The Fastest Horses (Winning Times) in Breeders’ Cup History

UPDATED LIST: Through 2013 Breeders’ Cup

Breeders’ Cup Classic (1984-present @ 1 1/4 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Ghostzapper  2004 1:59.02 4 Javier Castellano  Robert J. Frankel  Stronach Stables 
Skip Away  1997 1:59.16 4 Mike E. Smith  Sonny Hine  Carolyn Hine 
Raven’s Pass  2008 1:59.27 3 Frankie Dettori  John Gosden  Princess HayaDarley Racing 
             
Breeders’ Cup Sprint (1984-present @ 3/4 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Midnight Lute  2008  1:07.08  5 Garrett Gomez  Bob Baffert  PegramWatson & Weitman 
Kona Gold  2000  1:07.60  6 Alex Solis  Bruce Headley  HeadleyMolasky

High Tech 

Artax  1999  1:07.80  4 Jorge F. Chavez  Louis Albertrani  Paraneck Stable 
             
Breeders’ Cup Turf (1984-present @ 1 1/2 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Little Mike  2012  2:22.83  5 Ramon Dominguez  Dale Romans  Priscilla Vaccarezza 
Magician  2013  2:23.23  3 Ryan Moore  Aidan O’Brien  TaborMagnier & Smith 
Conduit  2008  2:23.42  3 Ryan Moore  Sir Michael Stoute  Ballymacoll Farm 
             
Breeders’ Cup Mile (1984-present @ 1 mi.)      
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Wise Dan  2012  1:31.78  5 John Velazquez  Charles Lopresti  Morton Fink 
Val Royal  2001  1:32.05  5 Jose Valdivia, Jr.  Julio C. Canani  David S. Milch 
Goldikova 2009  1:32.26  4 Olivier Peslier  Freddy Head  Wertheimer et Frere 
             
Breeders’ Cup Distaff (1984-1987 @ 1 1/4 mi. ; 1988-present @ 1 1/8 mi.)  
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Inside Information  1995  1:46.15 4 Mike E. Smith  C. R. McGaughey III  Ogden Mills Phipps 
Zenyatta  2008  1:46.85 4 Mike E. Smith  John Shirreffs  Ann & Jerry Moss 
Ajina  1997  1:47.20 3 Mike E. Smith  William I. Mott  Allen E. Paulson 
             
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (1984, 1985, 1987 @ 1 mi. ; 2002 @ 1 1/8 mi. ; 1986, 1988-2001, 2003-present @ 1 1/16 mi.)
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Success Express  1987  1:35.20 2 José Santos  D. Wayne Lukas  Eugene V. Klein 
Tasso  1985  1:36.20 2 Laffit Pincay, Jr.  Neil Drysdale  Gerald Robins 
Chief’s Crown  1984  1:36.20 2 Don MacBeth  Roger Laurin  Star Crown Stable 
             
Vindication  2002  1:49.61 2 Mike E. Smith  Bob Baffert  Padua Stables 
             
Midshipman  2008  1:40.94 2 Garrett Gomez  Bob Baffert  Darley Stable 
Favorite Trick  1997  1:41.47 2 Pat Day  Patrick B. Byrne  Joseph LaCombe Stable 
Unbridled’s Song  1995  1:41.60 2 Mike E. Smith  James T. Ryerson  Paraneck Stable 
             
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (1984, 1985, 1987 @ 1 mi. ; 2002 @ 1 1/8 mi. ; 1986, 1988-2001, 2003-present @ 1 1/16 mi.)
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Twilight Ridge  1985  1:35.80 2 Jorge Velasquez  D. Wayne Lukas  Eugene V. Klein 
Epitome  1987  1:36.40 2 Pat Day  Phil Hauswald  John A. Bell III 
Outstandingly  1984  1:37.80 2 Walter Guerra  Pancho Martin  Harbor View Farm 
             
Storm Flag Flying  2002  1:49.60 2 John Velazquez  C. R. McGaughey III  Ogden Mills Phipps 
             
Stardom Bound  2008  1:40.99  2 Mike E. Smith  Christopher Paasch  Charles Cono LLC 
Tempera  2001  1:41.49  2 David Flores  Eoin G. Harty  Godolphin Racing 
Sweet Catomine  2004  1:41.65  2 Corey Nakatani  Julio C. Canani  M/M Martin J. Wygod 
             
Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Turf (1999-present @ 1 1/4 mi. or 1 3/8 mi.)  
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Dank  2013  1:58.73  4 Ryan Moore  Michael Stoute  James Wigan 
Islington  2003  1:59.13 4 Kieren Fallon  Sir Michael Stoute  Ballymacoll Stud 
Midday  2009  1:59.14 3 Tom Queally  Henry Cecil  Juddmonte Farms 
             
Perfect Sting  2000  2:13.07  4 Jerry Bailey  Joe Orseno  Stronach Stables 
Soaring Softly  1999  2:13.89  4 Jerry Bailey  James J. Toner  Phillips Racing Partnership 
Ouija Board  2006  2:14.55  5 Frankie Dettori  Ed Dunlop  Lord Derby 
             
Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (2007-present @ 1 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Albertus Maximus  2008  1:33.41 4 Garrett Gomez  Vladimir Cerin  Brandon & Marianne Chase 
Caleb’s Posse  2011  1:34.59 3 Rajiv Maragh  Donnie K. Von Hemel  McNeil StablesCheyenne Stables 
Goldencents  2013  1:35.12  3 Rafael Bejarano  Doug O’Neill  W. C. Racing Kenney, Dave and RAP Racing 
             
Lady’s Secret  1986  2:01.20 4 Pat Day  D. Wayne Lukas  Eugene V. Klein 
Life’s Magic  1985  2:02.00 4 Angel Cordero, Jr.  D. Wayne Lukas  Mel HatleyGene Klein 
Princess Rooney  1984  2:02.40 4 Ed Delahoussaye  Neil Drysdale  Paula J. Tucker 
             
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (2007-present @ 1 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Outstrip  2013  1:33.20  2 Mike Smith  Charlie Appleby  Godolphin Racing 
George Vancouver  2012  1:33.78  2 Ryan Moore  Aidan O’Brien  John MagnierMichael Tabor

Derrick Smith 

Donativum  2008  1:34.68  2 Frankie Dettori  John Gosden  Jordan Princess HayaDarley 
             
Breeders’ Cup Marathon (2008 @ 1 1/2 mi. ; 2009-present @ 1 3/4 mi.)  
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Muhannak  2008  2:28.24 4 Pat Smullen  Ralph Beckett  Richard Pegum 
             
Man of Iron  2009  2:54.11  3 Johnny Murtagh  Aidan O’Brien  Derrick SmithSusan Magnier

Michael Tabor 

Calidoscopio 2012  2:57.25  9 Aaron Gryder  Guillermo Frenkel Santillán  Stud Dona Pancha 
London Bridge  2013  2:58.32  3 Mike Smith  Jo Hughes  Eastwind Racing & Martha Trussell 
             
Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint (2008-present @ 5 furlongs or 6.5 furlongs)  
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Regally Ready  2011  0:56.48 4 Corey Nakatani  Steve Asmussen  Vinery Stable 
Chamberlain Bridge  2010  0:56.53 6 Jamie Theriot  Bret Calhoun  Carl Moore Management 
             
California Flag  2009  1:11.28 5 Joe Talamo  Brian Koriner  Hi Card Ranch 
Mizdirection 2012  1:11.39 4 Mike Smith  Mike Puype  Jungle RacingKMN Racing et al 
Desert Code  2008  1:11.60 4 Richard Migliore  David Hofmans  Tarabilla Farms 
             
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (2008-present @ 1 mi.)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Chriselliam 2013  1:33.72 2 Richard Hughes  Charles Hills  W Carson, E Appleby & C Wright 
Tapitsfly  2009  1:34.25  2 Robby Albarado  Dale L. Romans  Frank L. Jones, Jr. 
Flotilla  2012  1:34.64†  2 Christophe Lemaire  Mikel Delzangles  Sheikh Mohammed Al Thani 
             
Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (2007-2012 @ 7 furlongs*)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Ventura  2008  1:19.90  4 Garrett Gomez  Robert J. Frankel  Juddmonte Farms 
Groupie Doll  2012  1:20.72  4 Rajiv Maragh  William Bradley  Bradley F & W HurstBrent 
Groupie Doll  2013  1:20.75  5 Rajiv Maragh  William Bradley  Bradley F & W HurstBrent 
             
Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint (2011-2012 @ 6 furlongs)    
HORSE YEAR TIME AGE JOCKEY TRAINER OWNER
Hightail  2012  1:09.75  2 Rajiv Maragh  D. Wayne Lukas  Bluegrass Hall 
Secret Circle  2011  1:10.52 2 Rafael Bejarano  Bob Baffert  Mike Pegram Karl Watson

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