Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Odds: Juvenile Workouts, Weather and Track Analysis, Future Stars Friday

Future Stars Friday – Breeders’ Cup Juvenile

When the Breeders’ Cup expanded from a single day to a two-day event in 2007, day 1 was devoted to female horses and the overall purses increased to over $25 million for both days. In 2018 all 2-year-old races were moved to the Friday card and the day was dubbed “Future Stars Friday.”

The total purses for the 14 Breeders’ Cup races, as well as eight undercard races, this year will be worth $31 million. In 2008, the Breeders’ Cup Marathon was added but was dropped by April 2014. Also in 2011 the Juvenile Sprint was added, only to be dropped after the 2012 running. And in 2008 the main track races were contested over a synthetic surface instead of traditional dirt.

The races added in 2007 were Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile for 3-year-olds and up, the Breeders’ Cup Filly & Mare Sprint for fillies and mares, 3-year-olds and up; and the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, a one-mile event open to 2-year-old males and females.

That year the Dirt Mile was contested at a mile and 70 yards as the Monmouth Park main track doesn’t typically offer one-mile dirt races due to the track’s configuration, and the Filly & Mare Sprint, now at seven furlongs, was set at six furlongs for the same reason.In 2009, the Breeders’ Cup announced that it would switch from the traditional purple saddle towels and instead use the standard colored saddle towels. Before then, the only time purple saddle towels weren’t used were in the inaugural event when all runners wore gold towels.

Breeders’ Cup also introduced the Breeders’ Cup Challenge “Win and You’re In” qualifying system in 2007, a policy wherein winners of major races throughout the year from around the world and North America would gain an automatic spot in the Breeders’ Cup Championships starting gate. This year despite the Covid-19 pandemic a total of 81 Breeders’ Cup Challenge races were offered throughout the year.

2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Odds

2020 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Odds and Post Position
PP  Horse  Odds  Trainer  Jockey 
1 Camp Hope 30-1 Kenneth G. McPeek Robby Albarado
2 King Fury 15-1 Kenneth G. McPeek Brian Hernandez Jr
3 Reinvestment Risk 9-2 Chad Brown Irad Ortiz Jr.
4 Likeable 15-1 Todd A. Pletcher John Velazquez
5 Essential Quality 4-1 Brad Cox Luis Saez
6 Keepmeinmind 30-1 Robertino Diodoro Jose Ortiz
7 Jackie’s Warrior 7-5 Steven M. Asmussen Joel Rosario
8 Classier 15-1 Bob Baffert Florent Geroux
9 Sittin On Go 12-1 Dale L. Romans Corey Lanerie
10 Dreamer’s Disease 30-1 Robertino Diodoro David Cohen
11 Next 15-1 Wesley A. Ward Gerardo Corrales
12 Hot Rod Charlie 30-1 Doug O’Neill Tyler Gaffalione
13 Rombauer 15-1 Michael W. McCarthy Javier Castellano
14 Calibrate 20-1 Steven M. Asmussen Ricardo Santana Jr
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