Breeders' Cup By the Numbers
Updated: Sunday, October 31, 2004 8:56 PM
Edited from Breeders' Cup release
Posted: Sunday, October 31, 2004 6:27 PM
Although jockey Jerry Bailey did not add to his record 14 Breeders' Cup World Thoroughbred Championships winners, he had three seconds and two thirds from six mounts for earnings of $1,436,800. That total increased his career Breeders' Cup earnings to $19,069,340, moving him to second all-time ahead of Chris McCarron ($17,669,600).Pat Day
, the all-time leading Breeders' Cup rider in terms of earnings, added $120,000 to his ledger when Azeri finished fifth in the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. IT). His career total in Breeders' Cup races is $23,033,360.Todd Pletcher
became the sixth trainer to win multiple Breeders' Cup races on a card with the victories by Ashado in the Distaff – Presented by Nextel (gr. I) and Speightstown in the Sprint. The feat has been accomplished 12 times. Prior to Saturday, Pletcher was 0-for-12 in the Breeders' Cup.D. Wayne Lukas
, who won three races in 1988 at Churchill Downs and two races on five other occasions, added to his record earnings total as his three runners bankrolled $425,500 on Saturday. Lukas' career Breeders' Cup earnings are $19,033,900.Bobby Frankel
, who saddled Classic winner Ghostzapper, moved past fellow Hall of Famer Bill Mott into second behind Lukas on the all-time earnings list. His Saturday runners bankrolled $2,111,800 to boost Frankel's overall ledger to $9,679,820.Ghostzapper
became the first Classic winner to be sired by a Classic winner. Awesome Again
won the 1998 renewal at Churchill Downs, and, like his son, used the Classic to cap off an undefeated season. Ghostzapper ran the fastest Classic ever, a 1:59.02 clocking that eclipsed the 1:59.16 mark established by Skip Away in 1997 at Hollywood Park. The clocking also broke the Lone Star Park mark by more than five seconds.
Four first-time Breeders' Cup trainers posted victories Saturday, three with their only starter: Edward Dunlop
saddled Ouija Board to win the VO5 Filly & Mare Turf (gr. IT), Donald Chatlos
saddled Singletary to victory in the Mile (gr. IT), and Jeremy Noseda
trained Wilko to his upset victory in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I).H. Graham Motion
saddled three starters in his initial Breeders' Cup foray. His Dance Away Capote was fifth in the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and Film Maker was second to Ouija Board in the Filly & Mare Turf before he struck gold with Better Talk Now in the John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT).
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