Breeders' Cup Marathon

Race 1 at Oak Tree At Santa Anita on October 25, 2008

  • Grade
  • One And One Half Miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $500,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:28.24
  Muhannak (IRE) $26.80 $10.80 $6.20
  Church Service $9.60 $6.80
  Big Booster $6.80
$2 Exacta (5-1) $266.20
$2 Trifecta (5-1-7) $1,974.20
$2 Superfecta (5-1-7-3) $7,910
Order of Finish

Muhannak (IRE)

Chester House  – Opera (GB)


  • J:Patrick J. Smullen
  • T:Ralph Beckett
  • B:Mount Coote Stud
  • O:Richard Pegum
  • Margin:head
  • Sire: Chester House , Dark Bay or Brown, 1995. Lifetime: 87 yearlings sold, median $27,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Forzando (GB) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1981.
  • Sale History: 2005 GOFORB, $114,133.

Church Service

Pulpit  – To Be Approved


  • J:Edgar S. Prado
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Joseph Allen
  • O:Robert Tjosvold & Dan Capen
  • Margin:¾
  • Sire: Pulpit , Bay, 1994. Lifetime: 395 yearlings sold, median $150,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: With Approval , Gray or Roan, 1986.
  • Sale History: 2004 KEESEP, $32,000.

Big Booster

Accelerator  – Waterside


  • J:Rafael Bejarano
  • T:Mike R. Mitchell
  • B:Thomas/Lakin/Kintz
  • O:Scott Anastasi, Wayne Anastasi & Jimmy Ukegawa
  • Margin:
  • Sire: Accelerator , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 49 yearlings sold, median $5,500.
  • Broodmare Sire: Topsider , Bay, 1974.
  • Sale History: 2001 KEENOV, $14,000; 2003 FTFFEB, $210,000; 2002 KEESEP, $52,000.

Delightful Kiss

Kissin Kris  – Deputy's Delight


  • J:Calvin H. Borel
  • T:Pete D. Anderson
  • B:Hobeau Farm Ltd.
  • O:Hobeau Farm

Sixties Icon (GB)

Galileo (IRE)  – Love Divine (GB)


  • J:Lanfranco Dettori
  • T:Jeremy Noseda
  • B:Lordship Stud
  • O:Mrs. Susan Roy & Norman Court Stud

Cedar Mountain (IRE)

Galileo (IRE)  – Ventura (IRE)


  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Neil D. Drysdale
  • B:George Strawbridge
  • O:Augustin Stable


Afternoon Deelites  – Julie's Angel


  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:John W. Sadler
  • B:Madeleine A. Paulson & Ernest Moody
  • O:Gary & Cecil Barber


Running Stag  – Coral Necklace


  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:Jerry M. Fanning
  • B:Adena Springs
  • O:Lathrop G. Hoffman
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