2024 Breeders' Cup Contenders, Entries, and Top Horses

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Last updated: May 28th, 2024

Who's Contending for the 2024 Breeders' Cup?

Breeders' Cup Contenders & Entries

The latest contenders for the 2024 Breeders' Cup can be found below. Final entries are drawn the Tuesday of Breeders' Cup Week.


2024 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.

Contenders will be added following the running for the Norfolk Stakes on 6/20/24


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 will be added following the running of the Tattersalls Acomb Stakes on 8/21/2024


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 will be added following the running of the Darley Alcibiades on 10/4/24


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 will be added following the running of the Prestige Stakes on 8/24/24


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 will be added following the running of the The Champagne, Breeders' Futurity, and American Pharoah Stakes on 10/5/24


2024 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.

Contenders will be added following the running of the The Ballerina on 8/24/24


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.

Contenders will be added following the running of the Jaipur Invitational on 6/8/24


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.

Contenders will be added following the running of the Metropolitan Handicap on 6/8/24


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.

Beach Bomb (SAF)

Jockey: J V'd Merwe

Trainer: Candice Bass-Robinson

Owner: Drakenstein Stud

BC Challenge Race won: Cartier Paddock Stakes

Ten Happy Rose (JPN)

Jockey: Akihide Tsumura 

Trainer: Daisuke Takayanagi

Owner: Yasushi Tenpaku

BC Challenge Race won: 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.

Contenders will be added following the running of the Bing Crosby Stakes on 7/27/24


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.

Charles Dickens (SAF)

Jockey: A Domeyer

Trainer: Candice Bass-Robinson

Owner: Drakenstein Stud

BC Challenge Race won: L'Ormarins King's Plate

Frateli La Vita (CHI)

Jockey: Luis Torres

Trainer: Luis Gutierrez

Owner: Stud Rey Santino Diez

BC Challenge Race won: Gran Premio Club Hípico Falabella


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.

Che Evasora (ARG)

Jockey: Jorge Peralta

Trainer: Marcelo Sueldo 

Owner: Stud Montana

BC Challenge Race won: Gran Premio Criadores


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.

El Encinal (ARG)

Jockey: Eduardo Ortega Pavon

Trainer: Miguel Alberto Gomez

Owner: Stud Donna Pancha

BC Challenge Race won: Gran Premio International Carlos Pellegrini


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.

Peptide Nile (JPN)

Jockey: Yusuke Fujioka

Trainer: Hidenori Take 

Owner: Kazuhiko Numakawa

BC Challenge Race won: February Stakes