Memorable Breeders' Cup Moments

Memorable Moments from the 1st 25 years of the Breeders' Cup.

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Many consider Personal Ensign's dramatic finish in the 1988 Breeders' Cup Distaff the most memorable moment in Breeders' Cup History.

Photo: E. Martin Jessee

Princess Rooney, with Eddie Delahoussaye up, outlasts both Life's Magic and Adored to take the 1984 Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Photo: Tony Leonard

Wild Again, Gate Dancer, and Slew o' Gold battle it out in the inaugural Breeders' Cup Classic.

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Cozzene - 1985 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Tony Leonard

Skywalker - 1986 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Photo: Jerry Cooke

Epitome - 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Alysheba - 1988 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

In a photo finish, Prized takes the 1989 Breeders' Cup Turf.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Sunday Silence beats his rival, Easy Goer, to win the 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic.

Photo: Tony Leonard

Arazi streaks around the final turn to win the 1991 Breeders' Cup Juvenile.

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On a gloomy, muddy day at Belmont Park in 1995, Inside Information made the sun shine.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Cigar - 1995 Breeders' Cup Classic at Belmont Park.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Pilsudski and Singspiel finish 1-2 in the Breeders' Cup Turf at Woodbine in 1996.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Da Hoss defeats Hawksley Hill to win the 1998 Breeders' Cup Mile.

Photo: Jerry Cooke

Cat Thief - 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic at Gulfstream Park.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Daylami wins the 1999 Breeders' Cup Turf at Gulfstream Park.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Squirtle Squirt - 2001 Breeders' Cup Sprint.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

Adoration, to the surprise of many, wins the 2003 Breeders' Cup Distaff.

Photo: Barbara D. Livingston

High Chaparral and Johar finish in a classic dead heat in the 2003 Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita.

Photo: Dave Harmon

Richard Mandella celebrates his four-victory day at the 2003 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Pleasantly Perfect caps off an amazing day for trainer Richard Mandella with this Classic win.

Photo: Alexander Barkoff

Curlin with Robby Albarado wins the Breeders Cup Classic

Photo: Jeffrey Snyder

Zenyatta's victory in the 2008 Ladies Classic capped off a perfect year, and overall was her 9th straight win without a defeat.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

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