Breeders' Cup Best Bets and Live Long Shots

By Jen Perkins

Posted: November 03, 6:05 PM

Del Mar

November 04 2017

2:49 PM

Grab your Del Mar-garitas and settle in for two days of the Breeders' Cup World Championships! Our resident team of handicappers has spent too much time handicapping the races so you don't have to. Check out our top picks below for each race, plus a price horse just in case you think we didn't take enough of a stand (but trust me, we did).


Each contributor has offered their thoughts on every race, so if you want know why we landed where we did, visit each 'capper's page:


Josh Pearl, Bias Handicapper who meticulously records notes on each prep race

Jen Perkins, Trip Handicapper who relies on her Ragozin decoder ring

Dave Molinaro, Jockey Handicapper with an ear for the Del Mar workout chatter




Race 6 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Dave: Rushing Fall
Jen: Happily
Josh: Happily
Longshot: Moon Dash


Race 7 – The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Dave: Cupid
Jen: Mor Spirit
Josh: Sharp Azteca
Longshot: Iron Fist


Race 8 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Dave: Catholic Boy
Jen: Voting Control
Josh: Beckford
Longshot: Sands of Mali


Race 9 – The Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Dave: Forever Unbridled
Jen: Forever Unbridled
Josh: Abel Tasman
Longshot: Champagne Room



Race 4 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Dave: Moonshine Memories
Jen: Moonshine Memories
Josh: Princess Warrior
Longshot: Princess Warrior


Race 5 – The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Dave: Richard’s Boy
Jen: Pure Sensation
Josh: Lady Aurelia
Longshot: Hogy


Race 6 – The Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Dave: Skye Diamonds
Jen: Unique Bella
Josh: Paulasilverlining
Longshot: Ami’s Mesa


Race 7 – The Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf

Dave: Ladi Eli
Jen: Cambodia
Josh: Wuheida
Longshot: Wuheida


Race 8 – The Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Dave: Takaful
Jen: Drefong
Josh: Roy H
Longshot: Whitmore


Race 9 – The Breeders’ Cup Mile

Dave: Suedois
Jen: Suedois
Josh: Roly Poly
Longshot: Ballagh Rocks


Race 10 – The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Dave: Free Drop Billy
Jen: The Tabulator
Josh: Free Drop Billy
Longshot: Hollywood Star


Race 11 – The Breeders’ Cup Turf

Dave: Beach Patrol
Jen: Beach Patrol
Josh: Highland Reel
Longshot: Itsinthepost


Race 12 – The Breeders’ Cup Classic

Dave: War Story
Jen: Gun Runner
Josh: Arrogate
Longshot: Churchill