Breeders' Cup - At The Races

Time Capsule

Ten years earlier at Santa Anita, trainer Richard Mandella won two races at the Breeders’ Cup, but on this day he would experience the greatest success of his racing life. Julie Krone became the first female rider to win a Breeders’ Cup race aboard the Mandella -trained Halfbridled in the Juvenile Fillies. Action This Day garnered the Juvenile for Mandella’s second win. Mandella’s third win of the day was another Breeders’ Cup first. After 1½ miles in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Mandella’s Johar and defending champion High Chaparral hit the wire together. It took 12 minutes for the stewards to declare the race a dead heat, the first tie in Breeders’ Cup history. As if destined, Mandella’s 14-1 shot, Pleasantly Perfect, won the Classic by 1½ lengths. Mandella broke D. Wayne Lukas’s record of three Breeders’ Cup wins set in 1988 with his fourth triumph of the day.

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2003 Winners

DivisionWinnerAgeJockeyTrainerCountry
ClassicPleasantly Perfect5Alex SolisRichard MandellaUS
TurfHigh Chaparral4Michael KinaneAidan O'BrienIRE
Johar4Alex SolisRichard MandellaUS
MileSix Perfections3Jerry BaileyPascal BaryFRA
SprintCajun Beat3Cornelio VelasquezStephen MargolisUS
DistaffAdoration4Pat ValenzuelaDavid HofmansUS
Filly & Mare TurfIslington4Kieren FallonSir Michael StouteGB
JuvenileAction This Day2David R FloresRichard MandellaUS
Juvenile FilliesHalfbridled2Julie KroneRichard E MandellaUS