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Trinniberg Sprints To Upset Breeders' Cup Victory

Nov. 03, 2012 - Arcadia, California, U.S -Trinniberg (KY)ridden by Willie Martinez and trained by Shivananda Parbhoo, wins the Xpressbet Breeders' Cup Sprint (Grade I) at Santa Anita Park in Arcadia, CA.
Trinniberg wins the Breeders' Cup Sprint!

The 3-year-old colt flashed past pacesetter Sum of the Parts and drew away in the 6 furlong race under jockey Willie Martinez for owner/trainer Bisnath Parboo. Fellow 3-year-old The Lumber Guy came in second and Smiling Tiger closed for third. It was the first Breeders' Cup win for Parboo, and the first win in a Breeders' Cup race for Martinez as well.

Reigning Sprint champ Amazombie was never a threat, finishing in the back of the pack.

Trinniberg is sired by Teuflesberg. He paid $29.40 for the win.
 
Quotes:
 

Shivananda Parbhoo (trainer, Trinniberg, 1st) – “When he turned for home, I felt really good. I added blinkers today because I thought in his last few races he had lost confidence, but we never lost our confidence in him. I knew he would be in front at the eighth pole, and that’s why I added the blinkers. This is awesome.”

 

Willie Martinez (jockey, Trinniberg, 1st) – “You can dream it, you can feel it, but when you taste it, it’s a totally different thing. I never lost confidence in him. He’s been running against the best sprinters all year, I figured if I was first or second turning for home, he was going to be very tough to beat. This means the world to me.”

 

Mike Hushion (trainer, The Lumber Guy, 2nd) – “I thought he was going to get it done at the eighth pole; that he would reel him (Trinniberg) in from there, but he kept going. Second-best.

 

John Velazquez (jockey, The Lumber Guy, 2nd) – “We had a good trip, second-best I guess. But he ran very good. I was watching the eventual winner (Trinniberg) and he was going well. I was just hoping I would get to him. I did at the quarter pole, but then he opened up another length on me. I thought ‘wow, it’s going to be tough to beat him,’ and it was.”

 

Jeff Bonde (trainer, Smiling Tiger, 3rd) – This is certainly a tough race to make a comeback in. I’m very proud of him. He ran great, despite it all. Ramon (Dominuguez) said he got a little tired at the end, but he still ran great.”

 

Ramon Dominguez (jockey, Smiling Tiger, 3rd) – “I had a great trip and I was in close range. Turning for home, I angled out into the clear but he stayed even. He ran a very good race. He was pretty energetic to get third.”

 

Mike Smith (jockey, Amazombie, 8th) – “He wasn’t himself today. I don’t know what it was, but something was wrong. I knew around the turn that we were in trouble. He quit running, and it was like he didn’t want to be here.”

 

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