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THE 2002 BREEDERS’ CUP

Arlington Park

October 26 & 26, 2002

For the first time, the Breeders’ Cup came to Chicago and picturesque Arlington Park. The 4-year-old filly Azeri began the day by dominating the Distaff with a five length victory. Foreign bred horses Domedriver (Mile), Starine (Filly & Mare Turf) and High Chaparral (Turf) all scored victories. The day closed with the biggest shock of the Breeders’ Cup. The lightly regarded 4-year-old Volponi went into the gate at nearly 44-1, but came home a winner by the largest margin in Classic history, a widening 6 ½ lengths under jockey Jose Santos. Phil Johnson, at 77, became the oldest trainer to win a Breeders’ Cup race. Distaff winner Azeri was later named Horse of the Year.

2002 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Volponi
Jockey
J. Santos
Trainer
P. Johnson
Owner
Amherst Stable & Spruce Pond Stable
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Vindication
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
B. Baffert
Owner
Padua Stables
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Azeri
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
L. De Seroux
Owner
Allen E. Paulson Living Trust
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
High Chaparral (IRE)
Jockey
M. Kinane
Trainer
A. O'Brien
Owner
Michael Tabor & Mrs. John Magnier
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Starine (FR)
Jockey
J. Velazquez
Trainer
R. Frankel
Owner
Robert Frankel
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Storm Flag Flying
Jockey
J. Velazquez
Trainer
C. McGaughey III
Owner
Ogden Mills Phipps
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Domedriver (IRE)
Jockey
T. Thulliez
Trainer
P. Bary
Owner
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Orientate
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis