Breeders' Cup Juvenile 2023

Friday, Nov 3, 2023 Santa Anita

$2 million; 1 1/16 miles; 2-year-olds

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by David Aragona
1. The Wine Steward Mike Maker Luis Saez SCR
Trainer: Mike Maker Jockey: Luis Saez
DA: Versatile colt handled the distance in Breeders' Futurity, but still lost to Locked despite getting the better trip
2. Prince of Monaco Bob Baffert Flavien Prat 4-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Flavien Prat
DA: Undefeated Baffert colt skipped final prep; owns field's top Beyer, but that came over 6F; will he get the distance?
3. Wine Me Up Bob Baffert Ramon Vazquez 15-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Ramon Vazquez
DA: Baffert's third pre-entrant isn't as accomplished as his stablemates, but would add significant speed into the mix
4. Timberlake Brad Cox Florent Geroux 7-2
Trainer: Brad Cox Jockey: Florent Geroux
DA: Imposing colt didn't get ideal trip in the Hopeful; was more professional without blinkers in Champagne romp
6. Locked Todd Pletcher Jose Ortiz 3-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Jose Ortiz
DA: Overcame a wide trip to win the Breeders' Futurity on the heels of convincing maiden score; will be charging late
7. Cuban Thunder Adrian Murray Tiago Pereria 50-1
Trainer: Adrian Murray Jockey: Tiago Pereria
DA: Was no match for top 2YOs in Europe on turf; fared better on all-weather last time, but not exactly bred for dirt
8. General Partner Chad Brown Manny Franco 10-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Manny Franco
DA: Won maiden in fast time at the Spa, then held well to finish a clear second in Champagne; now gets two-turn test
9. Fierceness Todd Pletcher John Velazquez 15-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: John Velazquez
DA: Looked like a future star on debut, but a rough start derailed him in Champagne; has never raced on a fast track
10. Muth Bob Baffert Juan Hernandez 7-2
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Juan Hernandez
DA: Former speedball has evolved into leading Baffert contender; scored in American Pharoah over course and distance
11. Noted Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr. 20-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
DA: Opts for this instead of Juv. Turf; Sapling win has been flattered by runner-up, but does need to get faster on dirt

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
American Pharoah Stakes Santa Anita
Winner: Muth
Beyer: 91
Muth 91 Race Recap View Chart
Muth 91
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Breeders' Futurity Keeneland
Winner: Locked
Beyer: 92
Locked 92 Race Recap View Chart
Locked 92
Saturday, Oct 7, 2023
Champagne Stakes Belmont at the Big A
Winner: Timberlake
Beyer: 93
Timberlake 93 Race Recap View Chart
Timberlake 93

Breeders' Cup Juvenile news

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Fierceness takes first step down Kentucky Derby Road

David Grening Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Fierceness, dominant 6 1/4-length winner of Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita, will likely take the same Florida path to the Kentucky Derby that his prede

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Fierceness returns to winning ways, scores upset in Juvenile

David Grening Nov 03,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — Brilliant on debut, brutal in the Champagne, Fierceness was baffling for handicappers coming into Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Even his connections - own

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Odds tell the story; race can go many different directions

David Grening Oct 31,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – The depth and quality of the field and the degree of difficulty for handicappers as it pertains to Friday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita is reflected by the

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Pletcher pleased with works by Locked, Fierceness, and Noted

Nicole Russo Oct 27,2023
LEXINGTON, Ky. – Locked and Fierceness earned the two highest Beyer Speed Figures for juveniles at the Saratoga meet, a 96 and 95, respectively, for their maiden wins. Locked went on to win the G

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Top trainers all have serious contenders

David Grening Oct 25,2023
Five trainers have combined to win nine of the last 13 runnings of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Those same five trainers – Todd Pletcher, Bob Baffert, Brad Cox, Chad Brown, and Mike Maker – have

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Baffert believes fresh is best for Prince of Monaco

David Grening Oct 18,2023
Trainer Bob Baffert is taking a fresh is best approach when it comes to preparing Prince of Monaco for the $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile on Nov. 3 at Santa Anita. Baffert, seeking a record si

Final time for Breeders' Futurity changed, Beyer Figure adjusted

Marcus Hersh Oct 12,2023
The official time of the Breeders’ Futurity on Oct. 7 at Keeneland was revised this week from 1:45.06 to 1:44.62 after hand-timing of race video revealed a discrepancy with the 1 1/16-mile race’s

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Locked following Forte's path after Breeders' Futurity win

David Grening Oct 11,2023
It was a year ago that Forte won a hard-fought stretch battle with Loggins to narrowly win the Grade 1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, then came back four weeks later to win the Breeders’ Cup Juv

Muth makes his expensive purchase price look good in American Pharoah Stakes

Steve Andersen Oct 08,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Muth won his first stakes in his third start in Saturday’s Grade 1 American Pharoah Stakes at Santa Anita, but it was not the first time the colt has been at the center of this yea

Locked narrowly scores in Breeders' Futurity

Nicole Russo Oct 07,2023
LEXINGTON, Ky. — Locked continued a loaded opening weekend at Keeneland for his connections by overcoming a wide trip and a stubborn foe for a half-length victory in the Grade 1, $600,000 Breeders'

Timberlake skips away in Champagne victory

Mary Rampellini Oct 07,2023
Timberlake established himself as one of the top choices for next month’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile after his 4 1/4-length win over General Partner in the Grade 1, $500,000 Champagne on Saturday at A

Breeders' Cup Juvenile: Cases will be made in three Grade 1 preps

David Grening Oct 04,2023
Three Grade 1 stakes being run this weekend from coast-to-coast – the $300,000 American Pharoah at Santa Anita, the $600,000 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland, and the $400,000 Champagne at Belmont
About the Breeders' Cup

The Breeders' Cup World Championships attract the best Thoroughbred horses worldwide to compete in Grade 1 races for both males and females at a variety of distances on both turf and dirt. The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, Calif. The two-day event will be held Nov. 3 and 4.

Breeders' Cup World Championship races   

Future Stars Friday (Santa Anita First Post: 11:30 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf
Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 

Championship Saturday (Santa Anita First Post: 10:10 a.m. PT)   

Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf
Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint
Breeders' Cup Mile
Breeders' Cup Distaff
Breeders' Cup Turf
Breeders' Cup Classic
Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint
Breeders' Cup Sprint    

The horses that compete in these championship races can claim their berths in multiple ways. The first is by winning a Breeders' Cup Challenge race. The second is through a system that allows horses to earn points based on their performance in major races throughout the year. The third way to be selected is to be chosen by a panel of experts. There are a maximum of 14 horses in each Breeders' Cup race, except the Dirt Mile and Juvenile Turf Sprint, which are limited to 12 starters.   

Breeders' Cup Juvenile recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Todd Pletcher
Fierceness Todd Pletcher 105
Todd Pletcher
Forte Todd Pletcher 100
Bob Baffert
Corniche Bob Baffert 91
Brad Cox
Essential Quality Brad Cox 95
Peter Eurton
Storm the Court Peter Eurton 87
Bob Baffert
Game Winner Bob Baffert 93
Chad Brown
Good Magic Chad Brown 100
Mark Casse
Classic Empire Mark Casse 102
Doug O'Neill
Nyquist Doug O'Neill 89
Keith Desormeaux
Texas Red Keith Desormeaux 104
Bob Baffert
New Year's Day Bob Baffert 88
About the Breeders' Cup
Breeders' Cup FAQs
Q: Where is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.


Q: When is the 2023 Breeders' Cup?

The 2023 Breeders' Cup will be held Nov. 3 and 4


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