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Breeders Cup Vault- 2003 Breeders' Turf

Saddler's Wells and Gone West, two of the most profilic stallions in the World. Of course Saddler's Wells is the sire of horses such as Galileo, Beat Hallow, El Prado, Islington, In the Wings and many others. Gone West is the sire of Speightstown, Elusive Quality, Zaftig, Came Hone, Proud Citizen, Mr. Greeley along with many others. However, on October 25, 2003 Saddler's Wells and Gone West would become the only two stallions whose foals deadheated for first in a Breeders' Cup race.

That race would be the Breeders' Cup Turf. High Chapparral, a son of Saddler's Wells was defending his BC Turf title that he had won the year before as a 3yo at Arlington Park. Owned by Coolmore and trained by Aiden O' Brian, he was coming off a loss in the Arc. Johar the son of Gone West was owned by The Thoroughbred Corp and trained by Richard Mandella was coming off a second place finish in the Clement L. Hirsch behind Storming Home who would go off as the favorite in the Turf.
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