Breeders’ Cup Results
Santa Anita Park Racecourse has been hosting horse racing events since 1934. And this past weekend, it was once again host to one of the biggest horse racing events of the year. The Breeders’ Cup was supported by thousands of enthusiast fans, on the 24th and 25th of October 2008, and they were days of disappointment for some and elation for others, and the major races of the Breeders’ Cup got underway. With each horse racing event on the race card filled with magnificent contenders, it was difficult to predict any of the outcomes, and some results were more shocking than others.
In the Breeders’ Cup Marathon a strong field of eight horses left the starting gates, with Muhannak finishing in first position, followed by Church Service, Big Booster, Delightful Kiss, Sixties Icon, Cedar Mountain, Zappa and Booyah. David E Hofmans, Desert Code, did not disappoint in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, with Diabolical in second and Storm Treasure in third and the rest of the field finishing in the order of Fleeting Spirit, Heros Reward, Salute the Count, True to Tradition, One Union, Get Funk, California Flag, Mr Nightlinger, Rouse the Cat, Idiot Proof and Only Answer. The Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile also delivered an unexpected outcome, with Albertus Maximus winning the event, and the remaining contenders finishing with Rebellion in second, then Two Step Salsa and followed by My Pal Charlie, Mast Track, Pyro, Lewis Michael, Lord Admiral, Well Armed, Slew’s Tiznow, Slew’s Tizzy and Surf Cat.
In the Breeders’ Cup Mile, Goldikova finished in first, with Kip Deville in second and Whatsthescript in third; Midshipman taking the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile for colts and geldings, with Square Eddie placing second and Street Hero in third. The sixth race of the day was the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, being won by Donativum and Westphalia having to settle for second, with Coroner of a Baron in third. Midnight Lute, ridden by Garrett Gomez took the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, and Conduit, Eagle Mountain and Dancing Forever, outran race favorites such as Red Rocks (10th) and Soldier of Fortune (4th) to gain their respective placings in the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The ninth race of the day was horrific for almost everyone to watch, as Curlin finished fourth in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, with the placed positions going to Raven’s Pass, Henrythenavigator and Tiago.
But there is always next year, when the Breeders’ Cup will once again be the calendar event, and the best in horse racing will once again enter. Even though some of the results were disappointing, it is a part of horse racing. No-one can really say for certain, what might unfold on any given day.