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Northern Spur (IRE)

Northern Spur (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
C. McCarron
Trainer: 
R. McAnally
Owner: 
Charles J. Cella
Breeder: 
Swettenham Stud & Partners

Bred in Ireland and raced for two seasons in France, Northern Spur was an amazingly consistent turf performer that raced exclusively on grass. After two seasons in Europe he was turned over to the care of Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally. Northern Spur ran third in his U.S. debut and then had a rough ride in the Grade 1 Arlington Million and lost all chance. He redeemed himself with a driving victory on the Grade 1 Oak Tree Stakes in his next outing prior to the Breeders’ Cup.

Always showing a preference for a soft grass course, the rain-soaked Breeders’ Cup Turf played into his hand. Jockey Chris McCarron stalked Turkpasser and took the lead into the stretch and was soon engaged in a hard-fought challenge with Freedom Cry in what track announcer Tom Durkin would describe as, “A test of stamina to the wire!”

Replay

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  • 1995 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1995 Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Northern Spur (IRE)
Sadler's Wells
Northern Dancer
Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge
Bold Reason
Special
Fruition (IRE)
Rheingold
Faberge II (FR)
Athene (GB)
Welsh Flame (GB)
Welsh Pageant (FR)
Electric Flash

Career Highlights

October 17, 1993
Wins his first start at 1 1/8 miles over a soft turf course at Compiegne in France.
October 28, 1995
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf.
January 15, 1996
Voted the Eclipse Award as top Male Turf Horse of 1995.
1993
1994
1995
1996
1997
October 17, 1993
Wins his first start at 1 1/8 miles over a soft turf course at Compiegne in France.

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