Breeders’ Cup Buzz Presented By Del Mar Ship & Win: Bombs, Spoilers, And Other Upsets

Upsets are one of the most exciting and important parts of horse racing. If the favorite won every time, there would be no reason to bet on the races. 

In the Breeders’ Cup Buzz, we’re asking some notable Thoroughbred industry names about their experiences with the event and a few hypothetical questions tied to the races.

In this edition, we’ve tasked some likely Breeders’ Cup participants with looking back at a Breeders’ Cup upset that sticks out in their memory. Some of the responses were personal, while others were financially-driven through the betting windows. None of them were horses the general public saw coming.

Doug Cauthen, Three Chimneys Farm

“It was Court Vision (winner of the 2011 Mile). I bought that horse as a 2-year-old when I was at WinStar Farm, and the majority of him was sold later on. He was a really neat horse, and it was fun to see him throw a shocker with Dale Romans as trainer.”

Carlos Martin, Trainer

“In 1987, when my dad (trainer Jose Martin) had an undefeated champion sprinter named Groovy. He was beaten by a filly named Very Subtle. That was a memorable upset, and a hurtful one from my perspective.”

Aron Wellman, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners

“From a wagering perspective, I certainly enjoyed the upset Karakontie provided in the 2014 Mile at Santa Anita. That was a nice, healthy score, and that’ll always stick out in my mind. I think he was 30-1 or so.”

Tanya Gunther, Glennwood Farm

“Royal Academy in the 1990 Mile with Lester Piggott coming out of retirement to ride him at the age of 54. A close second, for personal reasons, would be the victory by Tamarkuz in the 2016 Dirt Mile over Gun Runner and Accelerate.”

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