Breeders’ Cup 2019: Results, winners, full race replays

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The 2019 Breeders’ Cup will give away $28 million in purses and awards to some of the best horses from around the world. The 14 championship races are held over two days, with 2-year-old juveniles running in 5 races on Future Stars Friday (Nov. 1) and older horses running in 9 races on Championship Saturday. Follow along here for live results from each race.

What to know about the 2019 Breeders’ Cup

Results from Saturday, November 2

Classic (8:44 p.m. ET post time, $6 million purse) 
1st: Vino Rosso (Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: McKinzie (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
3rd: Higher Power (Trainer: John Sadler; Jockey: Flavien Prat)

Turf (7:40 p.m. ET post time, $4 million purse) 
1st: Bricks and Mortar (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: United (Trainer: Richard Mandella; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Anthony Van Dyck (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
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Distaff (7 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Blue Prize (Trainer: Ignacio Correas IV; Jockey: Joe Bravo)
2nd: Midnight Bisou (Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Mike Smith)
3rd: Serengeti Empress (Trainer: Tom Amoss; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Mile (6:20 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Uni (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Got Stormy (Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
3rd: Without Parole (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
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Sprint (5:36 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Mitole (Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.)
2nd: Shancelot (Trainer: Jorge Navarro; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
3rd: Whitmore (Trainer: Ron Moquett; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Filly and Mare Turf (4:54 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Iridessa (Trainer: Joseph O’Brien; Jockey: Wayne Lordan)
2nd: Vasilika (Trainer: Dan Ward; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Sistercharlie (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: John Velazquez)
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Dirt Mile (4:10 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Spun to Run (Trainer: Juan Guerrero; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: Omaha Beach (Trainer: Richard Mandella; Jockey: Mike Smith)
3rd: Blue Chipper (Trainer: Kim Young Kwan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Turf Sprint (3:33 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Belvoir Bay (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
2nd: Om (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
3rd: Shekky Shebaz (Trainer: Jason Servis; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
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Filly and Mare Sprint (2:55 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Covfefe (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Bellafina (Trainer: Simon Callaghan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Dawn the Destroyer (Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
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Results from Friday, November 1

Juvenile (7:03 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Storm the Court (Trainer: Peter Eurton; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
2nd: Anneau D’or (Trainer: Blaine Wright; Jockey: Juan Hernandez)
3rd: Wrecking Crew (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Paco Lopez)
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Juvenile Fillies Turf (6:12 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Sharing (Trainer: Graham Motion; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
2nd: Daahyeh (Trainer: Roger Varian; Jockey: William Buick)
3rd: Sweet Melania (Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
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Juvenile Fillies (5:32 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: British Idiom (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
2nd: Donna Veloce (Trainer: Simon Callaghan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Bast (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: John Velazquez)
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Juvenile Turf (4:52 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Structor (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
2nd: Billy Bats (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Paco Lopez)
3rd: Gear Jockey (Trainer: George “Rusty” Arnold ; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
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Juvenile Turf Sprint (4:12 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Four Wheel Drive (Trainer: Wesley Ward; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: Chimney Rock (Trainer: Michael Maker; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
3rd: Another Miracle (Trainer: Gary Contessa; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
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How to watch the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Weekend schedule

Friday, Nov. 1 schedule

  • Race #5 – Juvenile Turf Sprint (Post time: 4:12 p.m. ET)
  • Race #6 – Juvenile Turf (Post time: 4:52 p.m. ET)
  • Race #7 – Juvenile Fillies (Post time: 5:32 p.m. ET)
  • Race #8 – Juvenile Fillies Turf (Post time: 6:12 p.m. ET)
  • Race #9 – Juvenile (Post time: 7:03 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Nov. 2 schedule 

  • Race #4 – Filly and Mare Sprint (Post time: 2:55 p.m. ET)
  • Race #5 – Turf Sprint (Post time: 3:33 p.m. ET)
  • Race #6 – Dirt Mile (Post time: 4:10 p.m. ET)
  • Race #7 – Filly and Mare Turf (Post time: 4:54 p.m. ET)
  • Race #8 – Sprint (Post time: 5:36 p.m. ET)
  • Race #9 – Mile (Post time: 6:20 p.m. ET)
  • Race #10 – Distaff (Post time: 7 p.m. ET)
  • Race #11 – Turf (Post time: 7:40 p.m. ET)
  • Race #12 – Classic (Post time: 8:44 p.m. ET)

Kentucky Derby modifies qualifying, elevates prep races

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Churchill Downs has modified paths to the Kentucky Derby and Oaks, awarding points to the top five finishers in qualifying races and increasing significance for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and late prep season events.

Most Derby prep races during the qualifying series for 3-year-olds will award points on a 10-4-3-2-1 sliding scale after using a 10-4-2-1 system since 2013. The Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, run during the season-ending championships on Nov. 4 at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, will increase points from 20-8-4-2 to 30-12-9-6-3 to differentiate the Grade I event from others during prep season.

Select prep races for the 20-horse Derby field have elevated points from a 10-4-2-1 scale to 20-8-6-4-2 to increase their importance and motivate hopefuls to begin their 3-year-old campaigns earlier in the season, track officials stated in a release.

“We believe these modifications adhere to and amplify our goal of assembling the finest group of 3-year-olds in the starting gate for a race at the classic distance of 1\ miles on the first Saturday in May,” Churchill Downs vice president/general manager Mike Ziegler said.

The 149th Kentucky Derby and Oaks for fillies will be held on May 5-6, 2023. Derby qualifying season begins with Saturday’s $300,000, Grade III Iroquois for 2-year-olds at Churchill Downs.

The point changes apply to Oaks qualifiers.

Elevated Derby preps include the Lecomte at Fair Grounds in Louisiana; Southwest at Oaklawn Park in Arkansas; Withers at Aqueduct in New York; Holy Bull at Gulfstream Park in Florida; Robert B. Lewis at Santa Anita in California; Sam F. Davis at Tampa Bay Downs; and John Battaglia Memorial at Turfway Park in Kentucky.

Bob Baffert wins record 16th Del Mar Futurity with Cave Rock

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DEL MAR, Calif. — Cave Rock won the $302,000 Del Mar Futurity by 5 1/4 lengths, giving Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert his record 16th victory in the Grade 1 race in which he finished 1-2.

Ridden by Juan Hernandez, Cave Rock ran seven furlongs in a stakes-record time of 1:20.99 on closing day at the seaside track north of San Diego. He lowered the old mark of 1:21.29 set by Declan’s Moon in 2004.

Baffert tied Phil D’Amato for the trainers’ title with 19 wins each at the 31-day summer meet. It was Baffert’s eighth title at Del Mar, but his first since 2003.

Hernandez won the jockeys’ title.

Havnameltdown, also trained by Baffert, finished second in the race for 2-year-olds. Skinner was another 4 1/4 lengths back in third.

Longtime Baffert clients Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul Weitman own the first and second-place finishers.

Cave Rock paid $2.80 to win as the 2/5 favorite. He earned $180,000 for the win.