Editor's Note--The Breeders Cup is like the Super Bowl for horse racing. It is also like the Super Bowl in that the venue where the event is held changes almost every year. Not this year. But most years. Like in 2015 they will have it at Keeneland in Kentucky, before it comes back to Santa Anita in California in 2016, and Del Mar in lovely San Diego, California in 2017. One of the times when they had it in Santa Anita, I won so much money that the OTB I was in didn't have enough money to pay me, and asked me to come back on Monday when the armored car with cash would arrive. As Michael said to Kay in the Godfather, "that's a true story Kay". Some of you were there next to me when this happened. And you know who I owe this all to? You're damn right!! BigDick!! Goooooooooooooo!!--R.B.
Oh Richie, not many will forget that day. We kinda like that trainer Richard Mandella set the record for most wins by a trainer on a Breeders Cup day that day with 4.Of which we were on all 4. As well as others. As well as exactas, trifectas, and superfectas. We personally enjoyed the faces of the people in that downstairs OTB room when the nice man with the suit on, asked (begged?!) if it was ok if you came back Monday to collect the rest of your loot! Well enough with the past. Let's get down to the future. And it is NOW....
There are 4 races today that are Breeders Cup events. The 6th thru the 9th at Santa Anita. The 6th race Post Time is 2:25pm Pacific which is 5:25 pm Eastern. If any of those little buggers keep ringing your bell for candy during these races, throw it at them, or tell them to wait a minute and a half or so. And awaaaaaaaay we go:
RACE 6 JUVENILE TURF--Not the strongest crew ever assembled for this race. 2 wins and 2 seconds in 4 tries with #3 LUCK OF THE KITTEN with an 8-1 morning line has us happy. Put him in an exacta box with #6 CONQUEST TYPHOON, a Canadian shipper at 12-1. Put them both in a trifecta box with #16 PAPACOOLPAPACOOL if #16 gets into the race, and he's 30-1! Good times.
RACE 7 DIRT MILE--It's hard to look past the well deserved favorite #1 GOLDENCENTS. Won this event last year. The price is tight at 6-5 so lets put an exacta and tri box of #1- #4 PANTS ON FIRE (8-1) and #8 FED BIZ (7-2). Hey sometimes the favorites come in but this will still pay well.
RACE 8 JUVENILE FILLIES TURF--East Coast Invaders Race! #5 ISABELLA SINGS (12-1) with #11 CONQUEST HARLANATE (10-1) in an exacta box in this wild and crazy race. Throw a #3 SUNSET GLOW (7-2) #5-#11 tri box if you are feeling special.
RACE 9 DISTAFF--We love BILLY MOTT the trainer. We love JOEL ROSARIO the jockey. We love #11 CLOSE HATCHES (3-1) who came in 2nd in this event last year. Also put her in with #4 BELLE GALLANTEY (6-1) in an exacta box.
So that's all for Friday. Now onto Saturday where we have races 4-12 at Santa Anita as Breeders Cup Races. Due to space and time constraints we will mostly just be putting numbers and wager types. For further analysis, you can try and chat with Big D via the company email email@example.com and he will see if in between lobster dishes and champagne goblets, he can get back to you. FYI the 4th race at Santa Anita begins the Breeders Cup Races Saturday and that will be at 12:05pm Pacific and 3:05 pm Eastern. 8:05 pm in some of Europe.
RACE 4 JUVENILE FILLIES--#2-#4 Exacta Box
RACE 5 FILLY AND MARE TURF--#7-#8-#9 Exacta and Trifecta Box. You want to put trainers Billy Mott, Christophe Clement, and Jerry Hollendorfer each at close to 20-1 odds bookmaker? Fine by BigDick
RACE 6 FILLY AND MARE SPRINT--#6-#7-#8 Exacta and Trifecta Box
RACE 7 TURF SPRINT--#1-#3 Exacta Box. #1-#3-#16 trifecta box.
RACE 8 JUVENILE--#1-#5-#7-#11 Exacta, Tri, Super Box. Ahem, boooooooombs away. As in longshots.
RACE 9 TURF--#12-#13 exacta Box. #13 BIG JOHN B is a local horse, with a local trainer, and a hall of fame jockey. And 20-1. Hiya.
RACE 10 SPRINT--#6-#7 Exacta Box. #5-#6-#7 Trifecta Box.
RACE 11 MILE--#10-#13 Exacta Box. #2-#10-#13 Trifecta Box. And in the late daily double #10 SUMMER FRONT (30-1) with #10.....which leads us too.....
RACE 12 CLASSIC--The REAL horse race in America, not that other "stuff" they have in the summer. $5mm bones in prize money. What does the Kentucky Derby have? $2mm. Howya doin?!? The most sneaky of this whole lot is the #10 FOOTBRIDGE. Always winning or near it. Jockey BEJARANO who is a master at this track. FOOTBRIDGE loves Santa Anita. Owned by Godolphin Stables. The Arabian Sheiks baby. You think this horse has some bloodlines? Yes he do. Street Cry the daddy. Oh did we mention he is 30-1? We just did. We have him on top in our upset special. It's hard to ignore #6 SHARED BELIEF who has won 7 of 7. Our boy TONALIST #11 is a fancy sort at 5-1, and #1 PRAYER FOR RELIEF at 30-1 has every chance to pick up some pieces for the exotic wagering.
Our happy recap for the CLASSIC? #10 FOOTBRIDGE to win. #6 SHARED BELIEF - #10 exacta box. #6-#10-#11 TONALIST trifecta box. #1 PRAYER FOR RELIEF - #6 - #10 - #11 Superfecta box!
There are no guarantees in any horse investing of course, but wouldn't it look real nice THIS Saturday, the way this clip looked to all of us at that NYC OTB that one fall Saturday not too long ago? You know where right after this race they told Richie B he had won all of them money and to come back Monday? Pun intended this race ended a PLEASANTLY PERFECT day. Here's to this year!Yes, yes, y'all.
As a famous horseman said, "May the Horse Be With You...." Good luck and god bless.