CLN Stakes Winner Four Wheel Drive Wins First BC Race

FOUR WHEEL DRIVE, ridden by Irad Ortiz Jr., wins the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint on Breeders’ Cup Championship Friday at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California. (Chris Crestik/Eclipse Sportswire/Breeders’ Cup/CSM)

Four Wheel Drive seized the lead early and held off Chimney Rock by three-quarters of a length to win the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint (G2T) Nov. 1 at Santa Anita Park.

Trained by Wesley Ward and ridden to victory by Irad Ortiz Jr., Four Wheel Drive completed the five-furlong race for 2-year-olds in :55.66 on firm turf. He was followed home by Chimney Rock in second and Another Miracle in third.

Sale History: FTFMAR2019 • ($825,000 RNA) • Consignor: Hartley/De Renzo Thoroughbreds, agent.

FTSAUG2018 • $525,000 • Consignor: Paramount Sales, agent • Buyer: Hartley/DeRenzo.

Four Wheel Drive is a son of Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) and Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.

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