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).
- Free past performances - from Equibase for all 15 races
- Free Breeders' Cup past performances - from BRISnet.com for all 15 races
- Free Prep Replays - listed by date in reverse chronological order
- Thoroughbred Times Juvenile Turf coverage - news, contenders, history, and more.
- Blood Horse Juvenile Turf Coverage - news, contender list, past winners, etc.
- Daily Racing Form Juvenile Turf coverage - Full coverage with lots of news, stats, and other info.
- Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf coverage - News, points, polls, online pre video replays, and bios for all the contenders from Breeders' Cup
- Juvenile Turf Points Standings - from the Breeders' Cup
- Juvenile Turf contenders - from Chef-de-Race.com including dosage and pedigree info.
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- Back to Breeders' Cup Contenders main page
- Breeders' Cup Links - the full list
- Breeders' Cup Traditions - find out about the permanent Breeders' Cup trophy, the Torrie horse, the flower blankets for the winners, and the official "Down the Stretch" cocktail.
- Breeders' Cup Field Selection Rules - Details of how they determine which horses get in each race at pre-entry time.
- The Breeders' Cup Championship Day - The official page for the Breeders' Cup championship races. Just about anything you need to know about it: results, video clips, and race calls for past years, and eventually nominations, entries, and results.
Juvenile Turf -
Turf Sprint -
Dirt Mile -
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.
|1||Gung Ho||Michael Maker||Mike Smith||20-1|
|2||Fantastic Song||Chad Brown||Javier Castellano||20-1|
|3||Shkspeare Shaliyah||Doodnauth Shivmangal||Alex Solis||15-1|
|4||Farraaj||Roger Varian||Neil Callan||15-1|
|5||Wrote||Aidan O'Brien||Ryan Moore||12-1|
|6||Coalport||Wayne Catalano||Junior Alvarado||15-1|
|7||Caspar Netscher||Alan McCabe||Kieren Fallon||6-1|
|8||Majestic City||Peter Miller||Garrett Gomez||4-1|
|9||Daddy Nose Best||Steve Asmussen||Julien Leparoux||30-1|
|10||Animal Spirits||Al Stall Jr.||Robby Albarado||8-1|
|11||Excaper||Ian Black||Emma-Jayne Wilson||30-1|
|12||Lucky Chappy||Graham Motion||Joel Rosario||10-1|
|13||Finale *||Todd Pletcher||John Velazquez||5-1|
|14||State of Play *||Graham Motion||Ramon Dominguez||5-1|
|Also eligible in case of a scratch|
|15||Tequila Factor||Wayne Catalano||Rafael Bejarano||30-1|