Breeders' Cup Turf Tips & Picks
The Breeders' Cup Turf has been dominated by the international runners due to the nature of the race.
Most US races are run on dirt, but turf is used around the world and this favours the European runners, which have a great strike rate in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Held on the second day of the festival, the Breeders' Cup Turf is one of the most popular betting races, especially with UK punters.
It's always a great race and with the stake being bumped up to $4 million in 2016, it adds even more excitement.
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Breeders' Cup Turf Key Facts
|Date||Saturday November 2, 2019|
|Race Type||Weight for age|
|Prize money||$4 million|
Breeders' Cup Turf betting selections & tips
2019 Breeders' Cup Turf betting card
There are 12 races for punters to bet on during the Breeders' Cup Turf meeting on Saturday.
The Saturday features nine races worth more than $1 million and it's one of the best betting days anywhere in the world.
With high class horses on show, the 2018 Breeders' Cup Turf race card can't be missed.
|Goldikova Stakes||Kitten's Roar|
|Golden State Juvenile Stakes||Bookies Luck|
|Juvenile Turf Sprint Stakes||Declarationofpeace|
|Juvenile Fillies'||Caledonia Road|
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||Stormy Liberal|
|Fillies And Mares Sprint||Bar of Gold|
|Fillies And Mares Turf||Wuheida|
|Breeders' Cup Sprint||Roy H|
|Breeders' Cup Mile||World Approval|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||Good Magic|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||Talismatic|
|Breeders' Cup Classic||Gun Runner|
Breeders' Cup Turf history
The Breeders' Cup Turf has been around since the beginning of the series and it was made to give the turf runners a grand final event.
Run over 2400m, the Breeders' Cup Turf appeals to the distance horses from Europe mostly and they have good success.
The likes of High Chaparral, Highland Reel and Found have all won the Turf and the European jockeys and trainers also have great records.
Frankie Dettori and Ryan Moore have each won on four occasions, most recently with Ryan Moore winning on Found in 2015.
He scored on board the Aidan O'Brien-trained runner, which gave O'Brien his fifth win in the race. He has since made it six with Highland Reel, which also gave owners Sue Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith their sixth win.
It has been a stallion-making race with High Chaparral, Prized and Fantastic Light all winning.
Conduit and High Chaparral have both won consecutive Breeders' Cup Turf races and the race record belongs to Little Mike for trainer Dale Romans.
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Talismatic caused a big upset in 2017 when winning at odds of $30.20.
The Andre Fabre-trained runner was up against a hot field, including 2017 winner Highland Reel and it was his first Group 1 victory in the process.
Highland Reel scored at odds of $9.60 in 2016 despite showing some good lead-up form all around the world.
The Cox Plate placegetter was taking on a field that included Flintshire and Found, but the money was considered great value at the time.
Punters have been finding good value with quality runners in recent times and 2015 winner Found was well-found in the market.
It always looked a race between Found and Golden Horn, but most of the money came for Golden Horn, which paid under $1 for the place.
The most recent US-based winner was Main Sequence in 2014, which recorded his fourth consecutive Group 1 victory since changing to the Graham Motion stables.
The quality runner paid $14.40 to win when beating Flintshire and Twilight Eclipse. The field also included quality staying types Brown Panther and Chicquita.
Breeders' Cup Turf qualifying races
There are 11 automatic qualifying positions up for grabs for the Breeders' Cup Turf.
These are run from May through to October and cover the likes of Japan, Brazil, Argentina, USA and UK.
- Gran Premio (Argentina)
- Grande Premio Brasil (Brazil)
- Prince of Wales's Stakes (England)
- Takarazuka Kinen (Japan)
- King George VI & Queen Elizabeth Stakes (England)
- Arlington Million (US)
- Juddmonte International (England)
- Del Mar Handicap (US)
- Sword Dancer Invitational (US)
- Irish Champion Stakes (Ireland)
- Joe Hirsch Turf Classic (US)
Past Breeders' Cup Turf winners
|2011||St Nicholas Abbey|
|2004||Better Talk Now|
|1990||In The Wings|