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2021 Longines Classic Race Picks, Predictions and Preview

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2021 Longines Classic Race Picks Predictions and Preview

2021 Longines Classic Race High-caliber horse racing action takes center stage on November 6, with the latest edition of the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic (or Longines Classic due to sponsorship reasons). Ten horses are slated to take part in the 1 1/4 mile race at the Del Mar Racetrack in California. The US$6-million Grade 1 event will flag off at 8:40 PM ET with NBC Sports providing the TV coverage while the Breeders’ Cup website presenting the live stream feed at the racetrack. Online horse racing odds favor Hot Rod Charlie and Medina Spirit in this race due to their previous accomplishments. However, horses Essential Quality and Knicks Go could have an inside track of winning the prestigious event as well.

2021 Longines Classic Race Viewing Information

When: Saturday, November 6, 2021
Where: Del Mar Racetrack, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, California, USA
Time: 8:40 PM ET
TV: NBC Sports

The Race

Considered by many horse racing fans as the premier thoroughbred horse race in the US, the Breeders’ Cup Classic features entries that are prime candidates for the horse of the year. It was first raced in 1984 with longshot Wild Again winning the inaugural event. Three years later, it became the scene of a big battle between former Kentucky Derby winners, Alysheba and Ferdinand, with the latter winning by a nose.

In 1993, 133-1 longshot and French-based horse Arcangues produced the biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup history, beating Bertrando and his US$269.20 payoff for a US$2 wager remains a record in the event. In 2009, Zenyatta made history as she became the first and only female horse to win the Classic, beating Gio Ponti. Six years later, 2015 Triple Crown winner American Pharoah cemented his legacy in the Classic by becoming the first horse to win the four races in one year. Authentic emerged victorious in last year’s Classic and set a track record at Keeneland.

Betting on Horseracing at 2021 Longines Classic Race

Ten horses are listed as probable entries in the prestigious race. These are Essential Quality, Hot Rod Charlie, Medina Spirit, Knicks Go, Idol, Tripoli, Max Player, Express Train, Art Collector and Stiletto Boy. Of the entries, Hot Rod Charlie, Essential Quality and Medina Spirit stand out as the top horses in the field due to their past achievements. Knicks Go and Max Player could provide some surprises in the race while longshots Idol, Tripoli, Express Train, Art Collector and Stiletto Boy could fill out the top four or five depending on what you will be betting.

2021 Longines Classic Race Field

Essential Quality 7-2
Hot Rod Charlie 9-2
Medina Spirit 6-1*
Knicks Go 5-2
Idol 50-1
Tripoli 15-1
Max Player 8-1
Express Train 20-1
Art Collector 10-1
Stilleto Boy 30-1

Legend
* – Favorite

Pick

Hot Rod Charlie and Medina Spirit could go neck and neck in this race but in the end, Medina Spirit could emerge victorious, according to top online sportsbooks covering the horse racing beat. Essential Quality and Knicks Go can still give the two favorites a run for their money but it’s the capability of Medina Spirit to win a prestigious race that spells the difference in the 10-horse field.