2021 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

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The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint debuted at at the 2018 World Championships, November 2-3 at Churchill Downs and carries a $1 million purse. The race will be run at 5.5 furlongs on the turf and will be open to all 2-year-olds.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

Purse:$1,000,000Grade: TBD
Distance: 5.5 FurlongsAge: 2

Averly Jane Headlines 2021 Juvenile Turf Sprint

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at 5 furlongs begins "Future Stars Friday."

Trainer Wesley Ward, seeking his third consecutive win in this race, has pre-entered Hat Creek Racing's 2-year-old filly Averly Jane, who is undefeated in four starts and comes to Del Mar following a 3-length victory in Keeneland's "Win and You're In" Indian Summer Stakes on Oct. 10. Tyler Gaffalione will be aboard Averly Jane who will exit post position eight.

Patricia's Hope Stable and Richard Ravin's unbeaten One Timer earned a free berth into this race by winning the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita for trainer Larry Rivelli.

Al Shaqab Racing's Armor (GB), trained by Richard Hannon, won the Markel Molecomb Stakes (G3) at Goodwood in July, and was recently third in the Juddmonte Middle Park Stakes (G1) at Newmarket.

2021 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Field & Odds

Race 6 at Del Mar on Friday, November 5 - Post 5:50 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Twilight Jet (IRE) 15-1 Leigh Roche
122 Lbs
Michael O'Callaghan
2 Kaufymaker 12-1 Jose Ortiz
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
3 Go Bears Go (IRE) 15-1 John Velazquez
122 Lbs
David Loughnane
4 Vertiginous (IRE) 20-1 Javier Castellano
119 Lbs
Brian Meehan
5 Hierarchy (IRE) 12-1 Oisin Murphy
122 Lbs
Hugo Palmer
6 Twilight Gleaming (IRE) 4-1 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
7 Armor (GB) 6-1 Ryan Moore
122 Lbs
Richard Hannon
8 Averly Jane 5-2 Tyler Gaffalione
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
9 One Timer 4-1 E. Baird
122 Lbs
Larry Rivelli
10 Time to Party 15-1 Flavien Prat
122 Lbs
Peter Miller
11 Derrynane 12-1 Joel Rosario
119 Lbs
Christophe Clement
12 Run Curtis Run 20-1 Luis Saez
122 Lbs
Michael Maker
13 Thunder Love (GB) 30-1 John Velazquez
119 Lbs
George Boughey
14 Sumter 30-1 Joel Rosario
122 Lbs
Richard Mandella

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Debuted in the 2018 Championships

The Breeders' Cup implemented in 2018 the promotion of the undercard Juvenile Turf Sprint, an open race for both genders, to the Breeders' Cup World Championships program. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint carries a $1 million purse. The race will be run at about 5.5 furlongs on the turf and will be open to all 2-year-olds.

With the addition of the Juvenile Turf Sprint, there are now 14 races in this year's World Championships plus an additional $1 million in undercard purses. Total purses and awards for the 2020 event will now exceed $30 million.

"The upgrade of the Juvenile Turf Sprint is in response to the increasing popularity of turf racing in North America and will fill a need for international turf sprint sires," said Dora Delgado, Breeders' Cup Senior Vice President of Racing and Nominations. "Each year, the Juvenile Turf and the Juvenile Fillies Turf are oversubscribed at the Championships. We feel that Juvenile Turf Sprint will also be a popular draw among horsemen from North America and overseas stables and will generate interest among North American racetracks to card races in this division."

What is the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint?

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old horses, run on a grass course at a distance of 5½ furlongs. It is part of the Breeders' Cup World 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 race will be run for the first time as a Breeders' Cup Championship race in 2019 during the first day of the Breeders' Cup at host track, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to 2019 the Juvenile Turf Sprint was run as an undercard race at the Breeders' Cup.


Breeders Cup' Juvenile Turf Sprint Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2020 Golden Pal Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wesley Ward 1:02.82
2019 Four Wheel Drive Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wesley Ward :55.66
2018 Bulletin Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 1:05.54

2021 BREEDERS' CUP RACE SCHEDULE

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

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