Irad Ortiz Jr. won the 17th Annual Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey in the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships hosted by Santa Anita Park.
O'Brien celebrated his first success at the Breeders' Cup this year.
Mongolian Groom sustained an injury in the Breeders’ Cup Classic today and was immediately attended to by an expert team of veterinarians, led by board certified veterinary surgeon Dr. Ryan Carpenter.
It was a perfect start for the brilliant freshman sire American Pharoah at the Breeders’ Cup when the stallion’s Four Wheel Drive (2c American Pharoah x Funfair, by More Than Ready) led home an American Pharoah 1st – 3rd finish in the Grade II Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint to stay undefeated for his sire.
All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $56,517,228 a new record for Breeders’ Cup Friday and a 5.4% increase over last year’s 10-race Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday card at Churchill Downs.