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2008 Breeders’ Cup and World Series odds

So you only bet the ponies during the Kentucky Derby. Shame. You are missing out on the sport’s $25-million weekend and two days worth of high-profile races that can earn you money.

The Breeders' Cup World Championships year-end races are seen as the biggest test of the ability and talent of thoroughbreds at the highest level of competition. And the cash purses – 13 of the 14 races are $1 million or more – attract the best of the best from around the world and odds from the {URL=}best online racebooks. {/URL}

Held at the Santa Anita Racetrack this weekend, the Breeders' Cup Classic is the showcase event. This year, Curlin has the best odds to win the Breeders’ Cup Classic as he tries to repeat as champ. Sadly, Big Brown won’t be here to challenge as he retired a month ago after an injury.

Here is the lineup for the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Classic and {URL=}here is a link to buy horse racing picks {/URL}from one of America's foremost horse handicappers, Mike Dempsey.

Post Horse Jockey Odds

1. Go Between Garrett Gomez 8-1
2. Casino Drive Victor Espinoza 10-1
3. Tiago Mike Smith 15-1
4. Duke of Marmalade (IRE) John Murtagh 10-1
5. Henrythenavigator John Velazquez 10-1
6. Smooth Air Manoel Cruz 50-1
7. Student Council Shaun Bridgmohan 20-1
8. Raven's Pass Frankie Dettori 6-1
9. Curlin Robby Albarado 7-5
10. Fairbanks Richard Migliore 10-1
11. Colonel John Edgar Prado 20-1
12. Champs Elysees (GB) Alan Garcia 15-1

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How to Bet on Horses – The Basics

Sometimes betting on horses can get a tad confusing, to say the least. The first thing you have to do, which is pretty obvious, is state how much you want to bet, the type of bet you want to make, and the horse/horses you want to bet on.

Here are the majority of the best that you can make.

• Win – The horse you pick has to win
• Place – The horse you pick has to come in 1st or 2nd
• Show – The horse you pick has to come in 1st, 2nd, or 3rd.
• Across the Board – Equal bets to win, place, and show on one horse. For instance, if you bet $5 across the board you will be wagering $15 on the horse you pick.
• Double Double – Choosing the winners of 2 races in a row.
• Exacta – Choosing the horses to finish 1st and 2nd in that exact order.
• Quinella – Choosing the horse that finishes 1st or 2nd and the order does not matter.
• Trifecta – Choosing 3 horses to finish in the exact order you pick.
• Superfecta – Choosing the first 4 horses and their exact finish.
• Pick 3 – Choosing the winning horse in 3 straight races.
• Pick 4 - Choosing the winning horse in 4 straight races.
• Pick 6 - Choosing the winning horse in 6 straight races.
• Parlay – Combining at least 2 races and up to 6 races (they do not have to be consecutive races) using win, place, or show bets on a parlay type betting slip.

World Series Game 2 odds

Tonight Game 2 of the World Series will be held tonight, as last night the Phillies took game 1 in a pitching duel 3-2. Taking the mound tonight for the Phillies is Brett Myers, who won his last playoff outing against the Dodgers, and for the Rays is James Shields, who lost his last playoff outing against the Red Sox.

The Rays really need to win this game, as it will be an uphill battle if they travel to the City of Brotherly Love down 0-2. Of note, five of the past six Brett Myers road starts have played UNDER the total. Our Tip of the Day (pick the Phillies on the road in Game 1) came around, so watch this angle.

The odds for Game 2 of the World Series are:

Phillies (+140) at Rays (-150)

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