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Jockey Joel Rosario celebrates aboard Accelerate after winning the Classic

Breeders' Cup
World Championships Results

Date: 11/03/2018

Saturday Results Summary:   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf Sprint -  Juvenile Fillies Turf -  Juvenile Fillies -  Juvenile Turf -  Juvenile  
Entries   -   Saturday Works   -   Sunday Works   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

The 2018 Breeders' Cup World Championships ended on Saturday with nine races, all with year-end championship implications. 70,423 fans were in attendance at Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky on a mostly sunny afternoon with temperatures reaching 60. The main track was rated fast while the Matt Winn Turf Course was upgraded to "good" after being called "yielding" on Friday.

Full results with several photos will be available for each race at the link below the pay-off chart as they are finished.

Friday's results and photos are available here.



Accelerate wins the Classic

The $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) features the best older horses going 1 1/4 miles on the main track. Pacific Classic (G1) and Awesome Again (G1) winner Accelerate was sent off as the 5-2 favorite in the full field of 14 over 4-1 McKinzie and 5-1 Catholic Boy. 13-1 Mendelssohn set the pace of 22.68, 46.46, 1:10.61, and 1:35.90 while pressed by McKinzie and stalked by 13-2 West Coast. Accelerate, 5th early under Joel Rosario, came out 4 wide to take over the lead at the 3/16 pole, and held off late-running 30-1 Gunnevera by a length in 2:02.93. It was another 3/4 length back to 14-1 Thunder Snow third.

Winning trainer John Sadler, celebrating his first Breeders' Cup win, said, "It's obviously a point of contention for me, but we got the big one. He ran a great race and Joel (Rosario) rode him perfectly. We were really thrilled. He did such a good job, kept him clear. We thought that post might be a bonus on the outside. He never got in trouble and never had anything in front of him. He just stayed a little wide and won the race."

The Breeders' Cup Classic

Purse: $6,000,000     Distance: 1 1/4 miles

Pgm  Horse               Jockey            Win   Place  Show
14   Accelerate          Rosario          7.40    6.00  4.40
 4   Gunnevera           Ortiz Jr.               21.80 11.80
 1   Thunder Snow        Soumillon                      8.00

Winning Time:  2:02.93

$1 Exacta 14-4                           130.80
$1 Trifecta 14-4-1                     1,613.10
$1 Superfecta 14-4-1-10               16,179.10
$1 Super High Five 14-4-1-10-9       343,497.90
$2 Pick Six 6-9-7-11-2-14              3,706.60
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Enable wins the Turf

The $4 million Longines Breeders' Cup Turf (G1) features older horses going 1 1/2 miles on the turf. Two-time Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (G1) winner Enable was sent off as the 4-5 favorite in the field of 13 over 5-1 Waldgeist and 15-2 Channel Maker. 13-1 Glorious Empire set the pace of 24.65, 49.11, 1:14.22, and 1:40.55 while pressed by Channel Maker and stalked by 42-1 Hi Happy. 10-1 Magical was sent to lead by jockey Ryan Moore on the far turn through 10f in 2:07.55, but Enable, wide throughout, came out to the center of the course to take over the lead at the 1/8 pole. Enable pulled away late to win by 3/4 length in 2:32.65. It was a long 9 lengths back to late-running 37-1 Sadler's Joy third.

Winning jockey Frankie Dettori said, "I was a bit further back than I wanted to be. But from the bend to the back straight, I was four-wide. I felt that the ground was much worse on the inside. I didn't have the novelty to be wide with the draw. I was drawn two, and she didn't break that well. We were going pretty fast for 1 1/2 miles on soft ground. Then I knew that pace couldn't keep up. So then I was just waiting for her to give me the message she was ready to go."

The Longines Breeders' Cup Turf

Purse: $4,000,000     Distance: 1 1/2 miles turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 2   Enable             Dettori           3.60   3.00  2.60
 5   Magical            Moore                    6.80  4.80
11   Sadler's Joy       Castellano                     8.80

Winning Time:  2:32.65

$1 Exacta 2-5                         13.40
$1 Trifecta 2-5-11                   252.10
$1 Superfecta 2-5-11-6             4,116.80
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Monomoy Girl wins the Distaff

Returning to its original home on Saturday's card, the $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) featured a field of 11 older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles on the main track. Coaching Club American Oaks (G1) winner and Cotillion (G1) runne-up (by DQ) Monomoy Girl was the 9-5 favorite over 9-4 Abel Tasman and 6-1 Midnight Bisou. 19-1 Wonder Gadot set the pace of 23.39, 47.57, and 1:12.11 while pressed by Monomoy Girl and stalked by Abel Tasman. Turning for home Wonder Gadot tired allowing Monomoy Girl to lead through 1 mile in 1:36.67. Kept to task by jockey Florent Geroux, Monomoy Girl held off late-running 13-2 fourth choice Wow Cat by a length in 1:49.79. It was another 1/2 length back to Midnight Bisou third.

Winning trainer Brad Cox, celebrating his first Breeders' Cup winner said, "She ran the way she was training. She was training like a monster and she ran like a monster. She is a special filly, one of a kind, an unbelievable filly." Jockey Florent Geroux added, "She was super-sharp. I was able to lay second off Wonder Gadot. I went to the lead past the three-furlong mark and from there she just kept on going all the way to the wire. This is a filly with great tactical speed and she loves to win."

The Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff

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

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
11   Monomoy Girl       Geroux            5.60   3.40  3.00
 9   Wow Cat            Ortiz                    5.40  4.00
 7   Midnight Bisou     Velazquez                      4.40

Winning Time:  1:49.79
  
$1 Exacta 11-9                        18.80
$1 Trifecta 11-9-7                    90.10
$1 Superfecta 11-9-7-10              372.20
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Expert Eye wins the Mile

The $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (G1) features older horses going 1 mile on the turf. Poker (G3) and Woodbine Mile (G1) winner Oscar Performance was sent off as the 11-4 favorite over 11-2 Expert Eye and 13-2 Analyze It. Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. sent Analyze It to lead through fractions of 24.68, 49.85, and 1:15.00 while pressed by 20-1 Lightning Spear and stalked by 13-1 Happily. Analyze It led to midstretch through 7f in 1:26.93 but Expert Eye, 11th early under Frankie Dettori, rallied 5 wide to outfinish 15-2 Catapult by 1/2 a length in 1:39.80. It was a neck back to Analyze It third. Favorite Oscar Performance broke slowly and never recovered, finishing last.

Winning jockey Frankie Dettori said, "I went 4-wide all the way, which seems to be the place to be. As we go into the straight, I asked him to pick up, and the response wasn't there for about 100 metres, I felt we were going to be a good fifth, and then he just managed to find his rhythm, and I could see the leaders stopping, and asked him for a next step, and in the last 100 yards he really got down and sprinted home. I went from despair to joy in the space of 100 yards."

The Breeders' Cup Mile

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 mile turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 7   Expert Eye         Dettori          13.80   7.00  4.60
10   Catapult           Van Dyke                 7.20  4.60
12   Analyze It         Ortiz Jr.                      4.60
 
Winning Time:  1:39.80

$1 Exacta 7-10                        67.20
$1 Trifecta 7-10-12                  450.50
$1 Superfecta 7-10-12-15          14,643.00
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Roy H wins the Sprint over Imperial Hint

The $2 million TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) is for top older sprinters going 6 furlongs. A.G. Vanderbilt (G1) and Vosburgh (G1) winner Imperial Hint was sent off as the 8-5 favorite over defending champion 11-4 Roy H and 9-2 Promises Fulfilled. Promises Fulfilled was quickest away through an opening quarter of 21.35 before jockey Paco Lopez sent Roy H to lead on the far turn through a half in 44.21. Roy H opened up a 3 length lead through 5f in 55.81 and cruised to a 3 1/4 length win over late-running 7-1 Whitmore in 1:08.24. It was another 1 3/4 lengths back to favorite Imperial Hint third.

Winning trainer Peter Miller said, "Words don't express how special this is – to win the same race with the same horse back to back. It's just fantastic." Jockey Paco Lopez added, "I loved my position early. I let him go a little early and he started a big move. I knew they were going fast up front. I just had a really good ride from him."

The TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 6 furlongs

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 9   Roy H              Lopez            7.40    4.00  2.60
 1   Whitmore           Santana                  5.80  3.60
 5   Imperial Hint      Catellano                      2.60

Winning Time:  1:08.24

$1 Exacta 9-1                             20.70
$1 Trifecta 9-1-5                         62.60
$1 Superfecta 9-1-5-2                    180.50
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Sistercharlie wins the Filly and Mare Turf

The $2 million Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf (G1) features older fillies and mares going 1 3/8 miles on the turf. Nassau (G1) and Prix de l'Opera (G1) winner Wild Illusion was sent off as the 11-4 favorite in the field of 14 over 3-1 Sistercharlie and 9-2 Fourstarcrook. 11-1 A Raving Beauty set a slow pace of 26.20, 51.81, 1:18.56, and 1:43.98 while pressed by 11-2 Magic Wand and stalked by 37-1 Princess Yaiza. A Raving Beauty led to midstretch through 10f in 2:08.57 but Sistercharlie, 7th early under John Velazquez, rallied 3 wide and outfinished Wild Illusion to win by a neck in 2:20.96. It was another 3/4 length back to A Raving Beauty third.

Winning jockey John Velazquez said, "We broke well and got a good position. They kind of bunched up in there to get to the first turn and then everyone started to crowd up because the pace wasn't very fast. I liked where I was. She relaxed well where I was and was moving well past the wire the first time. From there I just bided my time with her. I followed (Wild Illusion) and she won."

The Maker's Mark Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 3/8 miles turf

Pgm  Horse               Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 6   Sistercharlie       Velazquez        8.60    4.20  3.40
 3   Wild Illusion       Buick                    4.80  3.40
 9   A Raving Beauty     Castellano                     6.40

Winning Time:  2:20.96

$1 Exacta 6-3                18.60
$1 Trifecta 6-3-9           150.80
$1 Superfecta 6-3-9-10      726.10
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City of Light wins the Dirt Mile

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is for older horses going 1 mile around 1 turn out of the long chute. San Diego Handicap (G2) and Pat O'Brien Stakes (G2) winner Catalina Cruiser was the 9-10 favorite in the field of 9 over 5-2 City of Light and 11-2 Firenze Fire. Jockey Javier Castellano sent City of Light to lead exiting the chute through fractions of 22.64, 45.16, and 1:09.03 while pressed by Firenze Fire and stalked by Catalina Cruiser. Into the lane City of Light opened up by 3 lengths through 7f in 1:20.97, and cruised to win by 2 3/4 lengths over 10-1 Seeking the Soul in 1:33.83. It was 2 1/2 lengths back to 14-1 Bravazo third, while Catalina Cruiser faded to finish 6th.

Winning trainer Mike McCarthy said, "I can't tell you how long I have been waiting for this. I always thought it this would be a mismatch. I have been looking forward to this for quite a long time. I thought he would love this racetrack. Backing up to one turn where his best races were, I thought he would run away and hide and he did just that."

The Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

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

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
  1   City of Light      Castellano        7.20   4.20  3.20
  6   Seeking the Soul   Hernandez                7.00  4.60
  8   Bravazo            Contreras                      5.80

Winning Time:  1:33.83

$1 Exacta 1-6                         22.20  
$1 Trifecta 1-6-8                    244.30
$1 Superfecta 1-6-8-70               916.60
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Stormy Liberal wins the Turf Sprint

The $1 million Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (G1) features older horses sprinting 5 1/2 furlongs around one turn. Quick Call and Allied Forces Stakes winner World of Trouble was sent off as the 2-1 favorite in the field of 14 over 9-2 Disco Partner and 7-1 defending champion Stormy Liberal. World of Trouble was quickest away through fractions of 22.50 and 45.83 while pressed by 33-1 Richard's Boy and stalked by Stormy Liberal. World of Trouble led to midstretch through 5f in 57.71 but Stormy Liberal was sent 4 wide for room by Drayden Van Dyke, rallying to win by a neck in 1:04.05. It was a long 7 1/4 lengths back to Disco Partner third.

Winning jockey Drayden Van Dyke said, "He broke really sharp. I knew there were a few who were going to be a little bit faster than me. I bided my time and let them get by me, then just tipped him outside. From there on, it was up to him to do the running. Stormy Liberal likes to hang on horses and not pass them, but he got him. It was awesome."

The Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 5 1/2 furlongs turf

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 9   Stormy Liberal      Van Dyke        16.00    6.40  4.00
11   World of Trouble    Ortiz Jr.                3.80  3.00
 5   Disco Partner       Rosario                        3.40

Winning Time:  1:04.05

$1 Exacta 9-11                           32.90
$1 Trifecta 9-11-5                      115.30
$1 Superfecta 9-11-5-1                1,910.30
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Shamrock Rose wins the Filly and Mare Sprint.

Kicking off Championship Saturday, the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) features older fillies and mares sprinting 7 furlongs on the main track. Great Lady M (G2) and Ballerina (G2) winner Marley's Freedom was sent off as the 9-10 favorite in the field of 14 over 11-2 Selcourt and 6-1 Golden Mischief. Selcourt was quickest out of the chute through fractions of 21.89 and 44.99 while pressed by 61-1 Happy Like a Fool and stalked by 14-1 Chalon. Turning for home Selcourt tired badly allowing Chalon to inherit a 1 1/2 length lead through 3/4 in 1:09.78, but 26-1 Shamrock Rose, last early under Irad Ortiz Jr., came through between horses to win by a head in 1:23.13. It was a neck back to 32-1 Anonymity third.

Winning trainer Mark Casse said, "I told Irad I don't know if she's good enough, but she'll give you everything she has. And, she's good. It goes back to (the late Hall of Fame trainer) Allen Jerkens who always said, ‘run them when they're good' so we came back in two weeks." Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr., added "She settled nice for me. When I dropped in and got through horses, she came running."

The Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 7 furlongs

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
14   Shamrock Rose      Ortiz Jr.        53.80  21.40 11.20
 6   Chalon             Castellano              14.60  9.60
12   Anonymity          Prat                          15.60

Winning Time:  1:23.13

$1 Exacta 14-6                       360.00
$1 Trifecta 14-6-12                6,121.00
$1 Superfecta 14-6-12-13          28,058.60
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The first stakes race on Saturday was the $200,000 Cherokee Run for 3-year-olds going 7 furlongs on the main track. Jockey Ricardo Santana Jr. sent 44-1 longest shot Principe Guilherme to lead through fractions of 22.75 and 45.69 while stalked by 18-1 Aveenu Malcainu. Turning for home, 6-5 favorite Audible, 8th early under Javier Castellano, swept 5 wide to lead and drew off late to win by 2 lengths over 20-1 Honorable Treasure in 1:22.46. It was another 1 1/4 lengths back to Principe Guilherme third.

Winning jockey Javier Castellano said, "He did everything like a professional. The 7f may have been a bit short bu he handled everything like a pro. We broke great and got into a great position with the pace up front." Elliott Walden of owner WinStar Farm said that Audible could be on the Pegasus World Cup trail.

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The final race on Saturday's card was the $200,000 Chulukki Stakes (G2) for older fillies and mares going 1 mile on the main track. After 3 scratches just 5 went to post. 20-1 Bixby Lou set the pace of 23.90 and 47.30. On the far turn jockey Manny Franco sent 4-5 favorite Divine Miss Grey to lead through 3/4 in 1:12.07. Kept to task by Franco, Divine Miss Grey opened up by 2 lengths through 7f in 1:22.14, and cruised to a 1 1/4 length win over 5-2 second choice Berned in 1:36.64. It was another 1 1/2 lengths back to 10-1 Pricedtoperfection third.

Winning trainer Danny Gargan said, "I have to credit (Racing Secretary) Ben Huffman and (Stakes Coordinator) Dan Bork for calling me to ship down for this race. It was a great call to come and I hope to return to Kentucky in the spring with a string of horses." Jockey Manny Franco added, "She just tugged the entire way around. I had a ton of horse and she was really impressive today."

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Results and photos for the four Breeders' Cup races on Friday are available here.

Saturday Results Summary:   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
Friday Results Summary: Juvenile Turf Sprint -  Juvenile Fillies Turf -  Juvenile Fillies -  Juvenile Turf -  Juvenile  
Entries   -   Saturday Works   -   Sunday Works   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

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