Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint

  • 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
  • Inaugural Race: 2008
  • Distance: 5.5 Furlongs
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Turf
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2020 Purse: $1.0 million
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint - Results

Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
12
Belvoir Bay (GB)
Javier Castellano
Peter Miller
$31.60
$14.40
$7.60
11
Om
Manuel Franco
Peter Miller
$13.80
$9.40
4
Shekky Shebaz
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Jason Servis
$5.60
5
Stubbins
Flavien Prat
Doug F. O'Neill
2
Pure Sensation
Paco Lopez
Christophe Clement
3
Imprimis
Lanfranco Dettori
Joseph F. Orseno
7
Leinster
Tyler Gaffalione
George R. Arnold, II
6
Stormy Liberal
John R. Velazquez
Peter Miller
9
Final Frontier
Luis Saez
Thomas Albertrani
1
Totally Boss
Jose L. Ortiz
George R. Arnold, II
10
Eddie Haskell
Joel Rosario
Mark Glatt
8
Legends of War
Rafael Bejarano
Doug F. O'Neill
Exotic Payouts:
  • Exacta (12-11) Paid: $134
  • Trifecta (12-11-4) Paid: $1,117
  • Superfecta (12-11-4-5) Paid: $1,740

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint History

First staged in 2008, the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint has become one of the world’s premier turf 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

Reference the boxes below to view the historical records for the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint:

Most Wins by a Thoroughbred

2
Mizdirection (2012, 2013) & Stormy Liberal (2017 & 2018)

Most Wins by a Jockey

2
Mike Smith (2012, 2013) Joel Rosario (2014, 2017)

Most Wins by a Trainer

3
Peter Miller (2017-19)

Most Wins by an Owner

2 (tie)
Jungle Racing/KMN Racing et al. (2012, 2013) & Rockingham Ranch (2017, 2018)

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.
YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERDISTANCEWINNING TIME
2019
Belvoir Bay (GB)
6
Javier Castellano
Peter Miller
Gary Barber
5 f
0:54.83
2018
Stormy Liberal
6
Drayden Van Dyke
Peter Miller
Rockingham Ranch
5½ f
1:04.50
2017
Stormy Liberal
5
Joel Rosario
Peter Miller
Rockingham Ranch
5 f
00:56.12
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

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