HALL OF CHAMPIONS

Black Tie Affair (IRE)

  • Jockey
    J. Bailey
  • Trainer
    E. Poulos
  • Owner
    Jeffrey S. Sullivan
  • Breeder
    Stephen D. Peskoff
  • Sire
    Miswaki
  • Dam
    Hat Tab Girl

Black Tie Affair capped a seven race win streak, leading from gate to wire to capture the 1991 Classic over a deep field that included defending Classic champ Unbridled, and Kentucky Derby winner Strike the Gold. Unbridled’s jockey, Jerry Bailey, rode a near perfect race, saving ground along the rail, and saving his horse for the stretch run. It was the third Breeders' Cup victory for Bailey, who would eventually notch 15 wins in the event. The third time was the charm for Black Tie Affair who won the Classic after unsuccessful bids in the Breeders' Cup Sprint in 1989 and 1990. Black Tie Affair earned nearly $3.4 million from 19 wins in 45 starts, and his Classic triumph, the final race of his career, vaulted him to Horse of the Year honors in 1991.

Previous Races

ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 02, 1991Breeders' Cup ClassicCHURCHILL DOWNS11
September 14, 1991Washington Park H.ARLINGTON21
September 01, 1991Philip H. Iselin H.MONMOUTH PARK11
August 11, 1991Cornhusker H.AK-SAR-BEN31
July 13, 1991Michigan Mile H.DETROIT RACE COURSE21
June 22, 1991Stephen Foster H.CHURCHILL DOWNS31
May 27, 1991Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK19
May 04, 1991Carter H.AQUEDUCT12
April 12, 1991Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S.KEENELAND31
March 23, 1991Razorback H.OAKLAWN PARK23
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 24, 1990Budweiser-Hawthorne Gold Cup H.HAWTHORNE21
October 27, 1990Breeders' Cup SprintBELMONT PARK13
September 21, 1990Island Whirl H.LOUISIANA DOWNS 2
August 25, 1990Equipoise Mile H.ARLINGTON31
August 11, 1990 ARLINGTON 1
July 21, 1990Louisiana Downs Budweiser Breeders' Cup H.LOUISIANA DOWNS 3
June 17, 1990Isaac Murphy H.ARLINGTON 2
May 28, 1990Metropolitan H.BELMONT PARK16
May 05, 1990Carter H.AQUEDUCT14
April 12, 1990Commonwealth Breeders' Cup S.KEENELAND31
March 24, 1990Jack R. Johnston Memorial S.SPORTSMAN'S PARK 2
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
November 04, 1989Breeders' Cup SprintGULFSTREAM PARK18
September 16, 1989Sheridan S.ARLINGTON31
September 03, 1989 ARLINGTON 2
August 12, 1989 ARLINGTON 1
July 29, 1989 ARLINGTON 1
July 20, 1989 ARLINGTON 2
July 01, 1989Arlington Heights S.ARLINGTON 8
June 18, 1989Oil Capitol H.HAWTHORNE 5
May 27, 1989Illinois DerbySPORTSMAN'S PARK26
May 13, 1989Thomas D. Nash Memorial H.SPORTSMAN'S PARK 3
April 30, 1989Sportsman's Park Budweiser Breeders' Cup H.SPORTSMAN'S PARK 3
April 23, 1989Bold Favorite H.SPORTSMAN'S PARK 1
February 24, 1989Bold Reasoning H.GARDEN STATE PARK 4
February 12, 1989Cupid S.PHILADELPHA PARK 2
February 04, 1989Delaware Valley S.GARDEN STATE PARK 4
January 14, 1989Philmont S.PHILADELPHA PARK 4
ReplayDateRaceTrackGradeFinish
December 30, 1988Deputy Minister S.MEADOWLANDS 2
December 24, 1988Allegheny S.PHILADELPHA PARK 2
December 09, 1988Slewpy S.MEADOWLANDS 6
November 28, 1988 MEADOWLANDS 3
November 06, 1988Malus S.PHILADELPHA PARK 1
October 29, 1988Heritage S.PHILADELPHA PARK 4
October 05, 1988 PHILADELPHA PARK 1
September 28, 1988 PHILADELPHA PARK 1