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Sunday Silence Turns Back Easy Goer in 1989 Breeders' Cup Classic

11/5/89 Sunday Silence grittily held off a desperate late charge by Easy Goer to win the $3 million Breeders' Cup Classic by a neck today at Gulfstream Park.

The tight finish of this fourth meeting between the decade's greatest racing rivals brought a crowd of more than 50,000 to a roar and settled the sport's major titles. Sunday Silence, who had beaten Easy Goer in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness before Easy Goer trounced him in the Belmont Stakes, is assured of being voted thoroughbred racing's Horse of the Year.

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