2021 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

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Run at 1 mile on the grass course, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf, restricted to male 2-year-olds, is often a forecast for the top turf horses of the future.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Purse:$1,000,000Grade: 1
Distance: 1 MileAge: 2

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) at 1 mile, the closing race on Future Stars Friday, has an overflow field of 16 entered.

Godolphin's Albahr (GB), already a four-time winner for trainer by Charlie Appleby, returns to North America following his 2 ¼-length victory in the "Win and You're In" Summer Stakes (G1) at Woodbine in September.

Phoenix Thoroughbreds' Tiz the Bomb made a powerful stretch move to win the Castle & Key Bourbon Stakes (G2) at Keeneland to earn a free starting position into this race.

ERJ Racing, Madaket Stables, and Dave Kenney's Mackinnon, trained by Doug O'Neill, won the Del Mar Juvenile Stakes in September, and followed up that score by taking Santa Anita's Zuma Beach Stakes on Oct. 3.

D.J. Stable, Chester Broman, Sr., Mary Broman's Coinage captured the With Anticipation Stakes at Saratoga on Sept. 1 for trainer Mark Casse. The dam of Coinage is Bar of Gold, who won the Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint at Del Mar in 2017.

2021 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Field & Odds

Race 10 at Del Mar on Friday, November 5 - Post 8:30 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Modern Games (IRE) 5-1 William Buick
122 Lbs
Charles Appleby
2 Albahr (GB) 6-1 Lanfranco Dettori
122 Lbs
Charles Appleby
3 Dakota Gold 8-1 Luis Saez
122 Lbs
Danny Gargan
4 Tiz the Bomb 8-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
122 Lbs
Kenneth McPeek
5 Slipstream 12-1 Joel Rosario
122 Lbs
Christophe Clement
6 Mackinnon 8-1 Juan Hernandez
122 Lbs
Doug O'Neill
7 Great Max (IRE) 20-1 John Velazquez
122 Lbs
Michael Bell
8 Glounthaune (IRE) 12-1 Ryan Moore
122 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
9 Stolen Base 20-1 Umberto Rispoli
122 Lbs
Michael Maker
10 Portfolio Company 6-1 Flavien Prat
122 Lbs
Chad Brown
11 Grafton Street 15-1 Tyler Gaffalione
122 Lbs
Mark Casse
12 Credibility 30-1 Mike Smith
122 Lbs
Mark Casse
13 Coinage 15-1 Florent Geroux
122 Lbs
Mark Casse
14 Dubawi Legend (IRE) 4-1 James Doyle
122 Lbs
Hugo Palmer
15 Ready to Purrform 20-1 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
122 Lbs
Brad Cox
16 Detroit City 30-1 Jose Lezcano
122 Lbs
Jack Sisterson

Albahr (GB)

Godolphin's homebred 2-year-old colt Albahr (GB) seeks to become trainer Charlie Appleby's third winner in nine years in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) and his owner-breeder Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum's fourth in the race following victories by Godolphin's Line of Duty (IRE) and Outstrip (GB) - both trained by Appleby - as well as Donativum (GB) (trained by John Gosden), who was co-owned by the Dubai ruler's Darley Stable.

An earner of $235,181, the son of Dubawi has won four of five starts and was third once. His "Win and You're In" victory in the Summer Stakes (G1) Sept. 19 at Woodbine by 2¼ lengths stamped him as one of the favorites for the Juvenile Turf and was his second consecutive stakes victory after taking Salisbury's Stonehenge Stakes (Listed) Aug. 20.

A grandson of prolific sire and 2000 Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) third Street Cry (IRE), Albahr is a half-brother to Cascadian (GB), one of Australia's top milers and winner of April's rich Doncaster Mile (G1) at Randwick. Cascadian has placed in four other Group 1s Down Under for Godolphin and James Cummings.

Albahr's dam, Falls of Lora (IRE), won the UAE Oaks (G3) at Meydan and is a half-sister to 2000 Guineas (G1) runner-up Master of the Seas (IRE).

Dubawi has had 10 Breeders' Cup starters, with his lone success being another chestnut trained by Appleby for Godolphin, Wuheida (GB) - coincidentally over the Del Mar turf course in 2017. His Wild Illusion (GB) was second in the 2018 Maker's Mark Filly & Mare Turf (G1) and Lord North (IRE) was a good fourth in last year's Longines Turf (G1).


Breeders' Cup Race Grade Purse Date
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint II $1,000,000 November 5
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf I $1,000,000 November 5
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies I $2,000,000 November 5
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf I $1,000,000 November 5
Breeders' Cup Juvenile I $2,000,000 November 5
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint I $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint I $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile I $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Sprint I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Mile I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Distaff I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Turf I $4,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Classic I $6,000,000 November 6

About the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old horses, run on a grass course at a distance of one mile. It is part of the Breeders' Cup thoroughbred championships, the de facto year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing. All Breeders' Cups to date have been conducted in the United States, with the exception of the 1996 event in Canada.

The Juvenile Turf was run for the first time in 2007 during the first day of the expanded Breeders' Cup at host track, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The race received Grade II status in 2009.[1] The American Graded Stakes Committee further upgraded the race to Grade I status for 2011

Run at 1 mile on the grass course, the Juvenile Turf, restricted to male 2-year-olds, is often a forecast for the top turf horses of the future.

Breeders Cup' Juvenile Turf Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2020 Fire At Will Ricardo Santana, Jr. Michael Maker 1:35.81
2019 Structor Jose Ortiz Chad Brown 1:35.11
2018 Line of Duty William Buick Charles Appleby 1:40.06
2017 Mendelssohn Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:35.97
2016 Oscar Performance Jose L. Ortiz Brian A. Lynch 1:33.28
2015 Hit It A Bomb Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:38.86
2014 Hootenanny Frankie Dettori Wesley A. Ward 1:34.79
2013 Outstrip (GB) Mike Smith Charlie Appleby 1:33.20
2012 George Vancouver Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:33.78
2011 Wrote Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien 1:37.41
2010 Pluck Garrett K. Gomez Todd Pletcher 1:36.98
2009 Pounced Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:35.47
2008 Donativum Frankie Dettori John Gosden 1:34.68
2007 Nownownow Julien Leparoux Francois Parisel 1:40.48
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