Dancing Spree slipped inside past pacesetter Safely Kept in deep stretch to win the sixth running of the Breeders’ Cup Sprint by a neck at Gulfstream Park. Dancing Spree gave Hall of Fame rider Angel Cordero Jr. the last of his four Breeders’ Cup victories and the second Championships triumph for Hall of Fame trainer Shug McGaughey.
A winner at five tracks in his career, Dancing Spree won his first race at Keeneland on April 20, 1988 in his debut. In addition to his victory in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, Dancing Spree also recorded Grade 1 triumphs in the Carter and Suburban handicaps as well as a victory in the True North (Grade 2). A winner of two other stakes, Dancing Spree finished sixth in the 1990 Sprint at Belmont Park in his bid to repeat.