Breeders' Futurity Stakes
- Location: Keeneland Race Course, Lexington, KY
- Inaugural Race: 1910
- Distance: 1 and 1/16th mile (8.5 furlongs)
- Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
- Age Qualifications: Two Year Olds
- 2019 Purse: $500,000
- 2019 Race Date: Saturday, October 5th
The Breeders' Futurity Stakes is both a Win and You're In Breeders' Cup prep-race as well as a stop along the Road to the Kentucky Derby. Winners of the race will find an automatic birth into the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and earn 10-4-2-1 points based on their finish position.
2019 Breeders' Futurity Stakes Entries and Results
Jose L. Ortiz
Brendan P. Walsh
Todd A. Pletcher
Mark E. Casse
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
By Your Side
Corey J. Lanerie
D. Wayne Lukas
Brian Joseph Hernandez Jr.
Kenneth G. McPeek
Life On the Road
Steven M. Asmussen
Tap It to Win
Mark E. Casse
- $1 Exacta (6-10) Paid: $25.10
- $0.50 Trifecta (6-10-5) Paid: $131.05
- $0.10 Superfecta (6-10-5-8) Paid: $85.62
Watch the 2019 Breeders' Futurity Stakes
The History of the Breeders' Futurity Stakes
The Breeders’ Futurity is a Breeders’ Cup Challenge “win and you’re in” qualifier for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile; over the years, Tasso, Boston Harbor, Favorite Trick, and Classic Empire all won both races.
It also forms part of the Road to the Kentucky Derby series. The first four horses across the line earn qualifying points on a 10-4-2-1 basis. Two Breeders’ Futurity winners besides Johnstown have gone on to win the Kentucky Derby: the Triple Crown winner Whirlaway, and Swale.
The race is currently sponsored by Claiborne Farm, which has over the years won the race five times as an owner.
Road to the Kentucky Derby prep-race list