Brian Spurlock, USA Today Sports.
- The 2018 Breeders' Cup features the best horses from around the world competing in nine stakes races.
- The headliner is Race No. 11, the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic, which serves as the year-end championship for horse racing.
- Below is my card for the nine stakes races on Saturday.
Even though the Triple Crown races get most of the attention, the Breeders’ Cup is where the money is at.
We have nine stakes races on Saturday starting at 12 p.m. ET and going through the Breeders’ Cup Classic at 5:44 p.m. ET. Coverage starts on NBCSN for the first race and moves over to NBC at 3:30 p.m. ET.
This year, the Breeders’ Cup is being held at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky.
Race No. 3
Bob Baffert’s No. 13 Marley’s Freedom (8-5) is the horse to beat in this one and I’ll be building around the favorite with No. 1 Selcourt (4-1), No. 5 Golden Mischief (10-1) and my favorite longshot No. 14 Shamrock Rose (20-1).
Picks: 13, 1, 5, 4
Race No. 4
I’m starting my card for the $1 million Turf Sprint with the No. 11 World of Trouble (6-1). Joel Rosario is riding the favorite No. 5 Disco Partner (7-2), and I never have a problem backing Rosario. No. 8 Chanteline (15-1) and No. 13 Will Call (20-1) are both longshots worthy of a look in this 5.5-furlong sprint.
Picks: 11, 5, 8, 13