2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic: Odds, Lineup and Post Positions and Expert Predictions

by Miriam Lee

The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1T), first inaugurated at Santa Anita Park in 2008, will be contested for the 14th time this year as part of the Breeders’ Cup World Championship “Future Stars Friday” program on November 5. The one-mile turf event is for 2-year-old fillies. After two years as a non-graded stakes, it received its grade 2 status in 2010 and has been a grade 1 since 2012.

Eclipse Award-winner Chad Brown has dominated this race having sent out five winners, including inaugural winner Maram. His other winners are Lady Eli, New Money Honey, Rushing Fall and Newspaperofrecord. Both Javier Castellano and Irad Ortiz have won aboard two runners and all four of the wins combined were on the runners trained by Chad Brown.

Lady Eli is the only Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner to earn year-end honors, but she earned it as an older mare when her connections took home the Eclipse Award as the 2017 older turf female.

Two years ago, Sharing took home the victory in this race. The Graham Motion-trained Speightstown filly is a daughter of 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Turf winner Shared Account, who was also conditioned by Motion. Last year, Brad Cox saddled the Irish-bred Aunt Pearl to victory for Michael Dubb, Madaket Stables LLC, Peter Deutsch, Michael Kisber, and The Elkstone Group, LLC (Stuart Grant) and Florent Geroux rode. The daughter of Lope De Vega raced once after the Breeders’ Cup and was fifth in the Edgewood Stakes (G2T) at Churchill Downs last April, but was official retired a few weeks ago and will sell at The Fasig-Tipton Night of the Stars Consignment in Kentucky on November 9.

Lady Eli still owns the fastest time of 1:33.41 for her win at Santa Anita in 2014.

Where is the 2021 Breeders’ Cup being ran?

At Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, located in Del Mar Fairgrounds

When is the 2021 Breeders’ Cup taking place?

On Friday November 5th and Saturday November 6th

Here are our expert staff picks for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic:

2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic Picks, Expert Predictions And Odds: Nod Goes To Essential Quality


2021 Breeders’ Cup Post Times:


Juvenile Turf Sprint -5:50 PM
Juvenile Fillies – 6:30 PM
Juvenile Fillies Turf – 7:10 PM
Juvenile – 7:50 PM
Juvenile Turf  -8:30 PM


Filly & Mare Sprint -3:05 PM
Turf Sprint – 3:40 PM
Dirt Mile – 4:19 PM
Filly & Mare Turf – 4:59 PM
Sprint – 5:38 PM
Mile – 6:20 PM
Distaff – 7:00 PM
Turf – 7:40 PM
Classic – 8:40 PM

2021 Breeders’ Cup Classic Odds

PP Horse Odds Jockey Trainer
1 Tripoli 15-1 Irad Ortiz,Jr John Sadler
2 Express Train 20-1 Victor Espinoza John Shirreffs
3 Hot Rod Charlie 4-1 Flavien Prat Doug O’Neill
4 Essential Quality 3-1 Luis Saez Brad Cox
5 Knicks Go 5-2 Joel Rosario Brad Cox
6 Art Collector 8-1 Mike Smith William Mott
7 Stiletto Boy 30-1 Kent Desormeaux Ed Moger,Jr.
8 Medina Spirit 4-1 John Velazquez Bob Baffert
9 Max Player 8-1 Ricardo Santana, Jr. Steven Asmussen
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