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Breeders' Cup Sprint

Grade I race
Breeders' Cup Sprint
Location North America
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Official Breeders' Cup website
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs (¾ mile)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Weight for Age
Purse US$2,000,000

The Breeders' Cup Sprint is an American Weight for Age Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds & up. Run on dirt over a distance of 6 Furlongs (¾ mile), the race has been held annually since 1984 at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.

Contents

Automatic Berths

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that alloted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and six of these, "Win and You're In," qualifiers. In the Breeders' Cup Sprint Division there are four automatic berths. In 2009, the Win and You're In races are: the Smile Sprint Handicap, a grade two race at Calder Race Course; the Phoenix Stakes, a grade three race at Keeneland; the Pat O'Brien Handicap, a grade one race at Del Mar; and the Ancient Title Stakes a grade one race at Santa Anita Park.

Records

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 2 - Evergreen Farm (1996, 1997)
  • 2 - Pegram/Watson & Weitman (2007, 2008)

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

Purse

Grade

2009

Dancing in Silks

4

Joel Rosario Carla Gaines Ken Kinakin

1:08.14

$2,000,000

I

2008

Midnight Lute

5

Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Pegram/Watson & Weitman

1:07.08

$2,000,000

I

2007

Midnight Lute

4

Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Pegram/Watson & Weitman

1:09.18

$2,000,000

I

2006

Thor's Echo

4

Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill R.S. Jaime/Suarez Racing

1:08.80

$2,000,000

I

2005

Silver Train

3

Edgar Prado Rick Dutrow Buckram Oak Farm

1:08.86

$2,000,000

I

2004

Speightstown

6

John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk

1:08.11

$1,000,000

I

2003

Cajun Beat

3

Cornelio Velasquez Stephen Margolis Padua S./J. & J. Iracane

1:07.95

$1,000,000

I

2002

Orientate

4

Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis

1:08.89

$1,000,000

I

2001

Squirtle Squirt

3

Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel D. J. Lanzman

1:08.41

$1,000,000

I

2000

Kona Gold

6

Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley/Molasky/High Tech

1:07.60

$1,000,000

I

1999

Artax

4

Jorge F. Chavez Louis Albertrani Paraneck Stable

1:07.80

$1,000,000

I

1998

Reraise

3

Corey Nakatani Craig Dollase B Fey/M Han et al.

1:09.00

$1,000,000

I

1997

Elmhurst

7

Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm & Sahadi

1:08.20

$1,000,000

I

1996

Lit de Justice

6

Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm

1:08.60

$1,000,000

I

1995

Desert Stormer

5

Kent Desormeaux Frank Lyons Joanne H. Nor

1:09.00

$1,000,000

I

1994

Cherokee Run

4

Mike E. Smith Frank A. Alexander Jill E. Robinson

1:09.40

$1,000,000

I

1993

Cardmania

7

Ed Delahoussaye Derek Meredith Jean Couvercelle

1:08.60

$1,000,000

I

1992

Thirty Slews

5

Ed Delahoussaye Bob Baffert Pegram

1:08.20

$1,000,000

I

1991

Sheikh Albadou

3

Pat Eddery Alex Scott Hilal Salem

1:09.20

$1,000,000

I

1990

Safely Kept

4

Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stable

1:09.60

$1,000,000

I

1989

Dancing Spree

4

Angel Cordero, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps

1:09.00

$1,000,000

I

1988

Gulch

4

Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant

1:10.40

$1,000,000

I

1987

Very Subtle

3

Pat Valenzuela Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle

1:08.80

$1,000,000

I

1986

Smile

4

Jacinto Vasquez Scotty Schulhofer Frances A. Genter

1:08.40

$1,000,000

I

1985

Precisionist

4

Chris McCarron Ross Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper

1:08.40

$1,000,000

I

1984

Eillo

4

Craig Perret Budd Lepman Crown Stable

1:10.20

$1,000,000

I

See also

  • American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events




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