The 2020 Kentucky Derby provided one of the most thrilling races in recent memory as the Bob Baffert trained Authentic failed to allow Derby favorite Tiz the Law to get by. Make sure your players know you’re offering Breeders’ Cup betting odds on the rematch.
Due to the coronavirus pandemic, Churchill Downs changed the dates of the 2020 Kentucky Derby from the first Saturday in May to the first Saturday in September. Although horses lined up to run for the roses on September 5, well after spring, the race had plenty of drama.
Professional horseplayers and thoroughbred historians believed the favorite, Tiz the Law, was one of the greatest three-year-olds to ever run. The Law had already taken both the Belmont Stakes, this at 1 1/8 miles, and the Travers Stakes at Saratoga, so respected that horse racing fans call it the Midsummer Derby.
At the top of the stretch at Churchill Downs on September 5, Tiz the Law appeared to be in prime position to overtake front running Authentic. But Authentic, trained by Bob Baffert, wouldn’t let the Travers winner past him.
Most thought the rematch might happen in the Preakness Stakes. Barclay Tagg, Tiz the Law’s trainer, decided to hold his pony out of the Preakness and prepare the Law for the BC Classic on November 7. That event is a couple of weeks away, which gives sports betting software agents plenty of time to offer odds on Breeders’ Cup betting.
Tiz the Law second choice, Authentic third to win
Neither Tiz the Law nor Authentic is favored to win the Classic. Bob Baffert trains the favorite, Improbable. If pay per head agents wish to score profit on Breeders’ Cup wagering, they must promote the Classic and they must promote both Tiz the Law and Authentic.
Right now, the Law and Authentic are the two most popular horses in the world. Just the chance that the pair could reproduce the stirring Kentucky Derby stretch drive makes the pair a bookie software agent’s best chance at scoring big profit on the Breeders’ Cup Classic.
If you do promote wagering on the final race at Breeders’ Cup 2020, name drop Bob Baffert. The former Nogales, Arizona resident is the greatest trainer in U.S. thoroughbred racing history.
Not only has Baffert won six Kentucky Derbies, seven Preakness Stakes, and three Belmont Stakes, he’s also won a total of fifteen Breeders’ Cup races. Baffert won three straight Breeders’ Cup Classics, 2014 with Bayern, 2015 with American Pharoah, and 2016 with Arrogate.
2020 Breeders Cup a Two-Day Event
The 2020 Breeders’ Cup takes place over two days, Friday, November 6 and Saturday, November 7, at Keeneland Racecourse in Lexington, Kentucky. On Friday, November 6, Keeneland runs five BC races for 2-year-old equines.
- Juvenile Turf Sprint
- Juvenile Turf
- Juvenile Fillies
- Juvenile Fillies Turf
The big racing day is Saturday. On November 7, Keeneland runs nine Breeders Cup races.
- Filly & Mare Sprint
- Turf Sprint
- Dirt Mile
- Filly & Mare Turf
- Mile (over turf)
Any bookmakers hoping to promote Breeders’ Cup wagering should concentrate their efforts on the Dirt Mile, the Sprint, the Mile, the Distaff, the Turf, and, like we wrote above, the Classic. Why those races? War of Will, last year’s Preakness winner runs in the Dirt Mile, and the Sprint is always a popular race that attracts significant horse race betting action.
Year in and year out, the Mile over grass is the most difficult race to handicap. The Mile attracts money just because it’s so difficult for players to hit. This year’s Distaff is likely to see a battle between the 2020 Preakness winner Swiss Skydiver and top-rated Monomoy Girl.
Europeans often send their best to run in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The U.S.’s best hope for a BC Turf win is the Richard Mandella trained United.
How to Manage Breeders’ Cup Horse Racing Wagers
BossAction bookies can’t use their layoff account on horse bets. The best course of action is to shut off BC Classic future wagering. Then, once you’ve done that, set up the following in your racebook.
1 – Set max betting limits – A winning horse bet on a longshot could bury your horse racing book and your sportsbook.
2 – Set max payout limits – Let your players know that the most they can win on a single race is up to you. Setting payout limits also protects players. You can’t afford to pay out a race with a $20,000 superfecta. So, tell your players how much you can pay out on a single race.
3 – Don’t offer vertical wagers – Take vertical wagers, Pick 3, Pick 4, Daily Double, and the Pick 6, off the board.
Ready your race book for the 2020 Breeders Cup
The biggest two-days in horse racing are here. Make sure players call bookie agents like you. If you have yet to sign-up with BossAction, do so soon.
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