THE 1987 BREEDERS’ CUP

Hollywood Park

November 21 & 21, 1987

The Breeders’ Cup returned to site of its inaugural running. There was high drama in the Breeders’ Cup Turf as Theatrical, trained by Bill Mott, defeated Arc de Triomphe winner Trempolino by a head. But the real drama took place in the Breeders’ Cup Classic where  winners of the past two Kentucky Derbies, Ferdinand and Alysheba, battled to the wire together  with Ferdinand, ridden by 56-year-old Hall of Famer Bill Shoemaker, prevailing by a nose and clinching the Horse of the Year title.

1987 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Ferdinand
Jockey
W. Shoemaker
Trainer
C. Whittingham
Owner
Mrs. Elizabeth A. Keck
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Success Express
Jockey
J. Santos
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
Eugene V. Klein
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Sacahuista
Jockey
R. Romero
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
B. A. Beal & L. R. French Jr.
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Theatrical (IRE)
Jockey
P. Day
Trainer
W. Mott
Owner
Allen E. Paulson
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Miesque
Jockey
F. Head
Trainer
F. Boutin
Owner
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Epitome
Jockey
P. Day
Trainer
P. Hauswald
Owner
John A. Bell III
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Very Subtle
Jockey
P. Valenzuela
Trainer
M. Stute
Owner
Ben Rochelle