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Breeders' Cup Sprint

Breeders' Cup Sprint
Grade I race
Location North America
Inaugurated 1984
Race type Thoroughbred - Flat racing
Website Official Breeders' Cup website
Race information
Distance 6 furlongs (¾ mile)
Track Dirt, left-handed
Qualification Three-years-old & up
Weight Weight for Age
Purse US$1,500,000

The Breeders' Cup Sprint is an American Weight for Age Grade I Thoroughbred horse race for three year olds & up. Run on dirt over a distance of 6 Furlongs (¾ mile), the race has been held annually since 1984 at a different racetrack in the United States or Canada as part of the Breeders' Cup World Championships.


  • Automatic Berths 1
  • Records 2
  • Winners of the Breeders' Cup Sprint since 1984 3
  • See also 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Automatic Berths

Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that allotted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and seven of these, "Win and You're In," qualifying races.
In the Breeders' Cup Sprint Division the number of runners are limited to 14 and there are four automatic berths.
The "Win and You're In" races are:
1. the Smile Sprint, a Grade 2 race at Calder Race Course in Miami Gardens, Florida;[1]
2. the Vosburgh Stakes, a Grade 1 race at Belmont Park in Elmont, New York;[1]
3. the Phoenix Stakes, a Grade 3 race at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky[1] and
4. the Santa Anita Sprint Championship, a Grade 1 race at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, California.[1]


Most wins:

Most wins by a jockey:

Most wins by a trainer:

Most wins by an owner:

  • 3 - Pegram/Watson & Weitman (2007, 2008, 2013)

Winners of the Breeders' Cup Sprint since 1984

Time Purse Grade
2015 Runhappy 3 Edgar Prado Maria Borell James McIngvale 1:08.58 $1,500,000 I
2014 Work All Week 5 Florent Geroux Roger Brueggemann Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc 1:08.28 $1,500,000 I
2013 Secret Circle 4 Martin Garcia Bob Baffert K. Watson, M. Pegram & P. Weitman 1:08.73 $1,500,000 I
2012 Trinniberg 3 Willie Martinez Shivananda Parbhoo Sherry Parbhoo 1:07.98 $1,500,000 I
2011 Amazombie 5 Mike E. Smith Bill Spawr Spawr & Sanford 1:09.17 $1,500,000 I
2010 Big Drama 4 Eibar Coa David Fawkes Harold Queen 1:09.05 $2,000,000 I
2009 Dancing in Silks 4 Joel Rosario Carla Gaines Ken Kinakin 1:08.14 $2,000,000 I
2008 Midnight Lute 5 Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Pegram/Watson & Weitman 1:07.08 $2,000,000 I
2007 Midnight Lute 4 Garrett Gomez Bob Baffert Pegram/Watson & Weitman 1:09.18 $2,000,000 I
2006 Thor's Echo 4 Corey Nakatani Doug O'Neill R.S. Jaime/Suarez Racing 1:08.80 $2,000,000 I
2005 Silver Train 3 Edgar Prado Richard Dutrow Buckram Oak Farm 1:08.86 $2,000,000 I
2004 Speightstown 6 John Velazquez Todd A. Pletcher Eugene Melnyk 1:08.11 $1,000,000 I
2003 Cajun Beat 3 Cornelio Velasquez Stephen Margolis Padua S./J. & J. Iracane 1:07.95 $1,000,000 I
2002 Orientate 4 Jerry Bailey D. Wayne Lukas Bob & Beverly Lewis 1:08.89 $1,000,000 I
2001 Squirtle Squirt 3 Jerry Bailey Robert J. Frankel David J. Lanzman 1:08.41 $1,000,000 I
2000 Kona Gold 6 Alex Solis Bruce Headley Headley/Molasky/High Tech 1:07.60 $1,000,000 I
1999 Artax 4 Jorge F. Chavez Louis Albertrani Paraneck Stable 1:07.80 $1,000,000 I
1998 Reraise 3 Corey Nakatani Craig Dollase B Fey/M Han et al. 1:09.00 $1,000,000 I
1997 Elmhurst 7 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm & Sahadi 1:08.20 $1,000,000 I
1996 Lit de Justice 6 Corey Nakatani Jenine Sahadi Evergreen Farm 1:08.60 $1,000,000 I
1995 Desert Stormer 5 Kent Desormeaux Frank Lyons Joanne H. Nor 1:09.00 $1,000,000 I
1994 Cherokee Run 4 Mike E. Smith Frank A. Alexander Jill E. Robinson 1:09.40 $1,000,000 I
1993 Cardmania 7 Ed Delahoussaye Derek Meredith Jean Couvercelle 1:08.60 $1,000,000 I
1992 Thirty Slews 5 Eddie Delahoussaye Bob Baffert DeGroot/Dutch Masters/Pegram 1:08.20 $1,000,000 I
1991 Sheikh Albadou 3 Pat Eddery Alex Scott Hilal Salem 1:09.20 $1,000,000 I
1990 Safely Kept 4 Craig Perret Alan E. Goldberg Jayeff B Stable 1:09.60 $1,000,000 I
1989 Dancing Spree 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. C. R. McGaughey III Ogden Phipps 1:09.00 $1,000,000 I
1988 Gulch 4 Angel Cordero, Jr. D. Wayne Lukas Peter M. Brant 1:10.40 $1,000,000 I
1987 Very Subtle 3 Pat Valenzuela Melvin F. Stute Ben Rochelle 1:08.80 $1,000,000 I
1986 Smile 4 Jacinto Vasquez Scotty Schulhofer Frances A. Genter 1:08.40 $1,000,000 I
1985 Precisionist 4 Chris McCarron Ross Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper 1:08.40 $1,000,000 I
1984 Eillo 4 Craig Perret Budd Lepman Crown Stable 1:10.20 $1,000,000 I

See also


  1. ^ a b c d Breeders Cup Challenge

External links

  • Three Great Moments: Breeders' Cup Sprint at Hello Race Fans!
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