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CONTENDERS

Beach Patrol

For racing partners, who focus mostly on turf runners, winning the Arlington Million with Beach Patrol was a major thrill, made even better by having already won the Beverly D. Stakes earlier on the card with female grass runner Dacita. Now, Beach Patrol looks to provide the partners with an even greater achievement by winning his third straight Grade 1 of the year in the Breeders’ Cup Turf.

Beach Patrol, owned by Sheep Pond Partners, James Covello and Head of Plains Partners, posted a half-length win in the Arlington Million to earn an automatic berth in the Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf.

“To beat those Europeans in the Million, you saw the guts that Beach Patrol has,” Sheep Pond Partners Jay Hanley said. “He always showed it, but kept falling short. He always tries and he’s typically doing all the hard work in a race. In the Million, he finally got a good trip and had things his way.”

The son of 1999 Belmont Stakes winner and three-time Breeders’ Cup participant Lemon Drop Kid once again proved to be among the top turf runners with his Sept. 30 victory in the Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Stakes, in which he dominated a field of 11 by five lengths.

Under the care of top trainer Chad Brown, Beach Patrol heads into the Breeders’ Cup Turf in the best form of his career. Prior to the Million, Beach Patrol hadn’t reached the winner’s circle since the Secretariat Stakes at Arlington one year earlier, but he certainly hadn’t backed down from facing the toughest of competition. During that winless span, he had finished second in the Grade 1 Hollywood Derby, second in the Grade 1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic Stakes and third in the Grade 1 United Nations Stakes.

Lifetime Stats

Earnings
$
Challenge Series Races Won
2017 Arlington Million XXXV S.
2017 Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
September 30, 2017Joe Hirsch Turf Classic S.BELMONT PARK11
August 12, 2017Arlington Million XXXV S.ARLINGTON11
No Replay
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July 01, 2017United Nations S.MONMOUTH PARK13
No Replay
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June 10, 2017Woodford Reserve Manhattan S.BELMONT PARK14
No Replay
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May 06, 2017Woodford Reserve Turf Classic S.CHURCHILL DOWNS12
No Replay
Available
February 11, 2017Gulfstream Park Turf H.GULFSTREAM PARK14
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
No Replay
Available
December 03, 2016Hollywood DerbyDEL MAR12
No Replay
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October 08, 2016Hill Prince S.BELMONT PARK32
No Replay
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August 13, 2016Secretariat S.ARLINGTON11
No Replay
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July 09, 2016Belmont Derby Invitational S.BELMONT PARK13
No Replay
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June 04, 2016Penn Mile S.PENN NATIONAL36
No Replay
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May 07, 2016American Turf S.CHURCHILL DOWNS22
No Replay
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April 03, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
No Replay
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March 12, 2016 SANTA ANITA PARK 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
No Replay
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December 19, 2015 FAIR GROUNDS 2
No Replay
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November 26, 2015 FAIR GROUNDS 3