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2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint will be held at Santa Anita Park on Friday, November 3rd.

2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 5, Post Time 5:00 pm (ET)

The BREEDERS' CUP JUVENILE TURF SPRINT (GI) is a five furlong race for 2-year-olds to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $1 million, including travel awards. Official entries and morning line odds will be available here once announced.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint 2023

PP
Odds
Horse
Jockey / Trainer
1
4-1
Crimson Advocate
John Velazquez / George Weaver
2
4-1
No Nay Mets (IRE)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / George Weaver
3
15-1
Tiger Belle (IRE)
Cristian Demuro / Adrian McGuinness
4
3-1
Big Evs (IRE)
Tom Marquand / Michael Appleby
5
15-1
Givemethebeatboys (IRE)
Shane Foley / Jessica Harrington
6
20-1
Starlust (GB)
Frankie Dettori / Ralph M. Beckett
7
15-1
Shards
Adam Beschizza / Kelsey Danner
8
12-1
Cherry Blossom (IRE)
Ryan Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
9
8-1
Amidst Waves
Flavien Prat / George Weaver
10
12-1
**Valiant Force
William Buick / Adrian Murray
11
8-1
Slider
Hector Berrios / John W. Sadler
12
8-1
Committee of One
Cristian Torres / Steven M. Asmussen
AE
Hedwig
TBD / Eoin G. Harty
AE
Asean (IRE)
TBD / Donnacha O'Brien
AE
April Vintage
TBD / Peter Miller

**denotes Breeders' Cup Challenge Winner

Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint:

DATE
RACE
COUNTRY
WINNER
6/22/2023
UK
Valiant Force
8/21/2023
France
Vandeek
10/8/2023
USA
Book'em Danno

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A handful of Breeders’ Cup events will take place on Friday at Santa Anita, with each of the tilts featuring two-year-old runners. Below are a few horses that might not be well fancied at post time, but will nonetheless present value in the deep fields. 

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Breeders' Cup Rankings 2023: Future Stars Friday

A handful of races will be held on the opening-day portion of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 3. European imports have endured a bevy of success in these tilts, especially in the events that have been contested on the turf, but my focus for this piece will be on the U.S.-based contenders. 

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Pre-entries for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita were released on Wednesday. From all appearances, the 14 races are coming up strong.

Get up to speed on key Breeders’ Cup storylines with 10 observations and takeaways.

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2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Results & Payouts

Final Results for the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint:

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
4
Big Evs (IRE)
Tom Marquand / Michael Appleby
$8.40 / $5.60 / $3.80
10
Valiant Force
William T. Buick / Adrian Murray
$20.40 / $13.20
6
Starlust (GB)
Lanfranco Dettori / Ralph Beckett
$11.00
2
No Nay Mets (IRE)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / George Weaver
7
Shards
Adam Beschizza / Kelsey Danner
1
Crimson Advocate
John R. Velazquez / George Weaver
12
Committee of One
Cristian A. Torres / Steven M. Asmussen
8
Cherry Blossom (IRE)
Ryan L. Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
11
Slider
Hector Isaac Berrios / John W. Sadler
9
Amidst Waves
Flavien Prat / George Weaver

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1 Exacta (4-10) Paid: $85.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (4-10-6) Paid: $689.20
  • $0.10 Superfecta (4-10-6-2) Paid: $683.54

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The BC Juvenile Turf Sprint History

For many years, racing fans and handicappers spoke of the “Juvenile Jinx.” So the thinking went, it was virtually impossible for any horse to win both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1) and the Kentucky Derby (G1). 

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile ranks as North America’s season-defining championship for two-year-old colts and geldings. The 1 1⁄16-mile race has traveled around the country since its inauguration in 1984 and is frequently won by early-maturing runners lacking the stamina and/or durability to succeed as 3-year-olds in the 1 1/4-mile Kentucky Derby.

Generally, the “Juvenile Jinx” has been a sound theory. Many impressive Juvenile winners have indeed come up short on the first Saturday in May, including the sensational Arazi (eighth in 1992) and Horse of the Year Favorite Trick (eighth in 1997).

But pit enough high-quality juveniles against each other in an annual championship race, and you’re bound to come up with Kentucky Derby winners every so often. During the first decade of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, future Derby champions Spend a Buck (1985), Alysheba (1987), and Sea Hero (1993) were all beaten in the Juvenile before making history under the Twin Spires.

Then in 2006-07, the jinx was broken. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile traveled to Churchill Downs, where an unheralded colt named Street Sense obliterated his rivals by a record-breaking 10 lengths. Six months later, he returned to Louisville and crushed the curse with a decisive rail-skimming triumph in the Kentucky Derby.

In the years since, the influence of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has continued to grow. When Midshipman won the 2008 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile in the stakes-record time of 1:40.94, the last horse to cross the finish line was a diminutive gelding named Mine That Bird. The following year, Mine That Bird stunned the racing world with a 50-1 upset in the Run for the Roses.

Even more significantly, Nyquist emulated Street Sense by sweeping the Juvenile/Derby double in 2015-16, reiterating the importance of racing’s championship test for juveniles. Between 1984 and 2023, a span of 39 years, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile produced six winners of the Kentucky Derby, more than any other stakes race for two-year-olds.


Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Historical Records

In it's early history, Irad Ortiz Jr. and Wesley Ward hold to records for most wins by a jockey and trainer respectively with 3 each (2019, 2020 & 2021)

YEAR
HORSE (AGE)
JOCKEY / TRAINER
TIME / VENUE
2023
Big Evs (IRE)
Tom Marquand / Michael Appleby
0:55.31 / Santa Anita
2022
Mischief Magic (IRE) (2)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
1:02.41 / Keeneland
2021
Twilight Gleaming (IRE) (2)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Wesley A. Ward
0:57.00 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020
Golden Pal (2)
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Wesley Ward
1:02.82 / Keeneland
2019
Four Wheel Drive (2)
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Wesley Ward
0:55.66 / Santa Anita Park
2018
Bulletin (2)
Javier Castellano / Todd Pletcher
1:05.54 / Churchill Downs