Breeders’ Cup TwinSpires Sprint

  • 2020 Location: Keeneland Race Track
  • Inaugural Race: 1984
  • Distance: 6 Furlongs
  • Track Type: Left-handed, Dirt
  • Age Qualifications: Three-year-olds and up
  • 2020 Purse: $2 million
  • 2020 Race Date: Saturday, November 7th

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2019 Breeders’ Cup Sprint - Results

Below are the results of the 2019 Breeders' Cup Sprint:

POSTHORSEJOCKEYTRAINERWINPLACESHOW
4
Mitole
Ricardo Santana, Jr.
Steven M. Asmussen
$5.60
$3.20
$2.60
6
Shancelot
Jose L. Ortiz
Jorge Navarro
$3.20
$2.80
7
Whitmore
Flavien Prat
Ron Moquett
$5.00
5
Engage
John R. Velazquez
Steven M. Asmussen
3
Firenze Fire
Irad Ortiz, Jr.
Jason Servis
2
Hog Creek Hustle
Mike E. Smith
Vickie L. Foley
1
Catalina Cruiser
Joel Rosario
John W. Sadler
10
Matera Sky
Yutaka Take
Hideyuki Mori
Exotic Payouts:
  • Exacta (4-6) Paid: $8
  • Trifecta (4-6-7) Paid: $30
  • Superfecta (4-6-7-5) Paid: $40

Breeders' Cup Sprint History

The Breeders’ Cup Sprint (formerly TwinSpires Breeders' Cup Sprint) was one of the seven inaugural Breeders’ Cup races in 1984, and has been run at every Breeders’ Cup since. It has provided numerous exciting moments in its 33-year history.

Each year the race has gone a long way to deciding Eclipse Award for Champion Male Sprinter; 20 of the 33 Breeders’ Cup Sprint winners have gone on to win the Eclipse Award.

More than any other Breeders’ Cup race, the Sprint features many horses that contest it for several years. One of the most notable was Kona Gold, who contested the race five times. After finishing third in 1998 and second in 1999, it was finally his year in 2000 as he defeated Honest Lady and Bet on Sunshine in a record time. He finished out of the money the following two years.

Perhaps the most memorable edition was in 1990, when the US champion sprinting filly Safely Kept and the British star Dayjur fought all the way up the Belmont Park stretch. Dayjur looked set to win but jumped a shadow on the track near the finish, allowing Safely Kept to take the race. The British made up for the defeat the following year when Sheikh Albadou won, the only European victory to date.

The only dual winners of the race are Midnight Lute, who closed from well off to win the race in 2007 and 2008, and Roy H, who claimed victories in 2017 and 2018. Another exciting closer to win was Lit de Justice in 1996.


Breeders’ Cup Sprint - Race Records

Reference the boxes below to view the historical records for the Breeders' Cup Sprint:

Speed record

1:07.08
Midnight Lute (2008)

Most Wins by a Thoroughbred

2
Midnight Lute (2007 & 2008) & Roy H (2017 & 2018)

Most Wins by a Jockey

4
Corey Nakatani (1996, 1997, 1998, 2006)

Most Wins by a Trainer

5
Bob Baffert (1992, 2007, 2008, 2013, 2016)

Most Wins by an Owner

3
Pegram/Watson & Weitman (2007, 2008, 2013)

Historical Results for Breeders’ Cup Sprint

In the table below, view a historical record of the winning trainers, thoroughbreds, jockeys, and times for every Breeders’ Cup Sprint race.
YEARHORSEAGEJOCKEYTRAINEROWNERWINNING TIME
2019
Sample Data
Sample Data
Mitole
Steve Asmussen
William L. & Corinne Heiligbrodt
1:09.00
2018
Roy H
4
Paco Lopez
Ricardo Santana Jr.
Rockingham Ranch & D. A. Bernsen
1:08.24
2017
Roy H
5
Kent Desormeaux
Peter Miller
Rockingham Ranch & D. A. Bernsen
01:08.61
2016
Drefong
3
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
Baoma Corporation
01:08.8
2015
Runhappy
3
Edgar Prado
Maria Borell
James McIngvale
01:08.6
2014
Work All Week
5
Florent Geroux
Roger Brueggemann
Midwest Thoroughbreds Inc
01:08.3
2013
Secret Circle
4
Martin Garcia
Bob Baffert
K. Watson, M. Pegram & P. Weitman
01:08.7
2012
Trinniberg
3
Willie Martinez
Shivananda Parbhoo
Sherry Parbhoo
01:08.0
2011
Amazombie
5
Mike E. Smith
Bill Spawr
Spawr & Sanford
01:09.2
2010
Big Drama
4
Eibar Coa
David Fawkes
Harold Queen
01:09.0

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