The betting world will hold its breath for two minutes or less eight times as horse racing enthusiasts celebrate the World Championships today, The 2009 Breeders’ Cup. $17 million in purse money will be given out to the winners on the dirt and turf. The Breeders’ Cup Classic is the granddaddy of them all pitting the notable Mine That Bird, Colonel John, and Summer Bird against a field of thirteen, with current 5/2 favorite Zenyatta, competing for the $5 million purse.
As reported back in May, the 2009 Kentucky Derby utilized social media to bring exclusive coverage to the horse racing world. The Breeders’ Cup is no different featuring a Facebook Page, Twitter account, and YouTube channel. Of course there is a slew of bloggers on site to bring you the inside scoop including one of my favorites ESPN’s Randy Moss. Make sure you sign up for the Daily Racing Form’s free membership to get all the news and information you need to be in the winnings.
The fun starts at 1:30 PM ET on ABC before moving over for the big races on ESPN at 3:30 PM ET. So get out your racing form and start making your picks. The 2009 Breeders’ Cup is sure to be another wild ride.