2017 Breeders’ Cup Betting Promotions and Odds

The richest horse race in North America each year is not the Preakness Stakes nor is it the Belmont Stakes. Nor is it even the Kentucky Derby itself. This weekend, the biggest horse the USA happens at Del Mar in San Diego as a part of the 2017 Breeders’ Cup.

Between 13 events spread across two days of Grade I racing, $28 million in purses are up for grabs in total. The action begins tomorrow evening with the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf at 5:25 PM ET / 9:25 PM GMT. The following races Friday and Saturday will all build up to the Main Event: the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic.

Best Betting Sites for the Breeders’ Cup

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The 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic goes off at 8:25 PM ET / 12:25 AM GMT as the thirteenth race of the meet. Sites that offer horse racing betting are gearing up for the festivities with odds available for every race and a whole range of Breeders’ Cup promotions designed to reward punters for participating in the biggest North American horse racing event of the year.

In today’s post, I’ll be discussing the outright betting odds, comparing the top bookmakers for betting on the Breeders’ Cup online and outlining the best promotions. Consider this your getting started guide to bet on the 2017 Breeders’ Cup.

Schedule of Events

Saturday evening’s Breeders’ Cup Classic is soaking up most of the attention, but a dozen other races will take place before we even get to the Classic. Betting opportunities abound this weekend with the full schedule of events as follows:

(Favourite: Morning Line Odds)
(ET / GMT)
Juvenile Fillies Turf
(Rushing Fall: 7-2)
$1,000,0001 Mile
5:25 PM / 9:25 PM
Las Vegas Dirt Mile
(Mor Spirit: 3-1)
$1,000,0001 Mile
6:05 PM / 10:05 PM
Juvenile Turf
(Masar: 9-2)
$1,000,0001 Mile
6:50 PM / 10:50 PM
Longines Distaff
(Stellar Wind: 5-2)
$2,000,0001 1/8 Miles
7:35 PM / 11:35 PM
Juvenile Fillies
(Moonshine Memories: 7-2)
$2,000,0001 1/16 Miles
3:00 PM / 7:00 PM
Turf Sprint
(Lady Aurelia: 5-2)
$1,000,0005 Furlongs
3:37 PM / 7:37 PM
Filly & Mare Sprint
(Unique Bella: 9-5)
$1,000,0007 Furlongs
4:14 PM / 8:14 PM
Filly & Mare Turf
(Lady Eli: 5-2)
$2,000,0001 1/8 Miles
5:00 PM / 9:00 PM
TwinSpires Sprint
(Drefong: 5-2)
$1,500,0006 Furlongs
5:37 PM / 9:37 PM
Breeders' Cup Mile
(Ribchester: 7-2)
$2,000,0001 Mile
6:19 PM / 10:19 PM
Sentient Jet Juvenile
(Bolt d'Oro: 9-5)
$2,000,0001 1/6 Miles
6:58 PM / 10:58 PM
Longines Turf
(Ulysses: 7-2)
$4,000,0001 1/2 Miles
7:37 PM / 11:37 PM
Breeders' Cup Classic
(Gun Runner: 9-5)
$6,000,0001 1/4 Miles
8:35 PM / 12:35 AM

Breeders’ Cup Classic Fixed Odds Prices

International betting sites are now taking early bets on every horse involved in every race through the Breeders’ Cup meet. You can take these prices now to guarantee your payout amount.

Here’s how the Breeders’ Cup Classic odds compare across three major international betting sites:

 Racebets OddsComeOnWilliam Hill
Gun Runner7/42/115/8
West Coast11/211/211/2
War Decree33/133/133/1
Win The Space100/180/166/1
War Story100/1100/1100/1

We also have odds from offshore betting sites that serve US customers. We strongly recommend sticking with BetAmerica and TwinSpires because they are licensed and headquartered in the USA, but you can also use the following offshore bookmakers to get fixed odds prices early:

Gun Runner7/49/5
West Coast6/111/2
War Decree50/133/1
Win The Space100/166/1
War Story100/166/1

Morning Line Odds in the US

For those who do not bet on horse racing often, keep in mind the morning line odds are merely the projections of an on-track oddsmaker. When you bet on horses in the US, the actual payout odds are ultimately determined by the betting action of the public in general. That’s the nature of parimutuel betting in which all bets taken are pooled together and payouts generated by disseminating that money back out to the winning tickets.

What this means is these odds are probably pretty close to what you’ll get, but nobody knows for sure until the race goes off.

If you live outside the United States, you can bet into the parimutuel pool as well. However, you can also take the early odds to lock your price into place. Here are the morning line odds according to BreedersCup.com:

  1. Arrogate: 2-1
  2. War Decree: 30-1
  3. Win The Space: 30-1
  4. War Story: 30-1
  5. Gun Runner: 9-5
  6. Mubtaahij: 12-1
  7. Churchill: 15-1
  8. West Coast: 6-1
  9. Pavel: 20-1
  10. Collected: 6-1

Breeders’ Cup Promotions for International Punters

The Breeders’ Cup is a distinctly American tradition, but the track is open for betting to punters around the world. Many betting sites are now taking bets on the races as well as offering promotions for betting on this weekend’s runners. Below are some of the best promos open to customers living outside the USA.

Racebets.com: 100% up to £50 for New Customers

18+ only, T&Cs apply

New Racebets.com customers qualify for a 100% bonus worth up to £50 added to their first deposit. To claim this bonus, sign up for an account at Racebets.com and then play through your deposit one time (place a total sum of wagers equal to your deposit amount). After that, go to the bonus section inside your account and enter the bonus code WELCOME.

Doing so will activate the bonus money, which you can then use to place bets courtesy of Racebets.com. This bonus comes with a 5x rollover and is open to customers in Australia, Austria, Finland, Germany, India, Ireland, Japan, Malta, Mauritius, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK.

Claim your welcome bonus today at:


William Hill: Bet £10 Get £30

18+ only, T&Cs apply

William Hill will give you £30 worth of free bets when you sign up for an account with the bonus code C30. After you register an account with William Hill, make a deposit and place your first bet of £/€10 or more at odds greater than 1/2 (1.5) or claim this offer.

In return, William Hill will give you three £10 bets with no rollover requirements at all. The important thing to know for this promo are that it is only open to residents of the UK, Ireland, Jersey, Guernsey and Isle of Man using GBP/EUR. Also note that this offer does not extend to first deposits made with Skrill, Neteller, Envoy or PaySafe.

Claim your free bets today at:


ComeOn.com: Bet £10, Get £10

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New customers from the UK can visit ComeOn.com to get a £10 free bet. After you register an account, make a deposit of £10 or more and then place a bet of £10 or more at minimum odds of 1.8 on any race or sports market.

ComeOn will then give you a £10 free bet that you can use to bet on any event you want. The free bet token must be used within 30 days and the token itself cannot be cashed out.

Get your free bet token at:


Betfair: Back A Winner; Get A Free Bet

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This offer for customers in the UK and Ireland makes winning at Del Mar even sweeter. If you place a single bet on any horse in any Breeders’ Cup race at odds of 3/1 or greater and your horse WINS, Betfair will give you an additional free bet of equal value (up to £25).

Betfair: New Customers Get up to £100 in Free Bets

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If you live in the UK or Ireland and sign up for a new account using the promo code ZBBC01, Betfair will give you up to £100 in free bets. Whenever you place five £10 (or greater) bets at minimum odds of 1/2, Betfair will give you a £20 free bet. You can repeat this process up to 5 times for a total of £100 in free bets.

Note that each free bet is awarded after your qualifying bets have settled. Bets placed on the same selection or market do not qualify. Also note that this offer does not extend to new customers who deposit with Skrill or Neteller.

Claim either or both Betfair promotions at:


Betting Promotions for Gamblers in the USA

Of all the US-friendly betting sites accepting Breeders’ Cup bets this year, TwinSpires has the most promotions related specifically to this weekend’s races. Other sportsbooks also offer basic welcome bonuses to new players, and I will describe those as well. Overall, though, TwinSpires is your best bet from a promotions point of view.

TwinSpires: New Customer Bonus: Get up to $100

18+ only / 21+ in Washington, T&Cs apply

If you don’t already have an account at TwinSpires, you can claim up to $100 in extra cash as a new customer. First, visit TwinSpires.com and click the “join now” button to sign up for an account. On the registration page, use the promo code NP100 to claim your bonus.

After you have an account, you can make a deposit and begin placing wagers to release your bonus money. TwinSpires will drop $20 in your account every time you reach $100 worth of total wagers. In total, you can earn up to $100 in bonus money if you place a total of $500 worth of wagers over your first 30 days as a new customer.

  1. Visit TwinSpires.com
  2. Register for an account
  3. Insert the bonus code NP100 when asked
  4. Bet on races to release your bonus in $20 increments

TwinSpires: Breeders’ Cup Bet Back

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TwinSpires is offering to pay your Win bet back (up to $5) on all 2017 Breeders’ Cup races Friday through Saturday. If your Win horse comes in second and you qualify, TwinSpires will give your money back.

You can qualify for the promotion by visiting the TwinSpires promotions page and choosing “claim now.” Then, place bets on at least five separate races on Friday and/or Saturday to qualify for that day.

Now, make a $5 Win bet on a single horse or entry in Breeders’ Cup races. Your first Win bet on each race will qualify for a refund if your pick comes in second.

This offer gets even better if you bet at least $250 on Friday or Saturday. If you bet at least $250 on Friday or Saturday across five separate races, TwinSpires will pay back your first $5 Win bet on each race if your pick comes in second OR third.

TwinSpire: Breeders’ Cup Special: $10 No Deposit Bonus for New Customers

18+ only / 21+ in Washington, T&Cs apply

If you sign up for an account at TwinSpires this week and use the promo code BC10, TwinSpires will drop $10 in your account with no deposit necessary. Getting your $10 is as simple as signing up for an account and using the promo code BC10 on the registration page when asked.

Using this promo code does not exclude you from the normal $100 bonus for new customers. You are welcome to claim both bonuses. After you receive your $10 free, you can still earn $100 in additional bonus money by wagering at least $500 on races during your first 30 days as a customer.

Claim any or all of these TwinSpires promotions at:


BetAmerica: 100% up to $100 for New Customers

18+ only / 21+ in Washington T&Cs apply

Anyone who does not already have an account at BetAmerica can sign up this week to get up to $100 in bonus cash. All you need to do is sign up for an account and make a deposit. BetAmerica will match your first deposit for up to $100 in bonus cash.

The bonus money will then be released to your withdrawable balance at a rate of 10% the value of each bet placed. For example, a $10 bet will release $1 of bonus money and a $50 bet will release $5 in bonus money. You have 30 days to release as much of the bonus money as possible.

Claim your BetAmerica bonus at:


Bovada: Up to $250 New Customer Bonus

18+ only, T&Cs apply

Sign up for a new account at Bovada and then log in to your account to claim it. After you do that, Bovada will match your first deposit 50% for up to $250 in bonus cash. For example, a $500 deposit will get you $250 in bonus funds.

This bonus comes with a 5x rollover in the racebook or sportsbook and 30x in the casino. What this means is you need to place a total sum of bets equal to 5 times the bonus + deposit amount before withdrawing. In other words, just claim your bonus and then go bet on horses or sports like normal. As you do so, Bovada will release the bonus funds to your withdrawable account.

Bovada: Up to $500 with Bitcoin

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Bitcoin enthusiasts get an extra special welcome bonus at Bovada. Use the bonus code BVSBITCOIN50 to get an extra 50% added to your first deposit amount when funding your account with Bitcoin. This bonus also comes with a 5x rollover in sports, 5x in horses and 30x in the casino.

Select the Bovada bonus of your choice at:


Intertops: Up to $1,000 for New Customers

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Intertops allows all new customers to choose from one of four different deposit bonuses. When you sign up for an account, use one of the following bonus codes to select your bonus and Intertops will match your first deposit with bonus funds.

  • ROOKIE200: Use the promo code ROOKIE200 to get a 200% bonus for up to $50 extra. The bonus and deposit amount must be rolled over 8x at minimum odds of -200 (1.5) before withdrawing. A max of $50 for every bet counts towards the rollover.
  • ROOKIE100: Use the promo code ROOKIE100 to get a 100% up to $200 bonus. This one comes with a 6x rollover and a max of $100 for each bet counts towards the rollover.
  • ROOKIE50: Use the promo code ROOKIE50 to get a 50% up to $200 bonus. This bonus has a 4x rollover and a max of $200 for each bet counts towards the rollover.
  • ROOKIEBTC: And the biggest bonus of all is strictly for Bitcoin users in the USA and Canada. If you deposit with Bitcoin and use the bonus code ROOKIEBTC, Intertops will match your first deposit 100% for up to $1,000 extra. This one has an 8x rollover with a maximum of $1,000 of every bet counting towards the rollover.

Claim your Intertops bonus at: