2017/11/03 14:25

THE 1996 BREEDERS’ CUP

Woodbine Racetrack

October 26 & 26, 1996

For the first time, the Breeders’ Cup was held in Canada at historic Woodbine, just outside Toronto. Jenine Sahadi also made history by becoming the first female trainer to win a Breeders’ Cup race when Lit de Justice came from last to first to win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint under Corey Nakatani. It was back to back victories for Nakatani, who next rode the filly Jewel Princess to win the Distaff. In the Classic, Cigar, tried to become the first horse to win the race in consecutive years, but fell short by a half-length, finishing third in his farewell race, behind 20-1 shot Alphabet Soup under Chris McCarron, who bested Preakness Stakes winner Louis Quatorze by a nose.

1996 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Classic Alphabet Soup C. McCarron D. Hofmans Ridder Thoroughbred Stable
Sentient Jet Juvenile Boston Harbor J. Bailey D. Lukas Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
Longines Distaff Jewel Princess C. Nakatani W. Dollase The Thoroughbred Corp. & Mr. & Mrs. R. Stephen
Longines Turf Pilsudski (IRE) W. Swinburn S. Stoute Lord A. Weinstock & Exors of late S. Weinstock
Mile Da Hoss G. Stevens M. Dickinson Prestonwood Farm & Wallstreet Stables
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Storm Song C. Perret N. Zito Dogwood Stable
TwinSpires Sprint Lit de Justice C. Nakatani J. Sahadi Evergreen Farm