2017/11/03 14:25


Hollywood Park

November 10 & 10, 1984

The dream becomes a reality as the inaugural Breeders’ Cup was held at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles: 7 spectacular races, featuring the world’s greatest horses, jockeys and trainers competing on one stage for $10 million in purses, topped off by an unprecedented live four hour national broadcast on NBC.  Chief’s Crown was the winner of the first ever Breeders’ Cup race – the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The climax of Racing’s Greatest Day was the world’s richest race – The $3 million Breeders’ Cup Classic - and hype lived up its billing. The favorite, Slew o’Gold, Preakness winner Gate Dancer and 31-1 longshot Wild Again drove and banged together down Hollywood Park stretch to wire. Wild Again crossed the wire first by a head, but the crowd of 68,000 and the national television audience had to wait another 10 dramatic minutes following a steward’s inquiry to officially declare Wild Again the winner.

1984 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Classic Wild Again P. Day V. Timphony Black Chip Stable
Sentient Jet Juvenile Chief's Crown D. MacBeth R. Laurin Star Crown Stables
Longines Distaff Princess Rooney E. Delahoussaye N. Drysdale Paula Tucker
Longines Turf Lashkari (GB) Y. Saint-Martin A. De Royer-Dupre H.H. Aga Khan
Mile Royal Heroine (IRE) F. Toro J. Gosden Robert E. Sangster
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Outstandingly W. Guerra F. Martin Sr. Harbor View Farm
TwinSpires Sprint Eillo C. Perret B. Lepman Crown Stable