Breeders’ Cup Turf Preview: Tips, Betting Offers and Odds, Churchill Downs, 2nd November 2019
Part of the spectacular Breeders’ Cup meeting which takes place in late October/early November each year is this top-class contest which regularly attracts the best European performers. Here we take a look at the best odds and offers and provide our betting tips for the Breeders Cup Turf.
This Grade 1 event for runners aged three and older was first run as part of the Breeders’ Cup in its inaugural year of 1984. The premier turf contest of the meeting, the 1m4f event now offers $3 million in total prize money, not too far behind the biggest of the lot, the Breeders’ Cup Classic!
Breeders’ Cup Turf Betting Tips
Odds correct at the time of writing and are subject to change.
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Breeders’ Cup Turf Betting Offers
- CORAL BET £5, GET £20 IN FREE BETS – Significant Terms: 18+. UK+IRE only. Min first bet £5 at odds 1/2 or more. Tote and Pool excluded. Must be placed within 14 days of account reg. £20 credited as 4 x £5 free bets. Not valid with Cash Out. Free bet valid for 4 days. Free bet stake not returned. T&Cs apply.
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Breeders’ Cup Turf Tips 2019
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Breeders’ Cup Turf Previous Winners
- 2018 – Enable – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer John Gosden
- 2017 – Talismanic – jockey Mickael Barzalona, trainer Andre Fabre
- 2016 – Highland Reel – jockey Seamie Heffernan, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2015 – Found – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2014 – Main Sequence – jockey John R. Velazquez, trainer Graham Motion
- 2013 – Magician – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2012 – Little Mike – jockey Ramon Dominguez, trainer Dale Romans
- 2011 – St Nicholas Abbey – jockey Joseph O’Brien, trainer Aidan O’Brien
- 2010 – Dangerous Midge – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Brian Meehan
- 2009 – Conduit – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Sir Michael Stoute
- 2008 – Conduit – jockey Ryan Moore, trainer Sir Michael Stoute
- 2007 – English Channel – jockey John R. Velazquez, trainer Todd A. Pletcher
- 2006 – Red Rocks – jockey Frankie Dettori, trainer Brian Meehan
Breeders’ Cup Turf History
Many of the races at the Breeders Cup meeting put the European raiders at a distinct disadvantage due to their unfamiliarity with the dirt surface. Not so here. The European runners have made their presence felt in this right from the off, with Alain de Royer-Dupre’s Lashkari winning the first edition back in 1984.
With the brilliant filly Pebbles following up for Clive Britain and Pat Eddery the following year, it seemed that the foreign performers may have the Americans measure in this event, only for the Americans to fight back with seven wins in the next ten editions of the race. As of 2016 the overall score stands at Europe: 20, USA:13.
The names of the most successful trainer and jockeys in the race will certainly be familiar to UK racing fans. With six wins overall, it the master of Ballydoyle, Aidan O’Brien, who leads the way in the training ranks. Amongst the jockeys it is one of the finest horseman to have plied their trade in Britain over the past 20 years, Frankie Dettori, who leads the way with five wins after his win on Enable in 2018.
Only two horses have landed this valuable prize on more than one occasion, one from Ireland and one from Britain. The Derby winner, High Chaparral, came first, when following up his 2002 victory with a dead heat here in 2003. Next was the St. Leger champion, Conduit who won back to back renewals for Sir Michael Stoute and Ryan Moore in 2008 and 2009.
A number of smart older performers have been given a crack at this over the years but no runner over five years of age has ever won the race as of 2015. Overall it is the male horses who have dominated, with only the aforementioned Pebbles and Aidan O’Brien’s, Found recording wins for the female of the species.