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Theatrical (IRE)

Theatrical (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
P. Day
Trainer: 
W. Mott
Owner: 
Allen E. Paulson
Breeder: 
Mr & Mrs B R Firestone

The third time was the charm in the Breeders’ Cup Turf for Theatrical as he outdueled Arc de Triomphe winner Trempolino by a half-length to win the fourth running of the race at Hollywood Park. Theatrical’s triumph in his final race was the first in the Championships for Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott and fourth of 12 for Hall of Fame jockey Pat Day. The victory earned Theatrical the 1987 Eclipse Award as champion turf male.

Theatrical, who finished 11th in the 1985 Turf and second in the 1986 Turf, began his career in Europe but had the majority of his success in North America where he posted seven of his 10 victories. Theatrical won seven of his final eight starts with six of those victories coming in Grade 1 races.

Replay

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  • 1987 Longines Turf

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1987 Turf

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

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Pedigree

Theatrical (IRE)
Nureyev
Northern Dancer
Nearctic
Natalma
Special
Forli
Thong
Tree of Knowledge (IRE)
Sassafras (FR)
Sheshoon (GB)
Ruta (FR)
Sensibility
Hail to Reason
Pange

Career Highlights

March 13, 1982
Born.
February 21, 1987
Wins Hialeah Turf Cup for first of six Grade 1 victories in United States.
November 21, 1987
Wins Breeders’ Cup Turf at Hollywood Park in final race.
1982
1983
1984
1985
1986
1987
1988
March 13, 1982
Born.

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