Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
- 2017 Location: Del Mar Thoroughbred Club
- Inaugural Race: 2008
- Distance: 5 Furlongs
- Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
- Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
- 2017 Purse: $1.0 million
- 2017 Race Date: Saturday, November 4th
2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint Odds & Entries
Here are the official entries, odds, and post positions for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint:
|1||Disco Partner||Christophe Clement||Irad Ortiz Jr.||9-2|
|2||Holding Gold||Mark E. Casse||Manuel Franco||15-1|
|3||Lady Aurelia||Wesley A. Ward||John Velazquez||5-2|
|4||Stormy Liberal||Peter Miller||Joel Rosario||12-1|
|5||Washington DC (IRE)||Aidan P. O'Brien||Ryan Moore||20-1|
|6||Marsha (IRE)||Sir Mark Prescott||Luke Morris||7-2|
|7||Richard's Boy||Peter Miller||Flavien Prat||10-1|
|8||Cotai Glory (GB)||Charles Hills||Oisin Murphy||20-1|
|9||Mongolian Saturday||Enebish Ganbat||Florent Geroux||20-1|
|10||Hogy||Michael J. Maker||Jose Ortiz||12-1|
|11||Bucchero||Tim Glyshaw||Fernando de la Cruz||12-1|
|12||Pure Sensation||Christophe Clement||Kendrick Carmouche||20-1|
Lady Aurelia favored for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
High-class fillies Lady Aurelia and Marsha are the prohibitive favorites for this year’s Turf Sprint. However, this is the type of race where the form book can go wrong. Read the full post here.
By Alastair Bull | November 2nd, 2017
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint History
First staged in 2008, the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint has become one of the world’s premier sprint races on grass that’s run around a turn. The distance has varied between five furlongs and 6 ½ furlongs, and it will be held at five furlongs in 2017.
The race graduated to grade three status in 2010, grade two in 2011, and by 2012 it was a grade one race. That was the year that Mizdirection won the first of her two Turf Sprint victories for trainer Mike Puype. She finished second in voting for the Eclipse Award for Champion Female Sprinter, a fantastic effort for a turf mare.
So far every edition of the Turf Sprint has been won by a horse based in the United States, though the 2015 winner had a very international flavor. Mongolian Saturday, the winner by a nose, was owned by Mongolian Stable, run by brothers Tserenjigmed and Ganbaatar Dagvadorj, and trained by Mongolian expatriate Enebash Ganbat. The team wore colorful Mongolian traditional clothes when they accepted the trophy. The horse has since raced around the world, and may return for a third attempt at the race in 2017.
Other notable winners were California Flag (2009), who subsequently finished third in the Al Quoz Sprint in Dubai, and Bobby’s Kitten (2014), who subsequently won the Cork Stakes in Ireland.
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint – Race Records
Scroll over any box below to view the historical records for the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint:
Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint
In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint race.
|2016||Obviously||8||Flavien Prat||Philip D'Amato||Anthony Fanticola & Joseph Scardino||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:11.3|
|2015||Mongolian Saturday||5||Florent Geroux||Enebish Ganbat||Mongolian Stable||abt. 5 1⁄2 f||01:03.2|
|2014||Bobby's Kitten||3||Joel Rosario||Chad Brown||Ken & Sarah Ramsey||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:12.7|
|2013||Mizdirection||5||Mike Smith||Mike Puype||Jungle Racing/KMN Racing et al.||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:12.2|
|2012||Mizdirection||4||Mike Smith||Mike Puype||Jungle Racing/KMN Racing et al.||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:11.4|
|2011||Regally Ready||4||Corey Nakatani||Steve Asmussen||Vinery Stable||5 f||00:56.5|
|2010||Chamberlain Bridge||6||Jamie Theriot||Bret Calhoun||Carl Moore Management||5 f||00:56.5|
|2009||California Flag||5||Joe Talamo||Brian Koriner||Hi Card Ranch||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:11.3|
|2008||Desert Code||4||Richard Migliore||David Hofmans||Tarabilla Farms||abt. 6 1⁄2 f||01:11.6|