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THE 1999 BREEDERS’ CUP

Gulfstream Park

November 6 & 6, 1999

The 16th Breeders’ Cup was expanded to 8 races and total purses of $13 million. The newest addition was the Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 3/8 miles for females, 3-years-old and older. The first edition drew a full field of 14 horses, and it was won by the favorite, the 4-year-old filly Soaring Softly, ridden by Jerry Bailey. The European star Daylami was a grey streak under the Florida sun, winning the 1 ½ mile Turf. His jockey, Frankie Dettori delighted the crowd by in the winner’s circle by adding a flying dismount off Daylami in celebration of the victory. D. Wayne Lukas, the most successful trainer in Breeders’ Cup history, got his first Classic win when nearly 20-1 Cat Thief, under Pat Day, took the lead coming into the stretch and won by 1 ¼ lengths.

1999 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Classic Cat Thief P. Day D. Lukas Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
Sentient Jet Juvenile Anees G. Stevens A. Hassinger Jr. The Thoroughbred Corporation (Ahmed bin Salman)
Longines Distaff Beautiful Pleasure J. Chavez J. Ward Jr. John C. Oxley
Longines Turf Daylami (IRE) L. Dettori S. bin Suroor Godolphin Racing Inc.
Mile Silic (FR) C. Nakatani J. Canani J. T. Lanni, B. Schiappa, K. Poslosky et al
Filly & Mare Turf Soaring Softly J. Bailey J. Toner Phillips Racing Partnership
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies Cash Run J. Bailey D. Lukas Padua Stables
TwinSpires Sprint Artax J. Chavez L. Albertrani Paraneck Stable