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World Championships Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Entries and Post Positions


2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

Updated October 31, 2011

Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1)
Distance: 1 1/16 Miles
Conditions: 2 Year Old Colts and Geldings
Purse: $2 Million
Post Time: 5:25pm EDT

A total of 16 horses were pre-entered for the Juvenile but only 13 made the final field on October 31, as some withdrew or opted to go in other races.

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) is one of the original seven Championship Day races, first run in 1984, and is restricted to two-year-old colts and geldings. It is contested at 1 1/16 miles on the main (dirt or synthetic) track, with the exceptions of 1984 at Hollywood Park, 1985 at Aqueduct Racetrack, and 1987 at Hollywood Park when it was run at one mile, and 2002 at Arlington Park when it was contested at 1 1/8 miles. Traditionally, the winner of the Juvenile has been immediately named the early favorite for the Kentucky Derby the following year, however, in its 26 year history only one, Street Sense in 2007, has been able to wear the Garland of Roses six months later. It is worth noting that Street Sense won his Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs. At the other end of the extreme, Arazi romped in the 1991 edition, also under the Spires, but was off the board as the 4-5 favorite in his Kentucky Derby. As well, the Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner is invariably the highweight in the Experimental Free Handicap, given that the weights are based on a hypothetical 1 1/16 mile dirt race in November, exactly the conditions of this race. The fastest running time at the 1 1/16 mile distance was by Favorite Trick in 1997 at Hollywood Park, in 1:41.47, while the slowest was by Is It True in 1988, run in 1:46.60 over a muddy Churchill Downs track. Four European invaders have successfully switched from turf to dirt/synthetic to win this event, Arazi in 1991, Johannesburg in 2001, Wilko in 2004, and Vale of York in 2009. The lowest win mutuel in the race's history was Chief's Crown in the inaugural running, paying $3.40 to win, while the biggest longshot to win was Vale of York in 2009 who paid $30.60.

Main Breeders' Cup Entries and Post Positions page

Saturday: Marathon - Juvenile Turf - Sprint - Turf Sprint - Dirt Mile - Turf - Juvenile - Mile - Classic
Friday: Juvenile Sprint - Juvenile Fillies Turf - FandM Sprint - Juvenile Fillies - FandM Turf - Ladies' Classic

Click each horse's name to view a full profile with lots of info

Note: - * by the horse's name indicates he is guaranteed a spot in the field due to winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge Win and You're In race.

1Take Charge IndyPatrick ByrneJames Graham30-1
2Dullahan *Dale RomansKent Desormeaux8-1
3CrusadeAidan O'BrienJulien Leparoux12-1
4Drill *Bob BaffertMartin Garcia8-1
5HansenMichael MakerRamon Dominguez10-1
6ProspectiveMark CasseLuis Contreras30-1
7Creative Cause *Mike HarringtonJoel Rosario7-2
8SpeightscityGary ContessaCorey Nakatani20-1
9AlphaKiaran McLaughlinGarrett Gomez15-1
10Union Rags *Michael MatzJavier Castellano2-1
11Daddy Long LegsAidan O'BrienRyan Moore12-1
12Fort LoudonStanley GoldLuis Jurado20-1
13OptimizerD. Wayne LukasRobby Albarado15-1

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