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The 1991 Breeders’ Cup

Churchill Downs

November 2, 1991

Attendance: 66,204
Handle: $70,502,890
Races: 7
Weather: 43°

The second Breeders’ Cup to be held in Kentucky featured some brilliant performances by European horses, beginning with the day’s opening race, the Sprint, when Sheikh Albadou become the first foreign horse to win a Breeders’ Cup dirt race. In the Turf, the filly Miss Alleged, at odds of 42-1 thundered down the stretch to victory. But the most memorable run of the day was by the 2-year-old Arazi, who started slowly but passed 12 horses like they were standing still and cruised to a five length victory. Black Tie Affair capped off the day by winning the Breeders’ Cup Classic and secured the Horse of the Year title.

1991 Breeders’ Cup Champions

Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
Classic 1991 Breeders' Cup Classic Black Tie Affair (IRE) J. Bailey E. Poulos Jeffrey S. Sullivan Stephen D. Peskoff
Sentient Jet Juvenile 1991 Grey Goose Juvenile Arazi P. Valenzuela F. Boutin Allen E. Paulson Living Trust Ralph Wilson
Distaff 1991 Breeders' Cup Distaff Dance Smartly P. Day J. Day Sam-Son Farm Sam-Son Farm
Turf 1991 Breeders' Cup Turf Miss Alleged E. Legrix P. Bary Fares Farm (Issam Fares) Carl M. Freeman
Mile 1991 Breeders' Cup Mile Opening Verse P. Valenzuela R. Lundy Allen E. Paulson Jacques D. Wimpheimer
Juvenile Fillies 1991 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Pleasant Stage E. Delahoussaye C. Speckert Buckland Farm Mrs. Thomas M. Evans
Xpressbet Sprint 1991 Breeders' Cup Sprint Sheikh Albadou (GB) P. Eddery A. Scott Hilal Salem Highclere Stud Ltd.