THE 1999 BREEDERS’ CUP

Gulfstream Park

November 6 & 6, 1999

The 16th Breeders’ Cup was expanded to 8 races and total purses of $13 million. The newest addition was the Filly & Mare Turf, run at 1 3/8 miles for females, 3-years-old and older. The first edition drew a full field of 14 horses, and it was won by the favorite, the 4-year-old filly Soaring Softly, ridden by Jerry Bailey. The European star Daylami was a grey streak under the Florida sun, winning the 1 ½ mile Turf. His jockey, Frankie Dettori delighted the crowd by in the winner’s circle by adding a flying dismount off Daylami in celebration of the victory. D. Wayne Lukas, the most successful trainer in Breeders’ Cup history, got his first Classic win when nearly 20-1 Cat Thief, under Pat Day, took the lead coming into the stretch and won by 1 ¼ lengths.

1999 Breeders’ Cup Results

Replay Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner
Replay
Race
Classic
Winning Horse
Cat Thief
Jockey
P. Day
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
Overbrook Farm (William T. Young)
Replay
Race
Sentient Jet Juvenile
Winning Horse
Anees
Jockey
G. Stevens
Trainer
A. Hassinger Jr.
Owner
The Thoroughbred Corporation (Ahmed bin Salman)
Replay
Race
Longines Distaff
Winning Horse
Beautiful Pleasure
Jockey
J. Chavez
Trainer
J. Ward Jr.
Owner
John C. Oxley
Replay
Race
Longines Turf
Winning Horse
Daylami (IRE)
Jockey
L. Dettori
Trainer
S. bin Suroor
Owner
Godolphin Racing Inc.
Replay
Race
Mile
Winning Horse
Silic (FR)
Jockey
C. Nakatani
Trainer
J. Canani
Owner
J. T. Lanni, B. Schiappa, K. Poslosky et al
Replay
Race
Filly & Mare Turf
Winning Horse
Soaring Softly
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
J. Toner
Owner
Phillips Racing Partnership
Replay
Race
14 Hands Winery Juvenile Fillies
Winning Horse
Cash Run
Jockey
J. Bailey
Trainer
D. Lukas
Owner
Padua Stables
Replay
Race
TwinSpires Sprint
Winning Horse
Artax
Jockey
J. Chavez
Trainer
L. Albertrani
Owner
Paraneck Stable