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THE 1997 BREEDERS’ CUP

Hollywood Park

November 8 & 8, 1997

The 14th Breeders’ Cup turned out to be extremely predictable as favorites won 5 of the 7 races, including two from trainer Patrick Byrne, who won the Juvenile Fillies with Countess Diana and the Juvenile with Favorite Trick. The team of trainer Jenine Sahadi and rider Corey Nakatani combined to again win the Sprint, this time with the 7-year-old gelding Elmhurst. Foreign horses won the turf races, beginning with Spinning World from France in the Mile and Chief Bearhart from Canada in the Turf. The Classic was all Skip Away, a 4-year-old colt trained by Sonny Hine and ridden by Mike Smith, who dominated the 1 ¼ race to win by six lengths, the largest Classic-winning margin to date. In a close vote, Favorite Trick was later named Horse of the Year.

1997 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
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Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Skip Away
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
H. Hine
Owner
Carolyn H. Hine
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Favorite Trick
Jockey
P. Day
Trainer
P. Byrne
Owner
Joseph LaCombe
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Ajina
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
W. Mott
Owner
Allen E. Paulson
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Chief Bearhart
Jockey
J. Santos
Trainer
M. Frostad
Owner
Sam-Son Farm
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Spinning World
Jockey
C. Asmussen
Trainer
J. Pease
Owner
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Countess Diana
Jockey
S. Sellers
Trainer
P. Byrne
Owner
Kaster, Kaster & Propson et al
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Elmhurst
Jockey
C. Nakatani
Trainer
J. Sahadi
Owner
Evergreen Farm & Sahadi