THE 1984 BREEDERS’ CUP

Hollywood Park

November 10 & 10, 1984

The dream becomes a reality as the inaugural Breeders’ Cup was held at Hollywood Park in Los Angeles: 7 spectacular races, featuring the world’s greatest horses, jockeys and trainers competing on one stage for $10 million in purses, topped off by an unprecedented live four hour national broadcast on NBC.  Chief’s Crown was the winner of the first ever Breeders’ Cup race – the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. The climax of Racing’s Greatest Day was the world’s richest race – The $3 million Breeders’ Cup Classic - and hype lived up its billing. The favorite, Slew o’Gold, Preakness winner Gate Dancer and 31-1 longshot Wild Again drove and banged together down Hollywood Park stretch to wire. Wild Again crossed the wire first by a head, but the crowd of 68,000 and the national television audience had to wait another 10 dramatic minutes following a steward’s inquiry to officially declare Wild Again the winner.

1984 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Wild Again
Jockey
P. Day
Trainer
V. Timphony
Owner
Black Chip Stable
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Chief's Crown
Jockey
D. MacBeth
Trainer
R. Laurin
Owner
Star Crown Stables
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Princess Rooney
Jockey
E. Delahoussaye
Trainer
N. Drysdale
Owner
Paula Tucker
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Lashkari (GB)
Jockey
Y. Saint-Martin
Trainer
A. De Royer-Dupre
Owner
H.H. Aga Khan
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Royal Heroine (IRE)
Jockey
F. Toro
Trainer
J. Gosden
Owner
Robert E. Sangster
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Outstandingly
Jockey
W. Guerra
Trainer
F. Martin Sr.
Owner
Harbor View Farm
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Eillo
Jockey
C. Perret
Trainer
B. Lepman
Owner
Crown Stable