The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is set to take place this Saturday at Belmont Park in New York. The race has a distance of 1 1/2 miles, which will be the longest race many horses in the field have run in their careers, so that is definitely something to keep an eye on. This race sets the stage for the Jockey Club Gold Cup, which takes place two races later at Belmont Park. The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic features a purse of a half million dollars and the winner also earns an automatic entry into the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf race on November 4th, so there is a lot on the line.
2018 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Betting Odds
Here are the morning line odds for the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic. Remember that these odds will change leading up to the race depending on the amount of money that comes in on each horse.
- Robert Bruce 2/1
- Hi Happy 6/1
- Sadler’s Joy 5/1
- Carrick 8/1
- Teodoro 15/1
- Spring Quality 4/1
- Highland Sky 12/1
- Channel Maker 9/2
Robert Bruce is the favorite heading into the race, but this race is really up for grabs with 7 of the 8 horses having 8/1 or better morning line odds.
I like Carrick at odds of 8/1. This is a horse that just won the Secretariat Stakes in a solid time of 2:01.04. This will be a longer race for him, but he has the speed to compete with these horses and at these odds I think he’s a steal. Robert Bruce has a similar race history, coming into the race off a win at the Arlington Million. The Arlington Million race is more prestigious and well known, which is likely why Robert Bruce is the favorite, but he actually ran a slower time than Carrick and it’s not like the Arlington Million had that great of a field.
Play: Carrick 8/1
Here’s the video of Carrick’s win at the Secretariat Stakes last month.
How To Bet On The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Online
Follow these three simple steps to place your Turf Classic bets online. I will be using BetOnline.ag for the rest of this guide because they are our top rated betting site for players worldwide (including the USA).
Step 1. Open an BetOnline.ag Account
First things first, you need to open an online sportsbook account. BetOnline is our top rated site for bettors from around the world, including the United States. The BetOnline racebook is very easy to use and navigate, and you also receive a $25 risk free bet on your first horse racing wager. This is in addition to the huge sign up bonus offered at BetOnline.
Click here to visit BetOnline.ag, fill out the short form on the home page and click the ‘Join Now’ button to complete your sign up.
Step 2. Deposit
You will need to fund your account in order to be able to bet on the race. BetOnline accepts MasterCard, Visa, bitcoin, litecoin, skrill and more, so you should have no trouble finding a method to fund your account (or to cash out winnings).
BetOnline.ag has a welcome bonus where new players receive a 50% matching bonus up to $1000 on your first deposit. If you choose to use bitcoin for your deposit the matching percentage jumps up to 100%.
Step 3. Place Your Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Bets
It’s now time to bet on the race!
Once at the BetOnline website you should select ‘Horses’ from the top menu bar to head over to the racebook.
You’ll then need to select ‘Belmont Park’ under the ‘American Thoroughbred’ drop down menu in the left sidebar. The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is race #8 on Saturday at Belmont Park and has an expected post time of 4:42pm EST. If you see the horses I listed above then you are at the correct race.
I think that’s it. Are you ready to bet? Click here to visit BetOnline.ag.