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Jockey Joel Rosario celebrates aboard Game Winner after winning the Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

Breeders' Cup
World Championships Results

Date: 11/02/2018

Saturday Results Summary:   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf Sprint -  Juvenile Fillies Turf -  Juvenile Fillies -  Juvenile Turf -  Juvenile  
Entries   -   Saturday Works   -   Sunday Works   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

The 35th Breeders' Cup World Championships kicked off on Friday at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky with the new "Future Stars Friday" format, with all the 2-year-old races including the new Juvenile Turf Sprint all on the first day. Conditions were typical for early November, with the 42,249 fans braving temperatures in the low 50's and mostly dark overcast skies with the main track "fast" and the Matt Winn Turf Course rated yielding despite being soaked with rain over the last two days.

Full results with several photos per race are available at the link below the pay-off chart.

Saturday's results and photos are available here.



Game Winner wins the Juvenile

The $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1) features 2-year-old colts and geldings going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. American Pharoah (G1) winner Game Winner was the even-money favorite in the field of 13 over 5-2 Complexity and 17-2 Standard Deviation. Complexity set the pace of 23.24 and 46.87 while pressed by 40-1 Knicks Go and stalked by 10-1 Well Defined. Knicks Go led to the 1/8 pole through 1 mile in 1:43.67 but Game Winner came out 5 wide to rally for the 2 1/4 length win in 1:43.67. It was a length back to 67-1 Signalman third.

Winning jockey Joel Rosario said, "He broke fine but it looked like they took my spot and I had to go wide. He seemed like he didn't mind that. He was comfortable. That's why we got him moving at that point, instead of getting inside and taking back. Turning for home the more I rode him the more he gave it to me."

The Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 9   Game Winner        Rosario           4.00   3.20  2.80
10   Knicks Go          Jimenez                 21.40 11.20
14   Signalman          Hernandez                     15.80

Winning Time:  1:43.67

$1 Exacta 9-10                        56.60
$1 Trifecta 9-10-14                  965.60
$1 Superfecta 9-10-14-2           16,279.80
Results chart
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Line of Duty wins the Juvenile Turf

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf (G1) featured a full field of 14 2-year-olds going 1 mile on the turf. Vincent O'Brien National Stakes (G2) runner-up and Dewhurst Stakes (G1) third place finisher Anthony Van Dyck was sent off as the 3-1 favorite over 7-2 Line of Duty and 6-1 Forty Under. 15-1 Somelikeithotbrown set the pace of 24.40, 48.46, and 1:13.60 while pressed by Forty Under and stalked by 34-1 Arthur Kitt. Somelikeithotbrown led to the 1/8 pole through 7f in 1:26.58 but Line of Duty, 6th early under William Buick, rallied on the outside but bumped into eventual runner-up 8-1 Uncle Benny at the 1/16 pole, outfinishing him by 1/2 length in 1:40.06. It was a neck back to Somelikeithotbrown third. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. aboard Uncle Benny claimed foul against William Buick aboard Line of Duty but the result stood after a lengthy inquiry.

Winning trainer Charlie Appleby said, "It's lovely to be here. William (Buick) gave him a great ride. He managed to get him wide and come with a clear run. It's great for the team and especially Sheikh Mohammed." Jockey William Buick added, "Obviously, I am relieved that we have kept the race. He has put up a great performance to go on and win."

Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 mile turf

Pgm   Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Line of Duty        Buick               9.00   5.20  4.20
 2   Uncle Benny         Ortiz Jr.                  8.00  5.80
 7   Somelikeithotbrown  Ortiz                            8.20

Winning Time:  1:40.06

$1 Exacta 5-2                         37.60
$1 Trifecta 5-2-7                    421.10
$1 Superfecta 5-2-7-1              7,943.90
Results chart
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Jaywalk wins the Juvenile Fillies

The $2 million Tito's Handmade Vodka Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) features the best 2-year-old fillies going 1 1/16 miles on the main track. Del Mar Debutante (G1) and Chandelier (G1) winner Bellafina was the 2-1 favorite over 3-1 Restless Rider and 4-1 Serengeti Empress. Jockey Joel Rosario sent 11-2 fourth choice Jaywalk to the lead first time by through fractions of 23.23, 46.76, and 1:11.48 while pressed by Serengeti Empress and stalked by Bellafina. Entering the lane Jaywalk opened up a 2 length lead through 1 mile in 1:37.02. Restless Rider put in a strong rally to no avail as Jaywalk cruised to a 5 1/2 length win in 1:43.62. It was 1/2 a length back to 35-1 Vibrance third, and 3 1/4 more to favorite Bellafina fourth.

Winning trainer John Servis said, "I didn't expect for her to go to the lead again. I really thought there was enough speed in here that she'd probably be sitting off it a bit. But, Joel (Rosario) said when she left the gate, he knew right then she had running on her mind. And, he just took it from there. Once she got the front, she started flicking her ears and looked nice and relaxed."

The Tito's Handmade Vodka Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 7   Jaywalk            Rosario          13.00   5.20  4.20
 4   Restless Rider     Hernandez                4.00  3.20
 3   Vibrance           Velazquez                     10.80

Winning Time:  1:43.62 

$1 Exacta 7-4                         25.20
$1 Trifecta 7-4-3                    387.60
$1 Superfecta 7-4-3-10             1,490.30
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Newspaperofrecord wins the Juvenile Fillies Turf

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) featured 14 two-year-old fillies going 1 mile on the turf. Ms. Grillo Stakes (G2) winner Newspaperofrecord was sent off as the 3-5 favorite over 15-2 Concrete Rose and 11-1 Lily's Candle. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. sent Newspaperofrecord loose on the lead through fractions of 24.06, 48.58, and 1:13.75 while stalked by 18-1 La Pelosa and Concrete Rose. Entering the stretch Newspaperofrecord left the field in her wake, opening up a 5 1/2 length lead through 7f in 1:26.00, and cruising to win by 6 3/4 lengths over 12-1 East in 1:39.00. It was a neck back to 71-1 longest shot Stellar Agent third.

Winning owner Seth Klarman of Klaravich Stables said, "We've never won a Breeders' Cup race, so that's special. I think she's our most spectacular horse. We've never had somebody that emerged so quickly in her career, showed so much promise, and has fulfilled it."

The Juvenile Fillies Turf

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 mile turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 6   Newspaperofrecord  Ortiz Jr.         3.20   2.60  2.40
14   East               Spencer                  8.20  6.00
 7   Stellar Agent      Franco                        21.00

Winning Time:  1:39.00

$1 Exacta 6-14                        16.20
$1 Trifecta 6-14-7                   557.70
$1 Superfecta 6-14-7-4             5,766.20
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Bulletin wins the Juvenile Turf Sprint

Kicking off the World Championships, the inaugural $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint featured 12 two-year-olds going 5 1/2 furlongs around one turn of the turf. Flying Childers Stakes (G2) winner and Prix de l'Abbaye (G1) third place finisher Soldier's Call was the 5-2 favorite over 4-1 Bulletin and 5-1 Sergei Prokofiev. Jockey Javier Castellano hustled Bulletin to the lead through fractions of 23.19 and 46.89 while pressed by 25-1 Chelsea Cloisters and stalked by Soldier's Call. Bulletin continued to lead in the stretch through 5f in 59.01 and drew off to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Chelsea Cloisters in 1:05.54. It was another length back to 10-1 So Perfect third, whilc Soldier's Call checked in 6th.

Winning trainer Todd Pletcher said, "Fantastic way to start. He broke really well and was sharp.He took it to them the whole way. It was a big race. We wanted to leave there running. He finished up nicely. Nothing like winning one." Castellano added, "He broke like a shot and put me in a real great position. We were in good shape the whole way. I'm very impressed. He was very professional."

The Juvenile Turf Sprint

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 5 1/2 furlongs turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Bulletin           Castellano       10.60   6.20  4.40
 9   Chelsea Cloisters  Gaffalione              19.80 10.60
10   So Perfect         Lordan                         5.80

Winning Time:  1:05.54

$1 Exacta 5-9                        119.70
$1 Trifecta 5-9-10                 1,452.70
$1 Superfecta 5-9-10-11           25,489.90
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The first stakes race on Friday was the $150,000 Street Sense Stakes for 2-year-olds going 1 mile on the main track. 3-1 second choice Trophy Chaser set the pace of 22.27, 44.96, and 1:09.83 while pressed by 9-1 Manny Wah and stalked by 9-10 favorite Improbable. Into the lane, jockey Drayden Van Dyke sent Improbable to lead through 7f in 1:22.34. Kept to task by Van Dyke, Improbable drew off to win by 7 1/4 lengths in 1:35.61. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back to 15-1 Distant Shore third.

Jimmy Barnes, assistant to winning trainer Bob Baffert said, "I think he's a pretty exciting horse. He showed some talent in his debut and trained really well out in California. Hopefully this kick starts a fun weekend." Van Dyke added, "I knew I'd be just behind some of the early pace setters. I tracked the one that I thought was the better and when the hole opened up right after we passed the Big Board I moved him outside. He was very professional throughout the entire race."

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The $200,000 Marathon Stakes (G2) is a 1 3/4 mile test for older horses. Jockey Joe Talamo sent 5-1 third choice Dabster to the front first time by through fractions of 49.10, 1:15.30, 2:07.16, and 2:32.84 while pressed by 4-1 second choice Honorable Duty and stalked by 5-1 Toast of New York. Entering the lane, Honorable Duty was pulled up but 2-1 favorite Rocketry, 4th early under Joel Rosario, circled the field 5 wide to lead at the 3/16 pole. Rocketry outfinished Dabster to win by 3/4 length in a new track record time of 2:57.62. It was a long 4 1/4 lengths back to 11-2 Big Dollar Bill third.

Winning jockey Joel Rosario said, "We had a great trip even with how long the race was. This horse tries so hard every time and it says a lot about a horse's ability when they continue to try hard after running that distance."

Results chart

Saturday Results Summary:   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf Sprint -  Juvenile Fillies Turf -  Juvenile Fillies -  Juvenile Turf -  Juvenile  
Entries   -   Saturday Works   -   Sunday Works   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

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