Breeders' Cup Turf 2023

Saturday, Nov 4, 2023 Santa Anita

$4 million; 1 1/2 miles, turf; 3-year-olds and up

Breeders' Cup Turf Field

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Post Horse Trainer/ Jockey Odds and comments by Brad Free
1. Shahryar Hideaki Fujiwara Cristian Demuro 20-1
Trainer: Hideaki Fujiwara Jockey: Cristian Demuro
BF: Group 1-winning Japan shipper unplaced in both this year but runs fresh, dangerous at a price first start since August
2. Onesto Fabrice Chappet Maxime Guyon 10-1
Trainer: Fabrice Chappet Jockey: Maxime Guyon
BF: European campaign began August, improved third in Arc de Triomphe, which produced 10 next-out BC Turf winners
3. Gold Phoenix Phil D'Amato Juan Hernandez 30-1
Trainer: Phil D'Amato Jockey: Juan Hernandez
BF: Earned fees-paid WAYI berth via DMR G2 two back, seems in deep, finished 10th at 41-1 odds in this race year ago
4. Bolshoi Ballet Aidan O'Brien John Velazquez 15-1
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: John Velazquez
BF: Relished "yielding" and modest foes to crush G1 SAR, finished sixth at 39-1 odds BC Turf two years ago, cut below?
5. Auguste Rodin Aidan O'Brien Ryan Moore 5-1
Trainer: Aidan O'Brien Jockey: Ryan Moore
BF: Irish colt returned to form G1 over deep field, BC Turf leading trainer started 32 in this race: 6 wins, 6 seconds, 5 thirds
7. Broome Aiden O'Brien Dylan McMonagle 20-1
Trainer: Aiden O'Brien Jockey: Dylan McMonagle
BF: Globe-trotting veteran runner-up BC Turf in 2021 and sixth in 2022, most of 2023 focused on two-mile marathons
8. Up To The Mark Todd Pletcher Irad Ortiz, Jr. 5-1
Trainer: Todd Pletcher Jockey: Irad Ortiz, Jr.
BF: Top turf horse in U.S. returned from four-month layoff to win third straight G1, stretches from mile to 1 1/2M
9. Mostadahf John Golden Jim Crowley 3-1
Trainer: John Golden Jockey: Jim Crowley
BF: England-based 5yo scratched recently from wet-ground G1, his four-start 2023 campaign includes successive G1 wins
10. Adhamo Chad Brown Flavien Prat 20-1
Trainer: Chad Brown Jockey: Flavien Prat
BF: Third last pair without making an impact in Grade 1s at WO, CNL; those his only starts this year, could improve
11. King of Steel Roger Varian Frankie Dettori 6-1
Trainer: Roger Varian Jockey: Frankie Dettori
BF: England shipper back two weeks after thrilling G1 with Dettori, top trainer seeks first BC win with ninth BC runner
12. Balladeer George Papaprodromou Victor Espinoza 30-1
Trainer: George Papaprodromou Jockey: Victor Espinoza
BF: Entered gate 12-1 odds in SA G2, price half that when gates opened, wired field with one-day turf speed bias Oct. 1
13. War Like Goddess Bill Mott Junior Alvarado 12-1
Trainer: Bill Mott Jockey: Junior Alvarado
BF: Veteran mare inhaled males on "yielding" at BAQ, third in 2022 BC Turf, this year's field much stronger and deeper

Breeders' Cup Turf Challenge Series schedule

Date Race / Track Winner / Beyer    
Saturday, Dec 17, 2022
Gran Premio Carlos Pellegrini San Isidro Racecourse
Winner: The Punisher
The Punisher Race Recap
The Punisher
Wednesday, Jun 21, 2023
Prince of Wales's Stakes Ascot
Winner: Mostahdaf
Mostahdaf Race Recap
Sunday, Jun 25, 2023
Takarazuka Kinen Hanshin Racecourse
Winner: Equinox
Equinox Race Recap
Saturday, Jul 29, 2023
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes Ascot
Winner: Hukum
Hukum Race Recap
Saturday, Aug 26, 2023
Sward Dancer Saratoga
Winner: Bolshoi Ballet
Beyer: 107
Bolshoi Ballet 107 Race Recap View Chart
Bolshoi Ballet 107
Saturday, Sep 2, 2023
Del Mar Handicap Del Mar
Winner: Gold Phoenix
Beyer: 97
Gold Phoenix 97 Race Recap View Chart
Gold Phoenix 97
Saturday, Sep 9, 2023
Irish Champion Stakes Leopardstown
Winner: Auguste Rodin
Auguste Rodin Race Recap
Auguste Rodin
Saturday, Sep 9, 2023
Kentucky Turf Cup Kentucky Downs
Winner: Get Smokin
Beyer: 99
Get Smokin 99 Race Recap View Chart
Get Smokin 99
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023
Prix De L’Arc De Triomphe Paris Longchamp
Winner: Age Impact
Age Impact Race Recap
Age Impact
Saturday, Oct 21, 2023
Qipco Champion Stakes Ascot

Breeders' Cup Turf news

Breeders' Cup Turf: Auguste Rodin jockey Moore fined $20,800 for excessive striking

Steve Andersen Nov 05,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Ryan Moore’s winning ride on Auguste Rodin in Saturday’s Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita came with a hefty financial penalty. On Sunday, Moore was fined $20,800 and suspen

Breeders' Cup Turf: Auguste Rodin rides the rail to victory

Steve Andersen Nov 04,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. - Auguste Rodin was on the inside on the backstretch and turn of Saturday’s $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita, one of the last positions jockey Ryan Moore envisioned in

Breeders' Cup Turf: Auguste Rodin leads strong Euro contingent

Steve Andersen Nov 01,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – For months, Saturday’s $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita has been an autumn goal for the brilliant European 3-year-old Auguste Rodin. More often than not, Auguste

Breeders' Cup Turf: At age 6, War Like Goddess may be sitting on best race

Steve Andersen Oct 31,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – Late on Sunday morning at Santa Anita, War Like Goddess bounced off the track in the manner of a frisky 2-year-old more than a 6-year-old mare with eight stakes wins. It was not th

Breeders' Cup Turf: Third in the Arc, Onesto a dangerous longshot

Steve Andersen Oct 30,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. – At 55-1, Onesto was a surprise third in the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris on Oct. 1, missing second by a nose in Europe’s top race for olde

Breeders' Cup Turf: Masteroffoxhounds has options after withdrawals

Steve Andersen Oct 28,2023
ARCADIA, Calif. — A series of withdrawals from the Breeders’ Cup Mile and BC Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 will allow Masteroffoxhounds to gain a berth in one of the fields. Trainer Phil D’Amato

Breeders' Cup Turf: Varian confirms King of Steel as starter

Steve Andersen Oct 27,2023
King of Steel, winner of the Group 1 Champion Stakes at Ascot Racecourse in Britain last Saturday, is a confirmed runner for the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4, trainer Roger

Breeders' Cup Turf: European contingent looms large once again

Steve Andersen Oct 25,2023
The European 3-year-old stars Auguste Rodin and King of Steel and the brilliant 5-year-old Mostahdaf will make a difficult trio for Team USA to beat in the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 4 at

Champion winner King of Steel will be pre-entered for BC Turf, Classic

Steve Andersen Oct 23,2023
King of Steel earned a fees-paid berth to the $4 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4 with a win in Saturday’s Group 1 Champion Stakes at Ascot Racecourse in Great Britain, but the

Breeders' Cup Turf: Globe-trotting Piz Badile faces toughest test

Steve Andersen Oct 18,2023
The Irish-bred colt Piz Badile has raced in Britain, France, and Ireland since his career began in the summer of 2021. Plans for the fall and winter call for a true world tour for the two-time minor s

Breeders' Cup Turf: Speed will be two longshots' play against Euro invaders

Steve Andersen Oct 11,2023
Regardless of how many tantalizing international runners start in the Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita, there will be a few American runners leading the way. Balladeer, winner of the G

Breeders' Cup Turf: Arc-placed Westover, Onesto take on loaded field

Steve Andersen Oct 04,2023
For the first time since 2016, two of the top three finishers from the Group 1 Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe in France appear bound for the Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita on Nov. 4.Westover and One
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 Turf recent winners

Year Horse/Trainer Horse Trainer Beyer
Aidan O’Brien
Auguste Rodin Aidan O’Brien 106
Charles Appleby
Rebel's Romance Charles Appleby 107
Charlie Appleby
Yibir Charlie Appleby 105
Dermot Weld
Tarnawa Dermot Weld 109
Chad Brown
Bricks and Mortar Chad Brown 104
John Gosden
Enable John Gosden 114
André Fabre
Talismanic André Fabre 108
Aidan O'Brien
Highland Reel Aidan O'Brien 112
Aidan O'Brien
Found Aidan O'Brien 108
Graham Motion
Main Sequence Graham Motion 106
Aidan O'Brien
Magician Aidan O'Brien 107
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