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2021 Breeders’ Cup

2021 Breeders’ Cup

On November 5-6, 2021, Knicks Go capped off the 38th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in Del Mar, California. With 14 Championship races and total purses and awards exceeding $31 million, the 2021 Breeders’ Cup World Championships are the premiere horse racing event of the year. 

Whether you’re looking for 2021 entries, races, picks and tips, handicapping advice, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win & You’re In™ races and results, news, and 2021 results and payouts, you will have the most updated information here.

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Race Recap/Replay

Trained by Brad Cox and ridden by Joel Rosario, Knicks Go played catch me if you can in the 38th running of the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) for 3-year-olds and up, and no one could as he posted a 2 ¾-length victory over Medina Spirit to conclude the Breeders’ Cup World Championships races Saturday afternoon at Del Mar.

A 5-year-old Maryland-bred son of Paynter out of the Outflanker mare Kosmo’s Buddy, Knicks Go improved his record to 24-10-3-1 that includes five Grade 1 victories. The winner’s share of $3,120,000 increased his earnings to $8,673,135. Get results and payouts to the 2021 Breeders’ Cup races below.

5Knicks GoJoel RosarioBrad Cox8.406.204.00
8Medina SpiritJohn VelazquezBob Baffert6.604.00
4Essential QualityLuis SaezBrad Cox2.80
$0.50 Pick 310-10-5 (3 Correct)$917.50$1,233,391
$0.50 Pick 41/3/8/16-10-10-5 (4 Correct)$4,403.95$4,222,296
$0.50 Pick 55-1/3/8/16-10-10-5 (5 Correct)$48,292.10$4,745,699
$1.00 Pick 6 Jackpot8-5-1/3/8/16-10-10-5 (5 Correct)$804.80$0
$1.00 Pick 6 Jackpot8-5-1/3/8/16-10-10-5 (6 Correct)$513,085.10$3,163,839
$1.00 Daily Double10-5$59.50$1,930,620
$1.00 Juvenile/Classic Daily Double12-5$11.80$221,177
$1.00 Exacta5-8$32.60$4,193,734
$0.10 Superfecta5-8-4-3$17.01$1,552,015
$0.50 Super High Five Jackpot5-8-4-3-7$1,649.95$1,233,674
$0.50 Trifecta5-8-4$41.95$3,035,475
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Saturday, November 6Friday, November 5
Longines ClassicJuvenile Turf
Longines TurfTVG Juvenile
Longines DistaffJuvenile Fillies Turf
FanDuel MileJuvenile Fillies
Qatar Racing SprintJuvenile Turf Sprint
Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf
Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile
Turf Sprint
Filly & Mare Sprint

Previous Results
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Breeders Cup 2018
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The 2021 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series consisted of 84 automatic qualifying stakes races into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s series, which included a record 9 “Win and You’re In” races for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic division, took place across 10 countries and awarded each winner an automatic free entry into the 201 Breeders’ Cup World Championships. It’s simple: they win and they’re in.

Shoemaker MileMay 31FanDuel MileSanta Anita ParkSmooth Like Strait
The Hill ‘N’ Dale Metropolitan H.Jun 5Big Ass Fans Dirt MileBelmont ParkSilver State
The Jackpocket Jaipur StakesJun 5Turf SprintBelmont ParkCasa Creed
Ogden Phipps H.Jun 5Longines DistaffBelmont ParkLetruska
Yasuda KinenJun 6FanDuel MileTokyo RacecourseDanon Kingly (JPN)
Queen Anne StakesJun 15FanDuel MileAscot RacecoursePalace Pier (GB)
Prince of Wales's StakesJun 16Longines TurfAscot RacecourseLove (IRE)
Norfolk StakesJun 17Juvenile Turf SprintAscot RacecoursePerfect Power (IRE)
Diamond Jubilee StakesJun 19Turf SprintAscot RacecourseDream of Dreams (IRE)
Gran Premio PamplonaJun 26Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfHipodromo MonterricReina de Mollendo (ARG)
Stephen Foster StakesJun 26Longines ClassicChurchill DownsMaxfield
Fleur de Lis StakesJun 26Longines DistaffChurchill DownsLetruska
Takarazuka KinenJun 27Longines TurfHanshin RacecourseChrono Genesis (JPN)
Princess RooneyJul 3Filly & Mare SprintGulfstream ParkCe Ce
The SuburbanJul 3Longines ClassicBelmont ParkMax Player
John A. Nerud S.Jul 4SprintBelmont ParkMind Control Haskell StakesJul 17Longines ClassicMonmouth ParkMandaloun
King George VI & Queen Elizabeth QIPCO StakesJul 24Longines TurfAscot RacecourseAdayar (IRE)
Qatar Sussex StakesJul 28FanDuel MileGoodwoodAlcohol Free (IRE)
Bing Crosby StakesJul 31SprintDel MarDr. Schivel
Clement L. Hirsch StakesAug 1Longines DistaffDel MarShedaresthedevil
The WhitneyAug 7Longines ClassicSaratogaKnicks Go
The FourstardaveAug 14FanDuel MileSaratogaGot Stormy
Prix du Haras de Fresnay-Le-Buffard Jacques le MaroisAug 15FanDuel MileDeauvillePalace Pier (GB)
Juddmonte International StakesAug 18Longines ClassicYork RacecourseMishriff (IRE)
Darley Yorkshire OaksAug 19Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfYork RacecourseSnowfall (JPN)
Coolmore Nunthorpe StakesAug 20Turf SprintYork RacecourseWinter Power (IRE)
Del Mar Handicap presented by The Japan Racing AssociationAug 21Longines TurfDel MarAstronaut
TVG Pacific ClassicAug 21Longines ClassicDel MarTripoli
Darley Prix MornyAug 22Juvenile Turf SprintDeauvillePerfect Power (IRE)
The Sword DancerAug 28Longines TurfSaratogaGufo
The BallerinaAug 28Filly & Mare SprintSaratogaGamine
The Personal EnsignAug 28Longines DistaffSaratogaLetruska
Pat O'Brien StakesAug 28Big Ass Fans Dirt MileDel MarGinobili
Flower BowlSep 4Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfSaratogaWar Like Goddess
Jockey Club Gold CupSep 4Longines ClassicSaratogaMax Player
FanDuel Turf SprintSep 11Turf SprintKentucky DownsGear Jockey
Calumet Turf CupSep 11Longines TurfKentucky DownsImperador (ARG)
KPMG Champions Juvenile StakesSep 11Juvenile TurfLeopardstownAtomic Jones (FR)
Coolmore America 'Justify' Matron StakesSep 11Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLeopardstownNo Speak Alexander (IRE)
Irish Champion StakesSep 11Longines TurfLeopardstownSt Mark's Basilica (FR)
Derrinstown Stud Flying Five StakesSep 12Turf SprintCurraghRomantic Proposal (IRE)
Moyglare Stud StakesSep 12Juvenile Fillies TurfCurraghDiscoveries (IRE)
PocahontasSep 18Juvenile FilliesChurchill DownsHidden Connection
IroquoisSep 18TVG JuvenileChurchill DownsMajor General
Jockey Club Derby InvitationalSep 18Longines TurfBelmont ParkYibir (GB)
Woodbine MileSep 18FanDuel MileWoodbineTown Cruise
Natalma StakesSep 19Juvenile Fillies TurfWoodbineWild Beauty (GB)
Summer StakesSep 19Juvenile TurfWoodbineAlbahr (GB)
Unibet Rockfel StakesSep 24Juvenile Fillies TurfNewmarketHello You (IRE)
Juddmonte Royal Lodge StakesSep 25Juvenile TurfNewmarketRoyal Patronage (FR)
Speakeasy StakesOct 1Juvenile Turf SprintSanta Anita ParkOne Timer
Chandelier StakesOct 1Juvenile FilliesSanta Anita ParkAin’t Easy
American Pharoah StakesOct 1TVG JuvenileSanta Anita ParkCorniche
The ChampagneOct 2TVG JuvenileBelmont ParkJack Christopher
Rodeo Drive StakesOct 2Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfSanta Anita ParkGoing To Vegas
Awesome Again StakesOct 2Longines ClassicSanta Anita ParkMedina Spirit
Santa Anita Sprint ChampionshipOct 2SprintSanta Anita ParkDr. Schivel
Prix de L'Abbaye de Longchamp LonginesOct 3Turf SprintLongchampA Case of You (IRE)
Qatar Prix de L'Arc de TriompheOct 3Longines TurfLongchampTorquator Tasso (GER)
Qatar Prix Marcel BoussacOct 3Juvenile Fillies TurfLongchampZellie (FR)
Prix de L'Opera LonginesOct 3Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfLongchampRougir (FR)
Qatar Prix Jean-Luc LagardereOct 3Juvenile TurfLongchampAngel Bleu (FR)
The FrizetteOct 3Juvenile FilliesBelmont ParkEcho Zulu
Zenyatta StakesOct 3Longines DistaffSanta Anita ParkPrivate Mission
Darley AlcibiadesOct 8Juvenile FilliesKeenelandJuju's Map
Stoll Keenon Ogden PhoenixOct 8SprintKeenelandSpecial Reserve
Keeneland Turf MileOct 9FanDuel MileKeenelandIn Love (BRZ)
Claiborne Breeders' FuturityOct 9TVG JuvenileKeenelandRattle N Roll
First Lady Presented by UK HealthCareOct 9Maker's Mark Filly & Mare TurfKeenelandBlowout (GB)
Thoroughbred Club of AmericaOct 9Filly & Mare SprintKeenelandBell's the One
The VosburghOct 9SprintBelmont ParkFollowing Sea
The FuturityOct 10Juvenile Turf SprintBelmont ParkSlipstream
Indian Summer StakesOct 10Juvenile Turf SprintKeenelandAverly Jane
Castle & Key Bourbon StakesOct 10Juvenile TurfKeenelandTiz the Bomb
Juddmonte SpinsterOct 10Longines DistaffKeenelandLetruska
JPMorgan Chase JessamineOct 13Juvenile Fillies TurfKeenelandCalifornia Angel
QIPCO Champion StakesOct 16Longines TurfAscot RacecourseSealiway (FR)
Queen Elizabeth II StakesOct 16FanDuel MileAscot RacecourseBaaeed (GB)

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Top Payouts

Turf Paradise $426.40
January 24, 2022 Race 1-3 Pick 3
Turf Paradise $402.00
January 24, 2022 Race 4 Superfecta
Turf Paradise $360.60
January 24, 2022 Race 3 Trifecta
Turf Paradise $152.60
January 24, 2022 Race 4 Trifecta

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