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The field races down the front stretch as we look at the best Breeders Cup odds
The field races down the front stretch during the Longines Breeders' Cup Classic during the 2022 Breeders' Cup at Keeneland Race Course on November 05, 2022 in Lexington, Kentucky. Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images via AFP.

The 40th edition of one of U.S. horse racing's crown jewels is fast approaching, and there is no shortage of intrigue in the weeks leading up to the big event as we look at the most up-to-date odds for the 2023 Breeders' Cup.

Thoroughbred horse racing's Triple Crown might generate the majority of viewership and betting action every year, but the Breeders' Cup has a long-standing reputation as one of the most popular racing competitions on the calendar – and horse racing betting sites are all over it.

The best sports betting apps are expected to have a healthy menu of Breeders' Cup betting options available to a willing and eager public ahead of the 14-race event, which carries a whopping $31 million in purses this year. Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA is the site of this year's Breeders' Cup slate, its first time hosting the event since 2019.

Here's a look at the latest odds (courtesy of bet365) for the main event of the November race card, the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Breeders' Cup Classic odds 2023

(Odds updated Oct. 4)

ArcangeloJena AntonucciTBD+350
Arabian KnightBob BaffertTBD+600
Geaux Rocket RideRichard MandellaTBD+700
Ushba TesoroNoboru TakagiTBD+900
White AbarrioRick DutrowTBD+1000
Bright FutureTodd PletcherTBD+1000
ForteTodd PletcherTBD+1200
ProxyMichael StidhamTBD+1200
Saudi CrownBrad CoxTBD+1200
PaddingtonAidan O'BrienTBD+1600
Angel of EmpireBrad CoxTBD+1600
MageGustavo DelgadoTBD+2000
DefundedBob BaffertTBD+2000
Derma SotogakeHidetaka OtonashiTBD+2000
Practical MoveTim YakteenTBD+2000
Slow Down AndyDoug O'NeillTBD+2000

Who is the 2023 Breeders' Cup Classic Favorite?

Arcangelo (+350 via bet365)

Javier Castellano sits atop Arcangelo as we look at the best Breeders
Javier Castellano sits atop Arcangelo prior to the 155th running of the Belmont Stakes at Belmont Park on June 10, 2023 in Elmont, New York. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFP

Belmont Stakes winner Arcangelo is the early favorite to add to his trophy case in Arcadia following an impressive showing at the Travers Stakes in August. That Arcangelo hadn't competed since June made it even more of a landmark victory for trainer Jena Antonucci, who became the first female trainer to win a Triple Crown race with her Belmont triumph.

Breeders' Cup Classic odds 2023: Contender

Ushba Tesoro (+900 at bet365)

Ushba Tesoro staged a thrilling come-from-behind victory at the Dubai World Cup in March, then promptly took the summer off. 

He returned on Sept. 27 to win a Group II event by a convincing 2 1/2-lengths at Funabashi in his final Breeders' Cup tune-up.

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Breeders' Cup Classic odds 2023: Long shot

White Abarrio (+1000 at bet365)

Recent form is a key metric in most betting markets, but it's particularly appealing in the horse racing world. White Abarrio is coming off a sensational showing at the Grade 1 Whitney in August, trouncing the field by more than six lengths.

With six victories in 14 career starts and a career-best 110 Beyer Speed rating in his latest win, White Abarrio is one to watch.

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Breeders' Cup Classic odds 2023: Fade

Forte (+1200 at bet365)

Equal parts talented and frustrating, Forte has been one of the most polarizing horses of 2023.

The Todd Pletcher trainee looked in peak form heading into the Travers Stakes but stumbled to a fourth-place finish in a muck-fest at Saratoga to send bettors into a tizzy. Interested in buying the dip? There might be value here but this is a very strong field, so I'm looking elsewhere.

Other Breeders' Cup Classic odds

The Breeders' Cup Classic is the main event of an action-packed weekend at Santa Anita Park, but with a whopping 14 races comprising the two-day competition, horse racing bettors have plenty of opportunities to build their bankroll.

Here's a look at the odds and favorites for two additional marquee Breeders' Cup races on the 2023 calendar: the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Turf.

Breeders' Cup Distaff odds 2023

(Odds updated Oct. 4)

NestTodd PletcherTBD+300
IdiomaticBrad CoxTBD+350
Adare ManorBob BaffertTBD+500
SocietySteven AsmussenTBD+800
Echo ZuluSteven AsmussenTBD+1000
Pretty MischievousBrendan WalshTBD+1000
ClairiereSteven AsmussenTBD+1000
RandomizedChad BrownTBD+1000
Secret OathD. Wayne LukasTBD+1200
Search ResultsChad BrownTBD+1200
Wet PaintBrad CoxTBD+1400
Pauline's PearlSteven AsmussenTBD+1600
Played HardPhilip BauerTBD+1600
Julia ShiningTodd Pletcher TBD+2000
FaizaBob BaffertTBD+2000

Breeders' Cup Distaff odds 2023: Favorite

Nest (+300 at bet365)

Sired by Curlin and guided by Pletcher, the four-year-old filly has both the lineage and the training to be a force. And with four victories in her previous six races – including a pair of Grade 1 triumphs – it's easy to see why Nest sits atop the odds ledger.

A third-place showing in her previous event in Saratoga wasn't ideal, but oddsmakers are banking on a strong rebound in the Spinster Stakes at Keeneland on Oct. 8. She'll face Idiomatic, the +350 second-choice in the antepost wagering.

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Breeders' Cup Turf odds 2023

(Odds updated Oct. 4)

Auguste RodinAidan O'BrienTBD+300
MostahdafJohn & Thady GosdenTBD+400
WestoverRalph BeckettTBD+500
Emily UpjohnJohn & Thady GosdenTBD+800
OnestoFabrice ChappetTBD+800
Bolshoi BalletAidan O'BrienTBD+1000
King of SteelRoger VarianTBD+1400
Adelaide RiverAidan O'BrienTBD+1400
ShahryarHideaki FujiwaraTBD+1400
Gold PhoenixPhil D'AmatoTBD+1600
Rebel's RomanceCharlie ApplebyTBD+1600
Up to the MarkTodd PletcherTBD+1600
HukumOwen BurrowsTBD+1600
Fantastic MoonFrau SteinbergTBD+1600
LuxembourgAidan O'BrienTBD+2000
Ottoman FleetCharles ApplebyTBD+2000

Breeders' Cup Turf odds 2023: Contender

Mostahdaf (+400 at bet365)

Jockey Jim Crowley rides Mostahdaf to win as we look at the best Breeders
Jockey Jim Crowley rides Mostahdaf to win the Prince Of Wales's Stakes race on the second day of the Royal Ascot horse racing meeting, in Ascot, west of London, on June 21, 2023.

Mostahdaf had a nearly flawless race in the G1 Juddmonte International in late August despite being navigated by replacement jockey Frankie Dettori after Jim Crowley was suspended. The John & Thady Gosden-trained five-year-old is surging with wins in three of his previous four races, and should be buoyed by having his regular jockey back in tow in California.

Recent Breeders' Cup Classic winners

YearWinnerTimeLocationPre-Race Odds
2021Knicks Go1:59.57Del Mar+250
2019Vino Rosso2:02.80Santa Anita+400
2018Accelerate2:02.93Churchill Downs+250
2017Gun Runner2:01.29Del Mar+200
2016Arrogate2:00.11Santa Anita+250
2015American Pharaoh2:00.07Keeneland-167
2014Bayern1:59.88Santa Anita+500
2013Mucho Macho Man2:00.72Santa Anita+500

Breeders' Cup 2023 info

  • Date: Nov. 3 and 4, 2023
  • Location: Santa Anita Park, Arcadia, CA
  • Purse: $31 million
  • TV: NBC, Peacock, USA Network, FanDuel TV

Breeders' Cup 2023 schedule

Friday, Nov. 3

Juvenile Turf Sprint2-year-oldsFive furlongsTurf
Juvenile2-year-olds1 1/6 milesDirt
Juvenile Fillies2-year-old fillies1 1/6 milesDirt
Juvenile Turf2-year-oldsOne mileTurf
Juvenile Fillies2-year-old filliesOne MileTurf

Saturday, Nov. 4

Filly & Mare Sprint3-year-old+ fillies and maresSeven FurlongsDirt
Filly & Mare Turf3-year-old+ fillies and mares1 1/4 milesTurf
Turf Sprint3-year-olds and upFive furlongsTurf
Dirt Mile3-year-olds and upOne mileDirt
Sprint3-year-olds and upSix furlongsDirt
Mile3-year-olds and upOne mileTurf
Distaff3-year-old+ fillies and mares1 1/8 milesDirt
Turf3-year-olds and up1 1/2 milesTurf
Classic3-year-olds and up1 1/4 milesDirt

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Breeders' Cup 2023 FAQs

Where can I bet on the Breeders' Cup 2023?

Americans can legally wager on horse racing in the following states, according to TwinSpires:  

When is the 2023 Breeders' Cup held?

The 2023 Breeders' will take place Friday, Nov. 4 and Saturday, Nov. 5.

Where is the 2023 Breeders' Cup held?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will take place at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.

Who won the 2022 Breeders' Cup Classic?

Morning line 3/5 favorite Flightline captured the Breeders' Cup Classic title in 2022, cruising to a dominant eight-length victory over Olympiad.

How are Breeders' Cup 2023 odds displayed?

While we've listed our Breeders' Cup odds in American format, you'll often see horse racing betting sites post odds presented as fractional; for example, an entry might be listed as a 3/1 favorite, or a 50/1 underdog. For those looking to convert fractional horse racing odds to American or decimal odds, you can use our free and handy odds converter!

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