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Last updated Jul. 26, 2021

Who’s Contending for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup?

Breeders’ Cup Contenders & Entries

The latest contenders for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup can be found below. Final entries are drawn the Tuesday of Breeders’ Cup Week.


2021 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.

Perfect Power (IRE)

  • Trainer:  R A Fahey
  • Jockey (most recent race): P Hanagan
  • Owner: Sheikh Rashid Dalmook Al Maktoum
  • 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.

No “win and you’re in races” run for this division yet. 1st race takes place on September 11th (KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes in Ireland).


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.

No “win and you’re in races” run for this division yet. 1st race takes place on September 19th (Pocohantas Stakes at Churchill Downs).


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.

No “win and you’re in races” run for this division yet. 1st race takes place on September 12th (Moyglare Stud Stakes).


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.

No “win and you’re in races” run for this division yet. 1st race takes place on September 18th (Iroquois Stakes at Churchill Downs).


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
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Princess Rooney Stakes

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): Junior Alvarado
  • Owner: LRE Racing LLC and JEH Racing Stable LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: The Jackpocket Jaipur 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.

Silver State

  • Trainer: Steven Asmussen
  • Jockey (most recent race): Ricardo Santana, Jr.
  • Owner: Willis Horton Racing LLC and Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC
  • 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.

Queen Supreme (IRE)

  • Trainer: Michael de Kock
  • Jockey (most recent race): Keagan De Melo
  • Owner: Mauritzfontein (pty) Ltd (nom: Mrs J B Jell) & Mes
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Cartier Paddock Stakes

Gran Alegria (JPN)

  • Trainer: Kazuo Fujisawa
  • Jockey (most recent race): Kenichi Ikezoe
  • Owner: Sunday Racing Co. Ltd.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Victoria Mile

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.

Mind Control

  • Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
  • Jockey (most recent race): John R. Velazquez
  • Owner: Red Oak Stable (Brunetti) and Madaket Stables, LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: John A. Nerud 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): Richard Fourie
  • Owner: Messrs C T Crowe & N Jonsson
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: L’Ormarins Queens Plate

Succeso (CHI)

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

Smooth Like Strait

  • Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy
  • Jockey (most recent race): Umberto Rispoli
  • Owner: Cannon Thoroughbreds LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Shoemaker Mile

Danon Kingly (JPN)

  • Trainer: Kiyoshi Hagiwara
  • Jockey (most recent race): Yuga Kawada
  • Owner: Danox Co. Ltd.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Yasuda Kinen

Palace Pier (GB)

  • Trainer: John H.M. Gosden
  • Jockey (most recent race): Lanfranco Dettori
  • Owner: Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Queen Anne Stakes
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Alcohol Free (IRE)

  • Trainer: Andrew Balding
  • Jockey (most recent race): Oisin Murphy
  • Owner: J C Smith
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Qatar Sussex Stakes / UK

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.

Blue Stripe (ARG)

  • Trainer: Nicolas Martin Ferro
  • Jockey (most recent race): Edouardo Pavon
  • Owner: Haras Pozo De Luna S.A.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Win: Gran Premio Criadores

Letruska


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.

Cool Day (ARG)

Love (IRE)

  • Trainer: Aidan O’Brien
  • Jockey (most recent race): Ryan Moore
  • Owner: Michael B. Tabor, Mrs. John ‘Susan’ Magnier & Derrick Smith
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Prince of Wales’s Stakes

Chrono Genesis (JPN)

  • Trainer: Takashi Saito
  • Jockey (most recent race): Yuichi Kitamura
  • Owner: Sunday Racing, Carcone Holdings
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Takarazuka Kinen
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Adayar (IRE)


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): Mirco Demuro
  • Owner: Koichi Nishikawa
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: February Stakes

Maxfield

  • Trainer: Brendan Walsh
  • Jockey (most recent race): Jose L. Ortiz
  • Owner: Godolphin, LLC
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: Stephen Foster Stakes

Max Player

  • Trainer: Steven Asmussen
  • Jockey (most recent race): Ricardo Santana, Jr
  • Owner: Hall, George E. and SportBLX Thoroughbreds Corp.
  • Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series Wins: The Suburban Stakes

Mandaloun