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THE 2015 BREEDERS’ CUP

Keeneland

October 31 & 1, 2015

The 2015 Breeders' Cup World Championships was a homecoming for the ages. For the first time, the Breeders' Cup returned to the city where it was born, and a record crowd filled Keeneland Race Course in Lexington, Ky., on October 30 and 31 to welcome it, and to witness Triple Crown winner American Pharoah become the first ever Grand Slam champion with a 6 1/2 length victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic.

Earlier on Breeders' Cup Saturday, the 3-year-old filly Found (IRE) turned the tables on Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn (GB), taking the Longines Breeders' Cup Turf by half a length. Nyquist, who would go on to win the 2016 Kentucky Derby, earned his Eclipse champion title with a half-length score over Swipe in the Sentient Jet Juvenile. In the Mile, Tepin announced herself as a formidable world class talent, defeating a deep international field that included 2014 Mile winner Karakontie. Stephanie's Kitten, the 2011 Juvenile Turf Fillies winner, became a two-time Breeders' Cup champion with a win in the Filly & Mare Turf. Mongolian Saturday started the day with a double-digit return to bettors, paying $33.80 to win the TwinSpires Turf Sprint.

Breeders' Cup Friday was no less thrilling. In one of the most anticipated performances of the two-day World Championships, Songbird extended her unbeaten streak to four with a 5 3/4 length victory in the 14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies. Another undefeated filly, Catch a Glimpse, gave trainer Mark Casse his first Breeders' Cup win when she took the Juvenile Fillies Turf, and owner Kiki Courtelis, racing as Town and Country Farms, won her first race with her first Breeders' Cup starter when Stopchargingmaria dramatically dueled down the stretch to victory in the Longines Distaff.

Driven by the popularity of American Pharoah, ratings for the Breeders' Cup Classic on NBC were the highest in 20 years. Beyond American Pharoah's Classic win, the 2015 Breeders' Cup was one of the most competitive renewals of the World Championships. The 161 starters in the 13 races included 25 horses from overseas, 39 winners of Breeders' Cup Challenge races, and had 120 Grade/Group 1 wins among them.

The Breeders' Cup heads to Santa Anita Park for the ninth time in 2016.

2015 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Juvenile Turf
Winning Horse
Hit It a Bomb
Jockey
Joseph O'Brien
Trainer
Aiden P O'Brien
Owner
Mrs E. M. Stockwell
Replay
Race
Las Vegas Dirt Mile
Winning Horse
Liam's Map
Jockey
Javier Castellano
Trainer
Todd Pletcher
Owner
Teresa Viola Racing Stables
Replay
Race
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Winning Horse
Catch a Glimpse
Jockey
Florent Geroux
Trainer
Mark Casse
Owner
Gary Barber, Michael James Ambler and Windways Farm
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Stopchargingmaria
Jockey
Javier Castellano
Trainer
Todd Pletcher
Owner
Town and Country Farms
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Songbird
Jockey
Mike Smith
Trainer
Jerry Hollendorfer
Owner
Fox Hill Farm
Replay
Race
Turf Sprint
Winning Horse
Mongolian Saturday
Jockey
Florent Geroux
Trainer
Enebish Ganbat
Owner
Mongolian Stable
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Sprint
Winning Horse
Wavell Avenue
Jockey
Joel Rosario
Trainer
Chad Brown
Owner
Michael Dubb, David Simon and Bethlehem Stables LLC
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Runhappy
Jockey
Edgar Prado
Trainer
Maria Borell
Owner
James McIngvale
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Stephanie's Kitten
Jockey
J. Velazquez
Trainer
W. Catalano
Owner
Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Tepin
Jockey
Julien Leparoux
Trainer
Mark Casse
Owner
Robert Masterson
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Nyquist
Jockey
Mario Gutierrez
Trainer
Doug O'Neill
Owner
Reddam Racing
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Found (IRE)
Jockey
Ryan Moore
Trainer
Aidan O'Brien
Owner
Mr M. Tabor D. Smith & Mrs John Magnier
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
American Pharoah
Jockey
Victor Espinoza
Trainer
Bob Baffert
Owner
Zayat Stables