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Bradley (Mike) Shannon’s 3-year-old colt Manila was sent off at odds of nearly 9-to-1 in the Turf despite having posted five consecutive turf stakes wins for trainer Leroy Jolley, but rallied for a hard-fought neck victory under jockey Jose Santos with Theatrical second, champion filly Estrapade third and Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe hero Dancing Brave fourth as the 1-to-2 favorite.

A Kentucky-bred son of Lyphard, Manila was purchased privately early that year and found his best stride racing on turf, sweeping to major victories in the United Nations Handicap at Atlantic City, Ballantine Stakes at Meadowlands and Turf Classic at Belmont Park. Manila was voted champion turf horse of 1986.

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
1986 Turf

Previous Races

September 06, 1987Budweiser-Arlington MillionARLINGTON11
August 16, 1987Bernard Baruch H.SARATOGA22
July 15, 1987United Nations H.ATLANTIC CITY11
May 01, 1987Early Times Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS 1
April 14, 1987Elkhorn S.KEENELAND 1
November 01, 1986Breeders' Cup Turf S.SANTA ANITA PARK11
September 20, 1986Turf ClassicBELMONT PARK11
September 05, 1986Ballantine's Scotch Classic S.MEADOWLANDS31
August 09, 1986United Nations H.ATLANTIC CITY11
July 12, 1986Lexington S.BELMONT PARK21
June 07, 1986Cinema H.HOLLYWOOD PARK21
May 18, 1986Saranac S.BELMONT PARK22
April 17, 1986Forerunner S.KEENELAND 2
April 09, 1986 KEENELAND 1
March 18, 1986 HIALEAH PARK 1
October 23, 1985 AQUEDUCT 2
August 21, 1985 SARATOGA 2
August 03, 1985 SARATOGA 7