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Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf History

The Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf is a Grade One race run over one mile for two-year-old horses and makes up part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Established in 2007, this race was part of the Breeders' Cup expansion as a plethora of races were added to the schedule to make it into a two-day racing extravaganza.

The inaugural race was won by the Francois Parisel-trained Nownownow, but it would be the UK, who would dominate the next two years and more specifically it would be the pairing of John Gosden and Frankie Dettori.  The duo teamed up for victory with Donativum in 2008 before retaining the title a year later with Pounced.

With a prize of a million dollars on offer it's no surprise that it gains a whole host of interest from all round the globe and in 2007 they decided to run some trial races that the winner would gain an instant invite to the Juvenile Turf race at the end of the season.

The current races that gain an automatic entry for the race are the Royal Lodge Stakes from Ascot, the Pilgrim Stakes from Belmont Park, the Summer Stakes at Woodbine and the Bourbon Stakes at Keeneland.

Recent Winners of Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf

  • 2007 - Nownownow
  • 2008 - Donativum
  • 2009 - Pounced
  • 2010 - Pluck
  • 2011 - Wrote
  • 2012 - George Vancouver