2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)

11/3/2012, Santa Anita Park
6 1/2 f (Turf)
3+ M

Super Screener Winning Criteria - Turf Sprint

  • Rule #3 - Home Turf Bias - Each of the previous 4 winners of this race have accumulated exceptional turf sprint records at the host track..
  • Rule #5 - Top and Flop - Beware short-priced favorites who've run a top speed in their final prep.   
  • Rule #8 - The 3/7 Defense - No horses aged 3 or 7+ have hit the top 3 in the first 4 runnings of the Turf Sprint.
  • For all 10 rules for this race and all Breeders' Cup races, get your copy of the 2012 Breeders' Cup Super Screener.

What the Nation is saying about the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1)...

Santa Anita downhill turf course specialist Mizdirection outfinished Unbridled's Note to capture the Grade 1 Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint on Saturday. Read More
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  • rafirox · I have Unbridled Note, Bridgetown, Mizdirection exacta box. With heavy long shot Mizdirection $4 WPS. Good Luck! · 532 days ago ·
  • zilzal86 · If Aidan has got Starspangledbanner back and there were some good signs LTO, then hes a massive player here, he hasnt had conditions ideal for around 2 years and he'll get them on Saturday · 532 days ago ·
Bridgetown – “He’s very consistent; he shows up every time,” trainer Todd Pletcher said of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint starter. “He trains well. We’re just hoping that 6 ½ (furlongs) is in his range. His optimal races have been at 5 and 5 ½, but he did run well here as a 2-year-old.”Read More
Miz direction/Unbridled Note
Having cleared quarantine Wednesday evening, Aidan O’Brien’s powerful Breeders’ Cup team took to the Santa Anita track for the first time to stretch their legs Thursday morning. Leading the group was St Nicholas Abbey, who will be bidding to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf for the second time in successi...Read More
Bridgetown – Melnyk Racing Stables 5yo son of Speightstown went out for his daily gallop as part of trainer Todd Pletcher’s first set with assistant trainer Mike McCarthy Wednesday morning at Santa Anita. “He’s had a couple of good works over the racetrack,” said McCarthy of the Turf Sprint contende...Read More
Bridgetown, riding a 2-race turf sprint winning streak, is the slight 9-2 morning line favorite in Saturday's Grade I Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita Park. Read More
Two of trainer Wesley Ward’s Breeders’ Cup hopefuls, Great Attack and Almost an Angel, worked together Thursday morning on the turf course. Great Attack, ridden by Blake Shinn, and Almost an Angel, with Julio Garcia aboard, were clocked going five furlongs in 1:02.60 and 1:03, respectively, around t...Read More
Idle since running a close third in the Grade I King’s Bishop Stakes on Aug. 25 at Saratoga, the Steve Asmussen-trained Unbridled’s Note tried the turf for the first time in Santa Anita’s inaugural Grade III, $100,000 Eddie D Stakes and he relished the lawn, winning by 1 ¼ lengths while covering the...Read More
The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint celebrates its fifth running in 2012, and unlike any other race on the weekend, 3 of its 4 previous winners could be in the starting gate.Read More
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  • Mary Z. · California Flag loves(owns) the hill. I hope he makes the BC Turf Sprint field. · 572 days ago ·
  • Floridaf · It's always great to see the veterans return! · 572 days ago ·
Crack turf sprinter Lakerville, winner of four of six starts including his debut at Santa Anita earlier this year, will miss the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on Nov. 3, Barry Abrams said. Read More
  • Mary Z. · It's hard to find updates on favorite horses when the surgeries/setbacks are minor, so in that way good to know what happened to Lakerville, but sad that he'll be away for the next several months. Low 1:12s max are required for the hill's top stakes, so maybe this wasn't his year for the Turf Sprint anyway, thrilling closer that he is. · 576 days ago ·
Mike Machowksy said Monday morning that Caracortado would not make the inaugural running of the Eddie D Stakes at Santa Anita on opening day Sept. 29. The trainer, who celebrates his 47th birthday on Wednesday, said he still hoped to make the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita on No...Read More
  • mdreynolds1 · Cannot wait to see him race again but doubt he wll be ready for BC. He worked out 3X between July 28 - August 4 but nothing since. · 576 days ago ·
  • mdreynolds1 · Cannot wait to see him race again but doubt he wll be ready for BC. He worked out 3X between July 28 - August 4 but nothing since. · 576 days ago ·
Wise Dan is just one of 15 horses that Brian Zipse is tabbing as an early selection to win at the Breeders' Cup World Championships... Read More
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  • rita.polander · great selectiions Zipse! I prefer Richards Kid and Dhaamer in the Marathon. I agree with you that Point of Entry has a real shot in the Turf. Wise Dan is a monster in the Mile. Can't wait to see the full list of euros coming over for the Saturday race card turf races · 587 days ago ·
  • jasen.mangrum · Still think The Factor can be a factor in the sprint once he gets back on regular dirt · 584 days ago ·
After sending Lakerville out for allowance level turf victories on Opening Day and, one week later, last Wednesday, trainer Barry Abrams will give the 4-year-old Unusual Heat colt a rest. Read More
  • Mary Z. · Gomez just has to get him to the outside for his blazing fast stretch run. Lakerville's been a personal favorite since his debut win on the Santa Anita hill. · 610 days ago ·
  • jeffrey.n.munson · Is anyone concerned with the lack of pace in today's Green Flash? Louisiana invader is overmatched and not much else in there? · 610 days ago ·

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