The Breeders’ Cup World Thoroughbred Championships are approaching and it is time for the battleground to take shape again. But what are the biggest moments in the history of the Breeders’ Cup Classic or other BC races? It is never easy to tell especially when the best of the best come out from all divisions in search of huge paydays and immortality throughout horse racing lore while stamping their name as a true champion. The biggest of the all comes from the Classic division and the Breeders’ Cup Classic. That is where many of the Breeders’ Cup Greatest Moments come from.
Many of the sports heavyweights have done battle in the Classic and some of the greatest moments in Breeders’ Cup history have come from that race. Horse of the year is often decided at the completion of the always epic two-days of racing. I pared down 10 of the biggest moments in the history of the Classic and leave it up to you to help decide the rank within those 10 races. All are phenomenal and have varying importance from Fillies taking the crown, to long shots, and even the first Grand Slam champion. Check them out and enjoy the moments. At the end is a poll to vote on which edition is the greatest to you. We hope you enjoy.
Breeders’ Cup Greatest Moments
1984 Classic: Wild Again Upsets at 31-1 to Kickoff Classic Era
Video Courtesy of Breeders’ Cup World Championships
The first year of the Breeders’ Cup was due to bring some interesting results to say the least. There was no disputing that when longshot Wild Again at 31-1 battled with and survived a stretch duel with Gate Dancer and Slew O’Gold. An incredible finish to the first Breeders’ Cup all but cementing the event as the end of year staple that it has become.