In the TwinSpires Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Runhappy broke from the fifth post position in a full 14-horse field at the 3-2 favorite. He tracked Holy Boss and second choice Private Zone through the first half mile before Prado angled him five paths wide coming into the stretch. Runhappy then spurted past Private Zone about 50 yards from the wire and prevailed by 1 ¾ lengths in 1:08.58 a new track record.
For McIngvale, who believes in running his horses medication free, the victory was especially sweet. "My favorite words are authentic, genuine, real, and transparent," McIngvale said. "I think if we're going to talk the talk and walk the walk, we've got to do it. No Lasix for us. No drugs. Just hay, oats, and lots of water."
Runhappy would go on to win the Malibu Stakes at Santa Anita just before the end of the year, but this time with a new trainer, as Laura Wohlers, McIngvale’s racing manager, stepped in to replace Borell. Runhappy was later honored with the 2015 Eclipse Award for Champion Male Sprinter.