2017/11/03 14:30

Midnight Lute

It was a good last weekend in October of 2007 for trainer Bob Baffert at Monmouth Park after his speedball Midnight Lute destroyed a field of nine foes despite a rough start in the 24the running of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint. Garrett Gomez was aboard both and gave the son of Kentucky Derby and Preakness winner Real Quiet a confident ride to win going away by 4 3/4 lengths in 1:09.18 for the six furlongs over a sloppy track. Midnight Lute went off the $2.50-1 favorite following a stakes-record performance in the Forego Handicap at Saratoga in his final Cup prep. He won the Eclipse Award as top North American Sprinter.

Named for legendary University of Arizona basketball coach Lute Olson, Midnight Lute came back from a 2008 injury to win his second Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita
setting the stakes record for six furlongs in 1:07.08 to become the first repeat winner of the Sprint. He was subsequently retired to stud at Hill ‘n’ Dale Farm in Kentucky

Lifetime Stats

Breeders’ Cup Winner
2008 Sentient Jet Sprint
2007 TVG Sprint

Previous Races

October 25, 2008Sentient Flight Group Breeders' Cup SprintOAK TREE AT SANTA ANITA11
August 24, 2008Pat O'Brien H.DEL MAR210
November 24, 2007Hill 'n' Dale Cigar Mile H.AQUEDUCT12
October 27, 2007TVG Breeders' Cup SprintMONMOUTH PARK11
September 01, 2007Forego S.SARATOGA11
April 14, 2007Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S.KEENELAND24
February 03, 2007Strub S.SANTA ANITA PARK24
January 13, 2007San Fernando Breeders' Cup S.SANTA ANITA PARK22
December 26, 2006Malibu S.SANTA ANITA PARK13
October 13, 2006Perryville S.KEENELAND31
August 20, 2006 DEL MAR 1
July 28, 2006 DEL MAR 2
July 25, 2005 DEL MAR 1