by Breeders' Cup Notes Team
November 2, 2019
ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019) – Exline-Border Racing, David Bernsen, Susanna Wilson and Dan Hudock’s Storm the Court ($93.80) fought off a stretch-long bid from Anneau d’Or to post a neck victory in the 36th running of the $2 million TVG Breeders’ Cup Juvenile to highlight Future Stars Friday on the opening day of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita before a crowd of 41,243.
Trained by Peter Eurton and ridden by Flavien Prat, Storm the Court covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:44.93.
The complexion of the race changed at the break as odds-on favorite Dennis’ Moment stumbled leaving the gate and trailed the field of eight as Storm the Court took the lead with Eight Rings and Anneau d’Or in closest pursuit.
Storm the Court maintained a narrow advantage, but at the head of the lane Anneau d’Or ranged up alongside the leader and the battle was on. Storm the Court never let Anneau d’Or by and gutted out the neck victory.
It was 3 ¼ lengths back to Wrecking Crew who finished another 4 ½ lengths in front of Scabbard. Full Flat, Eight Rings, Shoplifted and Dennis’ Moment completed the field in order.
The victory was worth $1,100,000 and increased Storm the Court’s earnings to $1,172,951 with a record of 4-2-0-1.
Storm the Court is a Kentucky-bred son of Court Vision out of the Tejano Run mare My Tejana Storm.