1988 BREEDERS' CUP (Entire Televised Broadcast from CHURCHILL DOWNS)
The day is dreary and the track is sloppy, but spirits are high to see if ALYSHEBA can break JOHN HENRY's record for most money ever won by a horse! In addition, you will witness the immortal PERSONAL ENSIGN's last race, in which she will try to become the first thoroughbred champion since COLIN in 1908 to retire undefeated! That, and much more, is on tap today!
1) SPRINT - Watch PRECISIONIST come out of retirement to take on a star-studded field, including OLYMPIC PROSPECT, CALESTOGA, GULCH, defending champ VERY SUBTLE, RUHLMANN, Canadian star AFLEET, PLAY THE KING and the undefeated MINING.
2) JUVENILE FILLIES - JULIE KRONE makes history here as the first woman jockey to ride in the Breeders' Cup, aboard fine filly DARBY SHUFFLE. Also here are AFFIRMED CLASSIC and SEATTLE METEOR, but OPEN MIND is the class, and shows why!
3) DISTAFF - EPITOME, winner of the 1987 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies, is here, as is GOODBYE HALO. But the duel of duels is the rematch between 1988 Kentucky Derby winner WINNING COLORS and the legend, PERSONAL ENSIGN. Watch their epic battle right to the wire, in a race decided by a nose!
4) MILE - MIESQUE is back to defend her title, and does she ever, establishing herself as one of the great turf milers of all time! Among her victims are such classy foes as STEINLEN, who would eventually win the 1989 Arlington Million, along with 1987 Belmont winner BET TWICE, BLUSHING JOHN, 1988 Arlington Million winner MILL NATIVE, and European star WARNING.
5) JUVENILE COLTS - EASY GOER is already being called an immortal in the making, but can he catch speedy IS IT TRUE? Also here are TAGEL and Canada's MUSIC MERCI.
6) TURF - GREAT COMMUNICATOR is back to try it again, facing stars like SUNSHINE FOREVER, super European fillies INDIAN SKIMMER and INFAMY, and the fine gray distance specialist, EL SENOR. This race features an epic stretch battle, with four horses across the track!
7) CLASSIC - ALYDAR's kids all hate slop, as EASY GOER already showed in being upset! Given that, can ALYSHEBA beat the odds and win the championship against such toughies as SLEW CITY SLEW, SEEKING THE GOLD, WAQUOIT, FORTY NINER and wet track specialist CRYPTOCLEARANCE? Another fierce battle goes right down to the wire!
Highlights include stirring victories by PERSONAL ENSIGN, retiring undefeated, and ALYSHEBA - which do YOU think deserved Horse-of-the-Year? Watch ANGEL CORDERO win both ends of the daily double, while D. WAYNE LUKAS gets the hat trick, winning three big ones! You also get a report on the off-track betting business, just starting in those days, and Equitrack, a new racing surface designed to save wear and tear on the horses' feet and produce more consistent footing.
FOR A DETAILED CHRONOLOGICAL LIST OF ALL 7 RACES SHOWN IN THIS FEATURE, INCLUDING THE NAMES OF ALL THE HORSES IN EACH FIELD - JUST REQUEST A COPY AND A COMPILATION SHEET ALONG WITH THE 1,2,3 FINISHERS WILL BE E-MAILED TO YOU.
(3 Hours and 5 Minutes)
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