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Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

The 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile will be held at Keeneland on Friday, November 6th.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series started in 2007, and awards automatic Breeders’ Cup bids to the winners of defined races. Those Juvenile qualifying prep races are:

  1. Iroquois Stakes, a Grade 3 race run in September at Churchill Downs in Kentucky
  2. American Pharoah (formerly the FrontRunner) Stakes, a Grade 1 race run in October at Santa Anita Park in California
  3. Champagne Stakes, a Grade 1 race run in October at Belmont Park in New York
  4. Breeders’ Futurity, a Grade 1 race run in October at Keeneland in Kentucky

2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Results & Payouts

Final Results & Payouts for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYWIN / PLACE / SHOW
5Essential QualityLuis Saez$9.20 / $6.40 / $4.40
12Hot Rod CharlieTyler Gaffalione$51.60 / $24.00
6KeepmeinmindJose Ortiz$11.20
7Jackie’s WarriorJoel Rosario
13RombauerJavier Castellano
10Dreamer’s DiseaseDavid Cohen
2King FuryBrian Hernandez Jr.
8ClassierFlorent Geroux
9Sittin On GoCorey Lanerie
3Reinvestment RiskIrad Ortiz Jr.
14CalibrateRicardo Santana Jr.
1Camp HomeRobby Albarado
4LikeableJohn Velazquez
11NextGerardo Corrales

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (5-12) Paid: $299.90
  • $0.50 Trifecta (5-12-6) Paid: $1,914.80
  • $0.10 Superfecta (5-12-6-7) Paid: $4,077.69

The BC Juvenile History and Winners

The $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is the richest 2-year-old race in North America. The 1 1/16 mile race, restricted to male 2-year-olds, is often a preview of the stars of the Triple Crown races for the following year. The Juvenile is a season-defining event, as the race often determines the Eclipse Award Champion 2-year-old male, and also the winter-book favorite for the Kentucky Derby.  

In the lead-up to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, 12 of the past 20 winners were favored in their last start. But the last BC Juvenile race favorite to win the race was Shanghai Bobby in 2012 (7-5), and a total of 11 race-day favorites have won the Juvenile. The two longest odds horses to win the Juvenile were both 30-1 when Vale of York (IRE) beat the favorite Lookin’ at Lucky by a head in 2009 at Santa Anita, and 1999 winner Anees came from the very back of the pack to win by more than 2 lengths at Gulfstream Park.  

Some notable achievements for past Juvenile winners include Timber Country (1995), who became the first Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner to win one of the U.S. Triple Crown races for 3-year-olds when he won the 1995 Preakness Stakes. The 2006 winner, Street Sense, became the first to capture the Kentucky Derby, and the other Juvenile winner to win the Run for the Roses the following May was Nyquist (2015).

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile speed record was set by Midshipman in 2008 when he ran the 1 1/16 mile race in 1:40.94. The late jockey Garrett Gomez rode for trainer Bob Baffert.


Breeders’ Cup JUVENILE Historical Records

Year/TrackWinner/Jockey/Time/
Date/DistanceOwnerTrainerOdds
2019 – SA Storm the CourtF. Prat1:44.93
Nov 01 – 1 1/16M Exline-Border Racing LLC, et alP. Eurton$45.90
2018 – CDGame WinnerJ. Rosario1:43.67
Nov 02 – 1 1/16MWest, Gary and Mary B. Baffert$1.00*
2017 – DMRGood MagicJose Ortiz1:43.34
Nov 4 – 1 1/16eFive Racing and Stonestreet Stables LLCChad Brown$25.00
2016 – SA Classic Empire J. Leparoux01:42.6
Nov 05 – 1 1/16MJohn C. OxleyM. Casse$4.50
2015 – KEENyquist M. Gutierrez01:43.8
Oct 31 – 1 1/16MReddam Racing LLCD. O’Neill$4.70
2014 – SA Texas Red K. Desormeaux01:41.9
Nov 01 – 1 1/16MBrehm, Erich, Detmar, Wayne, Michaels, Lee, Desormeaux, J. Keith et al.J. Desormeaux$13.90
2013 – SA New Year’s Day M. Garcia01:43.5
Nov 02 – 1 1/16MWest, Gary and MaryB. Baffert$10.50
2012 – SA Shanghai Bobby A. Napravnik01:44.6
Nov 03 – 1 1/16MStarlight Racing, Magnier, Mrs. John, Tabor, Michael B. and Smith, DerrickT. Pletcher$1.30*
2011 – CD Hansen R. Dominguez01:44.4
Nov 05 – 1 1/16MHansen, Kendall, M.D. and Sky Chai RacingM. Maker$7.10
2010 – CD Uncle Mo J. Velazquez01:42.6
Nov 06 – 1 1/16MRepole StableT. Pletcher$1.40*
2009 – OSAVale of York (IRE) A. Ajtebi01:43.5
Nov 07 – 1 1/16MGodolphin Racing LLCS. bin Suroor$30.60
2008 – OSAMidshipman G. Gomez01:40.9
Oct 25 – 1 1/16MDarley StableB. Baffert$3.60
2007 – MTHWar Pass C. Velasquez01:42.8
Oct 27 – 1 1/16MRobert V. LaPentaN. Zito$2.20*
2006 – CD Street Sense C. Borel01:42.6
Nov 04 – 1 1/16MJim Tafel LLCC. Nafzger$15.20
2005 – BELStevie Wonderboy G. Gomez01:41.6
Oct 29 – 1 1/16MMerv Griffin Ranch Co., TheD. O’Neill$4.50
2004 – LS Wilko L. Dettori01:42.1
Oct 30 – 1 1/16MReddam, J. Paul and Roy, SusanJ. Noseda$28.30
2003 – SA Action This Day D. Flores01:43.6
Oct 25 – 1 1/16MB. Wayne HughesR. Mandella$26.80
2002 – AP Vindication M. Smith01:49.6
Oct 26 – 1 1/8MPadua StablesB. Baffert$4.10
2001 – BELJohannesburg M. Kinane01:42.3
Oct 27 – 1 1/16MTabor, Michael B. and Magnier, Mrs. JohnA. O’Brien$7.20
2000 – CD Macho Uno J. Bailey01:42.1
Nov 04 – 1 1/16MStronach StablesJ. Orseno$6.30
1999 – GP Anees G. Stevens01:42.3
Nov 06 – 1 1/16MThe Thoroughbred CorporationA. Hassinger, Jr.$30.30
1998 – CD Answer Lively J. Bailey01:44.0
Nov 07 – 1 1/16MJohn FranksB. Barnett$2.70*
1997 – HOLFavorite Trick P. Day01:41.5
Nov 08 – 1 1/16MJoseph P. LacombeP. Byrne$1.20*
1996 – WO Boston Harbor J. Bailey01:43.4
Oct 26 – 1 1/16MOverbrook FarmD. Lukas$2.40
1995 – BELUnbridled’s Song M. Smith01:41.6
Oct 28 – 1 1/16MParaneck StableJ. Ryerson$5.20
1994 – CD Timber Country P. Day01:44.6
Nov 05 – 1 1/16MOverbrook Farm, Gainsway Thoroughbreds Ltd. and Lewis, Robert and BeverlyD. Lukas$2.40*
1993 – SA Brocco G. Stevens01:43.0
Nov 06 – 1 1/16MBroccoli, Mr. and Mrs. AlbertR. Winick$3.00
1992 – GP Gilded Time C. McCarron01:43.4
Oct 31 – 1 1/16MCarl IchanD. Vienna$2.00*
1991 – CD Arazi P. Valenzuela01:44.8
Nov 02 – 1 1/16MPaulson, Allen E. and al Maktoum, Sheik MohammedF. Boutin$2.10*
1990 – BELFly So Free J. Santos01:43.4
Oct 27 – 1 1/16MThomas ValandoF. Schulhofer$1.40*
1989 – GP Rhythm C. Perret01:43.6
Nov 04 – 1 1/16MOgden Mills PhippsC. McGaughey III$2.60
1988 – CD Is It True L. Pincay, Jr.01:46.6
Nov 05 – 1 1/16ME. V. KleinD. Lukas$9.20
1987 – HOLSuccess Express J. Santos01:35.2
Nov 21 – 1ME. V. KleinD. Lukas$4.10
1986 – SA Capote L. Pincay, Jr.01:43.8
Nov 01 – 1 1/16MBeal, French, Jr. and KleinD. Lukas$2.40*
1985 – AQUTasso L. Pincay, Jr.01:36.2
Nov 02 – 1MGerald RobinsN. Drysdale$5.60
1984 – HOLChief’s Crown D. MacBeth01:36.2
Nov 10 – 1MStar Crown StableR. Laurin$0.70*

2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Entries & Morning Line Odds

PPHorseTrainerMorning Line OddsJockey
1 Dennis’ MomentDale L. Romans8-5Irad Ortiz, Jr.
2 Wrecking CrewPeter Miller20-1Paco Lopez
3 ShopliftedSteven M. Asmussen20-1Ricardo Santana, Jr.
4 Storm the CourtPeter A. Eurton20-1Flavient Prat
5 ScabbardEddie Kenneally8-1Mike Smith
6 Eight RingsBob Baffert2-1John Velazquez
7 Anneau d’OrBlaine Wright15-1Juan Hernandez
8 Full FlatHideyuki Mori30-1Yutaka Take
9 MaxfieldBrendan P. WalshSCRJose Ortiz