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2023 Breeders’ Cup Turf

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Turf will be held at Santa Anita Park on Saturday, November 4th.

Official Entries & Morning Line Odds

Race 8, Post Time 5:50 pm (ET)

The LONGINES BREEDERS' CUP TURF (GI) is a 1 1/2-mile race for 3-year-olds and up, to be run on the turf. The race carries a guaranteed purse of $4 million, including travel awards. Official entries and morning line odds will be available here once announced.

Breeders' Cup Turf 2023

PP
Odds
Horse
Jockey / Trainer
1
15-1
Shahryar (JPN)
Cristiano Demuro / Hideaki Fujiwara
2
8-1
Onesto (IRE)
Maxime Guyon / Fabrice Chappet
3
30-1
**Gold Phoenix (IRE)
Juan Hernandez / Philip D'Amato
4
15-1
**Bolshoi Ballet (IRE)
John Velazquez / Aidan P. O'Brien
5
3-1
**Auguste Rodin (IRE)
Ryan Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
6
30-1
**Get Smokin
Fernando De La Cruz / Mark E. Casse
7
30-1
Broome (IRE)
Dylan McMonagle / Aidan P. O'Brien
8
5-1
Up to the Mark
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Todd A. Pletcher
9
5-2
**Mostahdaf (IRE)
Jim Crowley / John H.M. Gosden
10
30-1
Adhamo (IRE)
Flavien Prat / Chad C. Brown
11
4-1
**King of Steel
Frankie Dettori / Roger Varian
12
30-1
Balladeer
Victor Espinoza / George Papaprodromou
13
12-1
War Like Goddess
Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott

**denotes Breeders' Cup Challenge Winner

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

DATERACECOUNTRYWINNER
12/17/2022
Argentina
The Punisher (ARG)
6/18/2023
Brazil
Raptor's (BRZ)
6/21/2023
UK
Mostahdaf
6/25/2023
Japan
Equinox
7/29/2023
UK
Hukum (IRE)
8/26/2023
USA
Bolshoi Ballet
9/2/2023
USA
Gold Phoenix (IRE)
9/9/2023
USA
Get Smokin
9/9/2023
IRE
Auguste Rodin
10/1/2023
France
Ace Impact

Latest Breeders' Cup Turf News

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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BREEDERS’ CUP ROUNDUP: OCT. 23, 2023

Each week, J. Keeler Johnson reviews the latest news and results on the road to the 2023 Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita. Check out his observations from the week of Oct. 23rd!

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2023 Breeders' Cup Turf Results & Payouts

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

POST
HORSE
JOCKEY / TRAINER
WIN / PLACE / SHOW
5
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
Ryan L. Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
$7.00 / $3.80 / $3.00
8
Up to the Mark
Irad Ortiz, Jr. / Todd A. Pletcher
$4.00 / $3.80
1
Shahryar (JPN)
Cristian Demuro / Hideaki Fujiwara
$10.00
3
Gold Phoenix (IRE)
Juan J. Hernandez / Philip D'Amato
11
King of Steel
Lanfranco Dettori / Roger Varian
2
Onesto (IRE)
Maxime H. Guyon / Fabrice Chappet
13
War Like Goddess
Junior Alvarado / William I. Mott
9
Mostahdaf (IRE)
Jim Crowley / John H. M. Gosden
12
Balladeer
Victor Espinoza / George Papaprodromou
10
Adhamo (IRE)
Flavien Prat / Chad C. Brown

Exotic Payouts:

  • $1.00 Exacta (5-8) Paid: $12.90
  • $0.50 Trifecta (5-8-1) Paid: $74.95
  • $0.10 Superfecta (5-8-1-3) Paid: $259.56

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The BC Turf History

Inaugurated in 1984 as part of the initial Breeders’ Cup launch, the Breeders’ Cup Turf is a left-handed race on turf over 1 1/2 miles eligible for three-year-olds and up. Since this is a turf contest, the Breeders’ Cup Turf attracts talent from all over the world and is a primary destination for many European runners. The current purse for the Breeders’ Cup Turf is $4,000,000.

The Washington D.C. International Stakes laid the groundwork for an international turf race at the World Championships. Run from 1952 up until 1994, the Washington D.C. International was hosted by Laurel Park and won by 22 American runners and 21 foreign representatives. The most prestigious winner is Kelso, who scored victory in the 1964 renewal.

The inaugural winner of the Breeders’ Cup Turf in 1984 was also the longest shot to win the race, as Lashkari chased down the world champion filly All Along in the deep stretch to pull off the upset at near 25-1 odds at Hollywood Park. Lashkari paid $53.40 to win. 

Back-to-back winners of the Breeders’ Cup Turf include Conduit in 2008 and 2009, and High Chaparral in 2002 and 2003. The 2003 edition ended in a thrilling three-horse photo finish and a rare dead heat with Johar and High Chaparral trained by Aiden O’Brien crossing the line together as turf champions.

The Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series started in 2007, and there are 11 ‘Win and You’re In’ Challenge races that award the winner a fees-paid entry to the Breeders’ Cup Turf. While most are run in the US, a number of races are run in countries like the UK, Japan, France, Ireland and Argentina

The 2016 BC Turf winner Highland Reel also qualified by winning a challenge series race in July, the King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes, a Group 1 race run at Ascot Racecourse in England. Highland Reel went on to run a record-time race in the Breeders’ Cup Turf, opening a 7 length lead at the mile marker and holding off the favorite Flintshire in the stretch to win by nearly 2 lengths.


Breeders' Cup Turf Historical Records:

The Breeders’ Cup Turf is the longest race of the World Championships at 1 ½ miles. The marathon turf test is open to three-year-olds and up. The race attracts the top grass talent from Europe and North American, and in 2016 it awarded a $4 million purse for the first time.

Aidan O’Brien owns the most wins by trainer in the Breeders’ Cup Turf with seven total. He claimed wins with High Chaparral (2002, 2003), St. Nicholas Abbey (2011), Magician (2013), Found (2015), Highland Reel (2016) and Auguste Rodin (2023). The ownership group of Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith have shared in all seven of O’Brien’s victories giving them the most wins by owner.

Found is also one of five fillies to have won the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The others are Pebbles in 1985, Miss Allged, who did so as a four-year-old filly in 1991, along with Enable in 2018 and Tarnawa in 2020.

Frankie Dettori holds the title of most wins by jockey with five, capturing wins in 1999, 2001, 2006, 2010, and 2018.

YEAR
HORSE (AGE)
JOCKEY / TRAINER
TIME / VENUE
2023
Auguste Rodin (IRE)
Ryan L. Moore / Aidan P. O'Brien
2:24.30 / Santa Anita Park
2022
Rebel's Romance (IRE)
James Doyle / Charles Appleby
2:26.35 / Keeneland
2021
Yibir (GB) (3)
William T. Buick / Charles Appleby
2:25.90 / Del Mar Racetrack
2020
Tarnawa (4)
Colin Keane / Dermot Weld
2:28.02 / Keeneland
2019
Bricks and Mortar (5)
Irad Ortiz Jr. / Chad C. Brown
2:24.73 / Santa Anita Park
2018
Enable (GB) (4)
Frankie Dettori / John Gosden
2:32.65 / Churchill Downs
2017
Talismanic (4)
Mickael Barzalona / André Fabre
2:26.19 / Del Mar Racetrack
2016
Highland Reel (IRE) (4)
Seamie Heffernan / Aidan O'Brien
2:23.00 / Santa Anita Park
2015
Found (3)
Ryan Moore / Aidan O'Brien
2:32.06 / Keeneland
2014
Main Sequence (5)
John R. Velazquez / Graham Motion
2:24.91 / Santa Anita Park