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Johar etched his name in racing lore in several ways in the 2003 Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park. In finishing on even terms with High Chaparral (IRE), he became a key character in the first-ever dead heat victory in Breeders’ Cup history. He also gave his trainer Richard Mandella a record-tying three-win day in the Breeders’ Cup that later would become an unprecedented four-win day when Pleasantly Perfect took the Breeders’ Cup Classic for the Mandella barn. In his own right, Johar was a standout with victories in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, Grade 2 Oak Tree Derby, and Grade 2 San Marcos Stakes prior to his Turf tally. Overall he won six of 16 starts, was second or third on another six occasions and earned $1.4-million. His offspring include millionaire Keertana, a close third in the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2003 John Deere Turf

Previous Races

November 30, 2003Japan CupTOKYO116
October 25, 2003John Deere Breeders' Cup TurfSANTA ANITA PARK11
September 28, 2003Clement L. Hirsch Memorial Turf Championship S.SANTA ANITA PARK12
August 22, 2003Harry F. Brubaker H.DEL MAR 3
January 20, 2003San Marcos S.SANTA ANITA PARK21
December 01, 2002Hollywood DerbyHOLLYWOOD PARK11
October 13, 2002Oak Tree DerbySANTA ANITA PARK21
September 07, 2002Del Mar DerbyDEL MAR22
July 24, 2002Oceanside S.DEL MAR 2
June 30, 2002Cinema Breeders' Cup H.HOLLYWOOD PARK33
June 01, 2002Will Rogers S.HOLLYWOOD PARK32
April 14, 2002La Puente S.SANTA ANITA PARK 4
March 28, 2002 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
February 24, 2002 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
February 09, 2002 SANTA ANITA PARK 6
January 21, 2002 SANTA ANITA PARK 5