Below you will find some quick fire 2016 Breeders’ Cup Results. And just so you have a heads up, “upsets” is the theme of the weekend.
Oscar Performance delivered the first upset performance to kick off the weekend with a commanding run at the Juvenile Turf. He was worth $15.70, $8.00 and $5.60 with the victory. Lancaster Bomber was second while Good Samaritan finished third.
The highly anticipated Las Vegas Dirt Mile was supposed to be a showdown between the physically dominant Dortmund and the exceptionally talented Runhappy, but instead it was Tamarkuz who finished first with a massive upset. Gun Runner and Accelerate rounded out the top of the order, while Dortmund trailed to fourth. Runhappy was second to last, and now his competitive future remains in doubt.
Continuing the trend of the Friday upsets in 2016 Breeders’ Cup Results was New Money Honey, a big time underdog who won the Juvenile Fillies Turf. She was trailed by two other longshots in Coasted and Cavalle Doree.
The main event of the Friday program was obviouslly the Distaff, which was a three-headed monster of a challenge between Songbird, Beholder and Stellar Wind. It ended up being an outright battle between the first two, and as you probably know already, Beholder went out on top. Edging Songbird by a head at the wire, the champion retired as such thanks to a heroic effort down the stretch.
Champagne Room used the first race on Saturday to remind everyone that she was always the two-year-old filly to watch, stealing the show and paying out a whopping $69.20, $26.60 and $13.00 in the Juvenile Fillies. Favored Noted and Quoted trialed to seventh, while Union Strike was good for fifth. Valadorna and American Gal finished second and third.
The Filly and Mare Turf saw another spoiler as the Queen’s Trust edged Lady Eli. Avenge finished third. This was a stacked field that also touted Catch A Glimpse and Sea Calisi and the unexpected result keeps this category wide open. It was Lady Eli’s second career loss.
As you may have assumed, another favorite fell in 2016 Breeders’ Cup results when Defront edged A.P. Indian at the Sprint. This marked the fifth time that Bob Baffert was victorious in this race. For A.P. Indian, who came fifth, it was his first defeat of the season. Masochistic and Mind Your Biscuits rounded out the top-three.
Classic Empire won the Sentient Jet Juvenile. This 2016 Breeders’ Cup result gave Mark Casse his third win at the world championships. She was followed by Not This Time and Practical Joke, the latter of which entered as the favorite.
The Longines Turf was meant to be an Irish-dominated race, and the 2016 Breeders’ Cup results from this contest proved that sentiment to be correct. Highland Reel, Flintshire and Found finished in that order.
The Turf Sprint was one by Obviously who beat out Om and Pure Sensation in what was a mild upset. Obviously was worth $9.60, $5.20 and $3.60 with the victory.
Finest City, who had flown under the radar for much of the year, blew bast defending champion Wavell Avenue to win the Filly & Mare Sprint in a dazzling finish. Paulassilverlining came third.
In the follow-up race, Tepin lost the Breeders’ Cup Mile to Tourist in another upset win in 2016 Breeders’ Cup results. Midnight Storm would finish third.
And in the ultimate race of the world championships, Arrogate stormed past California Chrome to steal the Breeders’ Cup Classic and provide the biggest shocker of them all. Keen Ice would come in a distant third.
More to come this week as we deal with the fallout of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup results.