Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Contenders Announced for 2022

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Contenders Announced for 2022


One of the year's biggest weekends in horse racing is upon us with the 2022 Breeders' Cup bringing 14 races across two days on November 4th and 5th.

The races kick off on Friday, but Saturday features a number of exciting races for fans and bettors. The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint race goes down on Saturday at 12:29 p.m. ET with $1 million on the line at Keeneland.

The contenders were announced on Wednesday, so here's everything you need to know about the field before wagering on the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on FanDuel Racing.

Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint Contenders

1. Arrest Me Red

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Breeder: M. Roy Jackson
Owner: Lael Stable (Roy Jackson)

Arrest Me Red has yet to finish lower than third-place in any of four events in 2022. This includes a second-place showing at the Jaipur Stakes back in June.

2. Artemus Citylimits

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Michael J. Maker
Breeder: Gunpowder Farms, LLC
Owner: Paradise Farms Corp., Staudacher, David and Dubb, Michael

Artemus Citylimits owns a pair of victories in 2022, including back at Saratoga and Belmont Park in July.

3. Bran

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: John W. Sadler
Breeder: Lordship Stud
Owner: Hronis Racing LLC (Kosta Hronis))

One of three Challenge Series winners in this race, Bran has three wins in eight starts for the 2022 season. That includes a pair of victories in the last three events, once at the FanDuel Turf Spring in September and the Dayton S. in May.

4. Campanelle

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Breeder: Tally Ho Stud
Owner: Stonestreet Stables, LLC (Barbara Banke)

Campanelle has raced just three times in 2022, but owns a pair of victories in those showings. This includes the latest race, the Mint Ladies Sprint S. in September.

5. Caravel

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Brad Cox
Breeder: Elizabeth M. Merryman
Owner: Qatar Racing Limited (David Redvers), Marc Detampel & Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin)

Caravel enters this sprint fresh off a victory at the Franklin Stakes at Keeneland in October. That was a Grade 3 event, one of Caravel's four victories in 2022.

6. Casa Creed

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: William Mott
Breeder: Silver Springs Stud, LLC
Owner: LRE Racing LLC (Lee Einsidler) & JEH Racing Stable LLC (Mike Francesa)

The second Challenge Series winner in this race, Casa Creed took home a pair of victories across five starts in 2022. Both wins were Grade 1 events over the summer, including the Jaipur at Belmont and The Fourstardave at Saratoga.

7. Cazadero

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Brendan P. Walsh
Breeder: Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC
Owner: Qatar Racing Limited (David Redvers), Marc Detampel, Fergus Galvin & Barry Clohessy

Cazadero has just three starts on the year, but took home one victory and one showing in those races. The victory was a Grade 2 event called Nearctic Stakes earlier in October.

8. Creative Force

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Breeder: Owenstown Bloodstock Ltd
Owner: Godolphin, LLC - Lessee (Mohammed Al Maktoum, et al.)

Creative Force has struggled entering this event. The Charlie Appleby trained horse has zero wins across four starts in 2022.

9. Emaraaty Ana

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Kevin A. Ryan
Breeder: Rabbah Bloodstock Limited
Owner: Godolphin, LLC - Lessee (Mohammed Al Maktoum, et al.)

A group stakes winner back in 2018, Emaraaty Ana is also struggling in 2022. The Kevin A. Ryan trained horse has zero wins in six starts, although placed one and showed once.

10. Flotus

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Simon Crisford
Breeder: Newtown Stud And T J Pabst
Owner: Katsumi Yoshida

The second half of the 2022 season hasn't been kind to Flotus. The Simon Crisford trained horse notched a pair of 10th-place finishes across the last three races, sandwiched between a Grade 1 third-place showing in September and a Grade 3 win in July.

11. Go Bears Go

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: David Loughnane
Breeder: Micheal D. Ryan
Owner: Amo Racing USA LLC (Kia Joorabchian)

After winning a debut race at Ascot back in 2021, Go Bears Go's 2022 season is off to a much slower start. The horse has just two wins in seven starts and recorded back-to-back finishes of seventh-place or worse in the last two Grade 1 events.

12. Golden Pal

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Breeder: Randall E Lowe
Owner: Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith, Michael Tabor & Westerberg (Michael Kuessner)

When Golden Pal races, he tends to win. Or at least place. Across 12 lifetime starts, Golden Pal owns 8 wins and 2 places and has racked up nearly $2 million in earnings. This includes a stretch of three wins in four starts during the 2022 season.

13. Highfield Princess

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: John Quinn
Breeder: Trainers House Enterprises Ltd
Owner: Trainers House Enterprises (Mr. J.A. Fairley)

The third and final Challenge Series winner in this race. Highfield Princess is an accomplished runner having amassed 30 career starts. She's won 12 of those events and either placed or showed in another 10. Highfield Princess has five wins across nine starts in 2022.

14. Naval Crown

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Charlie Appleby
Breeder: Godolphin
Owner: Godolphin

Naval Crown wants to turn the page quickly on a pair of bad races. The Charlie Appleby trained horse finished 11th at the Grade 1 Betfair Sprint Cup S. in September and 12th at the Grade 1 Qipco British Champions Sprint S. in October. Naval Crown does have two wins in eight 2022 starts.

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