Last Updated Aug 30, 2021, 9:56 AM

Breeders' Cup Facts and Figures

Welcome to Stabile’s Breeders’ Cup Preview, an in depth look into each and every Breeders’ Cup race to be held Friday, November 1 and Saturday November 2 at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California. handicapper Anthony “the Big A” Stabile will take a look at the contenders in each event, talk about how the race should set-up and provide some strategies on how to get the biggest bang for your buck when it comes to betting on the race. If you want to know what Anthony will be betting on both Breeders’ Cup days, make sure to check back on Friday and Saturday to purchase Stabile’s Breeders’ Cup Picks and Plays of the Day, a look at how he’ll wager on each and every race, available EXCLUSIVELY at To purchase Anthony Stabile Pick Packs, Click to win!

Historical Betting Notes

Favorites are 104 for 332 (31%) in the 35-year history of the event, while those that were odds on favorites (under even money) are 28 for 61 (46%). The 1990 Juvenile Fillies at Belmont produced the shortest price in Breeders’ Cup history when Meadow Star returned $2.40.

Only one of the 47 horses that have gone off at 100-1 or higher has hit the board. Arcangues came from the other side of the pond to win the 1993 Classic as the biggest longshot in Breeders’ Cup history, returning $269.20.

Inside Information posted the largest margin of victory in Breeders’ Cup history when she walloped her competition by 13 ½ lengths in the 1995 Distaff at Belmont. 23 horses have won by the shortest margin of victory, a nose, including Bar of Gold in the F&M Sprint in 2017.

Foreign based runners have had tremendous success in Breeders’ Cup events. They’ve won 65 races overall, including a remarkable 54 of the 125 (43%) run on the grass. They’ve won seven on conventional dirt and four synthetic track races.

Zenyatta, Beholder, Secret Circle and Stephanie’s Kitten are the only horses to ever win two different events. Goldikova and Beholder are the only horses to ever win three Breeders’ Cup races.

Horses that have won multiple Breeders’ Cup races

Bayakoa – Distaff – 1989, 1990
Beholder – Juvenile Fillies, 2012/Distaff, 2013, 2016
Conduit – Turf – 2008, 2009
Da Hoss – Mile – 1996, 1998
Goldencents – Dirt Mile – 2013, 2014
Goldikova – Mile – 2008, 2009, 2010
Groupie Doll – F&M Sprint - 2012, 2013
High Chapparal – Turf – 2002, 2003 (dead heat w/Johar)
Lure – Mile – 1992, 1993
Midnight Lute – Sprint – 2007, 2008
Miesque – Mile – 1987, 1988
Mizdirection – Turf Sprint – 2012, 2013
Ouija Board – F&M Turf – 2004, 2006
Roy H – Sprint – 2017,2018
Royal Delta – Distaff – 2011, 2012
Secret Circle – 2011 Juvenile Sprint/2013 Sprint
Stephanie’s Kitten – 2011 Juvenile Fillies Turf/2015 F&M Turf
Stormy Liberal – Turf Sprint – 2017, 2018
Tiznow – Classic – 2000, 2001
Wise Dan – Mile – 2012, 2013
Zenyatta – Distaff, 2008/Classic, 2009

Anthony “the Big A” Stabile can be heard regularly on the Horse Racing Radio Network from 3-6:00 p.m. ETon Wednesday and 3-7:00 p.m. ET Thursday and Friday. Tune in on Sirius 219, XM 201 or streaming live at He also is a contributor on NYRA-TV as the co-host of Talking Horses and a backup racetrack announcer. Follow him on Twitter @TheBigAStabile

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