2018/11/02 12:25

THE 2017 BREEDERS’ CUP

Del Mar

November 3 & 4, 2017

Gun Runner’s thrilling victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic capped a picture-perfect day at the Del Mar racetrack, the first-time host of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships. Racing fans responded to the full fields of the world’s fastest horses with their support at the betting windows, as the two-day wagering totals for the event were the strongest in several years.

The two-day on-track wagering total of $25,181,317 is the highest for the event, which expanded from one day to two in 2007, and a 21.4% increase over the twoday total of $20,742,847 in 2016.

Common-pool handle on Saturday's 12-race Breeders' Cup card was $113,803,603, a 6% increase over the $107,210,210 wagered in 2016.

Saturday’s full-card on-track handle of $15,981,250 was the highest since 2006, the last year the Breeders’ Cup Championships were conducted over one day. Common-pool wagering for the two days was $166,077,486 an increase of 5.9% over the 2016 total of $156,861,811. The total handle was the highest since the 2010 Breeders’ Cup at Churchill Downs when there were two additional Breeders’ Cup races.

Saturday’s on-track handle was $15,900,813, an increase of 18% over the $13,563,884 wagered on track at Santa Anita last year. The on-track handle at Del Mar for the two days was $25,181,317.

“We were treated to world championship performances over two days of the very best in international racing, combined with spectacular weather, smooth operations and excellent customer service from our hosts at Del Mar” Breeders' Cup President and CEO Craig Fravel said. “Del Mar proved to be an extraordinary venue for our Championships and we want to thank its staff, our volunteers and the greater San Diego community for the warm welcome and gracious hospitality extended to our guests from around the world. We also want to thank racing fans for their enthusiastic support of our event.”

“Del Mar, its staff and the community of San Diego absolutely shone for this Breeders’ Cup,” said Joe Harper, president and general manager of the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. “I could not be more proud of the effort that was put forth by everyone at our racetrack and all the folks in San Diego who jumped on board for this marvelous event and made it into something spectacular. This was racing at its best; it was Del Mar at its best; and it was San Diego being all it could be. It was a complete winner.”

Saturday’s attendance was 37,692. The two-day attendance was 70,420. For the comfort of its guests and because of Del Mar's smaller capacity, Breeders’ Cup limited ticket sales to 37,500 for each day.

2017 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Gun Runner
Jockey
Florent Geroux
Trainer
Steven M. Asmussen
Owner
Winchell Thoroughbreds LLC and Three Chimneys Farm
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
World Approval
Jockey
John R. Velazquez
Trainer
Mark E. Casse
Owner
Live Oak Plantation
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Talismanic (GB)
Jockey
Mickael Barzalona
Trainer
Andre Fabre
Owner
Godolphin Stable Lessee
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Good Magic
Jockey
Jose L. Ortiz
Trainer
Chad Brown
Owner
e Five Racing Thoroughbreds and Stonestreet Stables LLC
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Roy H
Jockey
Kent J. Desormeaux
Trainer
Peter Miller
Owner
Rockingham Ranch and Bernsen David A.
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Wuheida (GB)
Jockey
William T. Buick
Trainer
Charles Appleby
Owner
Godolphin Stable Lessee
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Sprint
Winning Horse
Bar of Gold
Jockey
Irad Ortiz Jr.
Trainer
John C. Kimmel
Owner
Broman, Sr. Chester and Mary
Replay
Race
Turf Sprint
Winning Horse
Stormy Liberal
Jockey
Joel Rosario
Trainer
Peter Miller
Owner
Rockingham Ranch
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Caledonia Road
Jockey
Mike Smith
Trainer
Ralph Nicks
Owner
Zoom and Fish Stable Inc. Spiring Charlie and Newtown Anner Stud
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Forever Unbridled
Jockey
John Velazquez
Trainer
Dallas Stewart
Owner
Charles E. Fipke
Replay
Race
Juvenile Turf
Winning Horse
Mendelssohn
Jockey
Ryan Moore
Trainer
Aidan P. O'Brien
Owner
Tabor, Michael B. Magnier Mrs. John and Smith Derrick
Replay
Race
Las Vegas Dirt Mile
Winning Horse
Battle of Midway
Jockey
Flavien Prat
Trainer
Jerry Hollendorfer
Owner
Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm LLC
Replay
Race
Juvenile Fillies Turf
Winning Horse
Rushing Fall
Jockey
Javier Castellano
Trainer
Chad Brown
Owner
e Five Racing Thoroughbreds