The Breeders Cup of 2013 is set to become one of the most memorable set of races since the event was introduced back in 1984. As the action for next year gets set to take place over two days in November, who are the horses and riders to look out for?
Fifteen races will take place on the track during the first weekend of November and the betting fraternity would have been pleased at the announcement of the venue for 2013. Santa Anita in California was chosen to host the event and this will be the fourth time that the course has held the Breeders Cup in six years. It is clearly a popular location and none of the horses, riders or spectators would have been complaining about the decision. This could lead to a familiarity with the ground and a preference for the surface that may suit previous winners.
The culmination of a memorable weekend comes with the final race, The Classic with an amazing five million US Dollars on offer for the winner. Among the front runners to take this race in 2012 was Game On Dude, who had a truly impressive set of victories leading up to the event.
The five year old is no stranger to Santa Anita either, having won the Handicap here in 2011 and Game on Dude will head the markets as the horse to beat ahead of the Breeders Cup Classic. Behind the clear favourite are a host of challengers including Royal Delta, Flat Out and Dullahan. Providing that they stay in form and clear of injury, any of these horses could stand a chance of making an impact in 2013 so it is worth looking ahead for some very early ante post prices.
Elsewhere on the card, other races in the programme may not be so widely available as far as betting is concerned. The weekend`s action starts with the Juvenile Sprint, followed by the Marathon, a test of endurance for horse and rider over a challenging one and three quarter miles.
The Breeders Cup is a very diverse set of races for horses of all ages and it features sprints and longer distance events throughout. If you are unable to find odds on a widespread basis then you could maybe even consider a trip to the event itself.
As for finding tips and pointers towards likely winners, it can pay to study horses that have taken part in the Breeders Cup in the past and are therefore capable of success on the big occasions. Game on Dude is a prime example of that theory and a horse that can be so successful in the past is always destined to do well in future, high profile events.
As with all horse races anywhere in the world, research is going to be vital at the Breeders Cup if you are going to stand any chance of making a profit. Check previous form, particularly at this Santa Anita course, whilst studying www.freeracingtips.co.uk and your Breeders Cup weekend could be an extremely profitable one.