Bet On The 2018 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic – Morning Line Odds and Picks

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 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic features a purse of a half million dollars and the winner also earns an automatic entry into the Breeders’ Cup Turf race on November 2nd, so there is a lot on the line.

2019 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.

  1. Zulu Alpha 4-1
  2. Channel Cat 3-1
  3. Ya Primo 8-1
  4. Cross Border 30-1
  5. Arklow 8-1
  6. Sadler’s Joy 5-1
  7. Channel Maker 2-1

Channel Maker is the favorite heading into the race as the defending champion, but this race is really up for grabs with 6 of the 7 horses having 8/1 or better morning line odds.

My Pick

I like Zulu Alpha at odds of 4/1.  This is a horse that is coming off a win at the Kentucky Turf Cup a month ago, and looks to be rounding into form.

Channel Maker has only one win in his last 6 races since winning the Joe Hirsch last year and he’s been beaten by several of the horses in this field in recent races, so I’m not on him to repeat at odds of 2-1.

Sadler’s Joy is a threat, but he hasn’t won in his last ten races, so he’s not the type of horse that I like to bet on.

Give me Zulu Alpha coming off a nice win at this same distance.

Play: Zulu Alpha 4-1

Here’s the video of Zulu Alpha’s win at the Kentucky Turf Cup 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 for the rest of this guide because they are our top rated betting site for players worldwide (including the USA).

Step 1. Open an 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, 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). 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 ‘Racebook’ 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 #9 on Saturday at Belmont Park and has an expected post time of 4:50pm EST.  If you see the horses I listed above then you are at the correct race.

Check out our horse race betting info page for all the details about the various wagers you can make.  And check out the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic wiki page to learn more about the race.

I think that’s it.  Are you ready to bet?  Click here to visit

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