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Black Tie Affair (IRE)

Black Tie Affair (IRE)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
J. Bailey
Trainer: 
E. Poulos
Owner: 
Jeffrey S. Sullivan
Breeder: 
Stephen D. Peskoff

Black Tie Affair capped a seven race win streak, leading from gate to wire to capture the 1991 Classic over a deep field that included defending Classic champ Unbridled, and Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold. Unbridled’s jockey, Jerry Bailey, rode a near perfect race, saving ground along the rail, and saving his horse for the stretch run.

It was the third Breeders' Cup victory for Bailey, who would eventually notch 15 wins in the event.

The third time was the charm for Black Tie Affair who won the Classic after unsuccessful bids in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1989 and 1990. Black Tie Affair earned nearly $3.4 million from 19 wins in 45 starts, and his Classic triumph, the final race of his career, vaulted him to Horse of the Year honors in 1991.

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  • 1991 Classic

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1991 Classic

Lifetime Stats

StartsWinsPlaceShowEarnings

Previous Races

DateRaceGRFinish
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Pedigree

Black Tie Affair (IRE)
Miswaki
Mr. Prospector
Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Hopespringseternal
Buckpasser
Rose Bower
Hat Tab Girl
Al Hattab
The Axe II
Abyssinia II
Desperate Action
Bold Commander
Crafty Alice

Career Highlights

April 1, 1986
Born in Ireland.
September 1, 1991
Won the Phillip H. Iselin Handicap at Monmouth Park.
November 2, 1991
Won Breeders Cup Classic at Churchill Downs.
1986
1987
1988
1989
1990
1991
1992
April 1, 1986
Born in Ireland.

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