Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G2)
Distance: 5 Furlongs (Turf)
Conditions: 3 Year Olds and Up
Purse: $1 Million
Post Time: 3:21pm
A total of 14 horses were pre-entered for the Turf Sprint and all 14 made the final entries on Monday October 31.
The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G2) was first introduced to the Championship program in 2008 at Santa Anita. Unlike the other championship races, it does not have an official set distance, instead it is run at the conventional one-turn turf sprint distance of the host track. At Santa Anita in 2008 and 2009, with its unique downhill chute, it was run at about 6 1/2 furlongs, while at Churchill Downs, with its standard 7 furlong oval with no chutes, it was contested at five furlongs. Should the Championships return to Belmont Park, which can accommodate turf sprints up to 7 1/2 furlongs, it is expected to be contested at 6 furlongs. It is no surprise the first two runnings were won by local horses, jockeys, and trainers accustomed to the right-left bends of the Santa Anita downhill chute and main-track crossover, with Desert Code winning in 2008 and California Flag winning in 2009. Of those two, California Flag was faster, completing the trip in 1:11.28. In 2010, Chamberlain Bridge won at 5 furlongs, in 56.53 seconds. Desert Code paid a record $75.00 win mutuel, while California Flag is the lowest win payoff in the race's short history, at $8.80. The Breeders' Cup Challenge "Win and You're In" races for the Turf Sprint are the Darley T.J. Smith Stakes (Australia), the Coolmore Nunthorpe Stakes (United Kingdom), the Turf Monster Handicap (Pennsylvania), and the Nearctic Stakes (Canada). This race has yet to have attracted a title or presenting sponsor.
- 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 Turf Sprint coverage - news, contenders, history, and more.
- Blood Horse Turf Sprint Coverage - news, contender list, past winners, etc.
- Daily Racing Form coverage - Full coverage with lots of news, stats, and other info.
- Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint coverage - News, points, polls, online pre video replays, and bios for all the contenders from Breeders' Cup
- Turf Sprint Points Standings - from the Breeders' Cup
- Turf Sprint contenders - from Chef-de-Race.com including dosage and pedigree info.
- Breeders' Cup Weather - What will the weather be like at Churchill Downs on November 4 and 5? Here are lots of places to find out!
- 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.
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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. 9% indicates the horse is not Breeders' Cup eligible and will require a 9% supplement fee to enter.
|1||Grand Adventure||Mark Frostad||Javier Castellano||20-1|
|2||Holiday for Kitten||Wesley Ward||Joel Rosario||30-1|
|3||Broken Dreams||Tom Proctor||Garrett Gomez||20-1|
|4||Perfect Officer||Michael Pino||Kendrick Carmouche||12-1|
|5||Great Attack||Wesley Ward||Jeffrey Sanchez||20-1|
|6||California Flag||Brian Koriner||Pat Valenzuela||15-1|
|7||Hoofit||Graham Motion||Edgar Prado||15-1|
|8||Regally Ready *||Steve Asmussen||Corey Nakatani||3-1|
|9||Rapport||Ronny Werner||Brian Hernandez Jr.||30-1|
|10||Havelock||Darrin Miller||Robby Albarado||9-2|
|11||Country Day||Steve Margolis||James Graham||20-1|
|12||Camp Victory||Mike Mitchell||Julien Leparoux||12-1|
|13||Caracortado||Mike Machowsky||Joe Talamo||4-1|
|14||Chamberlain Bridge||Bret Calhoun||Jamie Theriot||5-1|