The 2007 Breeders’ Cup

Monmouth Park

October 26 & 27, 2007

Attendance: 69,584
Handle: $147,227,784
Races: 11
Weather: 60°

A new era began in 2007 as the Breeders’ Cup World Championships expanded to a two-day event, and for the first time was held at Monmouth Park on the shores of New Jersey. Three new races were added to the Breeders’ Cup: the Juvenile Turf, the Dirt Mile and the Filly & Mare Sprint, which was the first race on Breeders’ Cup Friday, and was won by Maryfield in a driving rainstorm. On Saturday, trainer Bob Baffert won two races, the Juvenile Fillies with Indian Blessing and the Sprint with Midnight Lute. In the Classic, Preakness winner Curlin was no match for his eight rivals, powering to 4 ½ length victory over Hard Spun, with Kentucky Derby winner Street Sense finishing fourth. Curlin was later voted Horse of the Year.

2007 Breeders’ Cup Champions

Race Winning Horse Jockey Trainer Owner Breeder
Classic 2007 Breeders' Cup Classic Curlin R. Albarado S. Asmussen
Filly & Mare Sprint 2007 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint Maryfield E. Trujillo D. O'Neill Mark Gorman, Nick Mestrandrea & Jim Perry Mike Carroll & John C. Harvey Jr.
Bessemer Trust Juvenile 2007 Grey Goose Juvenile War Pass C. Velasquez N. Zito Robert V. LaPenta Cherry Valley Farm
Emirates Airline Distaff 2007 Breeders' Cup Distaff Ginger Punch R. Bejarano R. Frankel Stronach Stables (Frank Stronach) Frank H. Stronach
Dirt Mile 2007 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile Corinthian K. Desormeaux J. Jerkens Centennial Farms Gracefield Equine & Hargus Sexton
Emirates Airline Filly and Mare Turf 2007 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Lahudood (GB) A. Garcia K. McLaughlin Shadwell Stable Shadwell Estate Co. Ltd.
Juvenile Fillies 2007 Grey Goose Juvenile Fillies Indian Blessing G. Gomez B. Baffert Hal J. & Patti Earnhardt Hal J. & Patti Earnhardt
Juvenile Turf 2007 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Nownownow J. Leparoux F. Parisel Fab Oak Stable Fab Oak Stable
NetJets Mile 2007 Breeders' Cup Mile Kip Deville C. Velasquez R. Dutrow Jr. IEAH Stables, et al. Center Hills Farm
TVG Sprint 2007 Breeders' Cup Sprint Midnight Lute G. Gomez B. Baffert
John Deere Turf 2007 Breeders' Cup Turf English Channel J. Velazquez T. Pletcher James T. Scatuorchio Keene Ridge Farm

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