THOROUGHBRED CLASSICS: THE BREEDERS' CUP SPRINT
The stories associated with these sprinters is some of the most fascinating in the sport and this interesting feature looks back at a few: EILLO, the first Sprint winner in 1984; jockey, COREY NAKATANI, who rose to the top through hard work and sheer determination to become a Breeders' Cup Sprint legend - he is the only jockey to win three consecutive Breeders' Cup Sprint - 1996 with LIT DE JUSTICE, 1997 with ELMHURST and RERAISE in 1998.
Although the race track has been described as a male dominated society, women have made significant contributions and fillies and mares have done remarkably well in the Breeders' Cup Sprint by winning two races: VERY SUBTLE in 1987 and SAFELY KEPT in 1990. Even some fillies who never won distinguished themselves by having victory narrowly snatched in deep stretch: PINE TREE LANE in 1986, MEAFARA in 1992 and 1993, CARDMANIA and SOVIET PROBLEM in 1994 and HONEST LADY in 2000. But the lady to whom the Breeders' Cup Sprint has meant the most to has won the race twice in a row: JANINE SAHADI, who trained LIT DE JUSTICE in 1996 and ELMHURST in 1997.
The Sprint has seen its share of memorable triumphs: the outstanding FRED HOOPER-owned stakes horse, PRECISIONIST, who had been used to running in longer distance races in 1985; SHEIKH ALBADOU in 1991 and THIRTY SLEWS in 1992, which gave BOB BAFFERT his first glimpse of the national spotlight.
Defeat has also claimed two of the best sprinters in the history of the race...Champion Sprinter, HOUSEBUSTER, in 1991; and GROOVY in 1986 and 1987.
So you see, the Sprint has given us a little of everything. An interesting look back at some of the most memorable moments in the Breeders' Cup Sprint can be yours!
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