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Breeders' Cup Future Bet Fields Finalized

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Upated: 07/28/2003

The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has set the fields for this weekend's Period 1 of the Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Medaglia d'Oro, winner of the Oaklawn Handicap and Strub Stakes earlier this year, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 5-1 odds. Mineshaft, recent impressive winner of the Suburban Handicap, is listed next at 6-1, and Belmont Stakes victor Empire Maker is next at 8-1. Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner Funny Cide is listed at 15-1. Odds were established by Mike Watchmaker of Daily Racing Form.

The Future Bet is a special wager that challenges fans to select in advance the winners of Oct. 25 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races to be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. Races open for wagering this weekend are the Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered by Dodge, the Breeders' Cup Distaff Presented by Nextel, the Breeders' Cup Sprint and the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf. Pools open this Friday, July 25, at 1:00 p.m. ET and close at 9:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, July 27.

"We're pleased to again offer future betting on the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships, thereby offering early betting value on future champions," said Ken Kirchner, NTRA senior vice president of product development. "These wagers also have the benefit of giving added exposure to the nation's top horses throughout the weeks leading up to Championship day at Santa Anita."

Under Breeders' Cup Future Bet rules, each race will offer individual pari-mutuel wagering on 23 runners plus one field entry consisting of all horses not in the body of 23 for each respective race. All betting, available at outlets nationwide, will be win-only with a minimum wager amount of $2.00. At the conclusion of wagering on July 27, odds for all entries become final. No refunds are made on horses that do not ultimately compete in their designated races. Fans will wager on the Future Bet with the Classic being Race 1, the Distaff as Race 2, the Sprint as Race 3, and the Turf as Race 4 in the Future Bet pools.

The opening fields for Breeders' Cup Future Bet wagering on the Classic, Distaff, Sprint and Turf appear below. The favorites for the three races are: Breeders' Cup Classic - Medaglia d'Oro at 6-1; the Breeders' Cup Distaff - Azeri at 8-5; the Breeders' Cup Sprint - Shake You Down at 4-1; and the Breeders' Cup Turf - High Chaparral (IRE) at 8-1.

The complete Breeders' Cup Future Bet schedule for 2003 is:

Daily Racing Form will provide extensive support for the Breeders' Cup Future Bet, including full past performance lines in all editions for all days the Future Bet is offered, plus comprehensive editorial coverage of the Future Bet horses. DRF will conduct special seminars with its handicappers at selected NTRA member racetracks, and DRF has set up a special Breeders' Cup Future Bet section at its website. This section includes the same past performances that may be found in the print edition, as well as pool dates and a list of simulcast outlets accepting the wager. The special section will also feature regularly updated odds of horses in the Future Bet pools during open pool dates.

Meanwhile, Equibase Company will be offering fans the opportunity to track all Future Bet horses through its free Virtual Stable e-mail notification service found at ntra.com and equibase.com.

Breeders' Cup Future Bet Period 1 (July 25-27)

Update: Dollar Bill has been scratched from the Classic due to an injury that will keep him sidelined at least 2 months.

Breeders' Cup Classic - Powered By Dodge
(Race 1)


No.HorseMorning Line
Odds
Closing
Odds
  1Azeri15-140-1
  2Congaree12-111-1
  3Dollar Bill50-1scratched
  4Empire Maker8-17-2
  5Evening Attire30-150-1
  6Eye of the Tiger50-199-1
  7Funny Cide15-112-1
  8Harlan's Holiday30-135-1
  9Iron Deputy50-199-1
10Kudos50-160-1
11Medaglia d'Oro5-110-1
12Milwaukee Brew15-118-1
13Mineshaft6-15-1
14Moon Ballad (IRE)20-122-1
15Peace Rules30-150-1
16Perfect Drift15-113-1
17Saarland30-160-1
18Sky Mesa30-140-1
19Soto30-130-1
20Ten Most Wanted30-120-1
21Volponi20-125-1
22Wando30-150-1
23Wild and Wicked50-135-1
24Field15-19-1
All above horses are Breeders' Cup nominated.

Breeders' Cup Distaff Presented By Nextel
(Race 2)


No.HorseMorning Line
Odds
Closing
Odds
  1Affluent50-123-1
  2Atlantic Ocean50-160-1
  3Azeri8-53-1
  4Bare Necessities50-150-1
  5Bird Town15-119-1
  6Cee's Elegance*50-199-1
  7Elloluv30-130-1
  8Got Koko20-122-1
  9Hennie's Song50-160-1
10Imperial Gesture20-121-1
11Lady Tak30-115-1
12Mandy's Gold50-199-1
13Roar Emotion50-199-1
14Santa Catarina20-124-1
15Sightseek10-16-1
16Sister Girl Blues30-199-1
17Smoke 'n Frolic50-199-1
18Spoken Fur15-110-1
19Summer Colony30-121-1
20Take Charge Lady20-145-1
21Wild Spirit (CHI)**12-16-1
22Yell50-170-1
23You30-140-1
24Field15-19-1
* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 9% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($180,000) required to enter.
** - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 20% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($400,000) required to enter

Breeders' Cup Sprint
(Race 3)


No.HorseMorning Line
Odds
Closing
Odds
  1Aldebaran6-111-1
  2Beau's Town30-16-1
  3Bluesthestandard*30-150-1
  4Captain Squire15-114-1
  5Congaree12-120-1
  6Crafty C.T.30-135-1
  7Disturbingthepeace**30-199-1
  8Ghostzapper30-115-1
  9Gygistar20-19-1
10Hombre Rapido*30-150-1
11House Party50-180-1
12Joey Franco*30-135-1
13Kona Gold20-140-1
14Midas Eyes12-110-1
15Mountain General50-180-1
16My Cousin Matt20-150-1
17Oasis Dream (GB)30-130-1
18Peeping Tom30-170-1
19Posse20-113-1
20Publication30-125-1
21Shake You Down*4-18-1
22State City30-190-1
23Valid Video30-125-1
24Field10-15-1
* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 9% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($90,000) required to enter.
** - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup but who has a credit from a previous Breeders' Cup and no longer has to pay a supplement fee to enter.

John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf
(Race 4)
No.HorseMorning Line
Odds
Closing
Odds
  1Alamshar (IRE)*15-17-1
  2Ange Gabriel (FRA)*20-121-1
  3Ballingarry (IRE)30-150-1
  4Balto Star30-130-1
  5Dalakhani (IRE)12-19-1
  6Denon20-121-1
  7Dr. Brendler50-199-1
  8Falbrav (IRE)*15-123-1
  9High Chaparral (IRE)**8-111-1
10Honor in War20-125-1
11Islington (IRE)**20-150-1
12Johar30-121-1
13Kris Kin12-117-1
14Nayef10-110-1
15Perfect Drift20-135-1
16Requete (GB)20-125-1
17Senor Swinger50-130-1
18Storming Home (GB)12-112-1
19Strut the Stage50-180-1
20Sulamani (IRE)15-112-1
21The Great Gatsby (IRE)20-150-1
22The Tin Man50-123-1
23Vespone (IRE)*20-140-1
24Field12-16-1
* - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup. 9% Breeders' Cup Supplement ($180,000) required to enter.
** - denotes horse not nominated to Breeders' Cup but who has a credit from a previous Breeders' Cup and no longer has to pay a supplement fee to enter.

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