Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf is an American Thoroughbred horse race for two-year-old horses, run on a grass course at a distance of one mile. It is part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships, the de facto year-end championship for North American thoroughbred racing. All Breeders' Cups to date have been conducted in the United States, with the exception of the 1996 event in Canada.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf
Grade I race
LocationUnited States, United States
Race typeThoroughbredFlat racing
WebsiteOfficial Breeders' Cup website
Race information
DistanceOne mile (8 furlongs)

The race was run for the first time in 2007 during the first day of the expanded Breeders' Cup at host track, Monmouth Park Racetrack in Oceanport, New Jersey. The race received Grade II status in 2009.[1] The American Graded Stakes Committee further upgraded the race to Grade I status for 2011.[2]

Automatic BerthsEdit

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 thirteen divisions has between two and twelve of these "Win and You're In" qualifying races.

In the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf division, runners are limited to 14, with up to five automatic berths. Note though that one horse may win multiple challenge races, while other challenge winners will not be entered in the Breeders' Cup for a variety of reasons such as injury or travel considerations.

The 2019 "Win and You're In" races are:[3]

  1. the Juvenile Stakes, a Group 3 race run in September at Leopardstown Racecourse in Dublin, Ireland
  2. the Summer Stakes, a Grade 3 race run in September at Woodbine Racetrack in Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  3. the Royal Lodge Stakes, a Group 2 race run in Septem1ber at Rowley Mile in Newmarket, England
  4. the Bourbon Stakes, a Grade 3 race run in October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky
  5. the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardère, a Group 1 race at Longchamp Racecourse in Paris, France


Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:


Purse Grade
2020 Fire At Will Ricardo Santana Jr. Michaael J. Maker Three Diamonds Farm 1:35.81 $1,000,000 I
2019 Structor José Ortiz Chad Brown Jeff Drown and Don Rachel 1:35.11 $1,000,000 I
2018 Line of Duty (IRE) William Buick Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:40.60 $1,000,000 I
2017 Mendelssohn Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien John Magnier / Michael Tabor / Derrick Smith 1:35.97 $1,000,000 I
2016 Oscar Performance José Ortiz Brian Lynch Amerman Racing Stables LLC 1:33.28 $1,000,000 I
2015 Hit It A Bomb Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien Evie Stockwell 1:38.86 $1,000,000 I
2014 Hootenanny Frankie Dettori Wesley A. Ward John Magnier / Michael Tabor / Derrick Smith 1:34.79 $1,000,000 I
2013 Outstrip (GB) Mike Smith Charlie Appleby Godolphin 1:33.20 $1,000,000 I
2012 George Vancouver Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien John Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith 1:33.78 $1,000,000 I
2011 Wrote Ryan Moore Aidan O'Brien John Magnier/Michael Tabor/Derrick Smith 1:37.41 $1,000,000 I
2010 Pluck Garrett K. Gomez Todd Pletcher Team Valor 1:36.98 $1,000,000 II
2009 Pounced Frankie Dettori John Gosden Serena Rothschild 1:35.47 $1,000,000 II
2008 Donativum Frankie Dettori John Gosden Jordan Princess Haya/ Darley 1:34.68 $1,000,000
2007 Nownownow Julien Leparoux François Parisel Fab Oak Stable 1:40.48 $1,000,000

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Seven Additional Graded Stakes in 2009
  2. ^ Thirteen Fewer Graded Stakes in 2011
  3. ^ "Breeders' Cup Announces Challenge Series Schedule". Retrieved 23 June 2019.