2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Top Ten Horses To Bet On

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2021 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf: Top Ten Horses To Bet On

The horse racing community is getting busier than ever as the Breeders’ Cup Challenge will blow out four weeks from now. Completing a deal to settle at Del Mar this year, this two-day event will happen on November 5 and 6. It will consist of fifteen categories highlighting the prominent racehorses all over the world.

One of the categories at stake is the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. The participating horses will compete in a mile turf distance. Also, only two-year-old thoroughbreds are allowed to participate in this category with a million-dollar prize at stake.  All horses joining the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf are competing for the Grade 1 stakes races.

With this in mind, the horses competing for this category are slowly hustling hard to get the best lines when it comes to betting. Now that the breeders cup field is ready for the said event let’s know our expert picks for 2021 breeders cup who are the main contenders for this year’s Juvenile Turf.


Topping the list for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf horses to bet on is Albahr. He is a colt coming from Great Britain, an entry by Charles Appleby and Lanfranco Dettori. He started his career last June after winning the Novice Weight for Age. After that, he won two major titles at Irish Champions Weekend E.B.F. Stonehenge Stakes and Summer Stakes.

Grafton Street

Owned by Mrs. John Magnier, Grafton Street is looking to establish its name in the world of horse racing. Today, he lies next to Albahr in the odds for winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf. Both competed at the Summer Stakes, yet Grafton Street was short of his speed, settling at second place. He is the entry of Mark E. Casse and Rafael Manuel Hernandez.


On September 1, Coinage made a huge victory at Saratoga when he joined in With Anticipation Stakes. Through this, he is an entry to look forward to in the  Juvenile Turf. Apart from the current title he earned, Coinage accomplished two 3rd placements earlier this year: the Rick Violette Stakes and Nownownow Stakes.

Degree Of Risk

Bred by Godolphin LLC., Degree of Risk is making a way to manifest his racing form by joining the Juvenile Turf this November. He is a sire of Wipe Out and an entry by Eoin G . Harty and Justin Stein.

After conquering the Maiden Special Weight last July, he jousted at Soaring Free Stakes and settled at 2nd place. His latest race was a few weeks ago at Summer Stakes, where he landed in 3rd place.


Emerging as one of the contenders for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf today is Annapolis. He recently earned her first title at the Maiden Special Weight held at Saratoga last September 4.  Annapolis is bred and owned by Bass Stables, LLC. Apart from that, he is an entry by Todd A. Pletcher and Irad Ortiz Jr.

Bayside Boy

Bayside Boy, an Irish native racehorse, is making it to the Juvenile Turf this November. Owned by Teme Valley & Ballylinch Stud, Bayside Boy had accomplished three races since birth. He won two titles after running at Newbury and Doncaster. This horse is trained by R Varian, who is looking to make history in the Breeders’ Cup this year.

Castle Star

Another Irish racehorse trying a bit of luck at the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf is Castle Star. He was acquired by Craig Bernick and Anthony Beck and honed both by SpencerJamie and Stack Fozzy. Looking into his racing form, Castle Star won twice at Curragh while earning 2nd place at Newmarket.

Dakota Gold

Danny Gargan and Isaac Castillo, both neophytes in the horse racing world, are looking to make their name at the Breeders’ Cup. That said, they are sending Dakota Gold to the competition, which started his career last  September 2. Dakota Gold won his first stakes races at the Nownownow Stakes held at Monmouth Park a few days ago.

Dowagiac Chief

After four attempts of joining the Maiden Special Weight races, Dowagiac Chief had successfully earned a ticket to the Juvenile Turf this November. He is an entry by Thomas M. Amoss and Luis Saez.

Ebro River

Ebro River is the sire of Soft Power, another Irish native racehorse entering the Juvenile Turf this year. He is a contender by H. Palmer and James Doyle, who accomplished eight racing starts since birth. Some of Ebro River’s accomplishments are Goffs Vincent O’Brien National Stakes (3rd), Phoenix Stakes (1st), Richmond Stakes (4th), and July Stakes (4th).

Final Thoughts

Since 2007, the Juvenile Turf has been added to the Breeders’ Cup Challenge, making way for qualified horses to compete in this category. Since then, it has become one of the most attended Breeders’ competitions at stake. So if you are looking forward to betting in this category, the racehorses above are the deserving entries to count on.




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