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2023 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

Bet the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint held held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 4th.

Official Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 10, Post Time 7:25 pm (ET)

The BREEDERS' CUP TURF SPRINT (GI) is a five furlong race for 3-year-olds and up 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 Turf Sprint 2023

PP
Odds
Horse
Jockey / Trainer
1
15-1
Big Invasion
Joel Rosario / Christophe Clement
2
5-1
**Bradsell (GB)
Luke Morris / Archie Watson
3
5-1
**Caravel
Tyler Gaffalione / Brad Cox
4
15-1
Tony Ann
Hector Berrios / Philip D'Amato
5
9-2
**Live In The Dream (IRE)
Sean Kirrane / Adam West
6
12-1
**Gear Jockey
Jose Lezcano / George R. Arnold II
7
6-1
*Nobals
Gerardo Corrales / Larry Rivelli
8
12-1
Aesop's Fables (IRE)
Ryan Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
9
12-1
Roses for Debra
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Christophe Clement
10
5-1
**Motorious (GB)
Flavien Prat / Philip D'Amato
11
12-1
Jasper Krone
Yuga Kawada / Hideyuki Mori
12
6-1
Arzak
Luis Saez / Michael J. Trombetta

**denotes Breeders' Cup Challenge Winner

*denotes qualification based on points

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

DATERACECOUNTRYWINNER
6/10/2023
USA
Caravel
6/20/2023
King's Stand Stakes
UK
Bradsell
8/25/2023
UK
Live In The Dream
9/2/2023
USA
Motorious (GB)
9/9/2023
USA
Gear Jockey
9/10/2023
Ireland
Moss Tucker
10/1/2023
France
Highfield Princess

Recent Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint News

2023 BREEDERS' CUP CONTENDERS WORTH CONSIDERING AT A PRICE

In what I consider a surprising occurrence, my longshot focus for this year's Breeders' Cup leans more heavily on the dirt races than the turf ones. That probably has much to do with depth of the foreign contingent in this year's grass events, where quality price plays might be harder to come by.

Here are four longshots worth taking a look at to potentially upset, or boost vertical exotics plays, over the two-day fixture.

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FINDING VULNERABLE FAVORITES IN THE 2023 BREEDERS' CUP

Before diving into this year's list of seemingly vulnerable Breeders' Cup favorites, a bit of transparency. The record in this department has not been stellar the last couple of years. After going 3-for-5 in 2020, I misjudged the scenes in 2021 and 2022 with a 1-for-3 record both years.

Sometimes right, sometimes wrong. That's horse racing. The fundamental usefulness of finding and standing against vulnerable favorites remains. They reduce outlay and boost the value of the tickets you do cash.

Here, then, are several horses I'll be looking to beat on Breeders' Cup weekend. All figure to go off favored or attract significant play.

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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 Turf Sprint Final Results and Payouts

Below are the final results and payouts for the 2023 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint:

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
7
Nobals
Gerardo Corrales / Larry Rivelli
$26.00 / $13.20 / $9.40
1
Big Invasion
Joel Rosario / Christophe Clement
$12.00 / $7.80
8
Aesop's Fables (IRE)
Ryan L. Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
$7.40
5
Live In The Dream (IRE)
Sean Kirrane / Adam West
10
Motorious (GB)
Flavien Prat / Philip D'Amato
12
Arzak
Luis Saez / Michael J. Trombetta
14
Beer Can Man
Juan J. Hernandez / Philip D'Amato
4
Tony Ann
Hector Isaac Berrios / Philip D'Amato
9
Roses for Debra
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Christophe Clement
3
Caravel
Tyler Gaffalione / Brad H. Cox

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (7-1) Paid: $115.10
  • $0.50 Trifecta (7-1-8) Paid: $558.30
  • $0.10 Superfecta (7-1-8-5) Paid: $694.56

Watch the 2023 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint


The BC Turf Sprint History

The Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint combines both speed and agility for international competitors at 5 furlongs on the turf course. The world’s fasted Thoroughbreds compete for a $1 million purse, and the race is for horses three-years of age and older. As the sprinters hit the stretch, speeds nearing 40 miles per hours are reached.

The phrase “horses for courses” takes on an even deeper meaning in the Turf Sprint, as the distance of the race is based on the host location. California-based horses have excelled when the race takes place at Santa Anita, as Desert Code (2008), California Flag (2009) and two-time winner Mizdirection (2012, 2013) all were victorious in the Turf Sprint at “The Great Race Place” Santa Anita. California Flag competed in each of the first five Turf Sprints starting in 2008. California Flag was voted the Cal-bred champion turf horse of 2010 and named the state’s Horse of the Year.

Six editions of the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint have been run at 5 furlongs (2010, 2011, 2017, 2019, 2021, 2023). The 2015, 2018, 2020 and 2022 editions were contested at 5 ½ furlongs, and six others have been run at the distance of 6 ½ furlongs. The 5 furlong winning times have been 56.53, 56:48, 56.12, 54.83, 54.75, and 55.15 seconds respectively.

The 2016 Turf Sprint was another exciting race, as Irish-bred winner and race favorite Obviously (7-2 odds) went forward to the front and jockey Flavien Prat continued to fly down the hill at Santa Anita. As they crossed the main dirt and turned for home on the turf, Om was well behind and near the back of the pack before exploding like a rocket in the deep stretch, coming up a nose short to the winner Obviously, with Pure Sensation holding for third.


Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Historical Records:

In the history of the race, two horses have won the race twice: Stormy Liberal (2017, 2018) and Misdirection (2012, 2013). Jockey Mike Smith rode Mizdirection to both her wins, while Joel Rosario captured wins in the 2014 and 2017 editions to allow them to share the record for most wins by a jockey. Trainer Peter Miller holds the record for most wins by a trainer with 3 (2017, 2018, 2019)

YEAR
HORSE (AGE)
JOCKEY / TRAINER
TIME / VENUE
2023
Nobals (4)
Gerardo Corrales / Larry Rivelli
0:55.15 / Santa Anita Park
2022
Caravel (5)
Tyler Gaffalione / Brad H. Cox
1:01.79 / Keeneland
2021
Golden Pal (3)
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Wesley A. Ward
0:54.75 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020
Glass Slippers (GB) (4)
Tom Eaves / Kevin Ryan
1:01.53 / Keeneland
2019
Belvoir Bay (GB) (6)
Javier Castellano / Peter Miller
0:54.83 / Santa Anita Park
2018
Stormy Liberal (6)
Drayden Van Dyke / Peter Miller
1:04.50 / Churchill Downs
2017
Stormy Liberal (5)
Joel Rosario / Peter Miller
0:56.12 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016
Obviously (8)
Flavien Prat / Philip D'Amato
1:11.33 / Santa Anita Park
2015
Mongolian Saturday (5)
Florent Geroux / Enebish Ganbat
1:03.19 / Keeneland
2014
Bobby's Kitten (3)
Joel Rosario / Chad Brown
1:12.73 / Santa Anita Park