JockeyL. Pincay Jr.
OwnerOak Cliff Stable
BreederOak Cliff Thoroughbreds Ltd.
Oak Cliff Stable’s 4-year-old Skywalker was a 10-to-1 chance in the Classic with most of the attention focused on more accomplished stars Precisionist and Turkoman as the favorites. However, Skywalker made a pre-emptive move to open a big margin in the far turn under Laffit Pincay, Jr. and held a safe margin throughout the stretch to score by 1 1/4 lengths over the late-closing Turkoman. A son of Relaunch named for the famous ‘Star Wars’ character, Skywalker made news the year before winning the Santa Anita Derby before chasing Spend A Buck home sixth in the Kentucky Derby. Trained by Michael Whittingham, son and former assistant to Hall of Fame horseman Charlie Whittingham Skywalker took a somewhat unusual route to the Classic, shipping to Seattle to win the Longacres Mile and finishing third (placed second) in the Frank Kilroe, Jr. Mile on turf at Santa Anita in last two starts before Breeders’ Cup.
|November 21, 1987||Breeders' Cup Classic||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1||12|
|November 07, 1987||Goodwood H.||SANTA ANITA PARK||3||3|
|October 23, 1987||SANTA ANITA PARK||1|
|February 28, 1987||Arcadia H.||SANTA ANITA PARK||2||2|
|May 04, 1985||Kentucky Derby||CHURCHILL DOWNS||1||6|
|April 06, 1985||Santa Anita Derby||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||1|
|March 17, 1985||San Felipe H.||SANTA ANITA PARK||1||2|
|February 03, 1985||El Camino Real Derby||BAY MEADOWS||4|
|January 13, 1985||SANTA ANITA PARK||1|
|December 16, 1984||Hollywood Futurity||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1||5|
|November 24, 1984||HOLLYWOOD PARK||1|