Breeders' Cup 2017 Results: Tracking Winners and Prize-Money Payouts on Saturday

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistNovember 4, 2017

DEL MAR, CA - NOVEMBER 03: Champagne Room ridden by Mario Gutierrez races during the Longines Breeder's Cup Distaff on day one of the 2017 Breeder's Cup World Championship at Del Mar Race Track on November 3, 2017 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Day 2 of the 2017 Breeders' Cup features nine World Championship races, including the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic, to close out the marquee event from the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club in California.

Forever Unbridled, Mendelssohn, Battle of Midway and Rushing Fall were the winners during Friday's action at one of horse racing's biggest annual showcases. The Turf, Juvenile and Mile are among the most coveted titles up for grabs on the second day of competition before the Classic takes center stage.    

Let's check out the results from Saturday's jam-packed schedule, which will get updated through the conclusion of the action in California. All of the prize-money information is courtesy of the event's official website and the payouts are via Del Mar's results page.


Juvenile Fillies ($2 million purse)

Long shot Caledonia Road stormed down the homestretch under the guidance of Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith to pull off an upset in the day's Breeders' Cup opener.

Alluring Star made a strong move coming around the final turn to pull away from the pack and appeared poised to cruise to the final line. Smith, who picked up his 26th Breeders' Cup victory, called on Caledonia Road to make a late charge, however, and she responded in a major way.

Del Mar Racetrack highlighted the comeback effort:

Blonde Bomber rounded out the top three in a race where top choices Moonshine Memories and Heavenly Love failed to seriously contend.

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 12 — Caledonia Road ($36.60; $15.40; $9.80)

2 — 9 — Alluring Star (n/a; $10.40; $7.20)

3 — 5 — Blonde Bomber (n/a; n/a; $15.20)


Turf Sprint ($1 million)

Stormy Liberal became the second straight long shot to find the winners' circle by surviving a frantic finish in the Turf Sprint that saw almost the entire field end up within a few lengths of each other.

The race was wide open down the stretch and the 30-1 post-time shot managed to outrun his counterparts, including favorite Lady Aurelia over the final furlongs. And once again the lack of betting favorites in the money created some serious paydays, including a $20,000 superfecta.

The Breeders' Cup‏ spotlighted the competitive finish:

Richard's Boy and Disco Partner rounded out the top three.

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 4 — Stormy Liberal ($62.40; $26.60; $15.60)

2 — 7 — Richard's Boy (n/a; $13.00; $7.40)

3 — 1 — Disco Partner (n/a; n/a; $4.60)


Filly & Mare Sprint ($1 million)

Bar of Gold continued to upset trend by taking advantage of a fading Unique Bella and outdueling Ami's Mesa en route to a photo-finish victory.

Unique Bella, an even-money favorite at post time, paid the price of an early speed battle and a pace that remained fast throughout as she had nothing left for the stretch. Bar of Gold and jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. took full advantage to secure the narrow win.

NBCSN showcased another wild finish at Del Mar:

Carina Mia finished in the show position in the electrifying sprint that produced a superfecta worth over $176,000 as the day for long-shot bettors rolled on.

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 5 — Bar of Gold ($135.40; $44.20; $21.60)

2 — 14 — Ami's Mesa (n/a; $16.20; $11.00)

3 — 1 — Carina Mia (n/a; n/a; $11.00)

Filly & Mare Turf ($2 million)

In yet another upset special, Wuheida came from the fifth gate to earn the third victory of her career with a triumph over Rhododendron and Cambodia. 

Wuheida entered the race with 20-1 morning-line odds, tied for the second-lowest odds in the 14-horse field. She seemed to be trending down with consecutive fourth-place finishes in her last two races, so this was an excellent statement win for trainer Charlie Appleby. 

NBC Sports Network showed the final moments with Wuheida and Rhododendron jockeying for position:

Morning-line favorite Lady Eli disappointed with a seventh-place finish, 3 3/4 lengths behind Wuheida. 

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 5 — Wuheida ($24.40; $12.40; $8.60)

2 — 14 — Rhododendron (n/a; $9.40; $6.80)

3 — 6 — Cambodia (n/a; n/a; $6.80)

Sprint ($1.5 million)

Behind the excellent work of jockey Kent Desormeaux, Roy H showed his stamina in a head-to-head battle against Imperial Hint down the stretch to win the Sprint.

NBC Sports Network captured Roy H pulling away from Imperial H after that duo separated themselves from the rest of the pack:

Desormeaux has been a master at the Breeders' Cup throughout his career with six wins at the various races since 1993. This is his second victory in the Sprint, joining Desert Stormer in 1995. 

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 8 — Roy H ($11.80; $5.00; $3.60)

2 — 10 — Imperial Hint (n/a; $5.20; $4.00)

3 — 6 — Mind Your Biscuits (n/a; n/a; $4.40)

Mile ($2 million)

There's something about starting from the fifth post at this year's Breeders' Cup, with World Approval becoming the third victorious horse to come out of that gate.

This was yet another thrilling race from start to finish, with the entire field of 14 horses bunched together for most of the one-mile run. Midnight Storm set the pace most of the way before finally wearing down after making the final turn. 

Jockey John Velazquez cut World Approval loose at the end, with NBC Sports Network capturing the incredible run:

Lancaster Bomber and Blackjackcat rounded out the top three spots. 

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 5 — World Approval ($7.40; $4.80; $3.80)

2 — 4 — Lancaster Bomber (n/a; $13.60; $8.00)

3 — 13 — Blackjackcat (n/a; n/a; $7.40)

Juvenile ($2 million)

With two starts and zero wins to his name coming into Saturday, Good Magic picked an opportune time to run the race of his life by pulling away from the rest of the field. 

Here's what Good Magic's first win looked like, via NBC Sports Network:

Good Magic's first career race was on Aug. 26 and he came in second. The two-year-old colt has never finished lower than second in any of his three races. 

The battle between Solomini and Bolt d'Oro for second place was nearly as compelling as Good Magic's win. Solomini crossed the finish line a single length ahead to earn the runner-up spot. 

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 5 — Good Magic ($25.00; $9.40; $5.60)

2 — 4 — Solomini (n/a; $8.40; $4.40)

3 — 13 — Bolt d'Oro (n/a; n/a; $2.60)

Longines Turf ($4 million)

An up-and-down career couldn't stop Talismanic from taking home the grand prize in the $4 million Longines Turf race when he topped Beach Patrol on a dead sprint down the back stretch. 

This is how close things were between Talismanic and Beach Patrol, via NBC Sports Network:

Talismanic bottomed out in October 2016 with an 11th-place finish at the Prix De l'Arc de Triomphe. The four-year old has had a strong rebound year with seven top-three finishes in all seven of his races. 

Finish — Post — Horse (Win; Place; Show)

1 — 5 — Talismanic ($30.20; $10.80; $6.40)

2 — 4 — Beach Patrol (n/a; $4.00; $3.00)

3 — 13 — Highland Reel (n/a; n/a; $3.40)


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