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2021 Breeders’ Cup

2021 Breeders’ Cup

On November 5-6, 2021, the 38th annual Breeders’ Cup World Championships return to 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 and pre-entries, races, picks and tips, handicapping advice, Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series: Win & You’re In™ races and results, news, and 2020 results and payouts, you will have the most updated information here.

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For more information on tips, contenders and odds, check out the 2021 Breeders’ Cup Wagering Guide, an official betting guide to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships.

While the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic is the main event, the Breeders’ Cup also features 13 other races throughout the 2-day World Championships divisions: TVG Juvenile, Juvenile Turf, Juvenile Fillies, Juvenile Fillies Turf, Juvenile Turf Sprint, Longines Turf, Longines Distaff, FanDuel Mile, Sprint, Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare Turf, Big Ass Fans Dirt Mile, Turf Sprint, and Filly & Mare Sprint.

Here are the contenders for the 2021 Breeders’ Cup:

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Longines ClassicArt Collector, Essential Quality, Express Train, Hot Rod Charlie, Idol, Knicks Go, Max Player, Medina Spirit, Stilleto Boy, Tripoli
Longines TurfAcclimate, Astronaut, Bolshoi Ballet (IRE), Broome (IRE), Domestic Spending (GB), Friar’s Road, Gufo, Imperador (ARG), Love (IRE), Loves Only You (JPN), Rockemperor (IRE), Sealiway (FR), Sisfahan (FR), Tarnawa (IRE), Tribhuvan (FR), United, Walton Street (GB), Yibir (GB)
FanDuel MileCasa Creed, Got Stormy, Hit the Road, In Love (BRZ), Ivar (BRZ), Lope Y Fernandez (IRE), Master of The Seas (IRE), Mo Forza, Mother Earth (IRE), Order of Australia (IRE), Pearls Galore (FR), Pogo (IRE), Princess Grace, Queen Supreme, Raging Bull (FR), Real Appeal, Smooth Like Straight, Somelikeithotbrown, Space Blues (IRE), Space Traveller (GB), Tell Your Daddy, Thunder Moon (IRE), Toro Strike, Vin de Garde (JPN)
Big Ass Fans Dirt MileC Z Rocket, Eight Rings, Ginobili, Jasper Prince, Life Is Good, Mind Control, Pingxiang, Plainsman, Restrainedvengence, Silver State, Snapper Sinclair
Turf SprintA Case of You (IRE), Arrest Me Red, Beer Can Man, Bombard, Casa Creed, Chaos Theory, Charmaine’s Mia, Emaraaty Ana (GB), Extravagant Kid, Fast Boat, Firecrow, Gear Jockey, Glass Slippers (GB), Golden Pal, Gregorian Chant (GB), Hollywood Talent, Kimari, Lane Way, Lieutenant Dan, The Critical Way, The Lir Jet (IRE)
Qatar Racing SprintAloha West, C Z Rocket, Dr. Schivel, Firenze Fire, Flagstaff, Following Sea, Jackie’s Warrior, Lexitonian, Matera Sky, Mucho, Special Reserve
Longines DistaffAs Time Goes By, Blue Stripe (ARG), Clairiere, Dunbar Road, Horologist, Letruska, Malathaat, Marche Lorraine (JPN), Private Mission, Royal Flag, Shedaresthedevil
Maker’s Mark Filly & Mare TurfAudarya (FR), Dogtag, Going Global (IRE), Going to Vegas, La Joconde (IRE), Love (IRE), Loves Only You (JPN), Luck, Mother Earth (IRE), My Sister Nat (FR), Pocket Square (GB), Queen Supreme (IRE), Roguir (FR), Teona (IRE), Thundering Nights (IRE), War Like Goddess
Filly & Mare SprintBell’s the One, Bella Sofia, Ce Ce, Edgeway, Estilo Talentoso, Gamine, On Deck

Future Stars Friday, November 5, 2021

TVG JuvenileAmerican Sanctuary, Barossa, Commandperformance, Corniche, Giant Game, Jack Christopher, Jasper Great (JPN), Jasper Krone (JPN), Oviatt Class, Pappacap, Pinehurst, Rattle N Roll, Tough to Tame
Juvenile FilliesAin’t Easy, Desert Dawn, Echo Zulu, Grace Adler, Hidden Connection, Juju’s Map, Sequist, Tarabi
Juvenile TurfAlbahr (GB), Annapolis, Bayside Boy (IRE), Coinage, Dakota Gold, Degree of Risk, Dubawi Legend (IRE), Go Bears Go (IRE), Grafton Street, Great Max (IRE), Kiss the Sky, Mackinnon, Modern Games (IRE), Portfolio Company, Royal Spirit, Slipstream, Tiz the Bomb, Verbal
Juvenile Fillies TurfBubble Rock, Cachet (IRE), Cairo Memories, California Angel, Consumer Spending, Crazyland (GB), Diamond Wow, Haughty, Helens Well (IRE), Hello You (IRE), Kinchen (IRE), Koala Princess, Mise En Scene (GB), Pizza Bianca, Tenebrism, Turnerloose, Wild Beauty (GB)
Juvenile Turf SprintAnmer Hall, Armor (GB), Averly Jane, Big Boss Ben, Bubble Rock, Castle Star (IRE), Derrynane, Detroit City, Elevado, Go Bears Go (IRE), Gubbass (IRE), Guilded (IRE), Hierarchy (IRE), Kaufymaker, Malavath (IRE), One Timer, Quick Suzy (IRE), Run Curtis Run, Sumter, Time to Party, Twilight Gleaming (IRE), Twilight Jet (IRE), Vertiginous (IRE)

Previous Results
Breeders Cup 2020
Breeders Cup 2019
Breeders Cup 2018
Breeders Cup 2017

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The 2021 Breeders’ Cup Challenge Series consists of 84 automatic qualifying stakes races into the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. This year’s series, which includes a record 9 “Win and You’re In” races for the $6 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Classic division, takes place across 10 countries and awards 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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Race Recap/Replay

Trained by Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert and ridden by Hall of Fame jockey John Velazquez, Authentic went gate to wire to win the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Longines Classic (G1) at Keeneland.

The 3-year-old Into Mischief colt, purchased for $350,000 as a yearling, has now earned $6,191,200 for co-owners Spendthrift Farm,, Madaket Stables, and Starlight Racing. Get results and payouts to the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic below.

9AuthenticJohn VelazquezBob Baffert10.405.404.20
8ImprobableIrad Ortiz, Jr.Bob Baffert4.803.20
7Global CampaignJavier CastellanoStanley Hough8.80

$0.50 Pick 310-3-9 (3 Correct)$47.20$1,942,290
$0.50 Pick 415-10-3-9 (4 Correct)$4,556.15$4,278,680
$0.50 Pick 57-15-10-3-9 (4 Correct)$238.70
$0.50 Pick 57-15-10-3-9 (5 Correct)$81,406.70$5,098,469
$1.00 Pick 611-7-15-10-3-9 (5 Correct)$33,393.70$3,285,407
$1.00 Daily Double3-9$29.60$1,367,217
$1.00 Juvenile/Classic Daily Double5-9$49.10$366,920
$1.00 Exacta9-8$22.70$4,664,737
$0.50 Super High Five Jackpot9-8-7-1-10$8,791.45$387,827
$0.10 Superfecta9-8-7-1$335.55$2,322,035
$0.50 Trifecta9-8-7$167.95$3,959,601

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Top Payouts

Presque Isle Downs $814.20
October 20, 2021 Race 4 Superfecta
Parx Racing $695.60
October 20, 2021 Race 7-10 Pick 4
Penn National $680.40
October 20, 2021 Race 5-8 Pick 4
Keeneland $399.00
October 20, 2021 Race 5 Superfecta
Finger Lakes $289.48
October 20, 2021 Race 5 Trifecta

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