Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf 2023

Friday, Nov 3, 2023 Santa Anita

$1 million; 1 mile, turf; 2-year-olds

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by David Aragona
1 Air Recruit Arnarud Delacour Luis Saez 30-1
Trainer: Arnarud Delacour Jockey: Luis Saez
DA: Always traveled like a winner when proving much the best stretching out in LRL Futurity; now gets class test
2 River Tiber Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore SCR
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore
DA: One of two leading contenders for AOB, who's won this five times; surely good enough, but never been past 6F
3 Tok Tok Graham Motion John Velazquez 12-1
Trainer: Graham Motion Jockey: John Velazquez
DA: Unlucky and perhaps best when stymied in traffic late in Bourbon, though not sure that was the strongest prep
4 Can Group Mark Casse Flavien Prat 15-1
Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Flavien Prat
DA: Closed with a rush in 27-1 Bourbon upset; must get faster, and doesn't have the best running style for SA
5 My Boy Prince Mark Casse Joel Rosario 6-1
Trainer: Mark Casse Jockey: Joel Rosario
DA: Speedy colt handled turf in G1 Summer before dominant final prep win; looks like only front-runner in the field
6-1 Stay Hot Peter Eurton Antonio Fresu 15-1
Trainer: Peter Eurton Jockey: Antonio Fresu
DA: Relished the switch to turf to win his maiden; may be as talented as any American, though lacking credentials
7 Agate Road Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr. 8-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
DA: Deep closer overcame greenness to win two back; more professional in the Pilgrim; likely haven't seen his best yet
8 Unquestionable Aidan O'Brien Frankie Dettori 4-1
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Frankie Dettori
DA: Had excuse in dull Phoenix, and seemed to improve over 7F in G1 Lagardere; legitimate threat for top outfit
9 Endlessly Michael McCarthy Juan Hernandez 6-1
Trainer: Michael McCarthy Jockey: Juan Hernandez
DA: Cal-based undefeated colt has easily bested local competition; has home-court advantage for the big class test
10 Fulmineo Arnaud Delacour Tyler Gaffalione 30-1
Trainer: Arnaud Delacour Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
DA: Couldn't match the closing kick of Agate Road in Pilgrim, but stayed on gamely for second despite late bumping
12 Mountain Bear Aidan O'Brien Dylan McMonagle 30-1
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Dylan McMonagle
DA: A cut below the better 2YOs in Europe over the summer; closed stoutly against softer on all-weather last time
14 Carson's Run Christophe Clement Dylan Davis 8-1
Trainer: Christophe Clement Jockey: Dylan Davis
DA: Improving colt won G1 Summer with last-to-first rally; breaking from 14-hole, might again have to pass them all

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Challenge Series Schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Sep 9, 2023
KPMG Champions Juvenile Stakes Leopardstown
Winner: Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez
Diego Velazquez
Saturday, Sep 16, 2023
Summer Stakes Woodbine
Winner: Carson's Run
Beyer: 80
Carson's Run 80 Race Recap View Chart
Carson's Run 80
Saturday, Sep 30, 2023
Royal Lodge Stakes Newmarket
Winner: Ghostwriter
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Paris Longchamp
Winner: Rosallion
Wednesday, Oct 4, 2023
Pilgrim Stakes Belmont at the Big A
Winner: Agate Road
Beyer: 76
Agate Road 76 Race Recap View Chart
Agate Road 76

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf News

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: After stablemate's scratch, no doubt about Unquestionable

Marcus Hersh Nov 03,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Friday was far from a perfect day for Aidan O’Brien-trained 2-year-old colts at Santa Anita. And still O’Brien and jockey Ryan Moore won the Grade 1, $1 million Breeders’ Cup J

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Moore's mount choice may be tip-off to winner

Marcus Hersh Oct 31,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – It may be more a question of which one than whether or not. Aidan O’Brien has won five renewals of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, two more than any other traine

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Stay Hot as longshot is Eurton's style

Marcus Hersh Oct 29,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - The 2-year-old colt Stay Hot has made three starts during his short career. He lost two dirt sprints, then won a turf-route maiden here at Santa Anita on Oct. 7. He’ll be

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Grand Mo the First makes it into field

Mary Rampellini Oct 27,2023
Grand Mo the First and Bentornato have emerged as 2-year-olds of significance this season at Gulfstream Park. Both have upcoming stakes engagements. Grand Mo the First was pre-entered in the Grade

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: American horses lacking in Beyer power

Marcus Hersh Oct 25,2023
Agate Road came flying home from seventh place in upper stretch to win the Pilgrim Stakes, a key prep for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, on Oct. 9. Only he wasn’t flying. Winning time for the 1

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Carson's Run remains under the radar

Marcus Hersh Oct 18,2023
Formal research studies suggest the COVID-19 pandemic warped people’s sense of time. Take the Summer Stakes, for instance. The race was run at Woodbine on Sept. 16, not long ago at all, but it feels

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Pilgrim win makes Agate Road serious contender

Marcus Hersh Oct 04,2023
A rare Wednesday graded stakes race in New York added at least a hint of clarity to the North American murk that is the 2-year-old male turf division. As of early Wednesday afternoon, a grand total of

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf: Victoria Road gets up in 1-2 European finish

Marcus Hersh Nov 04,2022
LEXINGTON, Ky. – The road to Breeders’ Cup 2-year-old turf success began overseas and ended at Keeneland, where Victoria Road capped a Friday of Irish and English grass domination, narrowl
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 Turf recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Aidan O'Brien
Unquestionable Aidan O'Brien 86
Aidan O’Brien
Victoria Road Aidan O’Brien 86
Charlie Appleby
Modern Games Charlie Appleby 87
Mike Maker
Fire At Will Mike Maker 90
Chad Brown
Structor Chad Brown 79
Charlie Appleby
Line of Duty Charlie Appleby 83
Aidan O’Brien
Mendelssohn Aidan O’Brien 86
Brian Lynch
Oscar Performance Brian Lynch 93
Aidan O’Brien
Hit It A Bomb Aidan O’Brien 87
Wesley Ward
Hootenanny Wesley Ward 81
Charlie Appleby
Outstrip Charlie Appleby 93
About the Breeders' Cup
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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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