Boston Harbor

Boston Harbor

Breeders’ Cup Champion
J. Bailey
D. Lukas
Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
Overbrook Farm

Ten years before the 1996 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Capote defeated eventual Horse of the Year Alysheba in this race. Now it was the year to see if Boston Harbor could emulate his quick sire. Trained by D. Wayne Lukas, Boston Harbor won his first race and then captured the Grade 3 Bashford Manor at Churchill Downs. He finished a distant second in Saratoga’s Grade 3 Sanford and Lukas decided to return to Kentucky to ready him for the Breeders’ Cup.

He reeled off three straight stakes wins there, with the last two at the Juvenile distance of 1 1/16 miles. At Woodbine he shot to the lead and set a strong pace with four pursuers hot on his heels. Jockey Jerry Bailey let him loose around the turn and took a three length lead. With a furlong left Acceptable came on with a rush, but Boston Harbor fought him off tenaciously in the final yards and would not be denied a championship while holding on by a neck.


  • 1996 Sentient Jet Juvenile

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1996 Juvenile

Lifetime Stats


Previous Races

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Boston Harbor
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My Charmer
Too Bald
Bald Eagle
Hidden Talent
Harbor Springs
Vice Regent
Northern Dancer
Victoria Regina
Restless Wind

Career Highlights

May 25, 1996
Wins first race with Donna Barton in the saddle at Churchill Downs.
September 21, 1996
Wins first stakes race at 1 1/16 miles in the Grade 3 Kentucky Cup at Turfway Park.
October 26, 1996
Wins Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
January 20, 1997
Voted Eclipse Award as the top 2-Year-Old Male of 1996.
May 25, 1996
Wins first race with Donna Barton in the saddle at Churchill Downs.

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