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Lone Star Park hosted the Breeders' Cup for the first time this year.

Breeders' Cup
World Thoroughbred Championships Results

Date: 10/30/04

Juvenile   Juv.Fillies   Mile   Sprint   Distaff   F&M Turf   Turf   Classic   Workouts   Misc. Photos

The 21th anniversary of the Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships was held at first time host track Lone Star Park in Grand Prairie, Texas. The weather was hot and sunny with the temperature peaking at 83 degrees around 4pm, but the track was sticky and heavy and the turf yeilding from overnight rain. The main track gradually dried out by the Juvenile, but for the early part of the card it was so sticky it could suck the shoes off your feet if you walked on it.

In the Distaff, 2-1 favorite Ashado did not disappoint her backers, saving ground in good position in fifth early on and then splitting rivals at the top of the stretch to draw away by 1 1/4 lengths over Storm Flag Flying in 1:48.26. Winning trainer Todd Pletcher, finally winning his first Breeders' Cup race, said "I was going to be happy whenever I won a Breeders' Cup race, but it's particularly gratifying since I have a lot of family here (in Texas), always extra fun when you get to share it with people."

The Distaff presented by Nextel

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 1   Ashado             Velazquez         6.00   3.60  2.80
 7   Storm Flag Flying  Bailey                   7.00  4.00
11   Stellar Jayne      Albarado                       4.80

Ashado out front in the Distaff.
Winning Time: 1:48.26 $2 Exacta 1-7 254.00 $2 Trifecta 1-7-11 1,424.60 $2 Superfecta 1-7-11-3 7,150.20
Results chart Race 2

The Juvenile Fillies saw another favorite take the top prize, as 2-1 choice Sweet Catomine rallied from seventh after some early traffic trouble to draw away by 3 3/4 lengths over Balletto in 1:41.65. Winning owner Martin Wygod said "She is a very harsh filly, very long-strided. Whenever they have to be pulled up and be checked like that you never know if they are going to fire again. She showed what kind of class she had today and what kind of shape she is in, with all due respect to (trainer) Julio (Canani)."

The Juvenile Fillies

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
10   Sweet Catomine     Nakatani          6.60   4.00  3.00
 1   Balletto           Bailey                   4.80  3.40
 4   Runway Model       Bejarano                       5.00

Sweet Catomine romps by 3 3/4 lengths in the Juvenile Fillies.
Winning Time: 1:41.65 $2 Exacta 10-1 29.00 $2 Trifecta 10-1-4 174.20 $2 Superfecta 10-1-4-7 1,561.20
Results chart Race 3

Longshot players finally got their wish in the Mile, when 16-1 shot Singletary surged ahead in mid-stretch after a stalking trip and held off the 31-1 Antonius Pius in the last strides for the half length victory, in a time of 1:39.90. Winning owner Bill Koch said, "We just got into (horse ownership) and my people are very realistic. We never set out to win a million dollars. You look around the room and see smiles and cheers and that's what we are about. That's how people need to get back into the game."

The NetJets Mile

Purse: $1,500,000     Distance: 1 mile turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
10   Singletary         Flores           35.00  15.60  9.80
 7   Antonius Pius      Spencer                 37.60 13.60
11   Six Perfections    Bailey                         5.00

Singletary holds off Antonius Pius at the finish of the Mile.
Winning Time: 1:36.90 $2 Exacta 10-7 1,495.60 $2 Trifecta 10-7-11 12,435.20 $2 Superfecta 10-7-11-4 107,388.00
Results chart Race 4

In the Sprint, 3.70-1 second choice Speightstown stalked the pace of longshot Abbondanza, found an opening to the inside, then edged clear in the last furlong to win by 1 1/4 over Kela in 1:08.11. Winning owner Eugene Melnyk said, "This is what everybody dreams of as an owner, to win a championship like this, especially with a well-bred horse like Speightstown. I knew from day one he had tremendous raw talent."

The Sprint

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 6 furlongs

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 2   Speightstown       Velazquez         9.40   5.20  4.00
 5   Kela               Bailey                   5.00  4.00
12   My Cousin Matt     Dominguez                     15.00

Speightstown powering across the finish line in the Sprint.
Winning Time: 1:08.11 $2 Exacta 2-5 41.60 $2 Trifecta 2-5-12 2,684.20 $2 Superfecta 2-5-12-1 42,365.20
Results chart Race 5

The European contingent's best hope didn't disappoint in the VO5 Filly and Mare Turf as 0.90-1 favorite Ouija Board rallied three wide after rating in sixth early on, to draw clear by 1 1/2 lengths in 2:18.25 for the 1 3/8 miles. Winning jockey Kieren Fallon said, "I knew she was the best filly and she proved herself. I was in the box seat, with not too much ground to make up." Trainer Ed Dunlop said she will continue to race as a 4-year-old next year.

The Filly and Mare Turf

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 1/4 miles turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Ouija Board        Fallon           3.80    3.00  2.80
 3   Film Maker         Velazquez                9.00  6.60
12   Wonder Again       Prado                          6.60

Ouija Board powers by Film Maker to win the Filly and Mare Turf.
Winning Time: 2:18.25 $1 Exacta 5-3 43.40 $1 Trifecta 5-3-12 364.00 $1 Superfecta 5-3-12-4 3,257.40
Results chart Race 6

In the Juvenile, Wilko followed in the footsteps of Arazi and Johannesburg as the European import pulled off a 28-1 upset, when jockey Frankie Dettori unleashed a powerful rally from fourth to first in the final furlong, winning by 3/4 length in 1:42.09. Favorite Roman Ruler was fifth. Dettori said, "I can't believe it. I expected to be really outpaced but I can't believe he jumped right out to second." Trainer Jeremy Noseda announced Wilko will remain in America to be trained by Craig Dollase.

The Bessemer Trust Juvenile

Purse: $1,500,000     Distance: 1 1/16 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 8   Wilko              Dettori          58.60  18.20  6.80
 3   Afleet Alex        Rose                     5.00  3.60
 1   Sun King           Prado                          5.60

Frankie Dettori shouts for joy as he wins the Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Wilko.
Winning Time: 1:42.09 $2 Exacta 8-3 254.00 $2 Trifecta 8-3-1 1,424.60 $2 Superfecta 8-3-1-4 7,150.20
Results chart Race 7

The Turf saw the longest shot on the board, 28-1 Better Talk Now, pull off a huge upset, rallying from seventh early to defeat the heavily favored Kitten's Joy by 1 3/4 lengths in 2:29.70. Winning trainer H. Graham Motion said, "Any won is an emotional thing but this seems to be even more so. It makes it even more special when you have a longshot get a win."

The John Deere Turf

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 1/2 miles turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Better Talk Now    Dominguez        57.80  12.40  5.20
 4   Kitten's Joy       Velazquez                2.80  2.20
 1   Powerscourt        Spencer                        3.00

Better Talk Now rallies to win by 1 3/4 in the Breeders' Cup Turf.
Winning Time: 2:29.15 $2 Exacta 5-4 134.80 $2 Trifecta 5-4-1 492.00 $2 Superfecta 5-4-1-6 1,483.40
Results chart Race 8

In the Classic, 5-2 favorite Ghostzapper showed his class, going to the lead right away and simply stretching his lead over the last three furlongs, finishing 3 lengths clear in a track record 1:59.02. Winning trainer Bobby Frankel said, "He ran the way I thought he would. I told (jockey Javier Castellano) to ride this horse like he was on the best horse and he did. And he was."

The Classic Powered by Dodge

Purse: $4,000,000     Distance: 1 1/4 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 1   Ghostzapper        Castellano       7.00    4.00  3.60
 6   Roses in May       Velazquez                8.20  5.20
12   Pleasantly Perfect Bailey                         3.00

Ghostzapper blows them away by 3 lengths and trashes the track record by over 4 seconds.
Winning Time: 1:59.02 $2 Exacta 1-6 70.00 $2 Trifecta 1-6-12 831.00 $2 Superfecta 1-6-12-4 4,931.40 $2 Pick Six 10-2-5-8-5-1 (5 of 6) 56,149.60
Results chart Race 9

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