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Breeders Futurity Stakes

Race Name Grade Track
Breeders' Futurity Stakes 1 Keeneland Race Course Arlington Million

Breeders' Futurity Stakes

The Breeders' Futurity Stakes is a top-rated American Grade 1 flat horse race for thoroughbred two-year-old colts, fillies and geldings, and is run over 1 1/16 miles on dirt. With a purse of $500,000, the Breeders' Cup Futurity Stakes is run each year in October at Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Kentucky.

As part of the Breeders' Cup Challenge 'Win and You're In' program, the winner of the Breeders' Futurity Stakes earns an automatic berth in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Inaugurated in 1910, it was first run at the Kentucky Association track until 1930. From 1931 until 1935, it moved to Covington's Latonia Race Track.

In 1938 the Breeders' Cup Futurity Stakes was moved back to Keeneland, and from 1943 until 1945 (during the Second World War) was made a part of the Churchill Downs fall meetings. In 1973 the race was awarded a Gr 3 status which was upgraded to a Gr 2 status in 1976. In 2004 it was awarded a Gr 1 status.

One of the interesting things about the Breeders' Cup Futurity Stakes is the number of distances it has been run at over the years. From 1938 until 1949 it was run over six furlongs, from 1950 until 1955 over seven furlongs, from 1956 until 1980 over seven furlongs 184 feet, and from 1981 until now over 1 1/16 miles.

The fastest time over 1 1/16 miles was 1:42.20 set in 1993 by Polar Expedition. Jockey Don Brumfield has won the Breeders' Cup Futurity Stakes a record five times in 1969, 1970, 1972, 1974 and 1979, while trainer D. Wayne Lukas has a record six wins to his name in 1991, 1992, 1995, 1996, 1998 and 2004.

Breeders' Futurity Stakes - Past Winners

2004 Consolidator
2005 Dawn of War
2006 Great Hunter
2007 Wicked Style
2008 Square Eddie

Breeders' Futurity Stakes - Betting

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