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THE 2011 BREEDERS’ CUP

Churchill Downs

November 4 & 5, 2011

Churchill Downs played host to the Breeders’ Cup for the second consecutive year and for a record eighth time. The Breeders’ Cup added a new race for 2011, the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint for 2-year-olds at three- quarters-of a mile. The Juvenile Sprint was the first race on Friday and it was won by the Bob Baffert-trained Secret Circle. The 3-year-old Royal Delta won the Ladies’ Classic, giving trainer Bill Mott his fourth victory in that race. Goldikova tried to win the Breeders’ Cup Mile for the fourth consecutive year, but she could get no closer than third place as Court Vision, at nearly 65-1, defeated Turallure by a nose. The title of Horse of the Year would be decided in the Classic. The 4-year-old filly Havre de Grace, last year’s Juvenile Champion Uncle Mo, and Santa Anita Handicap winner Game on Dude were the main contenders. From the starting gate and through the stretch, Game on Dude, ridden by Chantal Sutherland, was on his way to winning the Classic when, from the far outside, the 4-year-old Drosselmeyer came grinding down the track to win by 1 ½ lengths. It was sweet retribution for Drosselmeyer’s jockey, Mike Smith, who lost last year’s Classic on Zenyatta. Smith also tied Jerry Bailey for all-time Breeders’ Cup victories with 15.

2011 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Classic Drosselmeyer M. Smith W. Mott WinStar Farm LLC
Mile Court Vision R. Albarado D. Romans Spendthrift Farm LLC
Las Vegas Dirt Mile Caleb's Posse R. Maragh D. Von Hemel McNeil Stables, LLC and Cheyenne Stables, LLC
Filly & Mare Turf Perfect Shirl J. Velazquez R. Attfield Charles E. Fipke
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies My Miss Aurelia C. Nakatani S. Asmussen Stonestreet Stables and George Bolton
Juvenile Turf Wrote (IRE) R. Moore A. O'Brien Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith
TwinSpires Sprint Amazombie M. Smith W. Spawr Thomas C. Sanford and William Spawr
Turf Sprint Regally Ready C. Nakatani S. Asmussen Vinery Stables
Filly & Mare Sprint Musical Romance J. Leyva W. Kaplan Pinnacle Racing Stable and William A. Kaplan
Sentient Jet Juvenile Hansen R. Dominguez M. Maker Kendall Hansen, M.D. and Sky Chai Racing
Juvenile Fillies Turf Stephanie's Kitten J. Velazquez W. Catalano Kenneth L. & Sarah K. Ramsey
Longines Distaff Royal Delta J. Lezcano W. Mott Palides Investments N.V., Inc
Marathon Afleet Again C. Velasquez R. Reid Jr Kasey K Racing Stable
Longines Turf St Nicholas Abbey (IRE) J. O'Brien A. O'Brien Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor and Derrick Smith
Secret Circle R. Bejarano B. Baffert Karl Watson, Michael E. Pegram and Paul Weitman