2021 Breeders' Cup Results & Recap of Picks
Congrats to Knicks Go in Winning the Classic!
The victory gave trainer Brad Cox his first Breeders' Cup Classic win and his 8th overall. Jockey Joel Rosario picked up his 15th Breeders' Cup win! Knicks Go became the 6th horse to win two different Breeders' Cup Divisions as he won the Dirt Mile last year at Keeneland. Golden Pal also accomplished this same feat when winning the Turf Sprint Division earlier in the day.
In the (14) Divisions, there were (5) winning Favorites along with (2) Second-Favorites winning.
The Average Win payout was a nice $17.14 for a $2 wager.
Average $2 Exacta paid $217 with the $1 Trifecta paying $822 and the $1 Superfecta gave back a big $6,259.
The biggest upset in a Breeders' Cup race occurred in the Distaff Division when the the invader from Japan, Marche Lorraine (Jpn) UPSET the field at 50-1 Odds and paid $101.80 for the $2 Win wager and the $1 Superfecta paid $22,455.20.
Cashed in on (6) Trifectas: R1 ($91.00), R2 ($9.60), R3 ($57.50), R4 ($119.20), R6 ($67.50) and R8 ($422.50).Total $1 Trifecta Winnings = $767.30.
Also had (3) Superfecta winners: R3 ($154.40), R4 ($139.30) and R6 ($244.50).Total $1 Superfecta Winnings = $538.20.
Hit (6) Daily Doubles: R1-2 ($13.60), R2-3 ($11.70), R3-4 ($36.40), R6-7 ($8.60), R7-8 ($54.50) R8-9 ($40.50).Total $1 Daily Double Winnings = $165.30.
Hit (4) Pick3s: R1-3 ($24.50), R2-4 ($41.20), R6-8 ($80.50) and R7-9 ($132.75).Total 50Cent Pick 3 Winnings = $278.90.
Hit (1) Pick4: R6-9 ($258.95).Total 50CENT Pick 4 Winnings = $258.95.
Total Day 2 Winnings - $2,354.10
Grand Total Day1 & 2 Winnings - $3,557.45
The track was rated FAST throughout the Day and the Turf rated Firm for the day. There was (5) winning Favorites and (2) 2nd Favorites Winning on the 2 day race cards. The average Win payoff in the (14) Divisions was a nice $17.14 ....
Friday was the kickoff to the two days of World Championship racing being held for just the second time in the history of the Breeders' Cup at the Del Mar track in S. California.
Corniche (3/2) favorite went wire-to-wire from the outside post number 11 holding off the challenge of Pappacap (15-1) to prevail by 1 3/4 lengths.
It was trainer Bob Baffert's 5th win in the Juvenile Division and it was jockey Mike Smith's record setting 27th Breeders' Cup win!
Corniche remains undefeated in three career stars as he won his 2nd Grade 1 race,
It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to Giant Game (22-1) in third who finished 2 1/2 lengths in front of Commandperformance (3-1) in fourth place. The $1 Trifecta paid $538.70.
Corniche was NOT awarded the usual 20 Kentucky Derby Points as his trainer Baffert has been suspended for 2 years in participating in the 1st Leg of the Triple Crown series due to his violation of drug usage in last year's Derby winner Medina Spirit.
Will Corniche owners find another trainer so that they can run in the 2022 Kentucky Derby?
It was trainer Steve Asmussen's 8th Breeders' Cup win and his 2nd in this Division.
She was ridden by Joel Rosario who has now won (3) Juvenile Fillies Division and (14) Breeders' Cup races in total.
Echo Zulu remains undefeated in (4) career races and has won by a combined 22 lengths!
Finishing 2nd was Juju's Map (3-1) just a 1/2 length in front of Tarabi (10-1) as it was another 7 3/4 lengths back to Hidden Connection (7/2) in fourth.
Favorites in this Division have now won 19 of 38 editions!
Total Day 1 Winnings - $1,203.35 Grand Total 2 Day Winning Wagers = $3,557.45 The year-end Breeders' Cup Championship races returned to Del Mar for just the 2nd time in it's 38 year history!