Breeders’ Stakes Odds

The Breeders’ Stakes is a major race for three-year-old Canadian-bred horses held annually at Woodbine Racetrack in Ontario. Established in 1889, the event most notably comprises the third and final leg of the Canadian Triple Crown as it follows the Queen’s Plate and Prince of Wales Stakes. Unlike the latter two events, the Breeders’ Stakes is conducted at a mile and one-half on the turf course. [+]

The Canadian Triple Crown was established in 1959 with just seven runners able to complete the feat.

With a full menu of conventional and exotic bets available for bettors to enjoy, the Breeders’ Stakes provides a golden opportunity with fattened wagering pools. The race always offers win, place, and show betting in addition to intrarace exotics such as the exacta, trifecta and superfecta and multirace exotics like the pick 3, pick 4 and pick 6. The race is one much anticipated by bettors all over North America.

Breeders’ Stakes Entries 

Playing the races from a reliable online racebook just makes sense. First, betting online allows busy players to enjoy the action from their laptops or mobile devices. Secondly, in today’s competitive online gaming market, racebooks offer generous bonus, loyalty and rebate programs that help players achieve profitability while enjoying the races from home. 

With most countries offering a Triple Crown Series, the Canadian version is no different in that the notion of following a three-year-old horse from relative obscurity to champion status provides a compelling storyline for racing rans. While only seven horses have managed to successfully complete the Canadian Triple Crown since its inception in 1958, five more horses have won the first two legs of the event before succumbing to defeat in the Breeders’ Stakes. With each leg of the Candian Triple Crown occuring over a different type of racing surface, the challenge is as substantial as any in racing. Remarkably, Hall of Fame trainer Roger Attfield won the Canadian Triple Crown in consecutive years with With Approval (1989) and Izvestia (1990). The legendary filly Dance Smartly completed the feat in 1990 and Peteski did the same in 1993 in a rare spree of Triple Crown winners. Wando was the last Canadian Triple Crown champion in 2003. 

Breeders’ Stakes Picks

Beginning with the most obvious handicapping factor, players must determine which Breeders’ Stakes runners are the most capable on grass. In simple terms, some horses love the grass, some hate it and others merely tolerate it. It is very rare in thoroughbred racing to find an animal that is equally adept on grass as dirt or synthetic – most show a preference for one surface or the other. While synthetic form and turf form often translate to success on either surface, dirt and turf racing are quite different. Thus, horses who have performed well in the Queen’s Plate often skip the Prince of Wales and return for the Breeders’ Stakes. Astute horse players will focus on a Breeders’ Stakes runner who is best-suited to travel 12 furlongs on grass. 

Breeders’ Stakes Results

The popular filly Dance Smartly enjoyed a brilliant career that included a succcessful sweep of the Canadian Triple Crown in 1991. Racing in the pre-synthetic era, Dance Smartly was equally capable on dirt of turf and parlayed her success to the biggest stage in racing to capture the 1991 Breeders’ Cup Distaff in the United States at Churchill Downs. The brilliant filly is one of the biggest Canadian stars to ever grace the track and was elected to both the Canadian and U.S. racing halls of fame. 

Related articles
Betting Picks - 08/06/17
Belmont Stakes Odds For 2017 
There will be no Triple Crown on the line in the 149th running of the Belmont Stakes Saturday, June 10 when the gates open at 6:37 EST, nor will there be an appearance be the Kentucky Derby or Preakness winners, but there's still plenty of betting value to be had in what can only be considered a wide open race.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 02/06/17
Epsom Derby Betting Odds 
Known as the "greatest flat race in the world," the 2017 Investec Epsom Derby is set for Saturday, June 3 around 4:30 PM UK time. With a dry and sunny day in the forecast and a contentious field of 21 three year-olds set to contest the one mile and four furlong event, the race will once again prove to be an excellent wagering opportunity so let's get into the ante-post odds and predictions.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 31/05/17
Breeders Cup Longshot Picks 
The Breeders' Cup never needs any help getting racing fans to look forward to the end-of-the-year championship event, but hosting the 2017 renewal at the famed Del Mar racetrack "where the surf meets the turf" for the first time in the event's history is enough to send the pre-race energy levels into another stratosphere in anticipation of the Saturday, November 4 event.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 19/05/17
2017 Preakness Predictions: Current Odds, Picks, Betting Sites 
KD hero Always Dreaming may be a short price as he tries to capture the second leg of the Triple Crown, but the race still figures to provide great betting and entertainment theater as nine challengers will suit up to tackle the champ Saturday, May 20 at 6:48 EST in the 142nd running of the Preakness Stakes.
Read this article 
Betting Picks - 17/05/17
Preakness Stakes Odds 2017 
The middle jewel of the Triple Crown, otherwise known as the Preakness Stakes, is expected to draw a field of ten runners - nine of which will be trying to topple Kentucky Derby champion Always Dreaming when the gates open at 7:35 PM EST in Baltimore Saturday, May 20.
Read this article