10/07/2008 12:00AM

BC betting menu restores two superfectas


The Breeders' Cup has added 10-cent superfectas to the betting menu for the Ladies' Classic on Oct. 24 and the Classic on Oct. 25 after initially dropping the bets to focus attention on the super high five wager on both races, the organization announced on Tuesday.

Ken Kirchner, a consultant who oversees the Breeders' Cup's wagering programs, said that racing fans had lodged criticisms over the past week since learning that superfectas would not be available on the two races. The Breeders' Cup announced its betting menu last week.

"We heard the fans loud and clear and recognize that they would be served better if we reinstated" the wagers, Kirchner said in a statement.

The Breeders' Cup added the super high five wagers to the betting menu for the first time this year. The wager, which requires a bettor to select the first five finishers in a race, has a $1 minimum. Many handicappers have complained that the minimum would price them out of the bet.

Ten-cent supers have become highly popular since being introduced at many tracks three years ago.