2021 Claiborne Breeders Futurity Contenders & Odds

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Keeneland Press Release
Updated: October 07, 2021

G1 Breeders' Futurity is a "Win and You're In" for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

L and N Racing and Winchell Thoroughbreds' Stellar Tap and Michael McLoughlin's Kevin's Folly headline a field of 13 2-year-olds entered for the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity (G1) at Keeneland Race Course on Saturday, Ocotber 9.

Slated as the ninth race with a 5:15 p.m. post time, the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity is a "Win and You're In" race for the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance to be run Nov. 5 at Del Mar.

2021 Claiborne Breeders Futurity Field & Odds

Race 9 at Keeneland on Saturday, October 9 - Post 5:15 PM

Entry Horse ML Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Double Thunder 4-1 Paco Lopez
122 Lbs
Todd Pletcher
2 Mr. Bouma 30-1 Corey Lanerie
122 Lbs
Dale Romans
3 Stellar Tap 9-2 Ricardo Santana, Jr.
122 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
4 Seal Beach 30-1 Julien Leparoux
122 Lbs
Michael Maker
5 Don't Wait Up 9-2 John Velazquez
122 Lbs
Anthony Dutrow
6 Rattle N Roll 6-1 Brian Hernandez, Jr.
122 Lbs
Kenneth McPeek
7 American Sanctuary 12-1 Sophie Doyle
122 Lbs
Christopher Davis
8 King Curlin 30-1 Christopher Emigh
122 Lbs
Brittany Vanden Berg
9 Great Escape 8-1 Tyler Gaffalione
122 Lbs
Rodolphe Brisset
10 Mac's Time 20-1 Joseph Talamo
122 Lbs
Dale Romans
11 Costa Terra 20-1 Francisco Arrieta
122 Lbs
Steven Asmussen
12 Kevin's Folly 12-1 Flavien Prat
122 Lbs
Thomas Amoss
13 Classic Causeway 5-1 Jose Ortiz
122 Lbs
Brian Lynch

Stellar Tap already has earned a spot in racing history. When he won at first asking Aug. 7 at Saratoga, he became the 9,446th winner for trainer Steve Asmussen to make him the all-time leading conditioner in North America surpassing the late Dale Baird.

In his most recent start, Stellar Tap finished fifth as the favorite in the Iroquois (G3) at Churchill going 1 1/16 miles. Ricardo Santana Jr. has the mount from post position three.

Kevin's Folly also won at first asking at Saratoga and followed that with a third-place finish in the Hopeful (G1) for trainer Tom Amoss. Kevin's Folly got a feel for the Keeneland surface Oct. 2 by working 5 furlongs in :59.40.

He will be ridden Saturday by Flavien Prat out of post position 12.

The field for the Claiborne Breeders' Futurity, with riders from the inside, is: Double Thunder (Paco Lopez), Mr. Bouma (Corey Lanerie), Stellar Tap (Santana Jr.), Seal Beach (Julien Leparoux), Don't Wait Up (John Velazquez), Rattle N Roll (Brian Hernandez Jr.), American Sanctuary (Sophie Doyle), King Curlin (Chris Emigh), Great Escape (Tyler Gaffalione), Mac's Time (Joe Talamo), Costa Terra (Francisco Arrieta), Kevin's Folly (Prat), Classic Causeway (Jose Ortiz). All starters carry 122 pounds.

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About the Breeders' Futurity Stakes

The Claiborne Breeders' Futurity Stakes is an American Grade I Thoroughbred horse race held annually in early October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky. Currently offering a purse of $400,000, the race is open to two-year-old horses and is run at a distance of one and one-sixteenth miles on the dirt.

The race is also currently part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge series. The winner automatically qualifies for the TVG Juvenile presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance.

The Breeders' Futurity was first run in 1910 at the Kentucky Association track in Lexington, KY, where it was held continuously for 20 years. In 1931, the race moved north to Latonia Race Track in Covington, KY for a few years before shifting back to Lexington in 1938, this time at the newly opened Keeneland.

The race is run at 1 1/16 miles, a distance it settled on in 1981 after being a sprint race to that point, and is a Grade 1 event, a status it achieved in 2004.

In addition to serving as an early Derby prep, the Breeders' Futurity is also a `Win and You're In' qualifier for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Notable winners include Triple Crown winner Whirlaway (1940), Hall of Famer Round Table (1956), Kentucky Derby winner Swale (1983), and Favorite Trick, who won the race in 1997, the same year he was crowned Horse of the Year.

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