In just the third race of his career, and his first attempt at a graded stakes, Brocco dominated the 1993 Breeders' Cup Juvenile with a five length victory at Santa Anita. Dehere, who swept the two year old races at Saratoga Race Course that year, then won the Champagne Stakes at Belmont Park, was the prohibitive favorite in the Juvenile, but he faded to eighth after a mild bid. Brocco was owned by Albert Broccoli, who gained fame as the producer of James Bond films.
Brocco won the Santa Anita Derby the following year, stamping himself as one of the favorites in the 1994 Kentucky Derby. He finished fourth in the Derby won by Go For Gin, and would race only once more before an injury ended his career.