Work All Week stood out in the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint for his working class origins. Since his debut as a juvenile in 2012, the Illinois-bred City Zip colt trained by Roger Brueggemann for owner and breeder Midwest Thoroughbred had been quietly building a career winning allowance and minor stakes races, mostly at Chicago racetracks. He arrived at Santa Anita to claim the guaranteed Sprint berth that came with his win in the Stoll Ogden Keenon Phoenix Stakes at Keeneland, bringing a record of four wins in five starts in 2014, and a perfect 10-for-10 career record in dirt sprints.
Unconvinced by his credentials, bettors made Work All Week 19-1 at post-time. He returned $40.20, winning the Breeders' Cup Sprint by half a length over defending champion Secret Circle.