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FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile Contenders

Isaiah De Los Santos
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile contenders, including jockeys and trainers.
FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile contenders, including jockeys and trainers. / (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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 Nov. 4-5.

The races kick off on Friday with events most fans and bettors are looking forward to. That's when the FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile goes down at 5 p.m. ET with $2 million at stake.

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

FanDuel Breeders' Cup Juvenile Contenders

1. Blazing Sevens

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Breeder: Tracy Farmer
Owner: Rodeo Creek Racing (John Capek)

Blazing Sevens has made the podium in every start this year. He's recorded two wins and a third-place finish so far.

2. Cave Rock

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Breeder: Anne and Ronnie Sheffer Racing LLC
Owner: Michael E. Pegram, Karl Watson & Paul Weitman

Cave Rock will look to keep his perfect record intact on Nov. 4. This two-year-old has won all three starts in 2022.

3. Congruent

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Antonio Sano
Breeder: Glencrest Farm LLC
Owner: Tami Bobo & Lugamo Racing Stable LLC (Luis Gavignano)

Congruent's been on fire as of late, recording first, third and first showings heading into this race.

4. Curly Jack

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Thomas M. Amoss
Breeder: Betz/J.Betz/Burns/Camaquiki/C.Kidder/et al
Owner: Michael McLoughlin

Curly Jack has recorded four starts this year. This Thomas Amoss-trained horse has two wins and a second-place finish to show for it.

5. Forte

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
Breeder: Southgate Farm
Owner: Repole Stable (Mike Repole) & St Elias Stable (Vincent Viola)

Forte has done a ton of winning in 2022. He's won two straight races and three overall across four starts.

6. Hurricane J

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Paulo H. Lobo
Breeder: Haymarket Farm LLC
Owner: Amo Racing USA LLC (Kia Joorabchian)

Hurricane J enters this race with his own perfect showing so far. His record is unblemished with two wins in two outings this year.

7. Lost Ark

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Todd A. Pletcher
Breeder: Ashview Farm & Colts Neck Stables
Owner: Harrell Ventures, LLC (Curtis Harrell)

Lost Ark didn't perform up to his standards earlier this month, taking sixth at Keeneland. Prior to that, though, he won at Monmouth Park and Belmont Park to begin the year.

8. National Treasure

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Breeder: Peter E. Blum Thoroughbreds, LLC
Owner: SF Racing LLC (Gavin Murphy), Starlight Racing (Jack Wolf), Madaket Stables LLC (Sol Kumin), Robert E. Masterson, Stonestreet Stables, LLC (Barbara Banke), Jay Schoenfarber, Waves Edge Capital LLC (G. Slager) & Catherine Donovan

National Treasure's only logged two starts in 2022. He's made the most of it, winning at Del Mar and taking second at Santa Anita.

9. Tyler's Tribe

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Timothy E. Martin
Breeder: Clifton Farm & Derek Merkler
Owner: Timothy E. Martin & Thomas D. Lepic

Tyler's Tribe has had an amazing showing in 2022. This Timonthy Martin-trained horse enters with five straight wins to his name.

10. Verifying

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Brad Cox
Breeder: Hunter Valley & Mountmellick Farm, LLC
Owner: Jonathan Poulin, Westerberg (Michael Kuessner), Mrs. John Magnier, Derrick Smith and Michael B. Tabor

Verifying will look for another top finish in this one. He took second last time out and won at Saratoga prior to that.

11. Wound Up

Jockey: TBD
Trainer: Michael W. McCarthy
Breeder: Kathryn Nikkel & Sanford Robertson
Owner: Reddam Racing, LLC (J. Paul Reddam)

Wound Up is coming off of fifth- and seventh-place finishes. He'll look to replicate his performance at Del Mar to begin the year, where he won.

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