Sacahuista grabbed the lead out of the starting gate in the fourth Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Hollywood Park and never was seriously challenged in a 2 1/4-length victory that gave Hall of Fame jockey Randy Romero his first of three victories in the Championships. Sacahuista’s victory gave trainer D. Wayne Lukas his fifth Breeders’ Cup triumph. With the victory, Sacahuista secured the 1987 Eclipse Award as champion 3-year-old filly.
Sacahuista won her first race on July 11, 1986 at Hollywood Park in her second start. In addition to the Breeders’ Cup Distaff, Sacahuista recorded Grade 1 victories in the Oak Leaf at Santa Anita and the Spinster at Keeneland as well as posting two graded stakes victories as a 2-year-old at Saratoga.