Breeders’ Futurity Stakes Betting Guide
The stars of the future will be on display in the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes, as fans will get an early look at the runners that could be lining up for the Breeders’ Cup in 2021. Below we will go through all the event details for the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes this year and the betting markets that you can find.
Breeders’ Futurity Stakes Event Details
The Breeders’ Futurity Stakes is one of the most important races that take place at Keeneland annually in October. Horses that are two are able to enter the race, with both male and female horses able to enter. There is a purse of $500,000 available in the race, which covers a distance of 1 1/16 miles on dirt.
Breeders’ Futurity Stakes Preview
There are a lot of interesting elements that go with the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes, as the winner will automatically enter the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, while important Kentucky Derby qualification points are also up for grabs. Below, we will go through some of the leading horses that could line up for the race in 2021:
Vodka N Water
Ima Trouble Maker
The list of two-year-olds that could enter the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes is growing as the season progresses. The leading male horses that could be in contention for a strong showing are headlined by Vodka N Water. This two-year-old is trained by Steven Asmussen and has finished second on both of his career starts to date. On his maiden, he finished behind Social Mandate before he was runner-up again in his most recent run in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes.
The two fillies that also finished in the place positions in that race could also target the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes this year. Averly Jane for trainer Wesley Ward could be one of the most exciting two-year-old fillies in training, as she has won both of her career starts to date. On her last run, she won the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes and currently boasts the highest speed figure rating at 92.
Bohemian Frost finished third in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes and currently has the joint-second best speed figure of all the two-year-olds in training. She currently has a rating of 83, which is the same as Vodka N Water. The two-year-old, trained by John Ennis, won her maiden at Keeneland before finishing behind Averly Jane on her most recent start.
Baytown Frosty is another progressive two-year-old male horse, but he will need to respond after finishing sixth in the Kentucky Juvenile Stakes. Before that defeat, he had won a maiden special weight at Keeneland in April. Ima Trouble Maker could also be a contender that will improve as the season progresses. The two-year-old filly won her first start on the track in the Arizona Breeders’ Futurity, and it will be interesting to see how she performs when she comes up against more talented horses later in the season.
Breeders’ Futurity Stakes Event Information
The Breeders’ Futurity Stakes has been a race on the American calendar since being established in 1910. It moved to a new track at Latonia in 1931, where it stayed until 1935. The race also moved continuously throughout the 1930s and 40s and was even staged during the fall meetings at Churchill Downs during that period.
It didn’t become a Grade 3 race until 1973 and was upgraded to Grade 2 in 1976, before finally becoming a Grade 1 race in 2004. The distance that is covered in the race has also altered throughout its history. It has been run over its current distance of 1 1/16 miles since 1981 but was previously competed over seven furlongs between 1950 and 1980.
Dom Brumfield is the most successful jockey in the race’s history, as he won on five occasions. D. Wayne Lukas has won the most Breeders’ Futurity Stakes as a trainer, as he has had the winner on six occasions. Polar Expedition remains the holder of the speed record, as he won the race in 1993 in a time of 1”42.20. The winner of the race last year was Essential Quality.
Breeders’ Futurity Stakes Betting Information
The Breeders’ Futurity Stakes is a huge race in the context of the Triple Crown series, but it is also a good betting race for gamblers. Below, you can examine some of the betting markets that you will be able to wager money on.
Win: Gamblers can place a wager on the horse that will win the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes.
Place: Selections can also be made on a horse that will finish the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes in a place position. Returns are awarded if selections finish in the first two positions.
Trifecta: Bets can also be placed on the first three horses that finish the Breeders’ Futurity Stakes. However, the order must be correct to get returns.