The TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile can be a springboard to many big things: an Eclipse Award, a gate in the Kentucky Derby, or a lucrative stud deal to name a few. Winning the race with authority, though, can stick in people's memories for a lifetime.
In the Breeders' Cup Buzz, we'll speak to some of the notable Thoroughbred industry names with their sights on the Breeders' Cup to ask them about their experiences with the event, and ask a few hypothetical questions tied to the races.
In this edition, we ask people about the Breeders' Cup Juvenile performance that has stood out the most to them – with the caveat that it can't be a horse they had a direct hand with on the racetrack or prior.
Jack Sisterson, Trainer
“Uncle Mo. I think his resume going into it made it exciting. He was undefeated, and Rick Dutrow had Boys at Tosconova who came in strong. I think beating Boys at Tosconova like that, and becoming a very good stallion now, he proved that he was the best 2-year-old at the time.” Watch Uncle Mo's 2010 Juvenile here.
Eddie Kenneally, Trainer
“Arazi. You don't see 2-year-olds doing what he did. That was his day. It was a long time ago, and people might not remember it, but I was there.” Watch Arazi's 1991 Juvenile here.
Liz Crow, Elite Sales, BSW Bloodstock
“New Year's Day just sticks out to me, because I bet on him and his odds were good that day. He was bred to be a really nice dirt router, and I thought the way he did it was really impressive. It might not be the most impressive, but it was the most memorable to me. I would say Street Sense was the most impressive to me. I was there that day. I was in college, and that really stuck with me. Then I went back to see him win the Derby the next year, so that really made an impression on me when I was young and a fan.” Watch New Year's Day's 2013 Juvenile here, and watch Street Sense's 2006 Juvenile here.
Brendan Walsh, Trainer
“I guess Arazi. It was just so impressive, the way he went around everybody and drew off. I was very young when it happened, but it was super-impressive.”
Justin Border, Exline-Border Racing
“Shanghai Bobby. Rosie Napravnik did an incredible job on him.” Watch Shanghai Bobby's 2012 Juvenile here.
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