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Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Breeders' Cup Juvenile
Grade I race
Location North America
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Official Breeders' Cup website
Race information
Distance 1 1/16-miles (8.5 furlongs)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Two-year-old Colts and geldings
Weight Assigned
Purse US$2,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile is a Thoroughbred horse race for 2-year-old colts and geldings raced on dirt. It is held annually in early November at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Distance : 1 mile (1984-1985, 1987); 1 1/16-miles (1986, 1988-2001, 2003 to present); 1 1/8 miles (2002).

In 2006, the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) wrote in Part 2 of their special series titled Spiraling To The Breeders' Cup that "Arazi turned in what many still consider to be the single-most spectacular performance in Breeders' Cup history."

Timber Country went on to become the first Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner to win one of the U.S. Triple Crown race for three-year-olds when he won the 1995 Preakness Stakes. The 2006 winner, Street Sense, became the first to capture the Kentucky Derby.


  • Automatic Berths 1
  • Records 2
  • Winners of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Automatic Berths

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that allotted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and ten of these, "Win and You're In," qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Division the number of runners are limited to 14 and there are three automatic berths.
The "Win and You're In" races are:
1. the Iroquois Stakes, a Grade 3 race at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky;[1]
2. the FrontRunner Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California;[1]
3. the Champagne Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York[1] and
4. the Breeders' Futurity, a Grade 1 race at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky.[1]


Speed record:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Purse Grade
2015 Nyquist Mario Gutierrez Doug O'Neill Reddam Racing 1:43.79 $2,000,000 I
2014 Texas Red Kent Desormeaux Keith Desormeaux Erich Brehm, Wayne Detmar et al. 1:41.91 $2,000,000 I
2013 New Year's Day Martin Garcia Bob Baffert Gary and Mary West 1:43.52 $2,000,000 I
2012 Shanghai Bobby Rosie Napravnik Todd Pletcher Starlight Racing/Magnier/Tabor/Smith 1:44.58 $2,000,000 I
2011 Hansen Ramon Dominguez Michael Maker Kendall Hansen, MD/Sky Chai Racing 1:44.44 $2,000,000 I
2010 Uncle Mo John Velazquez Todd Pletcher Repole Stable 1:42.60 $2,000,000 I
2009 Vale of York Ahmed Ajtebi Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing 1:43.48 $2,000,000 I
2008 Midshipman Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Darley Stable 1:40.94 $2,000,000 I
2007 War Pass Cornelio Velasquez Nick Zito Robert V. LaPenta 1:42.76 $2,000,000 I
2006 Street Sense Calvin Borel Carl Nafzger James B. Tafel 1:42.59 $2,000,000 I
2005 Stevie Wonderboy Garrett Gomez Doug O'Neill Merv Griffin Ranch Company 1:41.64 $1,500,000 I
2004 Wilko Frankie Dettori Jeremy Noseda J. Paul Reddam 1:42.09 $1,500,000 I
2003 Action This Day David R. Flores Richard Mandella B. Wayne Hughes 1:43.62 $1,500,000 I
2002 Vindication Mike E. Smith Bob Baffert Padua Stables 1:49.61 $1,000,000 I
2001 Johannesburg Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor & Susan Magnier 1:42.27 $1,000,000 I
2000 Macho Uno Jerry Bailey Joseph Orseno Stronach Stables 1:42.05 $1,000,000 I
1999 Anees Gary Stevens Alex Hassinger, Jr. The Thoroughbred Corp. 1:42.29 $1,000,000 I
1998 Answer Lively Jerry Bailey Bobby C. Barnett John A. Franks 1:44.00 $1,000,000 I
1997 Favorite Trick Pat Day Patrick B. Byrne Joseph LaCombe Stable 1:41.47 $1,000,000 I
1996 Boston Harbor Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook Farm 1:43.40 $1,000,000 I
1995 Unbridled's Song Mike E. Smith James T. Ryerson Paraneck Stable 1:41.60 $1,000,000 I
1994 Timber Country Pat Day D. Wayne Lukas Overbrook/Gainsway/Lewis 1:44.55 $1,000,000 I
1993 Brocco Gary Stevens Randy Winick Albert R. Broccoli 1:42.99 $1,000,000 I
1992 Gilded Time Chris McCarron Darrell Vienna Milch, Silverman & Silverman 1:43.43 $1,000,000 I
1991 Arazi Pat Valenzuela Francois Boutin Allen E. Paulson 1:44.78 $1,000,000 I
1990 Fly So Free Jose Santos Scotty Schulhofer Tommy Valando 1:43.40 $1,000,000 I
1989 Rhythm Craig Perret C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Mills Phipps 1:43.60 $1,000,000 I
1988 Is It True Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:46.60 $1,000,000 I
1987 Success Express José Santos D. Wayne Lukas Eugene V. Klein 1:35.20† $1,000,000 I
1986 Capote Laffit Pincay, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Beal, French Jr. & E. V. Klein 1:43.80 $1,000,000 I
1985 Tasso Laffit Pincay, Jr. Neil Drysdale Gerald Robins 1:36.20† $1,000,000 I
1984 Chief's Crown Don MacBeth Roger Laurin Star Crown Stable 1:36.20† $1,000,000 I

† - 1984, 1985, 1987 were run at 1 mile, current distance is 1 1/16 miles

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Breeders Cup Challenge

External links

  • Official Breeders' Cup website
  • Three Great Moments: Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Hello Race Fans!
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