2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf
Bet the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on Friday, November 5th.
Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf:
|9/11/21||Champions Juvenile Stakes||Ireland||Atomic Jones (FR)|
|9/19/21||Summer Stakes||Canada||Albahr (GB)|
|9/25/21||Juddmonte Royal Lodge Stakes||UK||Royal Patronage|
|10/3/21||Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere||France||Angel Bleu|
|10/10/21||Bourbon Stakes||USA||Tiz The Bomb|
2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Results & Payouts
Final results for the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf:
|POST||HORSE||JOCKEY||WIN / PLACE / SHOW|
|7||Fire At Will||Ricardo Santana Jr.||$62.40 / $24.40 / $14.00|
|9||Battleground||Ryan Moore||$5.60 / $3.80|
|5||Cadillac (IRE)||Shane Foley|
|1||Sealiway (FR)||Mickael Barzalona|
|11||Gretzky the Great||yler Gaffalione|
|14||The Lir Jet (IRE)||Oisin Murphy|
|13||Devilwawa (IRE)||Rossa Ryan|
|10||Ebeko (IRE)||Flavien Prat|
|6||Mutasaabeq (IRE)||Luis Saez|
|12||Go Athletico (FR)||Aurelien Lemaitre|
|4||Public Sector (GB)||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|2||New Mandate (IRE)||Lanfranco Dettori|
- $1.00 Exacta (7-9) Paid: $275.70
- $0.50 Trifecta (7-9-8) Paid: $1,142.55
- $0.10 Superfecta (7-9-8-5) Paid: $2,700.14
The BC Juvenile Turf History
The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf was inaugurated in 2007 and offers a purse of $1,000,000. It is eligible for two-year-old colts and is run over one mile on a turf surface. In 2009, the race was given a Grade-II status which was upgraded to Grade-I in 2011.
Five races offer automatic berths in to the event and these take place all over the world. These include the Juvenile Stakes in Ireland, Summer Stakes in Canada, Royal Lodge Stakes in England, Bourbon Stakes in the United States and the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere in France.
The caliber of winners that emerge from the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf has been spotty to a certain degree. Hit It A Bomb finished 9th in the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Nownownow and Donativum won in 2007 and 2008 and only won a single stakes race afterwards before retiring. For almost all other horses, the Breeders’ Cup Juveniel Turf was the only significant win, and their last one as well.
Oscar Performance is seemingly changing that trend after claiming victory in the 2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The colt continued to run through 2017 and picked up three victories in the Pennine Ridge, Belmont Derby and Secretariat Stakes. In 2018 he captured wins at the Poker Stakes and the Woodbine Mile as well. 2017 winner Mendelssohn picked up wins at both the Patton Stakes and the UAE Derby during his three-year-old season but ultimately failed to capitalize on that momentum, with his best showing coming with a second place finish at the Travers Stakes.
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Historical Records
Jockey Ryan Moore and trainer Aidan O’Brien have won the race a record four times – in 2011, 2012, 2015 and 2017. In fact, the winning horses in all four years were trained by the same team of John Magnier, Micheal Tabor, and Derrick Smith.
The fastest time for the race was set by Great Britain’s Outstrip with a time of 1:33.20 in 2013.
|YEAR||HORSE (AGE)||JOCKEY / TRAINER||TIME / VENUE|
|2020||Fire At Will (2)||Ricardo Santana Jr. / Michaael J. Maker||1:35.81 / Keeneland|
|2019||Structor (2)||José Ortiz / Chad Brown||1:35.11 / Santa Anita Park|
|2018||Line of Duty (IRE) (2)||William Buick / Charlie Appleby||1:40.60 / Churchill Downs|
|2017||Mendelssohn (2)||Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien||1:35.97 / Del Mar Racetrack|
|2016||Oscar Performance (2)||José Ortiz / Brian Lynch||1:33.28 / Santa Anita Park|
|2015||Hit It A Bomb (2)||Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien||1:38.86 / Keeneland|
|2014||Hootenanny (2)||Frankie Dettori / Wesley A. Ward||1:34.79 / Santa Anita Park|
|2013||Outstrip (GB) (2)||Mike Smith / Charlie Appleby||1:33.20 / Santa Anita Park|
|2012||George Vancouver (2)||Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien||1:33.78 / Santa Anita Park|
|2011||Wrote (2)||Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien||1:37.41 / Churchill Downs|
|2010||Pluck (2)||Garrett K. Gomez / Todd Pletcher||1:36.98 / Churchill Downs|
|2009||Pounced (2)||Frankie Dettori / John Gosden||1:35.47 / Santa Anita Park|
|2008||Donativum (2)||Frankie Dettori / John Gosden||1:34.68 / Santa Anita Park|
|2007||Nownownow (2)||Julien Leparoux / François Parisel||1:40.48 / Monmouth Park|
Historical Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Results:
2019 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Entries & Morning Line Odds
|PP||Horse||Trainer||Morning Line Odds||Jockey|
|1||Our Country||George Weaver||15-1||John Velazquez|
|2||Structor||Chad C. Brown||5-1||Jose Ortiz|
|3||Peace Achieved||Mark E. Casse||10-1||Miguel Mena|
|4||Decorated Invader||Christophe Clement||4-1||Irad Ortiz, Jr.|
|5||Vitalogy (GB)||Brendan P. Walsh||10-1||Javier Castellano|
|6||Graceful Kitten||Amador Merei Sanchez||15-1||Hector Berrios|
|7||Andesite||Brad Cox||12-1||Joel Rosario|
|8||Billy Batts||Peter Miller||8-1||Paco Lopez|
|9||Gear Jockey||George R. Arnold II||20-1||Tylre Gaffalione|
|10||War Beast||Doug F. O’Neill||20-1||Abel Cedillo|
|11||Proven Strategies||Mark E. Casse||30-1||Edgar Zayas|
|12||Arizona (IRE)||Aidan P. O’Brien||5-2||Ryan Moore|
|13||Fort Myers||Aidan P. O’Brien||12-1||Wayne Lordan|
|14||Hit the Road||Dan Blacker||10-1||Flavien Prat|
2016 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Results
The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships took place at the Santa Anita Racetrack in Arcadia, California from November 4th to the 5th. It was the 33rd edition of the premier North American horse racing event and featured a number of exciting races and finishes. One of the highlights of the card was the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (G1).
The $1 million Juvenile Turf was the first race of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup weekend and it set the tone for a fun and exhilarating weekend. Run on Santa Anita’s infield turf course, the one-mile race saw Good Samaritan tabbed as the 5-2 pre-race favorite, but it was 13-2 Oscar Performance who would come away the victor.
The early pace was set by 30-1 longshot Wellabled with fractions of 22:30 and 45.88. Oscar Performance stalked Wellabled and made a move on the far turn to take the lead. The new race leader set fractions of 1:09.44 and 1:21.07, respectively after the 3/4 and 7/8 turns, and would go onto to win by 1 ¼ lengths in a time of 1:33.28 over runner-up Lancaster Bomber. Good Samaritan finished third.
“He played out just like we planned it. That was the key, I think. The key was going through the first turn, have a clean break, and get up a good position in the first turn, and we did that. And he re-lapped well behind Wellabled. I was a little concerned about that, because he had been on the lead lap two times. But he re-lapped well, and when I past the 3/4 pole, I felt like I had a lot of horse under me, when I let him go in the 1/4 pole, he did very well,” said Oscar Performance jockey Jose Ortiz.
Oscar Performance paid $15.20 to win, $8.00 to place, and $5.60 to show. Lancaster Bomber paid $11.20 to place and $6.40 to show. Good Samaritan returned $3.40 for his third-place showing.