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  Breeders' Cup 2018: Selections & Handicapping How-To's

Subscribe now to our 2018 Breeders' Cup Selection Service plus, downloadable handicapping & wagering strategies are available - Details here

Subscribe now to our 2018 Breeders' Cup Selection Service plus, downloadable handicapping & wagering strategies are available - Details here

2018 Breeders' Cup World Championships! 


November 2 & 3, 2018 at Churchill Downs


It's here! One of the most action-packed racing events of the year!

Whether it's selections or handicapping & wagering strategies for this two-day event, we have options to help you make the most of these highly competitive races. As of today, Friday, November 2nd, you can still sign up for Jon Worth's selections!

Plus, we have free advice to help you stay focused on profits! 

View your Breeders' Cup choices here to see what works best for you

If you don't yet own any of the downloads for the tried-and-trued handicapping & wagering strategies listed below, we encourage you to order them now so you have plenty of time to review and prepare. We believe you will benefit from the valuable insights offered. 

These two days fly by with competitive racing, so you want to be ready to think quick on your feet, especially for any changing conditions.

If time is short, subscribe to Jon's selections, even if you plan to do your own handicapping. This would give you a chance to compare yours with his.

We strongly encourage you to read our annual advice for handicapping and wagering on The Breeders' Cup, which you can find further down the page.

Act now so you are best prepared to end and start the thoroughbred horse racing season on a high note!

Art Baker Breeders Cup Strategies from the March/April 2010 TIPS Report - as a Download 

Milton Weinblatt's Exotic Wagering Strategy from the March/April 2009 TIPS Report - as a Download

Milton Weinblatt's Plan for Super Racing Days from the May/June 2012 TIPS Report - as a Download

xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxGeneral advice for big races

As grand as The Breeders' Cup is, we as handicappers look for positive wagering opportunities for earning a profit. And earning money should be the most important aspect of the Breeders Cup upon which you should be focused. Yes, it can be difficult to find an edge in these hyper competitive fields; however, we handicappers do have a couple of factors in our favor.

First, nearly all the races for the Breeders’ Cup have large fields. Therefore, the payoffs tend to be more generous than the typical fields at your everyday meets. Thus, even when you find a horse that shows it has perhaps a decisive edge today, you will likely still receive a decent payoff.  For example, a horse in a normal everyday field which might pay $6 or $7 to win, a similarly strong selection at the Breeders’ Cup has a higher probability and likelihood to pay higher odds. In addition, place and show payoffs at the Breeders’ Cup also tend to be higher as well.

Second, the exotic payoffs can be enormous, and Milton's strategies can give you profitable suggestions on how to structure exotic wagers. 

I want to remind you of perhaps the most straightforward and consistently effective approach is one best explained by Art Baker and his excellent and very logical analysis of handicapping Graded Stakes races, (and the Breeders’ Cup), which he detailed in a terrific essay he wrote for the March/April 2010 TIPS Report.

I know some of you already own this article, and I strongly encourage you to reread it. Art’s analysis in the March/April 2010 TIPS Report is among the six or seven most popular of the over 125 TIPS Report we've published over the years, some of which are available as downloads.

(If you don't yet own it, see one of the links above this article.)

There are a few reasons why Art’s Breeders’ Cup approach works so well.

First, he explains his strategy in an easy, straightforward and logical manner.

Second, and more important, it is highly effective and profitable; Art has continued to use this strategy for Graded Stakes races and the Breeders Cup profitably year after year! In fact, the year Art first shared his approach, he earned a fantastic ROI of 112% in the win slot! Plus, his strategy showed a 29% ROI to place!

In addition to Art's advice, we could all do well to also listen to advice from the late Milton Weinblatt. He was another handicapper who contributed popular and highly thought of, (and again, more important), highly effective and profitable handicapping approachesIn fact, Milton’s ideas continue to be in demand! 

He evolved over the years from handicapping strictly maiden races to developing his own straightforward yet extremely effective exotic wagering strategies that work best in the lowest caliber of races, (maiden) and the highest class of horses, Graded Stakes, even Grade 1 stakes races!

Milton cashed tremendous exotics. His exotic strategy had two extremely attractive features:

#1) Quick & easy to use to isolate contenders.

#2) His wagering strategy calls for small wagers with potentially huge payouts. 

His article in the March/April 2009 TIPS Report is one of our top 10 requested issues. It's in this issue when he first introduced his highly profitable exacta and superfecta approach.

Over the next few years, Milton refined his approach and called it a “Plan for Super Racing Days.” It is ideal for days such the Breeders’ Cup, Kentucky Derby, Preakness and Belmont, as well as all other big stakes races. Milton used his “Super Plan” for the 2011 Preakness, 2012 Kentucky Derby, and 2012 Preakness. In fact, here is the bottom line report for those three days as detailed in the May/June 2012 TIPS Report.

For these three special days of racing, Milton wagered a total of $396.00; had a return of $604.56; netting a profit of $208.56; thus realizing a ROI of 52%. Not bad for a 90-something year old handicapper!

This is a terrific ROI especially considering that his approach requires little handicapping, and he also used this approach for a couple of years to handicap the Breeders’ Cup. This is a straightforward approach, and one that Milton used for nearly 5 years.

You may order any one of the above reports, (Art Baker’s Breeders’ Cup strategies or either of Milton Weinblatt’s Graded Stakes approach), through the links above.

Please let us know if you have questions by giving us a call at 401-921-5158 or sending Jon Worth an email at tipsreport@aol.com or jonworth@worthhandicapping.com

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