2018/11/02 12:25

THE 2000 BREEDERS’ CUP

Churchill Downs

November 4 & 4, 2000

The first Breeders’ Cup of the 21st Century started off with two huge upsets. Spain won the Distaff at odds of 56-1 and was followed in the next race by Caressing, who captured the Juvenile Fillies at 47-1. Things settled down in the next two races as favorites were victorious, first War Chant won the Mile and the 6-year-old Kona Gold won the Sprint. Defending champion Cat Thief returned for the Classic, but the race wound up being a pitched battle between powerful European star in Giant’s Causeway, trained by a rising talent in Europe named Aidan O’Brien, and a 3-year-old who missed the Triple Crown season in Tiznow. Racing near the front most of the way, Tiznow battled Gaint’s Causeway down the Churchill Downs stretch and prevailed at the wire by a nose. Tiznow’s gutsy performance earned him the title of Horse of the Year.

2000 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Tiznow
Jockey
C. McCarron
Trainer
J. Robbins
Owner
Michael Cooper & Cecilia Straub-Rubens
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Macho Uno
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
J. Orseno
Owner
Stronach Stables (Frank Stronach)
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Spain
Jockey
V. Espinoza
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
The Thoroughbred Corporation (Ahmed bin Salman)
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Kalanisi (IRE)
Jockey
J. Murtagh
Trainer
S. Stoute
Owner
H.H. Aga Khan
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
War Chant
Jockey
G. Stevens
Trainer
N. Drysdale
Owner
Marjorie & Irving Cowan
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Perfect Sting
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
J. Orseno
Owner
Stronach Stables (Frank Stronach)
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Kona Gold
Jockey
A. Solis
Trainer
B. Headley
Owner
Bruce Headley, Irwin Molasky & Andrew Molasky
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Caressing
Jockey
J. Velazquez
Trainer
D. Vance
Owner
Carl Pollard