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THE 2008 BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park

October 24 & 25, 2008

Changes continued for the Breeders’ Cup as it celebrated its 25th year under the San Gabriel Mountains in California. For the first time, the main track races were conducted on a synthetic surface. The series, now worth $25.5 million in purses, was also expanded to 14 races with the addition of the Turf Sprint, the Juvenile Fillies Turf and the Marathon. The name of the Distaff was changed to the Ladies’ Classic. The new name was further christened with a new star, the 4-year-old filly Zenyatta, who came from last to first to win under jockey Mike Smith. The next day, another female force emerged when the 3-year-old Goldikova defeated male rivals in the Mile. Midnight Lute won the Sprint for the second straight year. Foreign horses dominated the day’s action as the Irish-bred Conduit won the Turf, and Raven’s Pass won the Classic. In all, overseas runners captured five races. Garrett Gomez rode a record four winners over the two days and earned the Bill Shoemaker Award as the Most Outstanding Jockey.

2008 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
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Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Raven's Pass
Jockey
L. Dettori
Trainer
J. Gosden
Owner
H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan and Darley Stable
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Race
Las Vegas Dirt Mile
Winning Horse
Albertus Maximus
Jockey
G. Gomez
Trainer
V. Cerin
Owner
Brandon L. and Marianne Chase
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Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Forever Together
Jockey
J. Leparoux
Trainer
J. Sheppard
Owner
Augustin Stables (George Strawbridge Jr. )
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Stardom Bound
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
C. Paasch
Owner
Charles Cono LLC
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Race
Juvenile Turf
Winning Horse
Donativum (GB)
Jockey
L. Dettori
Trainer
J. Gosden
Owner
H.R.H. Princess Haya of Jordan and Darley Stable
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Goldikova (IRE)
Jockey
O. Peslier
Trainer
F. Head
Owner
Wertheimer and Frere
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Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Midnight Lute
Jockey
G. Gomez
Trainer
B. Baffert
Owner
Mike Pegram and Watson & Weitman Perfomance LLC
Replay
Race
Turf Sprint
Winning Horse
Desert Code
Jockey
R. Migliore
Trainer
D. Hofmans
Owner
Tarabilla Farms, Inc
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Sprint
Winning Horse
Ventura
Jockey
G. Gomez
Trainer
R. Frankel
Owner
Juddmonte Farms (Khalid Abdullah)
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Midshipman
Jockey
G. Gomez
Trainer
B. Baffert
Owner
Darley Stable
Replay
Race
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Winning Horse
Maram
Jockey
J. Lezcano
Trainer
C. Brown
Owner
Karen N. Woods and Saud bin Khaled
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Zenyatta
Jockey
M. Smith
Trainer
J. Shirreffs
Owner
Mr. and Mrs. Jerome S. Moss
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Race
Marathon
Winning Horse
Muhannak (IRE)
Jockey
P. Smullen
Trainer
R. Beckett
Owner
Richard Pegum
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Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Conduit (IRE)
Jockey
R. Moore
Trainer
S. Stoute
Owner
Ballymacoll Farm