After a dramatic head to head battle through the Belmont Park stretch, the brilliant European champion Dayjur, running for the first time on dirt and the first time around a turn, edged ahead by a short nose. But when he jumped a shadow just a few strides from the wire, Safely Kept surged ahead, and won the Breeders' Cup Sprint by a nose.
Craig Perret was the winning rider, the third of four Breeders' Cup victories in his career.
Racing mostly against males, the brilliant sprinter raced until age 5. She won 24 of her 31 races, and was out of the top three just twice in her entire career, a record that earned her and Eclipse Award at age three, and induction into the Hall of Fame in 2011.