2016 Breeders' Cup Sprint

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The world's fastest Thoroughbreds compete in the Sprint, sometimes achieving speeds nearing 40 M.P.H. in the stretch. This race is contested at three-quarters of a mile for male and female horses, 3-years-old and older.

Breeders' Cup Sprint

Purse:$1,500,000Grade: 1
Distance: 6 FurlongsAge: 3+

Recent Breeders Cup' Sprint Winners

Year Winner Jockey Trainer Time
2015 Runhappy Edgar Prado Maria Borell 1:08.58
2014 Work All Week Florent Geroux Roger Brueggemann 1:08.28
2013 Secret Circle Martin Garcia Bob Baffert 1:08.73
2012 Trinniberg Willie Martinez Shivananda Parbhoo 1:07.98
2011 Amazombie Mike E. Smith Bill Spawr 1:09.17
2010 Big Drama Eibar Coa David Fawkes 1:09.05

What is the 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 horse racing 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.

In seven of the Breeders' Cup Sprint races, the winner was decided by a distance of neck or less than that.

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.

2016 BREEDERS' CUP RACE SCHEDULE

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
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OTB Schedule - Saturday, Dec 03

Race Tracks Time (EST)
Aqueduct 12:19 PM
Australia A 9:10 PM
Australia B 9:20 PM
Australia C 9:25 PM
Batavia Downs 6:15 PM
Birmingham Eve 7:25 PM
Birmingham Mat 2:00 PM
Cal Expo 9:10 PM
Charles Town 7:00 PM
Charlottetown 11:30 AM
Curraheen (IG) 2:40 PM
Daytona Beach Eve 7:25 PM
Daytona Beach Mat 1:04 PM
Dayton Raceway 6:15 PM
Del Mar 3:30 PM
Delta Downs 6:40 PM
Dundalk (IG) 2:50 PM
Evangeline Downs 6:35 PM
Flamboro Downs 6:00 PM
Freehold Raceway 12:30 PM
Galway (IG) 2:52 PM
Golden Gate Fields 3:45 PM
Gulfstream Tropical 12:00 PM
Harolds Cross (IG) 2:55 PM
Hawthorne 1:55 PM
Kenilworth (SAF) 6:26 AM
Laurel Park 12:30 PM
Lifford (IG) 3:02 PM
Limerick (IG) 2:40 PM
Los Alamitos (QH) 9:00 PM
Mahoning Valley 12:15 PM
Mardi Gras Eve 7:30 PM
Mardi Gras Mat 5:00 PM
Meadowlands (H) 7:15 PM
Mobile Greyhound Park 3:00 PM
Mullingar (IG) 2:48 PM
Naples-Ft Myers Eve
Naples-Ft Myers Mat 11:45 AM
Naples-Ft Myers Twi
Newbridge (IG) 3:00 PM
New Zealand 6:40 PM
Northfield Park 6:00 PM
Northlands Park (H) 8:30 PM
Palm Beach Eve 7:00 PM
Palm Beach Mat 1:00 PM
Parx Racing 12:25 PM
Penn National 6:00 PM
Remington Park 8:07 PM
Sanford Eve 7:35 PM
Sanford Mat 1:30 PM
Sarasota Eve 7:30 PM
Sarasota Mat 12:30 PM
Saratoga Harness 6:45 PM
Scarborough Downs 12:05 PM
Shelbourne Park (IG) 2:42 PM
Southland Eve 8:30 PM
Southland Mat 2:00 PM
St Johns Eve 7:45 PM
St Johns Mat 12:35 PM
Tampa Bay Downs 12:26 PM
Thurles (IG) 3:02 PM
Tralee (IG) 2:44 PM
Tri-State Twi 5:00 PM
Turffontein (SAF) 5:41 AM
Turf Paradise 2:40 PM
Turfway Park 6:15 PM
Valley Race Park Eve 7:05 PM
Waterford (IG) 2:50 PM
Wheeling Downs Eve 6:30 PM
Wheeling Downs Mat 12:31 PM
Woodbine (H) 7:30 PM
Woodbine (TB) 1:01 PM
Yonkers Raceway 7:10 PM
Zia Park 2:16 PM

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