2018/11/02 12:25

THE 2003 BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park

October 25 & 25, 2003

Ten years earlier at Santa Anita, trainer Richard Mandella won two races at the Breeders’ Cup, but on this day he would experience the greatest success of his racing life. Julie Krone became the first female rider to win a Breeders’ Cup race aboard the Mandella -trained Halfbridled in the Juvenile Fillies. Action This Day garnered the Juvenile for Mandella’s second win. Mandella’s third win of the day was another Breeders’ Cup first. After 1 ½ miles in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Mandella’s Johar and defending champion High Chaparral hit the wire together. It took 12 minutes for the stewards to declare the race a dead heat, the first tie in Breeders’ Cup history. As if destined, Mandella’s 14-1 shot, Pleasantly Perfect, won the Classic by 1 ½ lengths. Mandella broke D. Wayne Lukas’s record of three Breeders’ Cup wins set in 1988 with his fourth triumph of the day.

2003 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
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Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Pleasantly Perfect
Jockey
A. Solis
Trainer
R. Mandella
Owner
Diamond A Racing Corp.
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Action This Day
Jockey
D. Flores
Trainer
R. Mandella
Owner
B. Wayne Hughes
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Adoration
Jockey
P. Valenzuela
Trainer
D. Hofmans
Owner
Amerman Racing (John & Jerry Amerman)
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Johar
Jockey
A. Solis
Trainer
R. Mandella
Owner
The Thoroughbred Corporation (Ahmed bin Salman)
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
Islington (IRE)
Jockey
Trainer
S. Stoute
Owner
Exors of Lord Weinstock
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Halfbridled
Jockey
J. Krone
Trainer
R. Mandella
Owner
Wertheimer Farm
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Six Perfections (FR)
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
P. Bary
Owner
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
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Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Cajun Beat
Jockey
C. Velasquez
Trainer
S. Margolis
Owner
Padua Stable, John Iracane & Joseph Iracane