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THE 2016 BREEDERS’ CUP

Santa Anita Park

November 5 & 6, 2016

The 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will long be remembered as an event that lived up to its giant expectations. For a record ninth time the Breeders’ Cup was held under the majestic San Gabriel Mountains of Santa Anita Park and before a Breeders’ Cup record two-day crowd of 118,484 spectators. The first Breeders’ Cup race on Friday, the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, fittingly had a Hollywood theme, as the 2-year-old Oscar Performance scored a 1 ¼ length victory. Tamarkuz made a big impression winning the $1 million Las Vegas Dirt Mile with a three-length victory at odds of nearly 12-1. Trainer Chad Brown and jockey Javier Castellano teamed up to win the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf as New Money Honey surged in the stretch to win by a half-length. The Longines Distaff followed, and it proved to be a race for the ages as the 6-year-old Beholder, a two-time Breeders’ cup winner, squared off against the undefeated 3-year-old filly Songbird, who won the Juvenile Fillies the year before, ridden by Mike Smith. In an epic stretch battle, Beholder, under Gary Stevens prevailed over Songbird by a nose. Saturday’s highlights began with day’s biggest upset as 31-1 Champagne Room held off the fast-closing Valadorna by three-quarters of a length to win the 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies. The Europeans won their first Breeders’ Cup race of 2016 in the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf when Queen’s Trust, from the United Kingdom, thundered from last at the three-quarter pole to first by a nose over 2014 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf winner Lady Eli. The 8-year-old gelding Obvioulsy won his first Breeders’ Cup race on his fifth try, taking the $1 million Turf Sprint over Om by a nose. The following race, the $2 million Sentient Jet Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, resulted in another close finish as Classic Empire held off Not This Time by a neck. Highland Reel from Ireland led the 1 ½ mile $4 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf from start to finish. Tourist gave trainer Bill Mott his 10th Breeders’ Cup win as the 12-1 shot beat 2015 Mile champion Tepin by a half-length. Like the Distaff on Friday, the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic was a tremendous battle between the 3-year-old Travers winner Arrogate and the favored 5-year-old California Chrome, North America’s richest racehorse. California Chrome held the lead into the stretch when Arrogate made up sixth lengths and surpassed his rival at the wire. The victory gave Mike Smith his 25th Breeders’ Cup win. The 2017 Breeders’ Cup World Championships will be held at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club, just north of San Diego, on November 3-4.

2016 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Arrogate
Jockey
Mike Smith
Trainer
Bob Baffert
Owner
Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Beholder
Jockey
Gary Stevens
Trainer
Richard Mandella
Owner
Spendthrift Farm LLC
Replay
Race
Las Vegas Dirt Mile
Winning Horse
Tamarkuz
Jockey
Mike Smith
Trainer
Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Owner
Shadwell Stable
Replay
Race
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Winning Horse
New Money Honey
Jockey
Javier Castellano
Trainer
Chad Brown
Owner
e Five Racing Thoroughbreds
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Tourist
Jockey
Joel Rosario
Trainer
William I. Mott
Owner
WinStar Farm LLC, Wachtel Stable and Barber, Gary
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Classic Empire
Jockey
Julien R. Leparoux
Trainer
Mark E. Casse
Owner
John C. Oxley
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Queen's Trust (GB)
Jockey
Lanfranco Dettori
Trainer
Sir Michael R Stoute
Owner
Cheveley Park Stud LLC
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Champagne Room
Jockey
Mario Gutierrez
Trainer
Peter Eurton
Owner
Ciaglia, Exline-Border, Gulliver Racing, Christensen, R., Legan D., Alesia, S.
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Highland Reel (IRE)
Jockey
Seamus Heffernan
Trainer
Aidan P. O'Brien
Owner
Tabor, Michael B., Magnier, Mrs. John, and Smith, Derrick
Replay
Race
Turf Sprint
Winning Horse
Obviously (IRE)
Jockey
Flavien Prat
Trainer
Philip D'Amato
Owner
Fanticola, Anthony and Scardino, Joseph
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Drefong
Jockey
Martin Garcia
Trainer
Bob Baffert
Owner
Baoma Corporation
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Sprint
Winning Horse
Finest City
Jockey
Mike Smith
Trainer
Ian Kruljac
Owner
Seltzer Thoroughbreds
Replay
Race
Juvenile Turf
Winning Horse
Oscar Performance
Jockey
Jose L. Ortiz
Trainer
Brian A. Lynch
Owner
Amerman Racing LLC