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A Showcase of Emerging Talent

The horse racing world is buzzing with anticipation as the 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile approaches, promising a spectacle that goes beyond the ordinary. This premier event, scheduled for November 3rd is set to unveil the next generation of racing legends — two-year-old thoroughbreds with the potential to redefine the sport. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile has long been a breeding ground for future champions, and the 2023 edition is no exception. The spotlight will be on these young equine athletes as they sprint, maneuver, and strive for victory, showcasing a level of skill and determination that belies their age. The field is teeming with promise, each entrant a testament to the meticulous breeding and training that goes into crafting a champion. Horse racing enthusiasts can expect a fiercely competitive atmosphere as these juveniles vie for supremacy on the track.

Unpredictability Adds to the Excitement

The Breeders’ Cup is not merely a gathering of racing aficionados; it’s a celebration of elegance and prestige. Attendees will be treated to an atmosphere of sophistication, where fashion meets the fervor of the racetrack. From the stylish attire of the spectators to the regal presence of the horses, every detail adds to the grandeur of the event. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is not just a race; it’s an experience that transcends the boundaries of sport, offering a glimpse into the world of thoroughbred racing at its finest. What makes the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile particularly riveting is the element of unpredictability. These horses are still in the early stages of their racing careers, and every competition serves as a sneak peek into their potential greatness. The excitement lies not only in the race itself but in the prospect of identifying the stars of tomorrow. As the thoroughbreds thunder down the track, spectators can feel the energy, witnessing not just a race but a stepping stone in the journey of these equine athletes towards greatness.

Where Champions Begin

The 2023 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is poised to be a landmark event, where the trajectory of future racing legends will be set. As the thoroughbreds thunder down the track, the crowd will witness not just a race but the genesis of greatness. Mark your calendars, secure your tickets, and prepare to be enthralled. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile is where champions begin, and the 2023 edition promises to be a chapter in racing history that will be remembered for years to come.

Top Contenders

Locked

Carer: 3-2-0-1 / Earnings: $428,400

Jockey: Jose Ortiz

Trainer: Todd Pletcher

Owner: Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Walmac Farm

Sire: Gun Runner / Dam: Luna Rosa

Notes: Son of Gun Runner 2017 Breeders Classic winner. Lost his first career start at Saratoga. Won his 2nd career start at 1 mile at Saratoga. Winner of the Claiborne Breeders Futurity (G1) at Keeneland at a distance of 1 1/16 miles.

Timberlake

Carer: 4-2-1-0 / Earnings: $375,600

Jockey: Florent Geroux

Trainer: Brad Cox

Owner: WinStar Farm and Siena Farm

Sire: Into Mischief / Dam: Pin Up (IRE)

Notes: Breeders Cup Challenge winner Champagne Stakes (G1) at 1 mile. Won his 2nd career start by 9 1/4 lengths at Ellis Park run at 7 furlongs. Finished 2nd in the Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga  run at 7 furlongs.

Prince of Monaco

Carer: 3-3-0-0 / Earnings: $327,000

Jockey: Flavien Prat

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owner: Madaket Stables LLC, SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Stonestreet Stables, LLC, Diane Bashor, Robert E. Masterson, Waves Edge Capital LLC, Catherine Donovan and Tom Ryan

Sire: Speightstown / Dam: Rainier

Notes: Stalker type. Undefeated. Won his 1st career start by 8 lengths at 5 furlongs. Won the (G3) Best Pal at Del Mar by 4 1/4 lengths run at 6 furlongs. Winner of the Del Mar Futurity (G1) at 7 furlongs. 

Muth

Career: 3-2-1-0 / earnings: $256,600

Jockey: Juan Hernandez

Trainer: Bob Baffert

Owner: Zedan Racing Stables

Sire: Good Magic / Dam: Hoppa

Notes: Son of 2017 Breeders Cup Juvenile winner Good Magic. Won his 1st career start at Santa Anita the home of the 2023 Breeders Cup by 8 3/4 lengths. 2023 Breeders Cup Challenge winner American Pharoah (G1) at Santa Anita run at 1 1/16 miles. Muth won that race by 3 3/4 lengths.

 

The Wine Steward

Career: 4-3-1-0 / Earnings: $370,260

Jockey: Luis Saez

Trainer: Michael Maker

Owner: Paradise Farms and David Staudacher

Sire: Vino Ross0 / Dam: Call to Service

Notes: Son of 2019 Breeders Cup Classic winner Vino Rosso ran at Santa Anita. Won his 1st career start at 5 furlongs by 6 lengths raced at Belmont Park. Won the Bashford Manor Stakes at Ellis Park. Won the Funny Cide Stakes at Saratoga run at 6 furlongs. Finished 2nd to Locked in the Claiborne Futurity (G1) at 1 1/16 miles at Keeneland. The winner Locked is the favorite in the Breeders Cup Juvenile.

 

 

 

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