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. The race is the biggest race taking place in the USA this weekend with 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.
2017 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.
- Oscar Performance 3/1
- Money Multiplier 7/2
- Sadler’s Joy 4/1
- Beach Patrol 5/1
- The Grey Gatsby 8/1
- Fanciful Angel 10/1
- Ascend 12/1
- Mekhtaal 15/1
- Channel Maker 20/1
- Converge 50/1
- Tricked Up 50/1
Oscar Performance is the favorite heading into the race, but Money Multiplier, Sadler’s Joy and Beach Patrol are all right there with 5/1 or better odds as well. This is really anyone’s race with likely 9 of the 11 horses having a legitimate chance at getting the win.
I like Sadler’s Joy to get it done from post 4 on Saturday at odds of 4/1.
Oscar Performance has impressed with 3 wins in a row, but he’s yet to even race at the 1 1/2 mile distance, so it’s anyone’s guess as to how he may perform at that distance. The same can be said for Beach Patrol, with this race being the longest he’s ever participated in.
Money Multiplier and Sadler’s Joy have both run in many 1 1/2 mile races, but Sadler’s Joy has had the most success winning 3 of the 4 races he’s run at this distance, while finishing in second in the other. Money Multiplier on the other hand is 0/4 at this distance and that includes a second place finish behind Sadler’s Joy at the Sword Dancer Invitational in August (I’ve added the race below).
Play: Sadler’s Joy 4/1
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 $2500 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 ‘Tracks’ drop down menu in the left sidebar. The Joe Hirsch Turf Classic is race #10 on Saturday at Belmont Park and has an expected post time of 5:45pm 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.