2012 Breeders Cup

Breeders' Cup 2012 Post Time: Classic Predictions, News, Odds and Viewing Info

ARCADIA, CA - OCTOBER 31:  Alpha trains in preparation for the 2012 Breeder's Cup at Santa Anita Park on October 31, 2012 in Arcadia, California.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Mike HoagCorrespondent IINovember 1, 2012

The 2012 Breeders’ Cup Classic is the highlight of a weekend full of exciting horse racing action. It’s the final race Saturday night and has the highest payout: a $5 million purse.

Saturday’s Classic is set to go off despite some hasty weather that delayed some horses on the East Coast from making their scheduled trips on time.

Game on Dude is the heavy favorite after winning four of his six races in 2012. He’s also a favorite to win the $2.75 million purse given to the horse awarded Horse of the Year honors.

Still, nothing is ever a sure thing, especially in horse betting.

Take a look at the latest news, odds and starting time for Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup finale.

 

Where: Santa Anita Park, Los Angeles

When: Saturday, Nov. 3

Post Time: 8:30 p.m. ET

Watch: NBC

 

Latest News

Some horses are still stuck on the East Coast thanks to super storm Sandy that devastated the Eastern Seaboard earlier this week. At least 12 horses have been unable to make the trip as of Wednesday, according to John Klemack and Julie Brayton of NBC Los Angeles.

Horses have until 72 hours prior to the start of their specific race in order to make it to the track before they face being disqualified. All horses must and are set to arrive by Thursday morning in order to post in time for weekend races.

 

Odds and Post Positions (via The Kansas City Star and BreedersCupOdds.net)

Odds are current as of 10/31 

Position

Horse

Jockey

Odds

1

Pool Play

Miguel Mena

28-1

2

Flat Out

Joel Rosario

6-1

3

Alpha

Ramon Dominguez

25-1

4

Fort Larned

Brian Hernandez Jr.

8-1

5

Game On Dude

Rafael Bejarano

7-4

6

Brilliant Speed

Junior Alvarado

20-1

7

Handsome Mike

Mario Gutierrez

20-1

8

Nonios

Martin Pedroza

20-1

9

Richard's Kid

Garrett Gomez

16-1

10

Ron the Greek

Jose Lezcano

13-2

11

Mucho Macho Man

Mike Smith

13-2

12

To Honor and Serve

John Velazquez

14-1

 

Prediction: Flat Out Wins

A favorite of last year’s race, Flat Out is coming off of a tough year. He was favored to win this race in 2011, but ended with a disappointing fifth-place finish.

The odds may have shifted for Flat Out, that looked like a horse that greatly benefit from the change of scenery when he moved from Louisville’s Scooter Dickey’s stable to New York’s Bill Mott.

Most recently, the six-year-old gelding used a late surge to edge leader Stay Thirsty and beat race favorite Fort Larned at the Grade-1 Jockey Club Gold Cup—a prep race for the Breeders’ Cup—at Belmont at the end of September. Fort Larned is also competing this weekend is an 8-1 favorite at Santa Anita Park.

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