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The 1985 Breeders’ Cup

Aqueduct Racetrack

November 2, 1985

Attendance: 42,568
Handle: $28,350,245
Races: 7
Weather: 54°

New York played host to the second Breeders’ Cup and the Juvenile got the event off to a rousing start when Tasso nipped Storm Cat at the wire.  Over the next 20 years, Storm Cat would become one of the world’s most influential sires of Thoroughbreds.  Remarkable performances were provided by Precisionist, who won the Sprint following a nearly four-month layoff; the English filly Pebbles defeating male rivals in the Turf and the 3-year-old Proud Truth winning the Classic over Gate Dancer. Jockey Jorge Velasquez rode both Precisionist and Proud Truth to victory.

1985 Breeders’ Cup Champions

Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
Classic 1985 Breeders' Cup Classic Proud Truth J. Velasquez V. Veitch Darby Dan Farm Mrs. John W. Galbreath
Sentient Jet Juvenile 1985 Grey Goose Juvenile Tasso L. Pincay Jr. N. Drysdale Gerald Robins Gerald Robins and Timothy Sams
Distaff 1985 Breeders' Cup Distaff Life's Magic A. Cordero Jr. D. Lukas Mel Hatley & Eugene Klein Mr. & Mrs. Douglas Parrish & David C. Parrish III
Turf 1985 Breeders' Cup Turf Pebbles (GB) P. Eddery C. Brittain Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al Maktoum Warren Hill Stud
Mile 1985 Breeders' Cup Mile Cozzene W. Guerra J. Nerud Clover Racing Stables John A. Nerud
Juvenile Fillies 1985 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Twilight Ridge J. Velazquez D. Lukas Mr. & Mrs. Eugene V. Klein Thomas E. Burrow
Xpressbet Sprint 1985 Breeders' Cup Sprint Precisionist C. McCarron L. Fenstermaker Fred W. Hooper Fred W. Hooper