Breeders' Cup Sprint 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$2 million; six furlongs; 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Sprint Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1 Nakatomi Wesley Ward Luis Saez 15-1
Trainer: Wesley Ward Jockey: Luis Saez
BF: Pace-dependent late-runner needs help up front, which might be too much to hope for, will pick them off in lane
2 Dr. Schivel Mark Glatt Juan Hernandez 5-1
Trainer: Mark Glatt Jockey: Juan Hernandez
BF: Game winner local prep missed by nose 2021 BC Sprint, back in form age 5, up-front style in field light on speed
4 Hoist The Gold Dallas Stewart John Velazquez 15-1
Trainer: Dallas Stewart Jockey: John Velazquez
BF: Responded to bold pace-pressing strategy to upset KEE G2 with career-best fig, live longshot forwardly placed
5 Three Technique Jason Cook Rafael Bejarano 30-1
Trainer: Jason Cook Jockey: Rafael Bejarano
BF: Appears a notch below, probably wants longer distance, closing style a liability in race with tepid pace scenario
6 The Chosen Vron Eric Kruljac Hector Berrios 4-1
Trainer: Eric Kruljac Jockey: Hector Berrios
BF: Overcame a tough trip to win G1 over pair of next-out graded winners, 13-for-17 Cal-bred gelding will fire fresh
7 Speed Boat Beach Bob Baffert Mike Smith 3-1
Trainer: Bob Baffert Jockey: Mike Smith
BF: Comeback runner-up to Dr. Schivel was super, 'Beach and 'Schivel leading candidates to set moderate fractions
8 Elite Power Bill Mott Irad Ortiz, Jr. 8-5
Trainer: Bill Mott Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: BC Sprint winner in 2022 had eight-race win steak snapped last, closing style problematic in field short on true heat
9 Gunite Steve Asmussen Tyler Gaffalione 6-1
Trainer: Steve Asmussen Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione
BF: Six furlongs optimum trip this season, shortens from mile with consecutive 108 Beyers in summer that top field

Breeders' Cup Sprint Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Jul 29, 2023
Bing Crosby Del Mar
Winner: The Chosen Vron
Beyer: 96
The Chosen Vron 96 Race Recap View Chart
The Chosen Vron 96
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023
The Vosburgh Belmont at the Big A
Winner: Cody's Wish
Beyer: 100
Cody's Wish 100 Race Recap View Chart
Cody's Wish 100
Friday, Oct 6, 2023
Phoenix Stakes Keeneland
Winner: Hoist the Gold
Beyer: 100
Hoist the Gold 100 Race Recap View Chart
Hoist the Gold 100

Breeders' Cup Sprint News

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Elite Power bests Gunite in final chapter of rivalry

Mike Welsch Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott put an exclamation mark on yet another memorable Breeders’ Cup weekend after Juddmonte’s Elite Power rallied to a 1 1/2-length triumph over archr

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Elite Power may have less pace to chase in repeat bid

Mike Welsch Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Elite Power came into the 2022 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Keeneland on a roll with four consecutive one-sided victories, including the Grade 2 Vosburgh, and parlayed that good form

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Baffert has another blazing 3-year-old

Mike Welsch Oct 18,2023
Only nine 3-year-olds have captured the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in the 39-year history of the event, the most recent being Drefong for trainer Bob Baffert at Santa Anita in 2016. Drefong won the Spr

Breeders' Cup: Echo Zulu scheduled for surgery after injury during workout

Steve Andersen Oct 13,2023
Echo Zulu, the champion 2-year-old filly of 2021, sustained a sesamoid injury in a workout Friday at Santa Anita and is scheduled to undergo surgery Saturday, trainer Steve Asmussen said. Echo Zulu

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Local contenders tightly matched

Mike Welsch Oct 11,2023
While defending champion Elite Power and the sensational filly Echo Zulu, if she goes, are the clear-cut leaders of the Eastern delegation to this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint, there is little to c

Elite Power to retire to Juddmonte after Breeders' Cup

Nicole Russo Oct 06,2023
Eclipse Award champion Elite Power will retire to Juddmonte Farm in Kentucky after seeking to defend his victory in next month's Breeders' Cup Sprint, the farm announced on Friday. Elite Power, by

Dean Delivers will skip Breeders' Cup Sprint and stay local

Mike Welsch Oct 06,2023
HALLANDALE BEACH, Fla. – Dean Delivers not only became a graded stakes winner when he captured the Grade 3 Smile Sprint here earlier this summer, he also earned a $30,000 credit toward entry fees fo

Breeders' Cup Sprint: Asmussen mulling options with Gunite, Echo Zulu

Mike Welsch Oct 04,2023
Trainer Steve Asmussen has been dealt a very strong hand for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Sprint on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita. How he chooses to play those cards could prove a key element in determining
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, CA. 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 Sprint recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Bill Mott
Elite Power Bill Mott 111
Bill Mott
Elite Power Bill Mott 100
Wayne Catalano
Aloha West Wayne Catalano 100
Ron Moquett
Whitmore Ron Moquett 104
Steve Asmussen
Mitole Steve Asmussen 112
Peter Miller
Roy H Peter Miller 111
Peter Miller
Roy H Peter Miller 111
Bob Baffert
Drefong Bob Baffert 103
Maria Borell
Runhappy Maria Borell 108
Roger Brueggemann
Work All Week Roger Brueggemann 105
Bob Baffert
Secret Circle Bob Baffert 98
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 


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders' Cup picks?

Daily Racing Form is offering expert Betting Strategies for the Breeders' Cup. You can get them here    


Q: Can I get 2023 Breeders’ Cup past performances?

Daily Racing Form past performances for the Breeders' Cup will be available on Oct. 30. You can access also purchase them as part of a Breeders’ Cup package available here