2021 Breeders' Cup Betting Tips, Best Bookmakers & Free Bets

The Breeders' Cup is a two-day series of racing which features some of the best thoroughbreds from all around the world.

Held in November, the Breeders' Cup is targeted by the biggest stables and the Breeders' Cup Classic and Breeders' Cup Turf excite fans and punters alike.

Horses from all different backgrounds line up for the big prize money and it's a true celebration of the thoroughbred, which is what the founders of the Breeders' Cup were wanting.

In 1982, a group of thoroughbred breeders from Kentucky devised a plan to see which horse was the best in the world. 

This culminated in the Breeders' Cup being born and the hopes of racing in the US to be a global event was achieved.

The first running was in 1984 where there were seven premier races on the card and it has now evolved into a 13-race card over two days.

The destination changes from year-to-year but the likes of Del Mar, Churchill Downs and Santa Anita feature prominently.

With the lowest stake on offer being $1 million, the racing on offer for punters to bet on is top-quality and that's why it's quickly becoming one of the biggest racing festivals in the world.

2021 Breeders' Cup Card

9:50pm Juvenile Turf Sprint Grade 2 Turf 5f
10:30pm Netjets Juvenile Fillies Grade 1 Dirt 1m ½f 
11:10pm Juvenile Fillies Turf Grade 1 Turf 1m
11:50pm Breeders' Cup Juvenile Grade 1 Dirt 1m ½f 
12:30am Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Grade 1 Turf 1m

2021 Breeders' Cup Day One Tips

Day one of the Breeders' Cup showcases the best juvenile talents in the sport, with four fantastic Grade Ones and the Grade Two Juvenile Turf Sprint up for grabs.

2021 Breeders Cup Day Two Card

7:05pm Filly & Mares Sprint Grade 1 Dirt 7f
7:40pm Turf Sprint Grade 1 Turf 5f
8:19pm Dirt Mile Grade 1 Dirt 1m
8:59pm Filly & Mare Turf Grade 1 Turf 1m3f
9:38pm Breeders' Cup Sprint Grade 1 Dirt 6f
10:20pm Breeders' Cup Mile Grade 1 Turf 1m
11:00pm Breeders' Cup Distaff Grade 1 Dirt 1m1f
11:40pm Breeders Cup Turf Grade 1 Turf 1m4f
12:40pm Breeders' Cup Classic Grade 1 Dirt 1m2f

2021 Breeders' Cup Day Two Tips

When the final fields for the major races on Saturday at Keeneland have been confirmed, we'll publish our tips for day two of the Breeders' Cup.

Breeders' Cup Key Facts


Most Wins - Jockey

  • Mike Smith (26)
  • John Velazquez/Jerry Bailey (15)
  • Garrett Gomez (13)
  • Pat Day/Frankie Dettori (12)

Most Wins - Trainer

  • D. Wayne Lukas (20)
  • Bob Baffert (14)
  • Aidan O'Brien (12)
  • William Mott/Chad Brown (10)

Highest Earnings - Owner

  • Godolphin Racing ($15,061,735)
  • Juddmonte Farms ($13,485,820)
  • Magnier ($12,195,720)
  • Stronach Stables ($8,492,400)

Highest Earnings - Horse

  • Zenyatta ($4,680,000)
  • Tiznow ($4,560,400)
  • Mucho Macho Man ($3,650,000)
  • Goldikova ($3,508,000)

Breeders' Cup winners by country

  • United States (253)
  • Ireland (28)
  • Great Britain (18)
  • France (7)
  • Canada (6)
  • Argentina (5)
  • Germany (1)
  • Japan (1)