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Breeders' Cup Turf

Grade I race
Breeders' Cup Turf
Location North America
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred
Website Breeders' Cup Turf
Race information
Distance 1½ miles
Track Turf, Left-handed
Qualification 3-year-olds and up
Weight Weight-For-Age
4-year-olds & up: 126 lb (57.2 kg)
Northern Hemisphere 3-year-olds: 122 lb (55.3 kg)
Southern Hemisphere 3-year-olds: 117 lb (53.1 kg)
Purse US$3 million

The Breeders' Cup Turf is a Weight for Age Thoroughbred horse race on turf for three-year-olds and up. It is held annually at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships. The race's current title sponsor is Emirates Airlines.

The forerunner for this race was the Washington, D.C. International Stakes at Laurel Park Racecourse. Inaugurated in 1952, it was raced on turf at 1½ miles and drew the best horses from North America and Europe. A winner of this race was the American legend Kelso, albeit on his forth attempt, after being second three times in a row.


Contents

Automatic Births

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 Turf Division there are five automatic births. In 2009, the Win and You're In races are: the United Nations Stakes, a grade one race at Monmouth Park Racetrack, the Arlington Million, a grade one race at Arlington Park, the Irish Champion Stakes, a group one race at Leopardstown Racecourse, the Emirates Airline Champion Stakes, a group one race at Newmarket Racecourse and the Canadian International a grade one race at Woodbine Racetrack.

Records

Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

Winners

Year

Winner

Age

Jockey

Trainer

Owner

Time

Purse

Grade

2009

Conduit

4

Ryan L. Moore Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Farm

2:23.75

$3,000,000

I

2008

Conduit

3

Ryan L. Moore Sir Michael Stoute Ballymacoll Farm

2:23.42

$3,000,000

I

2007

English Channel

5

John R. Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio

2:36.96

$3,000,000

I

2006

Red Rocks

3

Frankie Dettori Brian Meehan J. Paul Reddam

2:27.32

$2,000,000

I

2005

Shirocco

4

Christophe Soumillon Andre Fabre Baron Georg von Ullmann

2:29.20

$2,000,000

I

2004

Better Talk Now

5

Ramon Dominguez H. Graham Motion Bushwood Stables

2:29.70

$2,000,000

I

2003

High Chaparral (DH)

4

Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier

2:24.24

$2,000,000

I

2003

Johar (DH)

4

Alex Solis Richard Mandella The Thoroughbred Corp.

2:24.24

$2,000,000

I

2002

High Chaparral

3

Michael Kinane Aidan O'Brien Michael Tabor/Sue Magnier

2:30.14

$2,000,000

I

2001

Fantastic Light

5

Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor Godolphin Racing

2:24.20

$2,000,000

I

2000

Kalanisi

4

Johnny Murtagh Sir Michael Stoute HH Aga Khan IV

2:26.96

$2,000,000

I

1999

Daylami

5

Frankie Dettori Saeed bin Suroor HH Aga Khan IV/Godolphin

2:24.73

$2,000,000

I

1998

Buck's Boy

5

Shane Sellers P. Noel Hickey Quarter B Farm

2:28.74

$2,000,000

I

1997

Chief Bearhart

4

Jose Santos Mark Frostad Sam-Son Farm

2:23.92

$2,000,000

I

1996

Pilsudski

4

Walter Swinburn Michael Stoute Lord Weinstock

2:30.20

$2,000,000

I

1995

Northern Spur

4

Chris McCarron Ron McAnally Charles J. Cella

2:42.07

$2,000,000

I

1994

Tikkanen

3

Mike E. Smith Jonathan Pease Augustin Stable

2:26.50

$2,000,000

I

1993

Kotashaan

5

Kent Desormeaux Richard Mandella La Presle Farm

2:25.16

$2,000,000

I

1992

Fraise

4

Pat Valenzuela William I. Mott Madeleine Paulson

2:24.08

$2,000,000

I

1991

Miss Alleged

4

Eric Legrix Pascal Bary Fares Farm

2:30.95

$2,000,000

I

1990

In the Wings

4

Gary Stevens André Fabre Sheikh Mohammed

2:29.60

$2,000,000

I

1989

Prized

3

Ed Delahoussaye Neil Drysdale Clover Racing/Meadowbrook

2:28.00

$2,000,000

I

1988

Great Communicator

5

Ray Sibille Thad Ackel Class Act Farm

2:35.20

$2,000,000

I

1987

Theatrical

5

Pat Day William I. Mott Allen E. Paulson

2:24.40

$2,000,000

I

1986

Manila

3

Jose Santos LeRoy Jolley Bradley M. Shannon

2:25.40

$2,000,000

I

1985

Pebbles

4

Pat Eddery Clive Brittain Sheikh Mohammed

2:27.00

$2,000,000

I

1984

Lashkari

3

Yves Saint-Martin Alain de Royer-Dupre HH Aga Khan IV

2:25.20

$2,000,000

I

See also

  • American Thoroughbred Racing top Attended Events

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