LEXINGTON, Ky.― Undefeated 4-year-old Flightline has been installed as the 3-1 favorite for the first of two future wagers on this year’s $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1). The first Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager will open on Friday, Aug. 5 at 12 p.m. ET and will close on Sunday, Aug. 7 at 6:30 p.m. ET. The second Future Wager will be offered over Labor Day weekend with the pool opening on Friday, Sept. 2 at 12 p.m. ET and ending at 6 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 5.
The Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager is a $2 minimum bet and is a win wager only.
The Future Wager will enable fans to bet on 24 wagering interests for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic well in advance of the Nov. 5 race date. Odds on horses in the future pools typically provide more value to horseplayers than those available on race day. This year’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic will be run at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky as a part of the 39th Breeders’ Cup World Championships.
Both future bet pools will consist of 23 unique wagering interests and one “All Others” wager for a total of 24 betting interests. “All Others” includes all Thoroughbreds other than the pool’s individual horses.
Betting on all Breeders’ Cup Future Wagers will be offered via Breeders’ Cup partner TVG.com, and other advanced deposit wagering (“ADW”) sites, racetracks, casinos, simulcast centers, and off-track betting sites.
Flightline, who won the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) in his lone start this year, is followed in the opening line by 7-2 Life Is Good, winner of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1), and 9-2 Olympiad, who won the Stephen Foster Stakes (G2). Both Life Is Good, Olympiad, 20-1 Americanrevolution and 20-1 Hot Rod Charlie have been entered in this Saturday’s Whitney (G1) at Saratoga, a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win and You’re In automatic qualifying race for the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Complete Breeders’ Cup Future Wager information is available at https://www.breederscup.com/futurewager. Live odds will be available on the website along with Racetrack Television Network (RTN), and other simulcast outlets.
Breeders’ Cup Press Release
Photo: Breeders’ Cup Classic Future Wager Pool #1