The 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships are two days away (November 2 and 3 at Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, California).
As we all know, horse racing is the ultimate gambling sport.
In other words, odds are no more important than in horse racing, and there are some great odds and races to bet on this weekend in Southern California.
Here are some of the most well-known and interesting horses to bet on this weekend.
Ron the Greek: 7-1 Odds
Ron the Greek is third on the list of "favorites." If he comes in third in this race it would be a great accomplishment.
Mucho Macho Man: 13-2 Odds
Mucho Macho Man comes in anywhere from 8-1 to 13-2 odds in this race, as of October 31. For a horse many are excited about, he is not even close to our favored horse.
Game On Dude: 7-4 Odds
According to Breeders' Cup Betting Directory, Game On Dude is either coming in at 7-4 or ultimately 2-1. Of the "favorites" in this race, Game On Dude has the odds with the lowest potential payout.
Merit Man: 6-4 Odds
Merit Man is not a prohibitive favorite in this race, but he is the favorite nonetheless.
Super Ninety Nine: 2-1 Odds
Most sports books have Super Ninety Nine listed at 2-1, though some list the horse at 7-4, or even 15-8.
Fame and Glory: 4-1 Odds
Some books have Fame and Glory as low as 9-2, while some come in at 7-2. Most are at 4-1.
Atigun: 4-1 Odds
Atigun is pretty much neck and neck with Fame and Glory. It really just depends on which book you're looking at. The two face the same odds, just in different places.
Worth Repeating: 6-1 Odds
Worth Repeating is behind the previous two horses, but not by much. This horse comes as close as 11-2 odds, but some places is 7-1.
Shackleford: 3-1 Odds
Shackleford comes in as low as 11-4, but across the board is 3-1 otherwise.
Emcee: 7-2 Odds
By and large, Emcee comes in at 7-2, though some go as low as 3-1. One actually has Emcee at 4-1.
Jersey Town: 7-2 Odds
Jersey Town, like Emcee, mostly comes in at 7-2. However, some books go 3-1 or 4-1.
Unbridled's Note: 9-2 Odds
Only one book has odds different to the 9-2 listed here. That book lists this horse at 4-1.
Bridgetown: 6-1 Odds
Some have Bridgetown at 7-1, and one even comes in at 8-1.
California Flag: 7-1 Odds
Just behind Bridgetown is California Flag, who is regularly 7-1 or 8-1.
This slide is different for one reason: Dullahan is one of the most well-known horses (and part of the title) yet comes in fifth in odds to win this race.
St. Nicholas Abbey—which has to be the coolest name for a horse ever—(3-1 Odds), Point of Entry (10-3), Shareta (between 7-2 and 5-1) and Trailblazer (between 6 and 7-1) all come in ahead of Dullahan.
Dullahan ranges anywhere from 8-1 to 12-1. Clearly this is a horse facing long odds, but has the potential to pull out an upset.
All odds courtesy of breeders-cup.betting-directory.com