2020 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

Wesley Ward Trying for Second Juvenile Turf Sprint Win

Trainer Wesley Ward will try for his second straight victory in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at 5 ½ furlongs.

Ranlo Investment's Golden Pal is the 8-5 morning line favorite for the 5 ½-furlong race that drew a field of 14 plus three also-eligibles. Trained by Wesley Ward, who won this race last year with Four Wheel Drive, Golden Pal broke his maiden by 3 ½ lengths in the Skidmore at Saratoga after returning from Royal Ascot where he finished second in the Norfolk (G2). Irad Ortiz Jr. has the mount and will break from post 14.

2020 Juvenile Turf Sprint Field & Odds

Race 6 at Keeneland on Friday, November 6 - Post 3:30 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Mighty Gurkha (IRE) 20-1 Hollie Doyle
122 Lbs
Archie Watson
2 Windy City Red 30-1 Jose Valdivia, Jr.
122 Lbs
Jonathan Wong
3 Lipizzaner 20-1 Ryan Moore
122 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
4 County Final 15-1 Joel Rosario
122 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
5 Cowan 8-1 Ricardo Santana, Jr.
122 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
6 Ubettabelieveit (IRE) 20-1 Rowan Scott
122 Lbs
Nigel Tinkler
7 Momos 15-1 Manuel Franco
122 Lbs
Christophe Clement
8 Amanzi Yimpilo (IRE) 15-1 Luis Saez
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
9 After Five 6-1 Jose Ortiz
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
10 Bodenheimer 8-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
122 Lbs
Valorie Lund
11 Into the Sunrise 15-1 Rafael Bejarano
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
12 Dirty Dangle 20-1 Tyler Gaffalione
119 Lbs
Mark Casse
13 Second of July 8-1 Dylan Davis
122 Lbs
Philip Gleaves
14 Golden Pal 8-5 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
15 Blame the Booze 30-1 Gerardo Corrales
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
16 Gypsy King 20-1 Joel Rosario
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
17 Trade Deal 30-1 Julio Garcia
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward

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

2020 BREEDERS' CUP RACE SCHEDULE

Breeders' Cup Race Grade Purse Date
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint II $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf I $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf I $1,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Juvenile I $2,000,000 November 6
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint I $1,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint I $1,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile I $1,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf I $2,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Sprint I $2,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Mile I $2,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Distaff I $2,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Turf I $4,000,000 November 7
Breeders' Cup Classic I $6,000,000 November 7

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