Breeders’ Cup 2015
The 32nd Breeders’ Cup Championships is now behind us, and as promised, the weekend delivered the record-breaking action racing fans had hoped for.
The event got off to an exciting start on Friday when Stopchargingmaria captured the $2,000,000 Distaff. However, her victory was not without controversy. She battled it out with Stellar Wind for the win, but as she rounded the final stretch, it seemed as though she had drifted out to interfere with the rest of the field. A steward’s inquiry was called, the tapes were reviewed, and she was ultimately coined the winner.
Saturday saw American Pharoah make history yet again, this time in the much-anticipated $5,000,000 Classic. The last race of his outstanding career saw him lead from start to finish, winning the race by an impressive 6 ½ lengths over Effinex and setting a new winning margin record. Securing nine victories in 11 career starts, the 3-year-old bay colt first made headlines this spring, when he became the first horse in 37 years to sweep the Triple Crown. Add to this his effortless victory in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, and he’ll now go down in history as industry’s first-ever Grand Slam winner. His last performance was, without question, his best one yet and it’s clear he’ll forever be remembered as a champion.
Breeders' Cup Classic 2015 Results
|1||4||American Pharoah||B. Baffert||$2,750,000|
|3||9||Honor Code||C. McGaughey III||$500,000|
|4||2||Keen Ice||D. Romans||$300,000|
|6||8||Hard Aces||J. Sadler||-|
|8||5||Gleneagles (IRE)||A. O'Brien||-|
Breeders' Cup Distaff 2015 Results
|2||9||Stellar Wind||J. Sadler||$360,000|
|4||14||Sheer Drama||D. Fawkes||$120,000|
|6||10||Yahilwa||J. M. Cassidy||-|
|7||13||Warren's Veneda||C. A. Lewis||-|
|8||1||I'm a Chatterbox||J. Jones||-|
|9||5||Calamity Kate||K. Breen||-|
|10||12||Got Lucky||T. Pletcher||-|
|11||7||Wedding Toast||K. McLaughlin||-|
|12||15||Peace and War||H. G. Motion||-|
|13||6||My Sweet Addiction||M. Jones||-|