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2024 Breeders’ Cup Sprint

The 2024 Breeders’ Cup Sprint will be held at Del Mar on Saturday, November 2nd.

Official 2023 Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 11, Post Time 8:00 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. Official entries and morning line odds will be available here once announced.

Breeders' Cup Sprint 2023

PP
Odds
Horse
Jockey / Trainer
1
15-1
Nakatomi
Luis Saez / Wesley A. Ward
2
5-1
Dr. Schivel
Juan Hernandez / Mark Glatt
3
30-1
American Theorem
Umberto Rispoli / George Papaprodromou
4
12-1
**Hoist the Gold
John Velazquez / Dallas Stewart
5
20-1
Three Technique
Rafael Bejarano / Jason G. Cook
6
5-1
**The Chosen Vron
Hector Berrios / J. Eric Kruljac
7
3-1
Speed Boat Beach
Mike Smith / Bob Baffert
8
9-5
Elite Power
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott
9
4-1
Gunite
Tyler Gaffalione / Steven M. Asmussen

**denotes Breeders' Cup Challenge Winner

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

DATE
RACE
COUNTRY
WINNER
7/29/2023
USA
The Chosen Vron
9/30/2023
USA
Cody's Wish
10/6/2023
USA
Hoist the Gold

Recent Breeders' Cup Sprint News

2023 BREEDERS' CUP TRAINER AND JOCKEY TRENDS

The 40th Breeders' Cup World Championships will return to Santa Anita for a record-extending 11th time in the history of the event, where a number of legendary trainers and jockeys will look to further their mark on the prestigious two-day festival.

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2023 Breeders' Cup Sprint Results & Payouts

Final results and payouts for the 2023 Breeders' Cup Sprint:

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
8
Elite Power
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott
$5.40 / $3.60 / $2.80
9
Gunite
Tyler Gaffalione / Steven M. Asmussen
$4.00 / $3.40
1
Nakatomi
Luis Saez / Wesley A. Ward
$6.80
7
Speed Boat Beach
Mike E. Smith / Bob Baffert
6
The Chosen Vron
Hector Isaac Berrios / J. Eric Kruljac
4
Hoist the Gold
John R. Velazquez / Dallas Stewart
2
Dr. Schivel
Juan J. Hernandez / Mark Glatt
5
Three Technique
Rafael Bejarano / Jason G. Cook

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (8-9) Paid: $8.00
  • $0.50 Trifecta (8-9-1) Paid: $46.90
  • $0.10 Superfecta (8-9-1-7) Paid: $46.28

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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 Elite Power (2022) Whitmore (2020) Mitole (2019) Roy H (2017, 2018), Whitmore (2020), Mitole (2019), Drefong (2016), Big Drama (2010), Squirtle Squirt (2001).  


Breeders' Cup Sprint Historical Records:

Trainer Bob Baffert 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. 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.

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.

YEAR
HORSE (AGE)
JOCKEY / TRAINER
TIME / VENUE
2023
Elite Power (5)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott
1:08.34 / Santa Anita Park
2022
Elite Power (4)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / William I. Mott
1:09.11 / Keeneland
2021
Aloha West (4)
Jose L. Ortiz / Wayne M. Catalano
1:08.49 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020
Whitmore (7)
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Ron Moquett
1:08.61 / Keeneland
2019
Mitole (4)
Ricardo Santana Jr. / Steve Asmussen
1:09.00 / Santa Anita Park
2018
Roy H (6)
Paco Lopez / Peter Miller
1:08.24 / Churchill Downs
2017
Roy H (5)
Kent Desormeaux / Peter Miller
1:08.61 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016
Drefong (3)
Martin Garcia / Bob Baffert
1:08.79 / Santa Anita Park
2015
Runhappy (3)
Edgar Prado / Maria Borell
1:08.58 / Keeneland
2014
Work All Week (5)
Florent Geroux / Roger Brueggemann
1:08.28 / Santa Anita Park