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2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint

The 2022 Breeders’ Cup Mile will be held at Keeneland on Saturday, November 5th.

Official Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 7, Post Time 2:30 pm (ET)

The QATAR RACING BREEDERS’ CUP SPRINT (GI) is a six furlong race for 3-year-olds and up. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $2 million, including travel awards. Horses entered are:

PPML OddsHorseJockey / Trainer
130-1 Manny WahCorey Lanerie / Wayne M. Catalano
24-1 KimariJose Ortiz / Wesley A. Ward
320-1 O BesosTyler Gaffalione / Gregory D. Foley
410-1 American TheoremJoe Bravo / George Papaprodromou
512-1 Aloha WestLuis Saez / Wayne M. Catalano
66-1 Elite PowerIrad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott
730-1 Super Ocho (CHI)Hector Berrios / Amador Merei Sanchez
820-1 C Z RocketFlavien Prat / Peter Miller
94-5 Jackie's WarriorJoel Rosario / Steven M. Asmussen
1030-1 Willy BoiChantal Sutherland / Jorge Delgado
1130-1 Flash of MischiefCristian Torres / Karl Broberg

Information and winners of the “Win and You’re In” Challenge Series races for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint:

7/30/2022Bing Crosby StakesUSAAmerican Theorem
10/7/2022Phoenix StakesUSAManny Wah
10/8/2022Vosburgh StakesUSAElite Power

Recent Breeders’ Cup Sprint News

Breeders’ Cup 2022 Post Times, Wagering Menu, Entries

It’s nearly here. Fields have been finalized for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup, which for the third time will be held at Keeneland, near Lexington in the heart of Kentucky Thoroughbred country. The two-day event begins Friday, Nov. 4 and concludes Saturday, Nov. 5.


Breeders’ Cup: Dirt race trends

The biggest weekend in racing is rapidly approaching as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships are set to be contested at Keeneland on Nov. 4-5. Two prior Cups were hosted by the historic Lexington, Kentucky venue, when the championships took place there in both 2015 and 2020. I will take a look back at those results to unveil some trends that might be worth exploring for this year’s edition.


History’s Top 10 Breeders’ Cup Sprint performances

Every year, the best dirt sprinters in North America square off over six furlongs in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1), one of the oldest and richest races of the Breeders’ Cup program.


2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint Results & Payouts

Final results and payouts for the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint:

6Elite PowerIrad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott$13.10 / $6.54 / $3.54
8C Z RocketFlavien Prat / Peter Miller$19.64 / $7.96
9Jackie's WarriorJoel Rosario / Steven M. Asmussen$2.54
1Manny WahCorey J. Lanerie / Wayne M. Catalano
3O BesosTyler Gaffalione / Gregory D. Foley
7Super Ocho (CHI)Hector Isaac Berrios / Amador Merei Sanchez
2KimariJose L. Ortiz / Wesley A. Ward
4American TheoremJoe Bravo / George Papaprodromou
11Flash of MischiefCristian A. Torres / Karl Broberg
10Willy BoiChantal Sutherland / Jorge Delgado
5Aloha WestLuis Saez / Wayne M. Catalano

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (6-8) Paid: $196.20
  • $0.50 Trifecta (6-8-9) Paid: $342.36
  • $0.10 Superfecta (6-8-9-1) Paid: $1,097.42

Watch the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint

The BC Sprint History

The Breeders’ Cup Sprint is a recently raised $2 million race contested at 6 furlongs. The world’s fastest Thoroughbred’s compete among open competition for horses three-years-old and older. The BC Sprint has been run every year since 1984 with Eillo winning the inaugural race at Hollywood Park.

The 1989 BC Sprint at Gulfstream was a memorable race, as the filly Safely Kept turned for home in the lead following blistering splits. But jockey Angel Cordero, Jr. came flying along the rail with Dancing Spree to nip her by a nose at the wire for owner Ogden Phipps.

The 2015 winner Runhappy, a three-year-old son of Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, won as the 8-5 favorite in a then track-record time of 1:08.58 at Keeneland.

Many of the winners from the Breeders’ Cup Sprint go on to earn honors as American Champion Sprint Horse from the Eclipse Awards, including Roy H (2017, 2018), Whitmore (2020), Mitole (2019), Drefong (2016), Big Drama (2010), Squirtle Squirt (2001).  

Breeders’ Cup Sprint Historical Records:

Jockey Corey Nakatani has won the Breeders’ Cup Sprint a record four times, while trainer Bob Baffert has been a winner a record five times including in 2016 with Drefong. The 2016 runner-up, and race favorite Masochistic, was disqualified more than a month after the race following a pair of tests which confirmed the presence of the steroid stanozolol in the horse’s system. The horse’s trainer and connections also forfeited the accompanying $255,000 place money.

Five horses stopped the clock with a winning time of less than 1:08.00, with the fastest time by Baffert-trained Midnight Lute in 2008 (1:07.08). Midnight Lute is a two-time winner of the BC Sprint, winning each time with the late jockey Garrett Gomez aboard. Midnight Lute shares the record for most wins with Roy H, who won the race back to back in 2017 and 2018. Four other winners have also recorded times that broke the 1:08.00 plateau. These include Kona Gold in 2000, Artax in 1999, Cajun Beat in 2003 and Trinniberg in 2012.

The legendary trainer Bob Baffert has established himself as a force in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint with five wins. He first saw the winner’s circle with Thirty Slews in 1992 before winning the aforementioned back-to-back reigns with Midnight Lute in 2007 and 2008. He has since won with Secret Circle in 2013 and most recently with Drefong in 2016.

Corey Nakatani has won this race on four occasions, making him the winningest jockey in Breeders’ Cup Sprint history. He won with Lit Justice first in 1996 and followed up a year later with Elmhurst in 1997 and again with Reraise in 1998. Nakatani would return nearly a decade later to win his fourth title aboard Thor’s Echo in 2006.

2022Elite Power (4)Irad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott1:09.11 / Keeneland
2021Aloha West (4)Jose L. Ortiz / Wayne M. Catalano1:08.49 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020Whitmore (7)Irad Ortiz Jr. / Ron Moquett1:08.61 / Keeneland
2019Mitole (4)Ricardo Santana Jr. / Steve Asmussen1:09.00 / Santa Anita Park
2018Roy H (6)Paco Lopez / Peter Miller1:08.24 / Churchill Downs
2017Roy H (5)Kent Desormeaux / Peter Miller1:08.61 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016Drefong (3)Martin Garcia / Bob Baffert1:08.79 / Santa Anita Park
2015Runhappy (3)Edgar Prado / Maria Borell1:08.58 / Keeneland
2014Work All Week (5)Florent Geroux / Roger Brueggemann1:08.28 / Santa Anita Park
2013Secret Circle (4)Martin Garcia / Bob Baffert1:08.73 / Santa Anita Park
2012Trinniberg (3)Willie Martinez / Shivananda Parbhoo1:07.98 / Santa Anita Park
2011Amazombie (5)Mike E. Smith / Bill Spawr1:09.17 / Churchill Downs
2010Big Drama (4)Eibar Coa / David Fawkes1:09.05 / Churchill Downs
2009Dancing in Silks (4)Joel Rosario / Carla Gaines1:08.14 / Santa Anita Park
2008Midnight Lute (5)Garrett Gomez / Bob Baffert1:07.08 / Santa Anita Park
2007Midnight Lute (4)Garrett Gomez / Bob Baffert1:09.18 / Monmouth Park
2006Thor's Echo (4)Corey Nakatani / Doug O'Neill1:08.80 / Churchill Downs
2005Silver Train (3)Edgar Prado / Richard Dutrow1:08.86 / Belmont Park
2004Speightstown (6)John Velazquez / Todd A. Pletcher1:08.11 / Lone Star Park
2003Cajun Beat (3)Cornelio Velásquez / Steve Margolis1:07.95 / Santa Anita Park
2002Orientate (4)Jerry Bailey / D. Wayne Lukas1:08.89 / Santa Anita Park
2001Squirtle Squirt (3)Jerry Bailey / Robert J. Frankel1:08.41 / Arlington Park
2000Kona Gold (6)Alex Solis / Bruce Headley1:07.60 / Belmont Park
1999Artax (4)Jorge F. Chavez / Louis Albertrani1:07.80 / Churchill Downs
1998Reraise (3)Corey Nakatani / Craig Dollase1:09.00 / Gulfstream Park
1997Elmhurst (7)Corey Nakatani / Jenine Sahadi1:08.20 / Churchill Downs
1996Lit de Justice (6)Corey Nakatani / Jenine Sahadi1:08.60 / Hollywood Park
1995Desert Stormer (5)Kent Desormeaux / Frank Lyons1:09.00 / Woodbine
1994Cherokee Run (4)Mike E. Smith / Frank A. Alexander1:09.40 / Belmont Park
1993Cardmania (7)Ed Delahoussaye / Derek Meredith1:08.60 / Churchill Downs
1992Thirty Slews (5)Eddie Delahoussaye / Bob Baffert1:08.20 / Santa Anita Park
1991Sheikh Albadou (3)Pat Eddery / Alex Scott1:09.20 / Gulfstream Park
1990Safely Kept (4)Craig Perret / Alan E. Goldberg1:09.60 / Churchill Downs
1989Dancing Spree (4)Ángel Cordero Jr. / C. R. McGaughey III1:09.00 / Belmont Park
1988Gulch (4)Ángel Cordero Jr. / D. Wayne Lukas1:10.40 / Gulfstream Park
1987Very Subtle (3)Pat Valenzuela / Melvin F. Stute1:08.80 / Churchill Downs
1986Smile (4)Jacinto Vásquez / Scotty Schulhofer1:08.40 / Hollywood Park
1985Precisionist (4)Chris McCarron / Ross Fenstermaker1:08.40 / Santa Anita Park
1984Eillo (4)Craig Perret / Budd Lepman1:10.20 / Aqueduct