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2008 Breeders' Cup odds: Breeders Cup Classic Odds

 Just a couple of days away from the start of the 2008 Breeders' Cup races, we will begin our betting odds preview with the contenders and favorites for the 2008 Breeders Cup Classic. You will find the odds on the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic in the next paragraph, but first, let's look at the race and give more information for those new to horse racing betting.

 The Breeders' Cup is a two-day event with multiple Grade I thoroughbred horse races and the location of the Breeders' Cup Championship changes yearly, although except in 1996, all races have been held in the United States. In 2008 the Breeders Cup Classic will take part at Santa Anita on October 25th. Total of 14 different races take place as part of the Breeders' Cup, although the most popular and often associated with the name of the event is the Breeders' Cup Classic, hence people often refer to the Classic race as just the Breeders Cup. The Breeders' Cup Classic is a Grade 1 Weight for Age thoroughbred horse race for 3 years old and older run at a distance of 1¼ miles (2012 meters) on dirt. The 4-year-olds and up will carry the weight of 126 pounds, while the 3-year-olds' weight will be 122 pounds. It's also interesting to note that the Breeders Cup Classic offers the second highest purse in the world, currently at $5 million. The only purse higher than the Breeders Cup Classic is the Dubai World Cup.

 And now that you have familiarized yourself with the Breeders Cup, it's time to look at the odds on the 2008 Breeders Cup Classic. As usual, the online racebooks are those with the best betting odds on the Classic and the rest of the 2008 Breeders Cup races. For our 2008 Breeders' Cup odds we have selected the popular online bookmaker BodogLife (official website), due to the competitive odds and the solid reputation this sportsbook has with the horse race bettors all over the world. Without wasting any more time, we jump to the odds where we find our old friend Curlin listed as the ultimate favorite to win the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic with odds 13/8. Curlin, foaled March 25, 2004 in Kentucky, is the last year's winner of the Breeders Cup Classic and currently the top money earner in the U.S. with over $10 million. In addition to the last year's Breeders' Cup victory, Curlin also won the 2007 Preakness Stakes and the 2008 Dubai World Cup. You can read more about Curlin by visiting our home page.

 To illustrate the dominance of Curlin in the eyes of the bookmakers - the closest odds to his for the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classics are at 8/1! Another familiar competitor, Casino Drive, along with Tiago, Raven's Pass, Henrythenavigator and Go Between share odds to win the 2008 Breeders Cup Classic at 8/1. Smooth Air is currently the ultimate Breeders Cup underdog with 50/1 odds on winning this Saturday. Here is the complete list of odds on the 2008 Breeders' Cup Classic, as posted by BodogLife:

Go Between - 8/1

Casino Drive - 8/1

Tiago - 25/1

Duke Of Marmalade - 8/1

Henrythenavigator - 8/1

Smooth Air - 50/1

Student Council - 16/1

Raven's Pass - 8/1

Curlin - 13/8

Fairbanks - 25/1

Colonel John - 10/1

Champs Elysees - 25/1

 Visit the bookmaker to see more odds on the Breeders Cup Classic or to place your wagers.

 Published on 10/23/2008

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