Breeders’ Cup 2020: Results, winners, full race replays

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The 2020 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. 6) and older horses running in 9 races on Championship Saturday (Nov. 7).

NBC Sports is home to the 2020 Breeders’ Cup, providing live racing, in-depth analysis and expert picks before, during and after. Coverage kicks off with Future Stars Friday on November 6, from 2-6 p.m. on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app. On Saturday, coverage resumes on NBCSN, NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app beginning at 12 p.m., with the broadcast jumping to NBC from 2:30-5:30 p.m.

Follow along here for live results from each race.

Related: How to watch the 2020 Breeders’ Cup

Results from Saturday, November 7

Classic (5:13 p.m. ET post time, $6 million purse) 
1st: Authentic (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: John Velazquez)
2nd: Improbable (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
3rd: Global Campaign (Trainer: Stanley Hough; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
Watch the full race

Turf (4:33 p.m. ET post time, $4 million purse) 
1st: Tarnawa (IRE) (Trainer: Dermot Weld; Jockey: Colin Keane)
2nd: Magical (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
3rd: Channel Maker (Trainer: Bill Mott; Jockey: Manny Franco)
Watch the full race

Distaff (3:54 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Monomoy Girl (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Florent Geroux)
2nd: Valiance (Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Luis Saez)
3rd: Dunbar Road (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
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Mile (3:15 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Order of Australia (IRE) (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Pierre-Charles Boudot)
2nd: Circus Maximus (IRE) (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
3rd: Lope Y Fernandez (IRE) (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Frankie Dettori)
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Sprint (2:36 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Whitemore (Trainer: Ron Moquett; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: C Z Rocket (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Luis Saez)
3rd: Firenze Fire (Trainer: Kelly Breen; Jockey: Jose Lezcano)
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Filly and Mare Turf (1:57 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Audarya (FRA) (Trainer: James Fanshawe; Jockey: Pierre-Charles Boudot)
2nd: Rushing Fall (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
3rd: Harvey’s Lil Goil (Trainer: Bill Mott; Jockey: Junior Alvarado)
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Dirt Mile (1:18 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Knicks Go (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Jesus’ Team (Trainer: Jose D’Angelo; Jockey: Luis Saez)
3rd: Sharp Samurai (Trainer: Mark Glatt; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
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Turf Sprint (12:39 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Glass Slippers (GB) (Trainer: Kevin Ryan; Jockey: Tom Eaves)
2nd: Wet Your Whistle (Trainer: Michael Trombetta; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
3rd: Leinster (Trainer: Rusty Arnold; Jockey: Luis Saez)
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Filly and Mare Sprint (12:02 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Gamine (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: John Velazquez)
2nd: Serengeti Empress (Trainer: Tom Amoss; Jockey: Luis Saez)
3rd: Bell’s the One (Trainer: Neil Pessin; Jockey: Corey Lanerie)
Watch the full race

Results from Friday, November 6

Juvenile (5:10 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Essential Quality (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Luis Saez)
2nd: Hot Rod Charlie (Trainer: Doug O’Neill; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
3rd: Keepmeinmind (Trainer: Robertino Diodoro; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
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Juvenile Fillies Turf (4:30 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Aunt Pearl (IRE) (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Florent Geroux)
2nd: Mother Earth (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
3rd: Miss Amulet (IRE) (Trainer: Ken Condon; Jockey: Julien Leparoux)
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Juvenile Fillies (3:50 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Vequist (Trainer: Butch Reid Jr.; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Dayoutoftheoffice (Trainer: Tim Hamm; Jockey: Junior Alvarado)
3rd: Girl Daddy (Trainer: Dale Romans; Jockey: Joe Talamo)
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Juvenile Turf (3:10 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Fire At Will (Trainer: Mike Maker; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.)
2nd: Battleground (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
3rd: Outadore (Trainer: Wesley Ward; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
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Juvenile Turf Sprint (2:30 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Golden Pal (Trainer: Wesley Ward; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: Cowan (Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.)
3rd: Ubettabelieveit (IRE) (Trainer: Nigel Tinkler; Jockey: Rowan Scott)
Watch the full race

Related: What to know about the 2020 Breeders’ Cup

Weekend schedule

Friday, Nov. 6 schedule

  • Juvenile Turf Sprint (Post time: 2:30 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Juvenile Turf (Post time: 3:10 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Juvenile Fillies (Post time: 3:50 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse
  • Juvenile Fillies Turf (Post time: 4:30 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Juvenile (Post time: 5:10 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse

Saturday, Nov. 7 schedule 

  • Filly and Mare Sprint (Post time: 12:02 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Turf Sprint (Post time: 12:39 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Dirt Mile (Post time: 1:18 p.m. ET) – $1 million purse
  • Filly and Mare Turf (Post time: 1:57 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse
  • Sprint (Post time: 2:36 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse
  • Mile (Post time: 3:15 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse
  • Distaff (Post time: 3:54 p.m. ET) – $2 million purse
  • Turf (Post time: 4:33 p.m. ET) – $4 million purse
  • Classic (Post time: 5:13 p.m. ET) – $6 million purse

Watch NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2020 Breeders’ Cup starting with Future Stars Friday on Nov. 6 from 2-6 p.m. ET (NBCSN) and continuing with Championship Saturday on Nov. 7 from 12-5:30 p.m. ET (NBCSN until 2:30, NBC from 2:30-5:30). 

Irad Ortiz sets single-season record with 77th stakes win

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NEW YORK – Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. earned his record 77th single-season North American stakes victory when he guided Dr B to victory in the $200,000 Go for Wand at Aqueduct.

The 30-year-old native of Puerto Rico broke the old mark of 76 set by the late Hall of Fame rider Garrett Gomez in 2007.

“This is great. Amazing feeling,” said Ortiz, Jr., who won the Eclipse Award as outstanding jockey from 2018-20. “Gomez did it in 2007 and he was a great rider, one of the best in the game. I’m so happy just to be a part of this. I love this sport.”

Ortiz Jr. won the Belmont Stakes with Mo Donegal in June to go with Breeders’ Cup victories in the Juvenile, Filly & Mare Sprint and Sprint. He also earned nine other Grade 1 wins in New York, including Life Is Good in the Woodward and Whitney and Nest in the Alabama and Coaching Club Oaks. He won riding titles at Belmont’s spring-summer meet and Saratoga’s summer meet.

Ortiz Jr. leads North American riders with 304 overall victories this year. His purse earnings totaled over $35.8 million going into Saturday’s races, which already surpassed his single-season record of $34.1 million in 2019.

Appeals court strikes down federal horseracing rules act

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NEW ORLEANS — Congress unconstitutionally gave too much power to a nonprofit authority it created in 2020 to develop and enforce horseracing rules, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Friday.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, or HISA, is “facially unconstitutional.”

The authority created by the act was meant to bring uniform policies and enforcement to horseracing amid doping scandals and racetrack horse deaths. But the 5th Circuit – in two rulings issued Friday – ruled in favor of opponents of the act in lawsuits brought by horseracing associations and state officials in Texas, Louisiana and West Virginia.

The Federal Trade Commission has the ultimate authority to approve or reject HISA regulations, but it can’t modify them. And the authority can reject proposed modifications.

Three 5th Circuit judges agreed with opponents of the act – including the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and similar groups in multiple states – that the setup gave too much power to the nongovernmental authority and too little to the FTC.

“A cardinal constitutional principle is that federal power can be wielded only by the federal government. Private entities may do so only if they are subordinate to an agency,” Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan wrote for the panel that ruled in the Texas case.

The same panel, which also included judges Carolyn Dineen King and Kurt Engelhardt, cited the Texas ruling in a separate order in favor of horseracing interests and regulators challenging HISA in a different case.

The chair of the horseracing authority’s board of directors said it would ask for further court review. Friday’s ruling could be appealed to the full 5th Circuit court of the Supreme Court.

“If today’s ruling were to stand, it would not go into effect until January 10, 2023 at the earliest,” Charles Scheeler said in an email. “We are focused on continuing our critical work to protect the safety and integrity of Thoroughbred racing, including the launch of HISA’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program on January 1, 2023.”

The ruling was criticized by Marty Irby, executive director of the Animal Wellness Action organization. “Over the course of three Congresses, the most brilliant legal minds on Capitol Hill addressed the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s constitutionality and ultimately decided that the Federal Trade Commission’s limited oversight was sufficient,” Irby said in an email.

Among the subjects covered by the authority’s rules and enforcement were jockey safety (including a national concussion protocol), the riding crop and how often riders can use it during a race, racetrack accreditation, and the reporting of training and veterinary records.

Animal rights groups, who supported the law, pointed to scandals in the industry involving medication and the treatment of horses.

Duncan wrote that in declaring HISA unconstitutional, “we do not question Congress’s judgment about problems in the horseracing industry. That political call falls outside our lane.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, hailed the ruling on Twitter, calling HISA a “federal takeover of Louisiana horse racing.”