Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint 2023

Friday, Nov 3, 2023 Santa Anita

$1 million; 5 furlongs, turf; 2-year-olds

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by David Aragona
1 Crimson Advocate George Weaver John Velazquez 4-1
Trainer: George Weaver Jockey: John Velazquez
DA: Beat the very good Relief Rally at Royal Ascot; few can match her raw talent, but this is a tall order off the layoff
2 No Nay Mets George Weaver Irad Ortiz, Jr. 9-2
Trainer: George Weaver Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
DA: Failed to produce his best at Royal Ascot, but he's perfect in the U.S.; has the speed to run them off their feet
3 Tiger Belle Adrian McGuiness Cristian Demuro 20-1
Trainer: Adrian McGuiness Jockey: Cristian Demuro
DA: Made all the running in G3 win at Longchamp in August; handles 5F, but tougher to pull front-running trip here
4 Big Evs Michael Appleby Tom Marquand 7-2
Trainer: Michael Appleby Jockey: Tom Marquand
DA: 5F specialist is quick away from the stalls; has won three in a row against own age group overseas; top Euro threat
5 Givemethebeatboys Jessica Harrington Shane Foley SCR
Trainer: Jessica Harrington Jockey: Shane Foley
DA: Led until 1F out in both the Coventry and Middle Park before fading; might appreciate this cutback to 5F
6 Starlust Ralph Beckett Frankie Dettori 15-1
Trainer: Ralph Beckett Jockey: Frankie Dettori
DA: Experienced British colt reached his peak at the G3 level; no match for tougher in the G1 Middle Park last time
7 Shards Kelsey Danner Adam Beschizza 20-1
Trainer: Kelsey Danner Jockey: Adam Beschizza
DA: Closing fastest of all when slicing through between horses late in the Indian Summer; needs pace to develop
8 Cherry Blossom Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 10-1
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore
DA: Has been beaten by some good ones in Europe; handy No Nay Never filly should relish slight turnback to 5F
9 Amidst Waves George Weaver Flavien Prat 8-1
Trainer: George Weaver Jockey: Flavien Prat
DA: Tried the boys in Indian Summer and nearly won her fourth in a row on turf; the most versatile of Weaver's trio
10 Valiant Force Adrian Murray William Buick 15-1
Trainer: Adrian Murray Jockey: William Buick
DA: Has been pointed here since 150-1 Norfolk upset; split the field in tough G1 Prix Morny; now returns from layoff
11 Slider John Sadler Hector Berrios 8-1
Trainer: John Sadler Jockey: Hector Berrios
DA: Didn't corner well off the turn in the Speakeasy, but still proved best; handles turf, but must overcome draw
12 Committee of One Steve Asmussen Cristian Torres 15-1
Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Cristian Torres
DA: Won his maiden when upsetting Amidst Waves at KEE; hoping for a pace meltdown from tough outside post
14 Asean Donnacha O'Brien Tyler Gaffalione 30-1
Trainer: Donnacha O'Brien Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
DA: Beat a couple of weaker fields in Ireland before proving no match for G3 company over soft ground at Newmarket
SCR April Vintage Peter Miller 30-1
Trainer: Peter Miller
DA: Got wide trip from outside draw in the Speakeasy, but was no match for the top two; must do better here

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Thursday, Jun 22, 2023
Norfolk Stakes Ascot
Winner: Valiant Force
Valiant Force
Valiant Force
Sunday, Aug 20, 2023
Sumbe Prix Morny Deauville
Winner: Vandeek
Sunday, Oct 8, 2023
Futurity Belmont at the Big A
Winner: Book’em Danno
Beyer: 84
Book’em Danno 84 Race Recap View Chart
Book’em Danno 84

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint news

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Big Evs leads European trifecta

Marcus Hersh Nov 03,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Chaos in the walking ring before the first Breeders’ Cup race of 2023. Ten jockeys jumped aboard their mounts when the “riders up” call came. Two horses began taking another ci

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Danner confident Shards will run well

Marcus Hersh Nov 02,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - The trainer Kelsey Danner thinks her first Breeders’ Cup starter, Shards, can do more than pick up some pieces Friday in the $1 million Juvenile Turf Sprint. Shards needed defec

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Big Evs could be the one to catch

Marcus Hersh Oct 31,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Some trainer is going to win the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint for the first time. Todd Pletcher took down the first edition of the $1 million race with Bulletin in 2018. He

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Weaver has embarrassment of riches

Marcus Hersh Oct 30,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – The trainer George Weaver didn’t set out to corner the market on 2-year-old turf sprinters during 2023. It just worked out that way. Weaver-trained 2-year-olds in turf sprints

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Weaver could score a first with a possible three runners

Nicole Russo Oct 25,2023
Once again, an overflow cast was pre-entered for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, a popular race that has had also-eligibles scratched from the program each year since it was added as the new

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Brightwork could turn back in turf debut

Nicole Russo Oct 18,2023
The one certainty ahead of Monday’s pre-entry deadline for the Breeders’ Cup is that the newest kid on the block, the Juvenile Turf Sprint, should once again have an overflow field with an interna

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Shipping no problem for Committee of One

Nicole Russo Oct 11,2023
The Indian Summer Stakes was inaugurated at Keeneland in 2018 as a prep toward the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, the newest race on the Breeders’ Cup program. No horse yet has won both races

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint: Four stakes this weekend should bring focus

Nicole Russo Oct 04,2023
The only virtual certainty in trying to forecast the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint is that the race should have a full field – and that the picture for that starting gate should begin coming
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 

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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 Sprint recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Michael Appleby
Big Evs Michael Appleby 85
Charles Appleby
Mischief Magic Charles Appleby 89
Wesley Ward
Twilight Gleaming Wesley Ward 84
Wesley Ward
Golden Pal Wesley Ward 90
Wesley Ward
Four Wheel Drive Wesley Ward 86
Todd Pletcher
Bulletin Todd Pletcher 90
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