With the 33rd anniversary of the Breeders' Cup World Championships now here, take a look at some Breeders Cup facts and statistics.

Some Breeders' Cup Facts:

  • Santa Anita has hosted the Breeders’ Cup more than any other track
  • Largest margins of victory 13.5 lengths – Inside Information: 1995 Distaff -10 lengths – Street Sense: 2006 Juvenile
  • The biggest longshot to win a Breeders’ Cup race was Arcangues at 60-1 in the 1993 Classic, recorded the biggest upset in Breeders’ Cup history 
  • The oldest horse to win a Breeders’ Cup race is Calidoscopio, age 9, who won the Breeders’ Cup Marathon in 2012
  • The Juvenile Fillies and Distaff have had the most favorite win
  • The most successful trainer is D. Wayne Lukas, with 20 winners
  • The most successful jockey is Mike Smith, with 22 winners
  • Goldikova has won more Breeders’ Cup races than any other horse with three wins in the turf Mile (2008,2009,2010)
  • American Pharoah is the only Triple Crown winner to compete in the Breeders’ Cup
  • The United States has produced the most Breeders' Cup winners (232), followed by Ireland (26), Britain (15), France (7), Canada (6), Argentina (5), Japan (1) and Germany (1).


Horses who have won the same Breeders’ Cup race more than once:

  • Classic: Tiznow (2000, 2001)
  • Filly & Mare Turf: Ouija Board (2004, 2006)
  • Dirt Mile: Goldencents (2013, 2014)
  • Distaff: Bayakoa (1989, 1990), Royal Delta (2011, 2012)
  • Mile: Miesque (1987, 1988), Lure (1992, 1993), Da Hoss (1996, 1998), Goldikova (2008, 2009, 2010), Wise Dan (2012, 2013)
  • Sprint: Midnight Lute (2007, 2008)
  • Turf: High Chaparral (2002, 2003), Conduit (2008, 2009)
  • Turf Sprint: Mizdirection (2012, 2013)
  • Filly & Mare Sprint: Groupie Doll (2012, 2013)