Updated on 09/16/2011 7:41AM

Fields set for first Breeders' Cup Future Bet


The National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) has set for this weekend's inaugural Breeders' Cup Future Bet. Street Cry, winner of the Dubai World Cup, has been listed as the morning line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic at 6-1 odds. War Emblem, the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner, is listed next at 10-1, tied with Sakhee and Mizzen Mast.

The Future Bet is a special wager that challenges fans to select in advance the winners of Oct. 26 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships races to be held at . Races open for wagering this weekend are the Breeders' Cup Classic, the Breeders' Cup Distaff and the Breeders' Cup Sprint. Pools will be open July 4-7, from 1:00-7:00 p.m. (ET) each day.

Under Breeders' Cup Future Bet rules, each race will offer pari-mutuel groupings of 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 7, odds for all entries become final. No refunds are made on horses that do not ultimately compete in their designated races.

The wager will be hubbed at Arlington Park, host track for the October 26th World Thoroughbred Championships. Arlington will provide a separate satellite feed with a continuous update of the pari-mutuel odds to all simulcast locations for presentation to racing fans at those sites. The special internet link will also be established displaying the pari-mutuel odds for all three races at ntra.com. Fans will wager on the Future Bet with the Classic being Race 1, the Distaff as Race 2 and the Sprint as Race 3 in the Future Bet pools.

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 also set up a special subscribers can gain free access to Future Bet past performances via the section.