out on Monday night. The following day, the first scratch was announced. Belmont Stakes winner Arcangelo, one of the early favorites at 7-2, was scratched due to a hind foot injury. 

The current betting favorite is Arabian Knight, who enters with three wins in four career starts. Trainer Bob Baffert has a record four wins at the Breeders’ Cup Classic, while jockey Flavien Prat rode the winner at last year’s event. 

Next up is White Abarrio, the recent winner of the Whitney Stakes, and Ushba Tesoro, who has $9.2 million in career earnings, including a victory at the 2023 Dubai World Cup. Last year’s winning trainer, John Sadler, is saddling Missed the Cut.   

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile odds

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile takes place on Friday, Nov. 3, with a post time of 7 p.m. ET. The race will be run on a 1 1/16 mile dirt track and has a $2 million purse. The table below has the full field along with the morning line odds.    

1The Wine StewardMike MakerLuis Saez8-1
2Prince of MonacoBob BaffertFlavien Prat4-1
3Wine Me UpBob BaffertRamon Vazquez15-1
4TimberlakeBrad CoxFlorent Geroux4-1
5Ecoro NeoHideyuki MoriYuga Kawada30-1
6LockedTodd PletcherJose Ortiz7-2
7Cuban ThunderAdrian MurrayTiago Pereira30-1
8General PartnerChad BrownManny Franco8-1
9FiercenessTodd PletcherJohn Velazquez6-1
10MuthBob BaffertJuan Hernandez4-1
11NotedTodd PletcherIrad Ortiz Jr.20-1

Running out of post position number six, Locked is the morning line favorite for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The Todd Pletcher entrant has two wins in three career starts, most recently winning the 2023 Breeders’ Futurity. 

Pletcher and Baffert account for six of the entrants in the 11-horse field. Three horses are tied for second on the board: Prince of Monaco, Timberlake, and Muth. At last year’s edition, Pletcher and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. led Forte to victory.  

Complete Breeders’ Cup 2023 schedule

The Breeders’ Cup is a two-day event and one of the biggest attractions in horse racing. Five of the races will be on the first day, with a post time of 5 p.m. ET for the first and 7:40 p.m. ET for the last. Here are the races on day one:  

The biggest attention-grabber for day two is the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, but there are eight other races, as well. The first of Saturday’s big set has a post time of 2:30 p.m. ET, with the last set to go off at 8 p.m. ET. Here’s the lineup for day two:  

How to watch the 2023 Breeders’ Cup

NBC Sports is the broadcast home for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup. All 14 of the big races will be available on the Peacock streaming service, while other parts of the network family will provide coverage on both days. 

The advance weather forecast for Santa Anita Park is calling for highs in the mid-70s for both days, with wind and precipitation not expected to be a factor. 

Where to bet on the Breeders’ Cup

In addition to wagering in person at Santa Anita Park, you can also place your bets with advance deposit wagering platforms, such as FanDuel Racing. If you sign up at FanDuel Racing, you can get a “no sweat first bet” for up to $100 on the Breeders’ Cup.

FanDuel Racing has grown to be one of the top options for online horse bettors. In addition to horse racing’s signature events, odds and wagering are available for races from numerous tracks daily.