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2019 Breeders' Cup Experiences Recap

By Evan Chronis November 07, 2019

The 2019 Breeders' Cup® has come and gone, but not without making its mark on the thoroughbred racing landscape.

World Champions were crowned in several divisions and the crowd at Santa Anita Park was treated to two days of the best competition on the planet. 

Before we head into 2020 and the dawn of a new decade in the sport, let’s look back at the 2019 World Championships of Thoroughbred racing. 

Breeders' Cup Santa Anita Park

2019 Breeders' Cup Classic Recap

The main event of the weekend took place on Saturday afternoon. After a weekend full of heart-stopping races, the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic took the main stage at Santa Anita Park. 

Vino Rosso took the headlines by crossing the finish line first and being named World Champion in the finale of the 2019 season. The four-year old finished 4-1/4 lengths ahead of  second placed McKinzie, who came into the race as the 5-2 favorite. 

The win marks the first Classic victory for trainer Todd Pletcher, who entrusted jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. to lead Vino Rosso to victory on Saturday. 

Race Video:

2019 Breeders' Cup Results & Winners

Friday, November 1

Juvenile Turf Sprint — Four Wheel Drive

Juvenile Turf — Structor

Juvenile Fillies — British Idiom

Juvenile Fillies Turf — Sharing

Juvenile — Storm the Court


Saturday, November 2

Filly & Mare Sprint — Covfefe

Turf Sprint — Belvoir Bay

Dirt Mile — Spun to Run

Filly & Mare Turf — Iridessa

Sprint — Mitole

Mile — Uni

Distaff — Blue Prize

Turf — Bricks and Mortar

Classic — Vino Rosso


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Kristen Doolan was born and raised a Florida State Seminole. Making her way from Florida to North Carolina, Kristen achieved her B.S. in Business Administration, Marketing at The University of North Carolina Wilmington. She is an avid traveler, college football addict, beach bum and loves spending time with her family and friends. 

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