Hronis Racing LLC’s Accelerate closed as the 3-1 favorite in the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #1, and Monomoy Stables LLC, The Elkstone Group and Bethlehem Stables LLC’s 3-year-old filly Monomoy Girl closed as 3-1 favorite in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager on Sunday evening in the first of three Future Wagering pools.
Both the Classic and Distaff Future Wager pools, which opened on Friday, Aug. 24 consisted of 23 unique wagering interests and one All Others wager for a total of 24 betting interests. “All Others” includes all Thoroughbreds other than the pool’s individual horses.
Complete Breeders’ Cup Future Wager results and information are available at www.BreedersCup.com/Future-Wagers
The second Breeders’ Cup Future Wager pools on the Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sire will open this Friday, Aug. 31 and close on Sept. 2 and also will consist of 23 unique wagering interests and one “All Others” wager for a total of 24 betting interests.
Accelerate, a winner of two Grade 1 races this year, including the Gold Cup at Santa Anita and a romping 12 ½ length score in the Pacific Classic, will return $8.20 on the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager should he win the Classic at Churchill Downs on Nov. 3. Accelerate opened at 4-1 in the Classic Future Wager on Friday.
Robert LaPenta, Madaket Stables, Sienna Farms and partners’ Catholic Boy, winner of Saturday’s Travers Stakes (G1), is listed second in the Classic Future wager, closing at 7-1 ($17.60) after opening at 50-1 on Friday. Catholic Boy is followed by Ralph M. Evans and Laura Evans’s 5-year-old gelding Diversify, back-to-back winner of the Suburban (G2) at Belmont Park and the Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, who closed at 10-1 ($23.80). The next highest betting interest was the “All Others” mutuel field, which closed at 11-1 ($24.60) after opening on Friday at 50-1. Gary and Mary West’s West Coast, idle since a second-place finish in the Dubai World Cup in March, is next at 12-1 ($26), followed by e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables’ Good Magic, who finished 9th of 10 horses as the Travers favorite, and closed at 13-1 (28.60).
In the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff Future Wager, China Horse Club International and Clearsky Farms’ 4-year-old filly Abel Tasman, winner of Saturday’s Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga, closed as the second choice in the pool at 3.3-1 for a return of $8.60 should she win the Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. Claiborne Farm and Adele Dilschneider’s 4-year-old Elate, runner up in the Personal Ensign, is next at 5.6-1 ($13.20) and is followed by Harold Lerner LLC, and Andrew Rosen and partners’ Eskimo Kisses, winner of the Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga, who closed at 12-1 (27.60).
The Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers enable fans to bet on possible contenders for select Breeders’ Cup World Championships races well in advance of the Nov. 2-3 event. Odds on horses in the pools could be more attractive than those available on the two days of Championship racing. The wager is a $2 minimum bet and a win wager only.
The third and final Future Wager pools, scheduled to open on Oct. 5 and close on Oct. 7, will consist of the Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager #2 and the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1).
Betting on all Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers will be offered at Churchill Downs tracks, via Twinspires.com and other advanced deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers, and off-track betting sites.
The Breeders’ Cup administers the Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s year-end Championships. The Breeders’ Cup also administers the Breeders’ Cup Challenge qualifying series, which provides automatic starting positions into the Championships races. The 2018 Breeders’ Cup World Championships, consisting of 14 races (13 Grade 1 events) with purses and awards totaling more than $30 million, will be held November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Ky., and will be televised live by the NBC Sports Group. Breeders’ Cup press releases appear on the Breeders’ Cup website, www.breederscup.com. You can also follow the Breeders’ Cup on social media platforms Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.