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Bayakoa (ARG)

Bayakoa (ARG)

Breeders’ Cup Champion
Jockey: 
L. Pincay Jr.
Trainer: 
R. McAnally
Owner: 
Mr. & Mrs. Frank E. Whitham
Breeder: 
Haras Principal

The only favorite to win at Gulfstream Park in the sixth Breeders’ Cup Championships, Bayakoa won the Distaff by 1 1/2 lengths for her first of two victories in the Distaff. She returned to win the 1990 Distaff at Belmont Park. Bayakoa’s victory was the first in the Championships for Hall of Fame trainer Ron McAnally and represented the fifth of seven Breeders’ Cup victories for Hall of Fame jockey Laffit Pincay Jr.

Bayakoa started her career in her native Argentina and made her U.S. debut with a victory on May 11, 1988 at Hollywood Park. In addition to her two Breeders’ Cup victories, Bayakoa posted 10 other Grade 1 victories in the United States. Bayakoa was inducted into the National Museum of Racing Hall of Fame in 1998.

Replay

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  • 1990 Longines Distaff
  • 1989 Longines Distaff

Breeders’ Cup Record

Breeders’ Cup Races Won

1990 Longines Distaff
1989 Longines Distaff

Lifetime Stats

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Previous Races

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Pedigree

Bayakoa (ARG)
Consultant's Bid
Bold Bidder
Bold Ruler
High Bid
Fleet Judy
Fleet Nasrullah
Solid Miss
Arlucea (ARG)
Good Manners
Nashua
Fun House
Izarra
Right of Way
Azpeitia (ARG)

Career Highlights

October 10, 1984
Born.
May 11, 1988
Wins United States debut at Hollywood Park.
November 4, 1989
Wins first of two Breeders’ Cup Distaffs.
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October 10, 1984
Born.