HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Arazi

  • Jockey
    P. Valenzuela
  • Trainer
    F. Boutin
  • Owner
    Allen E. Paulson Living Trust
  • Breeder
    Ralph Wilson
  • Sire
    Blushing Groom (FR)
  • Dam
    Danseur Fabuleux

Coming into the race off six consecutive Group wins in France, the Churchill Downs crowd was expecting an impressive effort from Arazi, but few anticipated just how impressive. Ninth after a half mile, about 12 lengths off the lead, Arazi electrified the racing world on both sides of the Atlantic when he rocketed around the turn, and won by five widening lengths. Some still consider it the most impressive single performance in Breeders' Cup history. Arazi was owned by aviation pioneer Allen Paulson, who sold a half interest in Arazi to Sheik Mohammed al Maktoum of Dubai just before the race. Arazi was the two year old champion in both North America and Europe, as well as European Horse of the Year. He disappointed as the odds-on favorite in the 1992 Kentucky Derby. He returned to the Breeders' Cup that year, placing seventh in the Mile. It turned out to be the final race of his career.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
October 31, 1992Breeders' Cup MileGULFSTREAM PARK111
October 04, 1992CIGA Prix du Rond-PointLONGCHAMP21
September 20, 1992Prix du Prince d'OrangeLONGCHAMP33
June 16, 1992St. James's Palace S.ASCOT15
May 02, 1992Kentucky DerbyCHURCHILL DOWNS18
April 07, 1992Prix Omnium IISAINT CLOUD 1
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 02, 1991Breeders' Cup JuvenileCHURCHILL DOWNS11
October 05, 1991CIGA Grand CriteriumLONGCHAMP11
September 08, 1991Prix de la SalamandreLONGCHAMP11
August 18, 1991Prix Morny Agence FrancaiseDEAUVILLE11
July 21, 1991Prix Robert PapinMAISONS-LAFFITTE21
July 03, 1991Prix du BoisLONGCHAMP31
June 12, 1991Prix La FlecheEVRY 1
May 30, 1991Prix d'OrgemontCHANTILLY 2