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Breeders' Cup Odds and Best Bets 2020

Breeders' Cup Odds and Best Bets 2020

Breeders Cup Odds and Best Bet 2020

The last big races of the 2020 horse racing season are coming this weekend with the Breeders’ Cup. The event, which moves locations each year, is taking place at Keeneland Racetrack in Lexington, Kentucky. The event lasts two days, with the great races held on both Friday and Saturday. 

Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds and Predictions  

Let's have a look first at the 2020 Breeders' Cup betting odds.

Horse sports-interaction unibet betway


+300 +300 +300

Tiz The Law

+425 +425 +300

Maximum Security

+625 +625 +300


+450 +450 +450

Swiss Skydiver

+500 +500 +500

Tom's D'etat

+800  +800 +800

Global Campaign

+2000 +2000 +2000

By My Standards

+2500 +2500  +2500


+3300 +3300  +3300

Title Ready

+3300 +3300  +3300

Higher Power

+3300 +3300 


The biggest and final race at the Breeders Cup is the Classic. The Grade I 1 ¼ mile race features most if not all the best horses from the calendar year of horse racing. The race’s gate time is set at 5:13 PM EST.

The 2020 Breeders Cup Classic has a few horses who could capture the $6 million purse. Online sportsbooks and racebooks have Improbable and Tiz The Law as the biggest favourites on Breeders Cup odds.

Tiz The Law won the Florida Derby in March and followed it up with a win at the 2020 Belmont Stakes this year – the first leg of the Triple Crown in 2020. He finished second at the Kentucky Derby, ending any chances of a Triple Crown win.

Tiz The Law did not participate in the 2020 Preakness, leading online sportsbooks making Authentic – the winner of the 2020 Kentucky Derby - the favourite. The 2020 Preakness was eventually won by Swiss Skydiver.

Improbable, the other favourite at the 2020 Breeders Cup, is a four-year-old colt, meaning his Triple Crown races were all in 2019. The Breeder Cup hopeful did not win any of the legs of the Triple Crown in 2019. However, he has won his last three races – all Grade I events in 2020. Two of the wins came on 1 1/8 tracks.

Improbable raced at the 2019 Breeders Cup, coming fifth in the Breeders’ Cup Mile. His Breeder Cup 2019 odds were +200. 

Improbable’s meddling success against the best horses in the sport and the low value on Tiz The Law has us looking elsewhere for the best betting value at the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic. That value is found in Authentic.

Authentic’s career is full of success. The three-year-old colt has five wins in seven starts. Four of those five wins came in 2020. The horse’s other two finishes were second places – at the 2020 Preakness and 2020 Santa Anita Derby. Authentic did not run in the 2020 Belmont Stakes.

Authentic pulled off the victory at the Kentucky Derby – with odds of +740 – and we like Authentic to pull off the win at the Breeders Cup.

Pick: Authentic (+600) to Win the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic  

Other Races at the 2020 Breeders Cup

Although the Breeders Cup Classic grabs most of the headline, there are many other races run over the two days. Here are some of our favourite bets on other races at the event.

Breeders Cup Juvenile 2020 Picks

Horse  betway

Jackies Warrior




Sittin On Go






Camp Hope


Dreamers Disease


Smiley Sobotka


The chance to see the best upcoming horses is a big draw of the event. The most popular of the races with the young horses is the Breeders Cup Juvenile. One recent winner of the event was the 2016 Kentucky Derby winner Nyquist. Our pick to win the race this year is Essential Quality.

Although Breeders Cup current odds have Jackies Warrior as the favourite – at +137 – Essential Quality is the better bet. Early results on Essential Quality are only positive. Essential Quality has won both starts in his young career. His most recent victory – in October – came at Keeneland in the Grade I Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity.

Pick: Essential Quality (+450) to Win the 2020 Breeders Cup Juvenile

Breeders Cup Turf 2020 Picks

Horse  betway





Channel Maker


Mean Mary




Red King


The second-last race of the day – which comes with a $4 million purse – is the Breeders Cup turf. At 1 1/2 miles, it is the longest race at the Breeders Cup. The favourite to win the race is Magical, who we also like to win the race.

Magical has 12 firsts in his career, including three in five starts in 2020. Magical has run in this race before, finishing second in 2018. This year is the year for Magical to get a win at the Breeders Cup. At five-years-old, Magical is likely nearing the end. However, this year has been good for the horse, and with a relatively sparse field, Magical has a chance to end 2020 on top.

Pick: Magical (+275) to Win the 2020 Breeders Cup Turf

Best Online Betting Sites to Bet on the Breeders Cup

Make the most of the 2020 Breeders Cup by betting on it through one of the sites listed below. The online sportsbooks we recommend are the best, safest, and most reliable sites Canadians can use to bet on every Breeders Cup - from Breeders Cup Distaff odds to every sprint event. Sign up through the links below to receive an exclusive bonus you can use to bet on the 2020 Breeders Cup!

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