2022 has seen a number of great thoroughbreds who have proven their talents and skills in some of the biggest horse races in the US. And for one last time, these contenders will race in the year’s final big horse race event: the Breeders’ Cup. One of the wealthiest thoroughbred races in the country, it’s an anticipated event by enthusiasts and bettors.
Planning to bet on the Breeders’ Cup but still unsure how and who to bet on? Here are ways to pick your winning horse and bet on said race.
How to Decide Your Winning Horse
Selecting your horse is no easy task if you bet to win. However, here are some tips you can do to select a horse likely to get you your win.
Study the Odds
The odds are your cheat sheet when you bet. It is where you can find the list of competitors and how much it costs for you to bet and win on them. It also indicates which competitors are regarded as the most and least likely to finish first place. In other words, the top picks for 2022 breeders cup are essentially in the odds.
While the horses regarded as the favorites do not necessarily always win, the thought put into making the odds is significant as this is based on several factors such as racing history, handlers, and more.
Whether or not you want to base who you want to bet on based on the odds, you must check the odds from time to time, as they can be subject to change. This could affect how much you want to wager and how much you could receive should you win.
Study the Competitors
If you want to see which thoroughbred can win for yourself, you can always look at the contenders yourself. You can consider several things, like the horses’ lineage, trainers, jockeys, and history in racing. Typically, those things show their abilities and what they can prove to the racetrack.
How to Bet on the Breeders’ Cup
Nowadays, there are three ways to bet on horse races. You can bet on the venue booths, a traditional sportsbook, or an online sportsbook.
Bet Through the Booths
You can bet on the venue if you plan on getting tickets for the Breeders’ Cup. Some booths offer bets, providing the usual betting types such as straight and exotic bets.
Decide on what race, type, and a contender to bet on, and go to the booth. Tell the bookmaker what bet you are going for, the contender or contenders you are betting for, and how much you will bet. Once you give the money, you will be given a slip confirming your wager.
Hold on to the slip until the race is over, and if you win your bet, return to the booth to claim your prize.
Bet Through Sportsbooks
A sportsbook is a place where people can enjoy watching and betting on specific sports games. Sportsbooks can vary depending on what sport and what event they have. Furthermore, there are a limited number of states where they can legally operate. So make sure you pick the right one for a good betting experience.
There are two types of sportsbooks: traditional sportsbooks and online sportsbooks.
Traditional sportsbooks refer to where you can place a bet, watch the event -in this case, the Breeders’ Cup- and do so with fellow fans. Placing a bet in a traditional sportsbook is nearly the same as betting at the booth. This is a good option if you can’t go to the venue.
The thing with sportsbooks is that they assign ID numbers to the sports events or games available. So look for the ID on the event or the specific race. You may also look for a betting sheet, a guide that displays the current events and the bets they offer.
When you have decided what and who to bet, you can line up, approach the staff in charge of placing your bet, and inform them of your bet. Mention the ID and the necessary details. Once you have paid your wager, you will receive your receipt. You can now find a seat, look for a monitor broadcasting the Breeders’ Cup, and enjoy the race.
If you win your bet, you may approach the same area where you placed your bet to get your winnings in cash.
Online sportsbooks work differently. This is an excellent option if you want to watch and bet on the races at home. You can even use it at the venue, skipping the long lines to the booth. All you have to do is create an account, deposit the money you want to use for betting, look for the specific event and race, look at the available wagers, and then place your bets.
If you win your bet, the money will be deposited into your account for you to withdraw anytime.
With the Breeders’ Cup 2022 coming close, always stick around for updates like the complete roster, predictions, and odds. Planning is key to a smooth and hassle-free bet. Moreover, remember to have fun!