Breeders' Cup

Breeders’ Cup 2017 Pre-Entries

The pre-entries for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup have been announced! For the first time ever, Del Mar will host the two-day event on November 3-4. Saturday’s feature race, the Breeders’ Cup Classic, features top horses Gun Runner, Arrogate, and Collected. Saturday highlights also include the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, where the 2-year-olds take center stage while taking their first giant steps towards the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Friday’s feature race will be the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, where Stellar Wind will take on a host of strong 3-year-olds and top older mare Forever Unbridled. For in-depth coverage of all races, check out our Breeders’ Cup Page.

A total of 187 horses, including a record 46 from overseas, were pre-entered for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. A maximum of 14 starters are allowed in each of the 13 Breeders’ Cup World Championships races with the exception of the Turf Sprint, which is limited to 12 starters. Oversubscribed horses also listed below for each race in order of ranking as determined by the Racing Secretaries and Directors Panel.

Here’s the full list of pre-entries for the 2017 Breeders’ Cup (listed alphabetically):

Friday November 3, 2017 

Juvenile Fillies Turf – Race 6 – 5:25 PM EDT

Best Performance, Capla Temptress (IRE), Dixie Moon, Fatale Bere (FR), Happily (IRE), Juliet Capulet (IRE), Madeline (IRE), Moon Dash, Now You’re Talking (IRE), Orbolution, Rushing Fall, September (IRE), Significant Form, Ultima D

Oversubscribed: Stainless, Retro, Princess Warrior, Goodthingstaketime (IRE)

Las Vegas Dirt Mile – Race 7 – 6:05 PM EDT

Accelerate, Awesome Slew, Battle of Midway, Cupid, Giant Expectations, Imperative, Iron Fist, Lancaster Bomber, Midnight Storm, Mind Your Biscuits, Mor Spirit, Practical Joke, Sharp Azteca, War Decree

Oversubscribed: Win the Space, Gato Del Oro

Juvenile Turf – Race 8 – 6:50 PM EDT

Beckford (GB), Catholic Boy, Encumbered, Flameaway, Hemp Hemp Hurray, James Garfield (IRE), Masar (IRE), Mendelssohn, Nelson (IRE), Rajasinghe (IRE), Sands of Mali (FR), U S Navy Flag, Untamed Domain, Voting Control

Oversubscribed: My Boy Jack, Snapper Sinclair, Tap Daddy, Admiralty Pier, Tip Two Win (GB), Tangled (IRE), Count Alexander, Lansky (IRE), Landshark (GB), Pubilius Syrus, Armour Plate, Hazit, Golden Dragon

Longines Distaff – Race 9 – 7:35 PM EDT

Abel Tasman, Champagne Room, Elate, Forever Unbridled, It Tiz Well, Mopotism, Paradise Woods, Romantic Vision, Stellar Wind

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Saturday November 4, 2017

14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies – Race 4 – 3:00 PM EDT

Alluring Star, Blonde Bomber, Caledonia Road, Gio Game, Tell Your Mama, Heavenly Love, Maya Malibu, Moonshine Memories, Piedi Bianchi, Princess Warrior, Separationofpowers, Stainless, Wonder Gadot

Turf Sprint – Race 5 – 3:37 PM EDT

Bucchero, Cotai Glory (GB), Disco Partner, Hogy, Holding Gold, Lady Aurelia, Marsha (IRE), Mongolian Saturday, Pure Sensation, Richard’s Boy, Stormy Liberal, Washington DC (IRE)

Oversubscribed: B Squared, Guns Loaded, Paquita Coqueta (CHI), Tombelaine

Filly & Mare Sprint – Race 6 – 4:14 PM EDT

Ami’s Mesa, Bar of Gold, By the Moon, Carina Mia, Constellation, Curlin’s Approval, Finest City, Finley’sluckycharm, Highway Star, Paulassilverlining, Princess Karen, Proper Discretion, Skye Diamonds, Unique Bella

Filly & Mare Turf – Race 7 – 5:00 PM EDT

Avenge, Birdie Gold, Cambodia, Dacita (CHI), Grand Jete (GB), Lady Eli, Nezwaah (GB), Queen’s Trust (GB), Rhododendron (IRE), Roly Poly, Senga, War Flag, Wuheida (GB), Zipessa

Oversubscribed: Goodyearforroses (IRE), Kitten’s Roar, Smart Call (SAF), Responsibleforlove (IRE)

TwinSpires Sprint – Race 8 – 5:37 PM EDT

American Pasttime, B Squared, Calculator, Drefong, Imperial Hint, Mind Your Biscuits, Practical Joke, Ransom the Moon, Roy H, Takaful, Whitmore

Mile – Race 9 – 6:19 PM EDT

Bal a Bali (BRZ), Ballagh Rocks, Big Score, Blackjackcat, Churchill (IRE), Decorated Knight (GB), Heart to Heart, Lancaster Bomber, Ribchester (IRE), Roly Poly, Senga, Suedois (FR), World Approval,  Zelzal (FR)

Oversubscribed: Home of the Brave (IRE), Midnight Storm, Karar (GB), Om, Hunt (IRE), Mr. Roary, Frank Conversation

Sentient Jet Juvenile – Race 10 – 6:58 PM EDT

Bahamian, Bolt d’Oro, Firenze Fire, Free Drop Billy, Givemeaminit, Golden Dragon, Good Magic, Hazit, Hollywood Star, Mendelssohn, Solomini, The Tabulator, U S Navy Flag

Longines Turf – Race 11 – 7:37 PM EDT

Beach Patrol, Bigger Picture, Bullards Alley, Cliffs of Moher (IRE), Decorated Knight (GB), Fanciful Angel (IRE), Highland Reel (IRE), Hunt (IRE), Itsinthepost (FR), Nezwaah (GB), Oscar Performance, Sadler’s Joy, Talismanic (GB), Ulysses (IRE)

Oversubscribed: Seventh Heaven (IRE), Smart Call (SAF), Oscar Nominated, Frank Conversation, Mr. Roary, War Story

Classic – Race 12 – 8:35 PM EDT

Arrogate, Churchill (IRE), Collected, Cupid, Diversify, Gun Runner, Gunnevera, Keen Ice, Mubtaahij (IRE), Pavel, War Decree, War Story, West Coast, Win The Space

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