Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)

Race 9 at Oak Tree At Santa Anita on November 7, 2009

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • All Weather Track
  • $5,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 3:45 PM
  • 2:00.62
Payoffs
4   Zenyatta $7.60 $5.60 $3.80
7   Gio Ponti $9.20 $6.60
5   Twice Over (GB) $7.00
$2 Exacta (4-7) $87.40
$2 Trifecta (4-7-5) $1,192.40
$2 Superfecta (4-7-5-3) $6,834.00
Order of Finish
1

Zenyatta

Street Cry (IRE)  – Vertigineux

5YO

$2,700,000
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:John A. Shirreffs
  • B:Maverick Productions, Ltd.
  • O:Mr. & Mrs. Jerome S. Moss
  • Margin:1
  • TrueNicks: A
  • Sire: Street Cry (IRE) , Dark Bay or Brown, 1998. Lifetime: 580 yearlings sold, median $120,016.
  • Broodmare Sire: Kris S. , Dark Bay or Brown, 1977.
  • Sale History: 2005 KEESEP, $60,000.
2

Gio Ponti

Tale of the Cat  – Chipeta Springs

4YO

$900,000
  • J:Ramon A. Dominguez
  • T:Christophe Clement
  • B:Kilboy Estate, Inc.
  • O:Castleton Lyons
  • Margin:
  • TrueNicks: A+
  • Sire: Tale of the Cat , Dark Bay or Brown, 1994. Lifetime: 1262 yearlings sold, median $64,413.
  • Broodmare Sire: Alydar , Chestnut, 1975.
  • Sale History: 2007 FTF2YO, $45,000; 2006 KEESEP, $95,000.
3

Twice Over (GB)

Observatory  – Double Crossed (GB)

4YO

$495,000
  • J:Thomas P. Queally
  • T:Henry Cecil
  • B:JUDDMONTE FARMS LTD
  • O:Juddmonte Farms
  • Margin:¾
  • TrueNicks: B+
  • Sire: Observatory , Chestnut, 1997. Lifetime: 119 yearlings sold, median $23,087.
  • Broodmare Sire: Caerleon , Bay, 1980.
4

Summer Bird

Birdstone  – Hong Kong Squall

3YO

$300,000
  • J:Kent J. Desormeaux
  • T:Tim A. Ice
  • B:Dr. K. K. Jayaraman & Dr. V. Devi Jayaraman
  • O:Dr. K.K. & Dr. Vilasini D. Jayaraman
5

Colonel John

Tiznow  – Sweet Damsel

4YO

$150,000
  • J:Garrett K. Gomez
  • T:Eoin G. Harty
  • B:WinStar Farm, LLC
  • O:WinStar Farms, LLC
6

Richard's Kid

Lemon Drop Kid  – Tough Broad

4YO

  • J:Alex O. Solis
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Fitzhugh, LLC
  • O:Arnold Zetcher, LLC
7

6YO

  • J:David Romero Flores
  • T:Craig Dollase
  • B:Runnymede Farm Inc., Catesby Clay & Peter Callahan
  • O:West Point Thoroughbreds
8

Regal Ransom

Distorted Humor  – Kelli's Ransom

3YO

  • J:Richard Migliore
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:Diamond A Racing Corp.
  • O:Godolphin Racing, LLC
9

Mine That Bird

Birdstone  – Mining My Own

3YO

  • J:Calvin H. Borel
  • T:Bennie L. Woolley, Jr.
  • B:Lamantia, Blackburn & Needham/Betz Thoroughbreds
  • O:Double Eagle Ranch & Buena Suerte Equine
10

Rip Van Winkle (IRE)

Galileo (IRE)  – Looking Back (IRE)

3YO

  • J:John Patrick Murtagh
  • T:Aidan P. O'Brien
  • B:ROBERTO BROGI
  • O:Mrs. John Magnier, Michael Tabor & Derrick Smith
11

Einstein (BRZ)

Spend a Buck  – Gay Charm (BRZ)

7YO

  • J:Julien R. Leparoux
  • T:Helen Pitts
  • B:Fazenda Mondesir
  • O:Stronach Stables
12

Girolamo

A.P. Indy  – Get Lucky

3YO

  • J:Alan Garcia
  • T:Saeed bin Suroor
  • B:B. P. Walden, P. Steinberg & Winstar Farm
  • O:Godolphin Racing, LLC
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Tony Cummins (left) and friend John O’Herlihy at Keeneland where Cummins sold a Quality Road colt for $95,000 Sept. 20

    First-Time Pinhooker Hits Book 5 Paydirt

    Tony Cummins of Boston bought his first horse, a Quality Road weanling, last year for $5,000. He sold the colt Sept. 20 for $95,000 during Book 5 of the Keeneland September yearling sale.

  • Wise Gal becomes her sire's first black-type winner in the Selima Stakes at Laurel Park

    Wise Gal First Black-Type Winner for Einstein

    Wise Gal, bred and owned by Eric Wirth and trained by Dove Houghton, drove away from her opponents impressively to win the $100,000 Selima Stakes Sept. 16 at Laurel Park. She is the first black-type winner for her sire, Einstein.

  • Secretariat

    It Takes Only One

    The hypothesis here is that there has never been a horse bred in North America that has achieved greater influence as a broodmare sire of line-founding stallions than the son of Bold Ruler (Nasrullah—Miss Disco, by Discovery).

  • Trainer Robertino Diodoro, who trains the recently claimed Chief No It All

    Shipper Draws Intrigue to Canadian Derby

    Trooper John, the winner of five straight, is the morning-line favorite for Northlands Park's Aug. 19 Canadian Derby (G3), but will be challenged by Chief Know It All, a recent $100,000 claim at Churchill Downs.

  • Gun Runner takes the Whitney with style

    Gun Runner Cruises in Whitney

    Cruising for home on his lonesome under a confident ride from Florent Geroux, the 3-5 Steve Asmussen-trained favorite continued to draw away en route to a 5 1/4-length win over Keen Ice.

  • David Flores and Zenyatta enter the winner's circle after the 2008 El Encino Stakes at Santa Anita Park

    Jockey Flores Plans to Retire From Riding

    Jockey David Flores, who secured three Breeders’ Cup wins in the early 2000s and delivered top-notch rides throughout his career, plans to retire from racing after this weekend at Del Mar.

  • Mama's Kid draws off to a 17-1 upset at Del Mar

    Richard's Kid Gets First Winner at Del Mar

    Hard-knocking Richard's Kid, winner of three grade 1 races, is now a winning sire after Mama's Kid rushed to the lead and never looked back in a 2-year-old maiden special weight sprint at Del Mar July 20

  • Arrogate, Where Are You?

    The more Arrogate accomplishes, the more we want to see if he can top it. Unlike the vast majority of today's champions, we want to know just how high a ceiling our champions have.

  • Gun Runner wins the Stephen Foster Handicap by seven lengths

    Gun Runner Powers to Easy Stephen Foster Win

    In his first start since finishing second in the March 25 Dubai World Cup (G1), Winchell Thoroughbreds and Three Chimneys Farm's Gun Runner drew off in the stretch for an easy victory in the Stephen Foster Handicap (G1) June 17 at Churchill Downs.

  • Jerry Moss in the Santa Anita Park winner's circle

    Jerry Moss Hopes for Derby Encore with Gormley

    Jerry Moss, who has campaigned greats such as Zenyatta and built the hugely successful record label A&M Records, hopes to repeat his Derby success of 12 years ago with Giacomo when he sends Gormley to the starting gate.

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