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World Championships Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Entries and Post Positions


2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

2011 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Churchill Downs

Updated October 31, 2011

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1)
Distance: 1 Mile (Turf)
Conditions: 2 Year Olds
Distance: $1 Million
Post Time: 2:02pm

A total of 20 horses were pre-entered for the Juvenile Turf but only 14 made the final field on October 31, as some withdrew or opted to go in other races. One additional horse was listed as also-eligible in case of a scratch.

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G2) was introduced to the Championships program in 2007 at Monmouth Park, initially run on the Friday then moved to Saturday starting with the 2008 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita and remaining there since. It has been run at the 1 mile distance since the first year. The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf was run as an ungraded stake for its first two editions, and then was upgraded to Grade 2 status by the American Graded Stakes Committee for 2008-2010. In 2011 it will run as as a Grade 1 for the first time. Prior to its inception, juveniles that excelled on turf (including Europeans) had to run on the dirt in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Fillies competed against males the first year, until the 2008 introduction of the Juvenile Fillies Turf. The two runnings at Santa Anita were both won by jockey Frankie Dettori and trainer John Gosden, with Donativum in 2008 for owner Princess Haya of Jordan and Darley Stable, and 2009 with Pounced for owner Lady Serena Rothschild. The fastest Juvenile Turf running was 2008 when Donativum completed the 8 furlongs in 1:34.68, while the slowest was in 2007 over the soft Monmouth Park course with Nownownow running it in 1:40.48. The race had a title sponsor, Grey Goose Vodka, for the 2008 running only. As well, it is one of the few Breeders' Cup races with a field limit of 12 (with two also-eligibles), unlike most Championship races where the limit is 14 (plus the two also-eligibles).

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.

1Gung HoMichael MakerMike Smith20-1
2Fantastic SongChad BrownJavier Castellano20-1
3Shkspeare ShaliyahDoodnauth ShivmangalAlex Solis15-1
4FarraajRoger VarianNeil Callan15-1
5WroteAidan O'BrienRyan Moore12-1
6CoalportWayne CatalanoJunior Alvarado15-1
7Caspar NetscherAlan McCabeKieren Fallon6-1
8Majestic CityPeter MillerGarrett Gomez4-1
9Daddy Nose BestSteve AsmussenJulien Leparoux30-1
10Animal SpiritsAl Stall Jr.Robby Albarado8-1
11ExcaperIan BlackEmma-Jayne Wilson30-1
12Lucky ChappyGraham MotionJoel Rosario10-1
13Finale *Todd PletcherJohn Velazquez5-1
14State of Play *Graham MotionRamon Dominguez5-1
 Also eligible in case of a scratch
15Tequila FactorWayne CatalanoRafael Bejarano30-1

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