It’s been quite a horse racing year for Exaggerator.
And it’s not over yet.
Exaggerator won the Santa Anita Derby, finished second in the Kentucky Derby, won the Preakness Stakes then dipped to 11th in the Belmont Stakes.
He bounced back with a win in the Haskell Invitational in July and is now in the mix for the Breeders’ Cup, which will be held Nov. 4 and 5 at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif.
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Exaggerator, co-owned by the families of Matt Bryan of Flower Mound and Ronny Ortowski of Fort Worth, will compete in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic on Nov. 5. The Classic, run at 1 1/4 miles, draws the top international thoroughbreds and is open to horses 3-years-old and older and is limited to 14 starters.
The oddsmakers at Bovada have given Exaggerator 20 to 1 odds of winning the Classic. California Chrome is the favorite, followed by Arrogate (3 to 1), Frosted (9 to 1), Songbird (16 to 1) and Connect (18 to 1).
Gun Runner, who is trained by Arlington’s Steve Asmussen, carries 28 to 1 odds of winning.
Thirteen races will be run over two days. On Nov. 4, the Juvenile Turf, Las Vegas Dirt Mile, Juvenile Fillies and Longines Distaff will be held.
The next day’s schedule has the Juvenile Fillies, Filly & Mare Turf, Filly & Mare Sprint, Turf Sprint, Sentient Jet Juvenile, Mile, TwinSpires Sprint, Longines Turf and the Classic.
Here’s a look at the early odds for the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic, according to Bovada:
Odds to win
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