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Last updated August 16th, 2022

Who’s Contending for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup?

Breeders’ Cup Contenders & Entries

The latest contenders for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup can be found below. Final entries are drawn the Tuesday of Breeders’ Cup Week.


2022 Breeders’ Cup Contenders for Future Stars Friday

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF SPRINT (GI) is a 5 furlong race for 2-year-olds. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

The Ridler

  • Trainer:  Richard Fahey
  • Jockey (most recent race): Paul Hanagan
  • Owner: Steve Bradley
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Norfolk Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE TURF (GI) is a one mile race for 2-year-old colts and geldings to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

**Contenders to be added once 1st Challenge Series race for this division is run**


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES (GI) is a 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old fillies. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards.

**Contenders to be added once 1st Challenge Series race for this division is run**


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE FILLIES TURF (GI) is a one mile race for 2-year-old fillies to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

**Contenders to be added once 1st Challenge Series race for this division is run**


Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP JUVENILE (GI) is a 1 1/16-mile race for 2-year-old colts and geldings. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards.

**Contenders to be added once 1st Challenge Series race for this division is run**


2022 Breeders’ Cup Entries for Championship Saturday

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE SPRINT (GI) is a seven furlong race for 3-year-olds and up, fillies & mares. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

Ce Ce

  • Trainer:  Michael W. McCarthy
  • Jockey (most recent race): Victor Espinoza
  • Owner: Bo Hirsch, LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Princess Rooney

Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP TURF SPRINT (GI) is a five furlong race for 3-year-olds and up to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

Casa Creed

  • Trainer: Bill Mott
  • Jockey (most recent race): Luis Saez
  • Owner: LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: The Jackpocket Jaipur Stakes

Nature Strip (AUS)

  • Trainer: Chris Waller
  • Jockey (most recent race): James McDonald
  • Owner: R A E Lyons, P D Harrison et al
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: King’s Stand Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP DIRT MILE (GI) is a one mile race for 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards.

Flightline

  • Trainer: John W. Sadler
  • Jockey (most recent race): Flavien Prat
  • Owner: Hronis Racing et al.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Metropolitan Handicap

Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP FILLY & MARE TURF (GI) is a 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up, to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards.

Captain’s Ransom (SAF)

  • Trainer: Justin Snaith
  • Jockey (most recent race): Richard Fourie
  • Owner: Mrs S Viljoen
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Cartier Paddock Stakes

Sodashi (JPN)

  • Trainer: Naosuke Sugai
  • Jockey (most recent race): Hayato Yoshida
  • Owner: Kaneko Makoto Holdings
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Victoria Mile

Ola Perfecta

  • Trainer: Carlos Trujillo
  • Jockey (most recent race): Alfredo Chamy
  • Owner: Stud Patriots
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Gran Premio Pamplona

Dalika (GER)

  • Trainer: Albert Stall Jr.
  • Jockey (most recent race): Brian Hernandez Jr.
  • Owner: Bal Mar Equine, LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Beverly D. Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT (GI) is a six furlong race for 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1.5 million, including travel awards.

American Theorem

  • Trainer: George Papaprodromou
  • Jockey (most recent race): Joe Bravo 
  • Owner: Kretz Racing LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Bing Crosby Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Mile Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP MILE (GI) is a one mile race for 3-year-olds and up, to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards.

Jet Dark (SAF)

  • Trainer: Justin Snaith
  • Jockey (most recent race): S’manga Khumalo
  • Owner: Messrs C T Crowe & N Jonsson
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: L’Ormarins Queens Plate

Viejos Tiempos (CHI)

  • Trainer: Patricio Baeza
  • Jockey (most recent race): Javier Guajardo
  • Owner: Don Gato
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Gran Premio Club Hipico Falabella

Count Again

  • Trainer: Philip D’Amato
  • Jockey (most recent race): Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Owner: Agave Racing Stable and Sam-Son Farm
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Shoemaker Mile

Songline (JPN)

  • Trainer: Toru Hayashi
  • Jockey (most recent race): Kenichi Ikezoe
  • Owner: Sunday Racing Co Ltd
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Yasuda Kinen

Baaeed (GB)

Casa Creed

  • Trainer: William I. Mott
  • Jockey (most recent race): Luis Saez
  • Owner: LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Fourstardave Handicap

Inspiral

  • Trainer:  John & Thady Gosden
  • Jockey (most recent race): Frankie Dettori
  • Owner: Cheveley Park Stud
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Prix Jacques Le Marois

Breeders’ Cup Distaff Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP DISTAFF (GI) is a 1 1/8-mile race for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards.

La Validada (ARG)

  • Trainer: Javier Fren
  • Jockey (most recent race): Gustavo Calvente
  • Owner: Buenos Muchachos
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Gran Premio Criadores

Clairiere

  • Trainer: Steven M. Asmussen
  • Jockey (most recent race): Joel Rosario
  • Owner: Stonestreet Stables LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Ogden Phipps Handicap

Blue Stripe (ARG)

  • Trainer: Marcelo Polanco
  • Jockey (most recent race): Hector Isaac Berrios
  • Owner: Pozo de Luna, Inc.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Clement L. Hirsch Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Turf Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP TURF (GI) is a 1 1/2-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $4 million, including travel awards.

Village King (ARG)

State of Rest (IRE)

  • Trainer: Joseph Patrick O’Brien
  • Jockey (most recent race): S. M. Crosse
  • Owner: State Of Rest Partnership
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Prince of Wales’s Stakes

Titleholder

  • Trainer: Toru Kurita
  • Jockey (most recent race): Kazuo Yokoyama
  • Owner: Hiroshi Yamada
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Takarazuka Kinen

Nautilus

  • Trainer: Nilson Lima
  • Jockey (most recent race): Rudinick Viana
  • Owner: Stud Valentin & Jarussi
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Grande Premio Brasil

Pyledriver

  • Trainer: William Muir & Chris Grassick
  • Jockey (most recent race): P.J. McDonald
  • Owner: Knox & Wells Ltd & Roger Devlin
  • La Pyle Partnership
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes

Breeders’ Cup Classic Contenders

The BREEDERS’ CUP CLASSIC (GI) is a 1 1/4-mile race for 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $6 million, including travel awards.

Cafe Pharoah

  • Trainer: Noriyuki Hori
  • Jockey (most recent race): Yuichi Fukunaga
  • Owner: Koichi Nishikawa
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: February Stakes

Olympiad

  • Trainer: William I. Mott
  • Jockey (most recent race): Junior Alvarado
  • Owner: Grandview Equine, Cheyenne Stables, LLC and LNJ Foxwoods
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Stephen Foster Stakes

Cyberknife

  • Trainer: Brad H. Cox
  • Jockey (most recent race): Florent Geroux
  • Owner: Gold Square LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Haskell Stakes

Life Is Good

  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
  • Jockey (most recent race): Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Owner: CHC Inc. and WinStar Farm LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Whitney Stakes