2018 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

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The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint will make its debut at this year's World Championships, November 2-3 at Churchill Downs and will carry 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

2018 Juvenile Turf Sprint Odds & Entries

Race 5 on Churchill Downs's Friday card with a Post Time of 3:21 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Strike Silver 4-1 Julien Leparoux
122 Lbs
Mark Casse
2 Soldier's Call (GB) 9-2 Oisin Murphy
122 Lbs
Archie Watson
3 Well Done Fox (GB) 12-1 William Buick
122 Lbs
Richard Hannon
4 Stillwater Cove 20-1 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
5 Bulletin 10-1 Javier Castellano
122 Lbs
Todd Pletcher
6 Moonlight Romance 12-1 Jose Ortiz
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
7 Shang Shang Shang 5-1 John Velazquez
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
8 Sergei Prokofiev 6-1 Ryan Moore
122 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
9 Chelsea Cloisters 8-1 Tyler Gaffalione
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
10 So Perfect 12-1 Wayne Lordan
119 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
11 Queen of Bermuda (IRE) 20-1 Flavien Prat
119 Lbs
William Haggas
12 Pocket Dynamo 20-1 Joel Rosario
122 Lbs
Robert Cowell
13 Big Drink of Water 30-1 Jose Valdivia, Jr.
122 Lbs
Larry Rivelli
14 Comedy (IRE) 30-1 Joel Rosario
119 Lbs
Karl Burke
15 Van Beethoven 30-1 Andrea Atzeni
122 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
16 Legends of War 30-1 Oisin Murphy
122 Lbs
John Gosden

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint To Debut in the 2018 Championships

The Breeders' Cup announced 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 will be a part of this year's World Championships, November 2-3 at Churchill Downs in Louisville and will carry 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 will now be 14 races in this year's World Championships plus an additional $1 million in undercard purses. Total purses and awards for the 2018 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."

Breeze Easy LLC's Florida-bred filly SHANG SHANG SHANG was the first horse to qualify for the race when she won the Norfolk Stakes (G2) at Royal Ascot in June for trainer Wesley Ward.

Three American 2-year-olds also won Breeders' Cup Challenge automatic berths: Beach Haven Thoroughbreds' UNCLE BENNY came from way back to win the Futurity Stakes at Belmont Park for trainer Jason Servis; John Oxley's STRIKE SILVER, trained by Mark Casse, also closed late to capture Keeneland's Indian Summer Stakes and Janet Lyons and Evan Trommer, Andrew Trommer and Matthew Trommer's ITS GONNA HURT was a front-running winner of the Speakeasy Stakes at Santa Anita on Oct. 6.

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 2018 during the first day of the Breeders' Cup at host track, Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Prior to 2018 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
2018 TBD TBD TBD TBD

2018 BREEDERS' CUP RACE SCHEDULE

Breeders' Cup Race Grade Purse Date
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint TBD $1,000,000 November 2
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf I $1,000,000 November 2
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies I $2,000,000 November 2
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf I $1,000,000 November 2
Breeders' Cup Juvenile I $2,000,000 November 2
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile I $1,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Sprint I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Mile I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Distaff I $2,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Turf I $4,000,000 November 3
Breeders' Cup Classic I $6,000,000 November 3

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