Breeders' Cup

Racing Dudes Stars of the Week Special: Ranking the Breeders’ Cup Races

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The 2018 Breeders’ Cup is in the books! As always, the event gave us several memorable moments. This week the normal Three Stars of the Week will be expanding, with us ranking all 14 Breeders’ Cup performances instead of just mentioning three horses like usual. If you win a Breeders’ Cup event, you should deserve special recognition. Without further delay, here’s our 14 stars of the week, ranked in order of impressiveness.

1. Enable

The Curse of the Arc is no longer! Enable ships to the United States to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf, digging down deep to pass Magical in the late stages of the race.

2. Accelerate

John Sadler finally gets the monkey off his back at the Breeders’ Cup with a win in the Classic. Accelerate now has hope for 2018 Horse of the Year Award.

3. Newspaperofrecord

Newspapaerofrecord puts on a show in Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf, becoming one of the most impressive 2-year-old winners in the history of the event.

4. Monomoy Girl

Leave no doubt: Monomoy Girl destroys field in Breeders’ Cup Distaff, while never finishing behind a horse all year long.

5. Roy H

Back to back: Roy H gets his second straight Breeders’ Cup Sprint win with a devastating move in the stretch to win by open lengths.

6 City of Light

Catalina who? City of Light makes short work of the field in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile, breaking from the rail to win in wire to wire fashion.

7. Sistercharlie

Sistercharlie gets her nose down in time to defeat European shipper Wild Illusion right at the shadow of the wire.

8. Game Winner

Baffert shows off his talented new crop in the Juvenile as Game Winner stamps himself as the early 2019 Kentucky Derby favorite.

9. Stormy Liberal

Stormy Liberal wears down World of Trouble late to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint for the second straight year.

10. Jaywalk

Jaywalk goes fast early and late to dominate Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.

11. Expert Eye

European invader Expert Eye gets up in time to capture Turf Mile.

12. Line of Duty

Shippers continue to dominate the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf as Line of Duty captures this year’s version.

13. Bulletin

Bulletin become first ever winner of the inaugural Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint, winning in wire to wire fashion.

14. Shamrock Rose

Shamrock Rose closes with a furious kick to win Filly and Mare Sprint at big odds.

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