2016 Breeders’ Cup Quick Links
By Dana Byerly, Hello Race Fans Co-founder
Last updated on 11/1
The Breeders’ Cup is almost upon us!
Let’s face it, there’s no shortage of Breeders’ Cup coverage and it can be hard to separate the signal from the noise. In order help you make the most of your 2016 Breeders’ Cup preparations we’ve collected a few useful resources. We’ll add more links as we find them.
Official race order and wagering menu
Wager types, minimum amounts for each wager, pool guarantees and post times. Let’s hear it for dime supers and $.50 trifectas, pick 3/4/5!
TV and Broadcast Schedule
There’s plenty of coverage on NBC, NBC Sports Network and starting on Monday October 31 you can catch Breakfast at the Breeders’ Cup at breederscup.com.
Watch Contender Replays
The official Breeders’ Cup Challenge Schedule page has links to all available prep race replays. You can also view them at YouTube where they are organized as playlists by Breeders’ Cup race (e.g., watch all the challenge races for the Classic).
Be sure to check out our primer on how to get the most out of watching replays.
Watch Contender Workouts
TVG has collected some workouts in a handy playlist:
Use the menu in the upper right to navigate to any workout in the list, or watch them at YouTube.
You can watch live works from Santa Anita starting at 8:30 am ET at XBTV, but it really doesn’t get light enough to see what’s going on until around 10 pm ET. They also have Breeders’ Cup Works section on their site that’s a bit more up to date than TVG.
Keeneland has also been posting workouts (note, their 2016 Workouts playlist is not up to date, best to check out the full list of videos instead).
Watch DRF clocker Mike Welsch’s daily reports here
Be sure to check our primer on workouts.
How is the Surface Playing?
We’ll add any additional reports or comments as we find them.
Expect the track to speed up this week. Scraping the dirt back just like they did for #BC14 pic.twitter.com/2Ite6svmPa
— Bailey Gallison (@starting_gate) October 31, 2016
Gosden: Friends say Santa Anita turf course "riding like lightning." Skipping #BC16, focusing on #BC17: https://t.co/7tnbVe45kD
— Jessica Chapel (@railbird) October 19, 2016
Angles, Stats and Useful Tidbits
Andy Beyer and Steve Davidowitz Handicap the 2016 Breeders’ Cup new
Handicapping insights with a dash of hilarity from two handicapping luminaries.
Average Pick 4 Payout
Not a big pick 4 player? Big days with $.50 minimums are a great time to take shot.
BC Internationals new
Insightful profiles of each of the international runners by Kellie Reilly with links to replays.
A collection of angles for each race
Handicapper Scott Shapiro shares angles that he’s found productive for each Breeders’ Cup race.
A Deeper Dive Into Breeders’ Cup Multi-Race Wagering
Ed DeRosa of Twinspires takes a detailed look at how the multi-race exotic sequences have performed in the Breeders’ Cup
How have Breeders’ Cup favorites done at Santa Anita in the past?
A breakdown of how favorites have fared in Santa Anita Breeders’ Cup for each race.
What wins the Juvenile and Juvenile Fillies?
We dig through charts and lifetime past performances of winners to discover historical angles.
Useful Twitter Accounts
@BH_JBalan – Blood-Horse west coast correspondent shares plenty of on track insights
@BradFree1 – DRF California correspondent with plenty of the scene observations
@ClockersCorner – Images and times of workouts from Santa Anita
@DRFWelsh – DRF’s clocker with workout observations
@GallantFox1930 – Twinspires correspondent provides valuable insight on international contenders
@WatchXBTV – another way to follow BC works
@zoecadman – XBTV analyst provides additional workout observations
We’ll continue to add helpful links and information as we find them. We’ll also be publishing our annual Cheat Sheets for the Breeders’ Cup Classic next week!