Breeders’ Cup Sprint
Breeders’ Cup Sprint
The Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade 1) has been a popular racing event since the inauguration of Breeders' Cup in 1984. At present, this horseracing event carries a purse of $1.5 million and has proven a nightmare for handicappers among the Breeders' Cup races. As a champion event, the Breeders' Cup Sprint has become a platform where none can predict which horse is going to perform best on that very day. In fact, in seven of the Breeders' Cup Sprint races, the winner was decided by a distance of neck or less than that. So, from the result itself we can measure the level of competition in this race.
Browsing the history of Breeders' Cup Sprint, we find the 1990 session. The 1989 champion, Safely Kept, fought brilliantly head-to-head battle with English invader Dayjur - favorite of that race; inside the furlong pole, Dayjur suddenly took the command over but only forty yards away from the finishing line, he jumped the shadow of Belmont Park's grandstand and lost his action for a few moment. Those missteps were enough for the favorite, Safety Kept, to regain the lead and hold on for a neck victory.
On October 27, 2007, Midnight Lute, trained by multiple Kentucky Derby winner, Bob Baffert, scored the most important victory of his career when he won the six-furlong Breeders' Cup Sprint at Monmouth Park, ridden by Garrett Gomez. Coming from last to first, he won by 4 3/4 lengths over a sloppy track in a time of 1:09.18. In his next visit to Breeders' Cup Sprint at Santa Anita Park on October 25th, 2008, he finished the six-furlong dash in a final time of 1:07:08 on a fast track making Midnight Lute the first horse to ever repeat in the Breeders' Cup Sprint.
In the 2000, Kona Gold snatched the winning title while the Java Gold gelding placed third in 1998, second in 1999 and finally won the race at six. In fact the favorite takes it all in this race! We all are expecting the same trend of results in this year too. The 2009 winner of the Breeders' Cup Sprint, Dancing in Silks, shared 2009 California Horse of the Year honors with California Flag.
Breeders' Cup Sprint betting - in seven of the Breeders' Cup Sprint races, the winner was decided by a distance of neck or less than that.
Brreders' Cup Sprint Race
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 (3/4 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.
Beginning in 2007, the Breeders' Cup developed "The Breeders' Cup Challenge," a series of races in each division that alloted automatic qualifying bids to winners of defined races. Each of the fourteen divisions has between three and six of these, "Win and You're In," qualifiers. In the Breeders' Cup Sprint Division there are four automatic berths. In 2009, the Win and You're In races are: the Smile Sprint Handicap, a grade two race at Calder Race Course; the Phoenix Stakes, a grade three race at Keeneland; the Pat O'Brien Handicap, a grade one race at Del Mar Racetrack; and the Ancient Title Stakes a grade one race at Santa Anita Park.
Breeders' Cup Sprint betting at Off Track Betting, online racebook.
Breeders Cup World Thoroughbred Championships
|Breeders' Cup Race||Grade||Purse||Date|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf||I||$1,000,000||November 4|
|Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile||I||$1,000,000||November 4|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf||I||$1,000,000||November 4|
|Breeders' Cup Distaff||I||$2,000,000||November 4|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies||I||$2,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf||I||$2,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Sprint||I||$1,500,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint||I||$1,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint||I||$1,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Juvenile||I||$2,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Mile||I||$2,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Turf||I||$4,000,000||November 5|
|Breeders' Cup Classic||I||$6,000,000||November 5|
OTB Schedule - Monday, Sep 26
|Race Tracks||Time (EST)|
|Ajax Downs||12:54 PM|
|Australia A||11:01 PM|
|Australia B||11:10 PM|
|Australia C||11:19 PM|
|Daytona Beach Mat||1:09 PM|
|Dayton Raceway||2:03 PM|
|Delaware Park||1:16 PM|
|Finger Lakes||1:11 PM|
|Grand River||6:40 PM|
|Gulfstream Tropical||4:33 PM|
|Harrington Raceway||5:05 PM|
|Jacksonville Eve||7:49 PM|
|Monticello Raceway||12:56 PM|
|Mountaineer Park||7:01 PM|
|Northfield Park||6:07 PM|
|Palm Beach Mat||1:04 PM|
|Parx Racing||12:57 PM|
|Pocono Downs||4:36 PM|
|Presque Isle||5:28 PM|
|Yonkers Raceway||7:13 PM|
|Zia Park||2:12 PM|