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Hollywood Park

November 21 & 21, 1987

The Breeders’ Cup returned to site of its inaugural running. There was high drama in the Breeders’ Cup Turf as Theatrical, trained by Bill Mott, defeated Arc de Triomphe winner Trempolino by a head. But the real drama took place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic where  winners of the past two Kentucky Derbies, Ferdinand and Alysheba, battled to the wire together  with Ferdinand, ridden by 56-year-old Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker, prevailing by a nose and clinching the Horse of the Year title.

1987 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Classic Ferdinand W. Shoemaker C. Whittingham Mrs. Elizabeth A. Keck
Sentient Jet Juvenile Success Express J. Santos D. Lukas Eugene V. Klein
Longines Distaff Sacahuista R. Romero D. Lukas B. A. Beal & L. R. French Jr.
Longines Turf Theatrical (IRE) P. Day W. Mott Allen E. Paulson
Mile Miesque F. Head F. Boutin Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Epitome P. Day P. Hauswald John A. Bell III
TwinSpires Sprint Very Subtle P. Valenzuela M. Stute Ben Rochelle