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The 2005 Breeders’ Cup

Belmont Park

October 29, 2005

Attendance: 54,289
Handle: $123,978,241
Races: 8
Weather: 46°

The 22nd Breeders’ Cup was held at Belmont Park for the fourth time. Jockey Garrett Gomez won his first two career Breeders’ Cup races, booting home Stevie Wonderboy in the Juvenile and Artie Schiller in the Mile. Intercontinental defeated defending champion Ouija Board in the Filly & Mare Turf. Shirocco became the first German horse to win a Breeders’ Cup race, winning the Turf. The Classic was all Saint Liam. The 5-year-old, ridden by Jerry Bailey, took control of the race in the stretch and cruised to victory by a length. Saint Liam was later named Horse of the Year. It was Bailey’s 15th and final Breeders’ Cup win, retiring the following year as the all-time leader in Breeders’ Cup victories.

  • Jockey Garrett Gomez celebrates aboard Artie Schiller after winning the 2005 Breeders' Cup Mile
  • Folklore crosses the wire during the 2005 Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies at Belmont Park
  • Intercontinental (GB) wins the 2005 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf at Belmont Park

2005 Breeders’ Cup Champions

Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
Classic 2005 Breeders' Cup Classic Saint Liam J. Bailey R. Dutrow Jr. Mr. & Mrs. William K. Warren Jr. Edward P. Evans
Sentient Jet Juvenile 2005 Grey Goose Juvenile Stevie Wonderboy G. Gomez D. O'Neill Merv Griffin Ranch Co. John D. Gunther, Tony Holmes & Walter Zent
Distaff 2005 Breeders' Cup Distaff Pleasant Home C. Velasquez C. McGaughey III Phipps Stable Phipps Stable
Turf 2005 Breeders' Cup Turf Shirocco (GER) C. Soumillon A. Fabre Baron Georg Von Ullmann Baron Georg Von Ullmann
Filly & Mare Turf 2005 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Intercontinental (GB) R. Bejarano R. Frankel Juddmonte Farms (Khalid Abdullah) Juddmonte Farms
Juvenile Fillies 2005 Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies Folklore E. Prado D. Lukas Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis Robert B. & Beverly J. Lewis
Mile 2005 Breeders' Cup Mile Artie Schiller G. Gomez J. Jerkens Mrs. Thomas J. Walsh & Timber Bay Farm Haras du Mezeray
Xpressbet Sprint 2005 Breeders' Cup Sprint Silver Train E. Prado R. Dutrow Jr. Buckram Oak Farm Joe Sr., Joe Jr. & John Mulholland