2011 Breeders' Cup: Longshot Headache Will Shock World in Classic

Kyle SkovCorrespondent IINovember 5, 2011

LOUISVILLE, KY - NOVEMBER 03:  Horses train on the track during morning workouts for the upcoming Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs on November 3, 2011 in Louisville, Kentucky.  (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)
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Headache has 30/1 odds and is the oldest horse in the race. These are two things that make most bettors stay away.

Like any sport, horse racing is unpredictable and that is the reason that people watch it.

In 26 career races, Headache has won eight times and finished second and third five times each.

He is ready to add another first place finish.

Headache is a headache because it is a hair-pulling, brain-numbing thought to want to bet on him—but he has the capability to win. There has already been a great Cinderella story today with Afleet Again winning the marathon.

There is a feeling in the air at Churchill Downs and it is ready for a big surprise in the Classic.

Who does not want to bet on another underdog? As a country, America wants to root for the down and out. This is why Headache will be one of the best stories of the year when he wins this one.

Right now, the reigning champion Uncle Mo and Havre de Grace look like they are the ones that will steal the $5,000,000 purse, but there is so much hype around them that this is a perfect opportunity for an unexpected contender to shock the world and come away with the win.

Headache is the perfect horse to pull of that feat. Even his name is fitting for what he will do to the avid gamblers that will miss out on betting on him.