Breeders' Cup 2020: 169 runners; where are they now?

Breeders' Cup 2020: 169 runners; where are they now?
Photo: Matt Stahl

The 2020 Breeders' Cup featured 169 horses running in 14 different races on two days at Keeneland. There are at least 89 who are still active.


Of the 10 horses that ran in the 2020 Classic, only three remain active. The retirees from the race include top three finishers Authentic, Improbable and Global Campaign.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1AuthenticRetiredNov 7, 20201st, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
2ImprobableRetiredNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
3Global CampaignRetiredNov 7, 20203rd, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
4TacitusActiveOct 2, 20214th, CD, Lukas Classic S. (G3)
5Maximum SecurityRetiredNov 7, 20205th, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
6Tiz the LawRetiredNov 7, 20206th, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
7Title ReadyActiveMar 27, 202111th, MEY, Dubai World Cup (G1)
8By My StandardsActiveAug 7, 20215th, SAR, Whitney S. (G1)
9Tom's d'EtatRetiredNov 7, 20209th, KEE, BC Classic (G1)
10Higher PowerRetiredNov 7, 202010th, KEE, BC Classic (G1)


Though it also featured 10 horses, the 2020 Turf field featured more horses who continued running throughout 2021, including race winner Tarnawa, who most recently finished second in the Prix de l'Arc (G1) on Oct. 3 at ParisLongchamp.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Tarnawa (IRE)ActiveOct 3, 20212nd, LON, Prix De L'arc (G1)
2Magical (IRE)RetiredDec 13, 20203rd, ST, Hong Kong Cup (G1)
3Channel MakerActiveOct 9, 20214th, BEL, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (G1)
4Lord North (IRE)Last raced in MarchMar 27, 20211st, MEY, Dubai Turf (G1)
5Mogul (GB)ActiveAug 8, 20216th, DEA, Prix De Reux (G3)
6ArklowActiveOct 9, 20215th, BEL, Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S. (G1)
7Mehdaayih (GB)RetiredNov 7, 20207th, KEE, BC Turf (G1)
8UnitedActiveOct 2, 20211st, SA, John Henry Turf Champ.(G2)
9Red KingActiveOct 2, 20217th, SA, John Henry Turf Champ.(G2)
10Donjah (GER)RetiredNov 7, 202010th, KEE, BC Turf (G1)


Of the 10 runners from the 2020 Distaff, seven remain, including Swiss Skydiver, who is out at least for the rest of the year and will be entered in the November sale, and Point of Honor, who has not worked since June.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details 
1Monomoy GirlRetiredApr 17, 20212nd, OP, Apple Blossom H. (G1) 
2ValianceRetiredNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Distaff (G1) 
3Dunbar RoadActiveOct 10, 20212nd, KEE, Juddmonte Spinster S. (G1) 
4Harvest MoonActiveApr 24, 20213rd, SA, Santa Margarita S. (G2) 
5Ce CeActiveOct 3, 20211st, SA, Chillingworth S. (G3) 
6Point of HonorLast worked in JulyJun 26, 20214th, CD, Fleur de Lis S. (G2) 
7Swiss SkydiverIn Nov SaleAug 28, 20215th, SAR, Personal Ensign (G1) 
8Ollie's CandyRetiredNov 7, 20208th, KEE, BC Distaff (G1) 
9HorologistActiveOct 10, 20212nd, BEL, Beldame S. (G2) 
10Lady KateActiveOct 3, 20215th, SA, Zenyatta S. (G2)


2020 Mile winner Order of Australia ran Saturday at Keeneland, finishing 12th in the Keeneland Turf Mile. 

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Order of Australia (IRE)ActiveOct 9, 202112th, KEE, Keeneland Turf Mile S. (G1)
2Circus Maximus (IRE)RetiredNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Mile (G1)
3Lope Y Fernandez (IRE)ActiveSep 5, 20216th, LON, Prix Du Moulin (G1)
4Ivar (BRZ)ActiveOct 9, 20214th, KEE, Keeneland Turf Mile S. (G1)
5Uni (GB)RetiredNov 7, 20205th, KEE, BC Mile (G1)
6HalladayLast raced in JuneJun 6, 20214th, BEL, an allowance race
7KamekoRetiredNov 7, 20207th, KEE, BC Mile (G1)
8Factor ThisRetiredFeb 13, 20215th, FG, Fair Grounds S. (G3)
9SiskinRetiredNov 7, 20209th, KEE, BC Mile (G1)
10Raging Bull (FR)ActiveSep 18, 20213rd, WO, Woodbine Mile S. (G1)
11Digital Age (IRE)Last raced in JuneMay 1, 20215th, CD, Turf Classic S. (G1)
12Casa CreedActiveSep 11, 20215th, KD, Turf Sprint S. (G3)
13March to the ArchActiveSep 18, 20214th, WO, Woodbine Mile S. (G1)
14Safe Voyage (IRE)ActiveOct 8, 20214th, NEW, Challenge Stakes (G2)


Much of the 2020 Sprint field remains active in 2021, although Whitmore, who won the race, recently retired after sustaining a minor injury in the Forego on Aug. 28.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1WhitmoreRetiredAug 28, 20215th, SAR, Forego S. (G1)
2C Z RocketActiveOct 2, 20213rd, SA, SA Sprint Champ.(G2)
3Firenze FireActiveOct 9, 20212nd, BEL, Vosburgh S. (G2)
4Empire of GoldActiveSep 26, 20214th, RP, David M. Vance S.
5Manny WahLast worked in MarchFeb 13, 20214th, FG, Colonel Power S.
6Diamond OopsActiveOct 9, 20218th, KEE, Keeneland Turf Mile S. (G1)
7Hog Creek HustleLast raced in MayMay 1, 20214th, CD, Churchill Downs S.(G1)
8YauponRetiredAug 28, 20211st, SAR, Forego S. (G1)
9Lasting LegacyLast worked in JanDec 19, 20207th, GP, Mr. Prospector S. (G3)
10Bon RaisonActiveAug 13, 20216th, SAR, Tale of Cat S.
11Frank's RocketteActiveOct 9, 20215th, KEE, TCA S. (G2)
12Collusion IllusionActiveOct 2, 20215th, SA, SA Sprint Champ.(G2)
13Echo TownRetiredNov 7, 202013th, KEE, BC Sprint (G1)
14Jasper PrinceActiveSep 11, 20211st, CYO, Enif S.

Filly & Mare Turf

The Filly & Mare Turf featured six horses who are still active, including Civil Union, who has not raced since July. My Sister Nat, who finished ninth in the race, recently won the Waya (G3) on Oct. 3.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details 
1Audarya (FR)ActiveJul 29, 20214th, LON, Prix De L'Opera 
2Rushing FallRetiredNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
3Harvey's Lil GoilActiveOct 9, 20217th, KEE, First Lady (G1) 
4Lady Prancealot (IRE)RetiredNov 7, 20204th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
5Civil UnionLast raced in JulyJul 11, 20215th, BEL, River Memories S. 
6Sistercharlie (IRE)RetiredNov 7, 20206th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
7Mean MaryRetiredAug 14, 20212nd, AP, Beverly D. S. (G1) 
8Nay Lady Nay (IRE)ActiveJul 17, 20214th, MTH, Matchmaker S. (G3) 
9My Sister Nat (FR)ActiveOct 3, 20211st, BEL, Waya S. (G3) 
10Cayenne Pepper (IRE)ActiveSep 12, 20216th, CUR, Blandford S (G2) 
11Peaceful (IRE)RetiredNov 7, 202011th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
12Mucho UnusualActiveMar 27, 20212nd, SA, Santa Ana S. (G3) 
13Terebellum (IRE)RetiredNov 7, 202013th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1) 
14Starship JubileeRetiredNov 7, 202014th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Turf (G1)

Dirt Mile

The 2020 Dirt Mile featured Knicks Go, who is targeting this year's Classic for trainer Brad Cox.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Knicks GoActiveOct 2, 20211st, CD, Lukas Classic S. (G3)
2Jesus' TeamActiveAug 6, 20218th, SAR, Alydar S.
3Sharp SamuraiRetiredNov 7, 20203rd, KEE, BC Dirt Mile (G1)
4ComplexityRetiredNov 7, 20204th, KEE, BC Dirt Mile (G1)
5OwendaleDeceasedApr 17, 20214th, OP, Oaklawn H. (G2)
6Mr FreezeLast worked in MarchJan 23, 202111th, GP, Pegasus World Cup (G1)
7RushieActiveOct 2, 20214th, CD, Ack Ack S. (G3)
8Art CollectorActiveOct 2, 20211st, BEL, Woodward S. (G1)
9War of WillRetiredNov 7, 20209th, KEE, BC Dirt Mile (G1)
10Silver DustActiveJun 26, 20219th, CD, Stephen Foster S. (G2)
11Mr. MoneyRetiredNov 7, 202011th, KEE, BC Dirt Mile (G1)
12Pirate's PunchActiveJul 7, 20214th, IND, Schaefer Memorial S.

Turf Sprint

The 2020 Turf Sprint included race winner Glass Slippers, who most recently finished third in the Flying Five (G1), as well as Got Stormy, who has earned a fees-paid berth in the 2021 Breeders' Cup Mile with a win in the 2021 Fourstardave (G1).

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Glass Slippers (GB)ActiveSep 12, 20213rd, CUR, Flying Five S (G1)
2Wet Your WhistleLast raced in MayNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Turf Sprint (G1)
3LeinsterRetiredFeb 13, 20211st, GP, GP Turf Sprint S. (G3)
4Extravagant KidActiveOct 9, 20212nd, KEE, Woodford (G2)
5Got StormyActiveSep 11, 20216th, KD, Turf Sprint S. (G3)
6Front Run the FedActiveOct 9, 20216th, KEE, Keeneland Turf Mile S. (G1)
7Wildman JackLast raced in MarchMar 27, 20214th, MEY, Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1)
8BombardActiveSep 11, 20213rd, KD, Turf Sprint S. (G3)
9Oleksandra (AUS)RetiredJun 20, 20211st, BEL, Poker S. (G3)
10Big RunnuerLast worked in MayNov 7, 202010th, KEE, BC Turf Sprint (G1)
11Texas WedgeActiveAug 22, 20216th, DMR, Green Flash H. (G3)
12Into MysticLast worked in JuneApr 29, 20211st, CD, Unbridled Sidney S.
13ImprimisActiveSep 11, 202110th, KD, Turf Sprint S. (G3)
14Just MightActiveOct 8, 20216th, KEE, Phoenix S. (G2)

Filly & Mare Sprint

Many of the familiar faces from the 2020 Filly & Mare Sprint are likely to be back for 2021, including Gamine and Bell's the One.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details 
1GamineActiveAug 28, 20211st, SAR, Ballerina H. (G1) 
2Serengeti EmpressRetiredNov 7, 20202nd, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) 
3Bell's the OneActiveOct 9, 20211st, KEE, TCA S. (G2) 
4SconsinActiveSep 18, 20211st, CD, Open Mind S. 
5Come DancingRetiredNov 7, 20205th, KEE, BC Filly & Mare Sprint (G1) 
6SpeechLast raced in AprilApr 16, 20216th, KEE, Doubledogdare S. (G3) 
7Sally's CurlinActiveAug 15, 20217th, ELP, Groupie Doll S. 
8Venetian HarborRetiredSep 11, 202110th, KD, Mint Ladies Sprint S. (G3)


Many of the faces in the 2020 Juvenile came back for huge 2021 seasons, including Essential Quality and Hot Rod Charlie, who will be running in the Classic, as well as Jackie's Warrior and King Fury.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Essential QualityActiveAug 28, 20211st, SAR, Travers S. (G1)
2Hot Rod CharlieActiveSep 25, 20211st, PRX, Pennsylvania Derby (G1)
3KeepmeinmindActiveAug 28, 20214th, SAR, Travers S. (G1)
4Jackie's WarriorActiveSep 25, 20211st, PRX, Gallant Bob S. (G2)
5RombauerActiveJun 5, 20213rd, BEL, Belmont S. (G1)
6Dreamer's DiseaseActiveSep 25, 20218th, CD, Harrods Creek S.
7King FuryActiveSep 25, 20211st, CD, Bourbon Trail S.
8ClassierActiveAug 28, 20215th, DMR, Pat O'Brien S. (G2)
9Sittin On GoActiveAug 28, 20215th, ELP, an allowance race
10Reinvestment RiskLast raced in JuneJun 3, 20213rd, BEL, an allowance race
11CalibrateActiveOct 2, 20215th, CD, an allowance race
12Camp HopeActiveOct 8, 20211st, KEE, an allowance race
13LikeableActiveOct 5, 20217th, PID, an allowance race
14NextActiveSep 11, 202111th, KD, Franklin-Simpson (G2)

Juvenile Fillies Turf

Most of the runners from the 2020 Juvenile Fillies Turf remain active, although Aunt Pearl, who won the race, retired this summer.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Aunt Pearl (IRE)RetiredApr 30, 20215th, CD, Edgewood S. (G2)
2Mother Earth (IRE)ActiveOct 2, 20212nd, NEW, Sun Chariot S (G1)
3Miss Amulet (IRE)ActiveSep 11, 20215th, KD, Franklin-Simpson (G2)
4Campanelle (IRE)ActiveAug 8, 202112th, DEA, Prix De Gheest (G1)
5Plum AliActiveSep 19, 20215th, BEL, Pebbles
6Spanish LoveaffairActiveSep 19, 20211st, BEL, Pebbles
7Editor At Large (IRE)ActiveApr 9, 20216th, KEE, an allowance race
8MadoneActiveSep 18, 20215th, BEL, Jockey Club Oaks
9Oodnadatta (IRE)ActiveSep 12, 20215th, CUR, Blandford S. (G2)
10Nazuna (IRE)ActiveSep 19, 20217th, BEL, Pebbles S.
11Invincible Gal (GB)ActiveAug 31, 20212nd, CNL, Virginia Oaks
12AldaLast worked in JulyJun 26, 20215th, BEL, Wild Applause S.
13Royal ApprovalLast worked in MarchNov 6, 202013th, KEE, BC Juv Fillies Turf (G1)
14Union GablesActiveSep 25, 20218th, BEL, an allowance race

Juvenile Fillies

The 2020 Juvenile Fillies featured the smallest field of any Breeders' Cup race last year. The race also has a high percentage of runners who have retired or are inactive for the rest of 2021.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1VequistFinished for 2021Feb 27, 20219th, GP, Davona Dale S. (G2)
2DayoutoftheofficeRetiredJun 5, 20214th, BEL, Acorn S. (G1)
3Girl DaddyInactive in 2021Nov 6, 20203rd, KEE, BC Juvenile Fillies (G1)
4Simply RavishingRetiredAug 12, 20215th, SAR, Saratoga Dew H.
5Princess NoorRetiredDec 5, 20205th, LRC, Starlet S. (G1)
6Crazy BeautifulActiveOct 1, 20211st, CD, Seneca Overnight S.
7ThoughtfullyActiveAug 26, 20216th, SAR, an allowance race

Juvenile Turf

Of the 14 horses that raced in the Juvenile Turf, none have officially retired. The race featured The Lir Jet, who most recently won the Franklin-Simpson (G2) at Kentucky Downs.

FinishHorse Status Last raceLast race details
1Fire At WillLast raced in AprilApr 2, 20213rd, KEE, Transylvania S. (G3)
2BattlegroundActiveJul 11, 20219th, DEA, Prix Jean Prat (G1)
3OutadoreActiveJun 20, 20211st, WO, Woodstock S.
4Cadillac (IRE)ActiveAug 7, 20219th, SAR, Saratoga Derby (G1)
5Sealiway (FR)ActiveOct 3, 20215th, LON, Prix De L'arc (G1)
6Gretzky the GreatActiveSep 12, 20214th, WO, Toronto Cup S.
7The Lir Jet (IRE)ActiveSep 11, 20211st, KD, Franklin-Simpson (G2)
8Devilwala (IRE)ActiveOct 9, 202116th, YOR, Handicap
9Ebeko (IRE)Inactive in 2021Dec 27, 20207th, SA, Eddie Logan S.
10Mutasaabeqlast worked in Jan.Jan 2, 20211st, GP, Mucho Macho Man S.
11Go Athletico (FR)ActiveOct 1, 20212nd, STC, Listed stakes
12Public Sector (GB)ActiveSep 4, 20211st, SAR, Saranac S. (G3)
13AbartaLast worked in JulyNov 6, 202013th, KEE, BC Juvenile Turf (G1)
14New Mandate (IRE)Last raced in JuneJun 19, 202115th, ASC, Jersey Stakes (G3)

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