2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint

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The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint will made its debut at last year's World Championships, November 2-3 at Churchill Downs and carried 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

2019 Juvenile Turf Sprint Recap - Four Wheel Drive

Breeze Easy's Four Wheel Drive broke sharply from the gate and never looked back en route to wiring Friday's $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2) at Santa Anita Park.

Breaking from post 9 as the 3/2 favorite under Irad Ortiz, Jr., Four Wheel Drive posted opening fractions of :21.55 and :44.03 before completing the 5-furlong event over the firm turf course in a final time of :55.66.

The Wesley Ward trainee, a first-crop son of the 2015 Triple Crown and Breeders' Cup Classic champion American Pharoah, was 3/4 of a length ahead of Chimney Rock in second. Another 2 1/4 lengths back, a tight photo finish for third went the way of Another Miracle over the winner's stablemate, Kimari.

Four Wheel Drive returned $5 to win, $3.40 to place, and $3 to show. Chimney Rock brought back $8.20 to place and $5.40 to show, while Another Miracle paid $7.80 to show.

2019 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Odds & Entries

Race 5 at Santa Anita on Friday, November 01 - Post 4:12 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Chimney Rock 10-1 Jose Ortiz
122 Lbs
Michael Maker
2 Band Practice (IRE) 12-1 Jamie Spencer
119 Lbs
Archie Watson
3 Another Miracle 15-1 Manuel Franco
122 Lbs
Gary Contessa
4 Dream Shot (IRE) 15-1 Christopher Hayes
122 Lbs
James Tate
5 Encoder 15-1 Flavien Prat
122 Lbs
John Sadler
6 Alligator Alley (GB) 12-1 Wayne Lordan
122 Lbs
Joseph O'Brien
7 Kimari 7-2 John Velazquez
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
8 Dr Simpson (FR) 15-1 Richard Kingscote
119 Lbs
Thomas Dascombe
9 Four Wheel Drive 3-1 Irad Ortiz, Jr.
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward
10 A'Ali (IRE) 6-1 Lanfranco Dettori
122 Lbs
Simon Crisford
11 King Neptune 15-1 Ryan Moore
122 Lbs
Aidan O'Brien
12 Cambria 12-1 Tyler Gaffalione
119 Lbs
Wesley Ward
13 Bulletproof One 12-1 Javier Castellano
119 Lbs
Peter Miller
14 Air Force Jet (GB) 12-1 Wayne Lordan
122 Lbs
Joseph O'Brien
15 Fore Left 12-1 Mario Gutierrez
122 Lbs
Doug O'Neill
16 Karak 15-1 Julio Garcia
122 Lbs
Wesley Ward

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Debuted in the 2019 Championships

The Breeders' Cup implemented in 2019 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
2019 Four Wheel Drive Irad Ortiz, Jr. Wesley Ward :55.66
2018 Bulletin Javier Castellano Todd Pletcher 1:05.54

2019 BREEDERS' CUP RACE SCHEDULE

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