2021 Breeders’ Cup Pre-Entries

2021 Breeders' Cup Pre-Entries

A total of 198 individual horses were pre-entered into the 2021 Breeders’ Cup. (Photo credit: Michael McInally/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders Cup).

Led by Knicks Go and Essential Quality, the multiple Grade 1-winning favorites for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1); $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) favorite Letruska; and defending Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) winner Tarnawa (IRE), 196 horses, including 56 from overseas, and eight returning champions, have been pre-entered for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

The 56 international horses are a record number of international pre-entries for the Breeders’ Cup and span seven countries: Great Britain (26), Ireland (17), Japan (8), France (2), Argentina (1), Peru (1) and South Africa (1).

The 38th Breeders’ Cup World Championships, Thoroughbred racing’s most prestigious two-day global event, consisting of 14 races with purses and awards totaling more than $31 million, will be held at Del Mar racetrack in Del Mar, California, on Friday, Nov. 5 and Saturday, Nov. 6. On “Future Stars Friday,” there will be five World Championships races exclusively for 2-year-olds.

There will be nine Breeders’ Cup races on the Saturday program. The Breeders’ Cup will be televised live on NBC, NBCSN and TVG. Coverage begins on Nov. 5 on NBCSN and TVG from 5-9 p.m. ET and continues on Nov. 6 on NBCSN and TVG from 2:30- 8 p.m. The World Championships conclude live and in prime time on NBC from 8-9 p.m.

The eight returning champions for this year’s Breeders’ Cup are Knicks Go, Essential Quality, Tarnawa, Audarya (FR), Order of Australia (IRE), Gamine, Glass Slippers (GB) and Golden Pal.

In addition, 46 pre-entered horses earned automatic starting positions into the World Championships races through the Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series.

Breeders’ Cup Classic Draws 10

The $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1), the climactic event of the Championships, will be run on the main track at 1 ¼ miles with a first-place owner’s prize of $3.1 million. On 14 occasions, the winner of the Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic also has been named Horse of the Year, and this year’s Classic will once again have ramifications on the coveted year-end title. Five of the Top 15 Longines World’s Best Racehorses are pre-entered in the Classic.

Trainer Brad Cox, who tied the record for most victories in a World Championships with four at Keeneland last year, trains the standout older horse and top 3-year-old coming into this year’s Breeders’ Cup. Korea Racing Authority’s 5-year-old Knicks Go, who won last year’s Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1), has won four of six starts this year, punctuated by front-running victories in the Pegasus World Cup (G1) at Gulfstream Park, the Whitney (G1) at Saratoga ? in which he gained an automatic starting position into the Classic ? and the Lukas Classic (G3) at Churchill Downs in his most recent start on Oct. 2.

Essential Quality was voted 2-year-old champion last year on the basis of his win in the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1), and like his stablemate, he’s been hard to defeat, winning 5-of-6 starts, and leads all North American runners in earnings with $2.88 million. The son of Tapit has lost just one race, when he was fourth in the Kentucky Derby (G1) but rebounded to win the Belmont (G1) in June and Saratoga’s Aug. 28 Runhappy Travers Stakes (G1) in his most recent start. Essential Quality finished four votes ahead of Knicks Go in the final Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic Rankings.

Essential Quality Wins Travers


Two other 3-year-old could prove prominent in the Classic picture. Roadrunner Racing, William Strauss, Boat Racing, and Gainesway Stable’s Hot Rod Charlie finished second to Essential Quality in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at 94-1. This year, Hot Rod Charlie, trained by Doug O’Neill, was a hard-fought second to Essential Quality in the Belmont Stakes, then crossed the wire first in the TVG.com Haskell Stakes (G1), but was disqualified and placed seventh for interference. He came back on Sept. 25 to take the Pennsylvania Derby (G1) at Parx. Zedan Racing Stables’ Medina Spirit, who finished first in the Kentucky Derby, came back this summer to notch victories in the Shared Belief Stakes at Del Mar on Aug. 29 and then gained a free starting position into the Classic when he captured Santa Anita’s Awesome Again Stakes (G1) for trainer Bob Baffert.

Breeders’ Cup Betting Trends
ClassicDistaffTurfMile
JuvenileJuvenile FilliesSprintFilly & Mare Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Classic

Horse Trainer
Art Collector William I. Mott
Essential Quality Brad Cox
Express Train John A. Shirreffs
Hot Rod Charlie Doug F. O’Neill
Idol Richard Baltas
Knicks Go Brad Cox
Max Player Steven M. Asmussen
Medina Spirit Bob Baffert
Stilleto Boy Ed J. Moger Jr.
Tripoli John W. Sadler
Stilleto Boy has second preference in the Dirt Mile

Letruska Imposing Favorite in Distaff

As powerful as Knicks Go has been in the Classic division, St. George Stable’s homebred Letruska has been the dominant older female of 2021, and headlines the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1) at 1 1/8 miles. Trained by Fausto Gutierrez, the 5-year-old mare has won six of seven starts this year, four of those being Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series races, taking the Ogden Phipps (G1) at Belmont Park, the Fleur de Lis (G2) at Churchill Downs, the Personal Ensign (G1) at Saratoga, and the Juddmonte Spinster (G1) Keeneland on Oct. 10. Back in April, Letruska signaled great things to come when she defeated two-time Distaff winner Monomoy Girl in the Apple Blossom (G1) at Oaklawn.

Among the challengers to Letruska is Shadwell Stable’s Malathaat. Trained by Todd Pletcher, Malathaat has been the top 3-year-old filly this year, taking the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1) at Churchill Downs and the Alabama Stakes (G1) at Saratoga on Aug. 21, which was her most recent start. Qatar Racing Limited, Flurry Racing Stables, and Big Aut Farms’ Shedaresthedevil earned her free berth into the Distaff by taking the Clement L. Hirsch Stakes (G1) at Del Mar in August for trainer Brad Cox. Baoma Corporation’s Private Mission has won all three of her starts this year, and grabbed a free entry into the race when she won the Zenyatta Stakes (G2) at Santa Anita for trainer Bob Baffert. W.S. Farish’s Royal Flag, trained by Chad Brown, finished third to Letruska in the Personal Ensign, but came back to win the Beldame Stakes (G2) at Belmont Park by 4 ¼ lengths on Oct. 10.

Among the international challengers pre-entered for the Distaff are Pozo De Luna’s Blue Stripe (ARG), who took the “Win and You’re In” Gran Premio Criadores (G1) at Palermo in Argentina, and U Carrot Farm’s Marche Lorraine (JPN), who won four races in Japan this year, including the Breeders’ Gold Cup at Mombetsu in August for trainer Yoshito Yahagi.

Breeders’ Cup Distaff

Horse Trainer
As Time Goes By Bob Baffert
Blue Stripe (ARG) Marcelo Polanco
Clairiere Steven M. Asmussen
Dunbar Road Chad C. Brown
Horologist William I. Mott
Letruska Fausto Gutierrez
Malathaat Todd A. Pletcher
Marche Lorraine (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi
Private Mission Bob Baffert
Royal Flag Chad C. Brown
Shedaresthedevil Brad Cox

Tarnawa Defends Title in the Breeders’ Cup Turf

H.H. Aga Khan Studs Tarnawa (IRE) completed an undefeated season last year when she scored a 1-length victory in the $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1) at Keeneland, providing trainer Dermot Weld with his first Breeders’ Cup win. This year, the 5-year-old daughter of Shamardal made her seasonal debut August when she won the Ballyroan Stakes (G3) at Leopardstown, and has since been second in two Group 1 “Win and You’re In” races in Leopardstown’s Irish Champion Stakes in September and the Oct. 3 Qatar Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (G1).

Le Haras de la Gousserie’s Sealiway (FR) won the last Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series race of the year, and secured an automatic starting position into the Turf when he triumphed in the QIPCO Champion Stakes (G1) at Ascot on Oct. 16 for trainer Cedric Rossi. Trainer Aidan O’Brien has won the Breeders’ Cup Turf a record six times. In June he saddled Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s 4-year-old filly Love (IRE) to victory in Royal Ascot’s Prince of Wales’s Stakes (G1) and she earned a “Win and You’re In” for the Turf.

The Americans counter with Klaravich Stables’ Domestic Spending (GB), a two-time Grade 1 winner in 2021 for trainer Chad Brown. In May, the 4-year-old son of Kingman (GB) dead-heated for the win in the Churchill Downs Old Forester Bourbon Turf Classic and then won Belmont Park’s Resorts World Casino Manhattan Stakes in June. Domestic Spending, 6-for-8 lifetime, finished second by a neck in the Mr. D. Stakes (G1) at Arlington Park in August in his most recent start.

In California, LNJ Foxwood’s 5-year-old gelding United will be running in his third consecutive Breeders’ Cup Turf, finishing just a head behind Bricks and Mortar in 2019 and a disappointing eighth last year. Trained by Richard Mandella, United has three wins this year, including a last out score in the John Henry Turf Championship (G2) at Santa Anita. John O’Connor’s Astronaut earned a “Win and You’re In” to the Breeders’ Cup Turf when he scored a 24-1 upset in the Aug. 21 Del Mar Handicap Presented by the Japan Racing Association (G2) for trainer John Shirreffs.

Breeders’ Cup Turf

Horse Trainer
Acclimate Philip D’Amato
Astronaut John A. Shirreffs
Domestic Spending (GB) Chad C. Brown
Gufo Christophe Clement
Imperador (ARG) Paulo H. Lobo
Love (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Loves Only You (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi
Rockemperor (IRE) Chad C. Brown
Sisfahan (FR) Henk Grewe
Tarnawa (IRE) Dermot K. Weld
Teona (IRE) Roger Varian
United Richard E. Mandella
Walton Street (GB) Charlie Appleby
Yibir (GB) Charlie Appleby

Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference by the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel:

15 Japan (GB) Aidan P. O’Brien
16 Tribhuvan (FR) Chad C. Brown
17 Broome (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
18 Bolshoi Ballet (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
19 Channel Maker William I. Mott
20 Channel Cat Jack Sisterson
21 Mogul (GB) Aidan P. O’Brien
22 Friar’s Road Michael W. McCarthy
Tarnawa (IRE) has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
Teona (IRE) has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
Love (IRE) has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
Loves Only You (JPN) has first preference in the Filly & Mare Turf
Channel Cat has second preference in the Mile

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Breeders’ Cup Mile Draws a Crowd

A total of 24 horses have been pre-entered for the $2 million FanDuel Breeders’ Cup Mile presented by PDJF (G1) on turf, the largest of all the pre-entered fields this year. In the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Mile, Derek Smith, Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, and Anne Marie O’Brien’s Order of Australia (IRE) came off the also-eligible list for trainer Aidan O’Brien and swept to victory at 73-1. This year, Order of Australia has just one win in six starts, taking the Grade 2 Romanised Minstrel Stakes at The Curragh in July. O’Brien has also pre-entered 3-year-old filly Mother Earth (IRE), who won the Prix Rothschild (G1) at Deauville in August. Godolphin’s Space Blues (IRE) is a 10-time winner, which includes a 2-length win on Oct. 3 in the Qatar Prix de la Foret (G1) at ParisLongchamp.

Three American “Win and You’re In” automatic qualifiers have been pre-entered. Spendthrift Farm and MyRacehorse’s Got Stormy, second in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita, earned her way back into this year’s race with a win over males in Saratoga’s Fourstardave (G1) in August for trainer Mark Casse, while Bonne Chance Farm and Stud R D I’s In Love (BRZ) won the Oct. 9 Keeneland Turf Mile (G1) for trainer Paulo Lobo. Cannon Thoroughbreds’ homebred Smooth Like Strait gained his invitation by winning the Santa Anita’s Shoemaker Mile (G1) in May for trainer Michael McCarthy. Also in California,Bardy Farm and OG Boss’ Mo Forza has back-to-back wins in the Del Mar Mile Stakes (G2) and then the Oct. 2 City of Hope (G2) at Santa Anita for trainer Peter Miller.

Breeders’ Cup Mile

Horse Trainer
Blowout (GB) Chad C. Brown
Casa Creed William I. Mott
Got Stormy Mark E. Casse
Hit the Road Dan Blacker
In Love (BRZ) Paulo H. Lobo
Master of The Seas (IRE) Charlie Appleby
Mo Forza Peter Miller
Mother Earth (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Order of Australia (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Pearls Galore (FR) Paddy Twomey
Raging Bull (FR) Chad C. Brown
Smooth Like Strait Michael W. McCarthy
Space Blues (IRE) Charlie Appleby
Vin de Garde (JPN) Hideaki Fujiwara
15 Ivar (BRZ) Paulo H. Lobo
16 Real Appeal (GER) Mrs. John Harrington
17 Tell Your Daddy Thomas Morley
18 Somelikeithotbrown Michael J. Maker
19 Pogo (IRE) Charles Hills
20 Toro Strike Richard A. Fahey
21 Thunder Moon (IRE) Joseph Patrick O’Brien
22 Channel Cat Jack Sisterson
23 Snapper Sinclair Steven M. Asmussen
24 Queen Supreme (IRE) Andrew Balding
Casa Creed has second preference in the Turf Sprint
Channel Cat has first preference in the Turf
Snapper Sinclair has first preference in the Dirt Mile
Queen Supreme (IRE) has second preference in the Filly & Mare Turf

Audarya is back for Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf

The $2 million Maker’s Mark Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf (G1) at 1 3/8 miles is shaping up as a wide-open affair among the 14 championship races. Mrs. A.M. Swinburn’s Audarya (FR) defends her title. Trained by James Fanshawe, Audarya has not won in four starts this year, with her best performances being a second-place finish to Love in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes and another runner-up finish in the Prix Jean Romanet (G1) in August at Deauville. Audarya finished fourth in the “Win and You’re In” Prix de l’Opera (G1) behind Le Haras De La Gousserie’s Rougir (FR), who scored her first win of the year for trainer Cedric Rossi. On June 26 at Hipodromo De Monterrico in Lima, Peru, Arriba Arequipa’s Reina de Mollendo (ARG) won the Gran Premio Pamplona (G1), earning her an automatic spot in the Filly and Mare Turf. She is trained by Kenny McPeek.

In the U.S., George Krikorian’s War Like Goddess captured the “Win and You’re In” Flower Bowl (G1) on Sept. 4 at Saratoga for trainer Bill Mott and improved her record to 6-for-7 lifetime. Medallion Racing, Abbondanza Racing, and MyRacehorse’s Going to Vegas won Santa Anita’s Oct. 2 Rodeo Drive (G1) for trainer Richard Baltas to gain a free berth.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf

Horse Trainer
Audarya (FR) James R. Fanshawe
Dogtag Richard E. Mandella
Going to Vegas Richard Baltas
La Joconde (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Love (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Loves Only You (JPN) Yoshito Yahagi
My Sister Nat (FR) Chad C. Brown
Pocket Square (GB) Chad C. Brown
Queen Supreme (IRE) Andrew Balding
Reina de Mollendo (ARG) Kenneth G. McPeek
Rougir (FR) Cedric Rossi
Tarnawa (IRE) Dermot K. Weld
Teona (IRE) Roger Varian
War Like Goddess William I. Mott

Jackie’s Warrior and Dr. Schivel lead Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint

In the $2 million Qatar Racing Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) at 6 furlongs, J. Kirk and Judy Robison’s 3-year-old Jackie’s Warrior is the top sprinter from the East, winning four of his last five starts for trainer Steve Asmussen, including the H. Allen Jerkens Memorial (G1) at Saratoga and the Gallant Bob (G2) at Parx on Sept. 25.

In California, another 3-year-old, Red Baron’s Barn, Rancho Temescal, William A. Branch and Reeves Thoroughbred Racing’s Dr. Schivel has dominated the sprinting scene, winning all three of his starts, including two “Win and You’re In” races. Trained by Mark Glatt, Dr. Schivel captured the 6-furlong Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) over the Del Mar strip on July 31 and came back on Oct. 2 to take the Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes (G2) by 3 ¼ lengths.

Tom Kagele, Gary Barber, Altamira Racing Stable, and Madaket Stables’ C Z Rocket finished second in last year’s Sprint at Keeneland. This year he has won two of six starts, and finished third behind Dr. Schivel in both the Bing Crosby and the Santa Anita Sprint Championship for trainer Peter Miller. Mr. Amore Stable’s Firenze Fire is set for a record-tying fifth Breeders’ Cup start. Third in last year’s Sprint, Firenze Fire, trained by Kelly Breen, won the True North (G2) at Belmont in June.

Breeders’ Cup Sprint

Horse Trainer
Aloha West Wayne M. Catalano
C Z Rocket Peter Miller
Dr. Schivel Mark Glatt
Firenze Fire Kelly Breen
Flagstaff John W. Sadler
Following Sea Todd A. Pletcher
Jackie’s Warrior Steven M. Asmussen
Jasper Prince Hideyuki Mori
Lexitonian Jack Sisterson
Matera Sky Hideyuki Mori
Pingxiang Hideyuki Mori
Special Reserve Michael J. Maker
C Z Rocket has second preference in the Dirt Mile
Jasper Prince has first preference in the Dirt Mile
Pingxiang has first preference in the Dirt Mile

Dirt Mile

In the $1 million Big Ass Fans Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) at 1 mile, WinStar Farm and CHC Inc’s Life Is Good, who was a Kentucky Derby favorite before being sidelined by injury in the spring, returned this summer and finished second by a neck to Jackie’s Warrior in the H. Allen Jerkens Stakes (G1) at Saratoga for trainer Todd Pletcher. In his next start, Life Is Good returned to the winner’s circle, taking the Kelso Handicap (G2) at Belmont Park on Sept. 25. Winchell Thoroughbreds and Willis Horton Racing’s Silver State, trained by Steve Asmussen, won his first four starts of the year, including a “Win and You’re In” berth for this race when he captured the Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan Handicap (G1) at Belmont Park in June. Slam Dunk Racing, Richard Baltas, Jerry McClanahan, and Michael Nentwig’s Ginobili earned a free berth into the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile when he took the Pat O’Brien Stakes (G2) at Del Mar on Aug. 28.

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile

Horse Trainer
C Z Rocket Peter Miller
Eight Rings Bob Baffert
Ginobili Richard Baltas
Jasper Prince Hideyuki Mori
Life Is Good Todd A. Pletcher
Mind Control Todd A. Pletcher
Pingxiang Hideyuki Mori
Restrainedvengence Val Brinkerhoff
Silver State Steven M. Asmussen
Snapper Sinclair Steven M. Asmussen
Stilleto Boy Ed J. Moger Jr.
C Z Rocket has first preference in the Sprint
Pingxiang has second preference in the Sprint
Snapper Sinclair has second preference in the Mile
Stilleto Boy has first preference in the Classic

Filly & Mare Sprint

In the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) at 7 furlongs, Michael Lund Petersen’s Gamine is the defending champion. The 4-year-old filly, trained by Bob Baffert, has won all four of her starts this year, including Grade 1 scores in the Derby City Distaff at Churchill Downs and the Kettle One Ballerina at Saratoga. Bo Hirsch’s Ce Ce, fifth in last year’s Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff (G1), gained a “Win and You’re In” for the Filly & Mare Sprint when she won Gulfstream Park’s Princess Rooney (G2) in July. Hronis Racing’s Edgeway, trained by John Sadler, won the Rancho Bernardo Handicap (G3) at Del Mar in August.

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

Horse Trainer
Bella Sofia Rudy Rodriguez
Ce Ce Michael W. McCarthy
Edgeway John W. Sadler
Estilo Talentoso Juan Arriagada
Gamine Bob Baffert
Proud Emma Peter Miller
Truth Hurts Chad Summers

Turf Sprint

In the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (G1) at 5 furlongs, Bearstone Stud Limited’s 5-year-old mare Glass Slippers (GB) won last year’s Turf Sprint at Keeneland. Trained by Kevin Ryan, Glass Slippers has a trio of third-place finishes this year, including one last time out in the Prix de l’Abbaye de Longines (G1), which was won by Gary Devlin’s A Case of You (IRE), who gained a free berth into the Turf Sprint. Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith, and Westerberg’s 3-year-old Golden Pal was victorious in last year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2). Trained by Wesley Ward, Golden Pal comes into the race off a 2 ¼-length win in the Woodford Stakes presented by TVG (G2) at Keeneland.

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Horse Trainer
A Case of You (IRE) Adrian McGuinness
Arrest Me Red Wesley A. Ward
Casa Creed William I. Mott
Charmaine’s Mia Philip D’Amato
Emaraaty Ana (GB) Kevin A. Ryan
Extravagant Kid Brendan P. Walsh
Fast Boat Joe Sharp
Gear Jockey George R. Arnold II
Glass Slippers (GB) Kevin A. Ryan
Golden Pal Wesley A. Ward
Kimari Wesley A. Ward
Lieutenant Dan Steven Miyadi

Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference by the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel:

13 Caravel H. Graham Motion
14 Bombard Richard E. Mandella
15 The Critical Way Jose H. Delgado
16 Chaos Theory Bob Hess
17 Beer Can Man Mark Glatt
18 Commander (FR) Peter Miller
19 Hollywood Talent Juan C. Vazquez
Casa Creed has first preference in the Mile

Futures Stars Friday Brings Stellar Juvenile Race Lineup

The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at 5 furlongs begins “Future Stars Friday.” Trainer Wesley Ward, seeking his third consecutive win in this race, has pre-entered Hat Creek Racing’s 2-year-old filly Averly Jane, who is undefeated in four starts and comes to Del Mar following a 3-length victory in Keeneland’s “Win and You’re In” Indian Summer Stakes on Oct. 10. Patricia’s Hope Stable and Richard Ravin’s unbeaten One Timer earned a free berth into this race by winning the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita for trainer Larry Rivelli. Al Shaqab Racing’s Armor (GB), trained by Richard Hannon, won the Markel Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood in July, and was recently third in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (G1) at Newmarket.

Four Breeders’ Cup Challenge winners are among those pre-entered $2 million NetJets Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) at 1 1/16 miles. L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds’ Echo Zulu has dominated East Coast 2-year-old fillies with runaway Grade 1 victories in the Spinaway at Saratoga and the Frizette at Belmont Park for trainer Steve Asmussen. Joey Platts, Old Bones Racing Stable, and Michael Lombardi’s Ain’t Easy made light work of Santa Anita’s Chandelier Stakes (G2), winning it on Oct. 1 by 4 ¾ lengths. From Kentucky, Hidden Brook Farm and Black Type Thoroughbreds’ Hidden Connection, trained by Bret Calhoun, gained an automatic starting position by winning the Pocahontas Stakes (G3) at Churchill Downs in September. Albaugh Family Stables’ Juju’s Map scored a “Win and You’re In” invitation by taking Keeneland’s Darley Alcibiades (G1) on Oct. 8 for trainer Brad Cox.

Juvenile Fillies Turf

In the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) at 1 mile, Group 1 winner Hello You (IRE) is among the 18 pre-entered. Owned by Amo Racing Limited, Hello You gained an automatic starting position into the Juvenile Fillies Turf when she captured the Unibet Rockfel Stakes (G2) at Newmarket. Chris Walsh’s California Angel, trained by George Leonard III, came from last of 12 fillies to win the JPMorgan Chase Jessamine Stakes (G2) by a head at Keeneland and gained a free berth into the race. Treadway Racing Stable’s Sail By, trained by Leah Gyarmati, was a 1-length winner of Belmont’s Miss Grillo Stakes (G2) on Oct. 2.

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Juvenile

In the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1) at 1 1/16 miles, Speedway Stables’ Corniche broke his maiden going wire-to-wire at Del Mar on Sept. 4, and then was a front-running 3 ¼-length winner of the “Win and You’re In” American Pharoah Stakes (G1) at Santa Anita Park for trainer Bob Baffert. Rustlewood Farm’s Pappacap finished second in the American Pharoah. Trained Mark Casse, Pappacap, a son of 2017 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Gun Runner, won the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar in August. Lucky Seven Stable’s Rattle N Roll, trained by Kenny McPeek, also earned a Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series victory into the Juvenile when he came from off the pace to score a 4 ¼-length victory in the Claiborne Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland on Oct. 9. Jim Bakke, Gerald Isbister, Coolmore Stud, and Peter Brant’s Jack Christopher, trained by Chad Brown, gained a free berth into the Juvenile by winning the Oct. 2 Champagne Stakes (G1) at Belmont Park. Kazuo Kato’s Jasper Great, a Kentucky-bred son of the late 2016 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner Arrogate, won on debut by 10 lengths on the all-weather surface at Hanshin Racecourse in Japan on Oct. 9 for trainer Hideyuki Mori.

Juvenile Turf

The $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at 1 mile, the closing race on Future Stars Friday, has an overflow field of 20 pre-entered. Godolphin’s Albahr (GB), already a four-time winner for trainer by Charlie Appleby, returns to North America following his 2 ¼-length victory in the “Win and You’re In” Summer Stakes (G1) at Woodbine in September. Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ Tiz the Bomb made a powerful stretch move to win the Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes (G2) at Keeneland to earn a free starting position into this race. ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables, and Dave Kenney’s Mackinnon, trained by Doug O’Neill, won the Del Mar Juvenile Stakes in September, and followed up that score by taking Santa Anita’s Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 3. D.J. Stable, Chester Broman, Sr., Mary Broman’s Coinage captured the With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 1 for trainer Mark Casse. The dam of Coinage is Bar of Gold, who won the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Del Mar in 2017.

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Horse Trainer
Armor (GB) Richard Hannon
Averly Jane Wesley A. Ward
Derrynane Christophe Clement
Go Bears Go (IRE) David Loughnane
Hierarchy (IRE) Hugo Palmer
One Timer Larry Rivelli
Quick Suzy (IRE) Gavin Cromwell
Run Curtis Run Michael J. Maker
Slipstream Christophe Clement
Twilight Gleaming (IRE) Wesley A. Ward
Twilight Jet (IRE) Michael O’Callaghan
Vertiginous (IRE) Brian Meehan

Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference by the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel:

13 Time to Party Peter Miller
14 Kaufymaker Wesley A. Ward
15 Makin My Move John C. Kimmel DVM
16 Thunder Love (GB) George Boughey
17 Elevado Mike Puype
18 Baby Steps Ryan Hanson
19 Sumter Richard E. Mandella
Slipstream has first preference in the Juvenile Turf
Baby Steps has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies

Horse Trainer
Ain’t Easy Philip D’Amato
Cairo Memories Bob Hess
Desert Dawn Philip D’Amato
Echo Zulu Steven M. Asmussen
Hidden Connection Bret Calhoun
Juju’s Map Brad Cox
Nest Todd A. Pletcher
Sequist Dallas Stewart
Tarabi Cherie DeVaux
Cairo Memories has first preference in the Juvenile Fillies Turf

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf

Horse Trainer
Bubble Rock Brad Cox
Cachet (IRE) George Boughey
Cairo Memories Bob Hess
California Angel George Leonard III
Consumer Spending Chad C. Brown
Diamond Wow Patrick L. Biancone
Hello You (IRE) David Loughnane
Koala Princess Arnaud Delacour
Malavath (IRE) Francis-Henri Graffard
Mise En Scene (GB) James Ferguson
Pizza Bianca Christophe Clement
Sail By Leah Gyarmati
Turnerloose Brad Cox
Zain Claudette (IRE) Ismail Mohammed

Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference by the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel:

15 Haughty Chad C. Brown
16 Helens Well (IRE) Philip D’Amato
17 Crazyland (GB) Clive G. Cox
18 Baby Steps Ryan Hanson
Cairo Memories has second preference in the Juvenile Fillies
Baby Steps has first preference in the Juvenile Turf Sprint

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

Horse Trainer
American Sanctuary Christopher Davis
Barossa Bob Baffert
Commandperformance Todd A. Pletcher
Corniche Bob Baffert
Double Thunder Todd A. Pletcher
Giant Game Dale L. Romans
Jack Christopher Chad C. Brown
Jasper Great Hideyuki Mori
Jasper Krone Hideyuki Mori
Oviatt Class J. Keith Desormeaux
Pappacap Mark E. Casse
Pinehurst Bob Baffert
Rattle N Roll Kenneth G. McPeek
Tough to Tame Christopher Davis
Jasper Krone has first preference in the Juvenile Turf

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf

Horse Trainer
Albahr (GB) Charlie Appleby
Annapolis Todd A. Pletcher
Coinage Mark E. Casse
Dakota Gold Danny Gargan
Dubawi Legend (IRE) Hugo Palmer
Glounthaune (IRE) Aidan P. O’Brien
Grafton Street Mark E. Casse
Great Max (IRE) Michael Bell
Mackinnon Doug F. O’Neill
Modern Games (IRE) Charlie Appleby
Portfolio Company Chad C. Brown
Slipstream Christophe Clement
Stolen Base Michael J. Maker
Tiz the Bomb Kenneth G. McPeek

Not selected into the field and listed in order of preference by the Breeders’ Cup Racing Directors/Secretaries Panel:

15 Credibility Mark E. Casse
16 Ready to Purrform Brad Cox
17 Verbal Chad C. Brown
18 Jasper Krone Hideyuki Mori
19 Detroit City Jack Sisterson
20 Royal Spirit Todd A. Pletcher
Slipstream has second preference in the Juvenile Turf Sprint
Jasper Krone has second preference in the Juvenile
NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll

No. Horse Points
1 Flightline 351
2 Life Is Good 306
3 Olympiad 292
4 Jackie's Warrior 282
5 Clairiere 142
5 Country Grammer 142
7 Epicenter 121
8 Regal Glory 89
9 Nest 87
10 Hot Rod Charlie 48
As of August 1, 2022


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