Secret Circle takes Xpressbet B. C. Sprint-G1
Arcadia, CA (November 2, 2013). Secret Circle became a leading contender for a
divisional championship overcoming an 18-month layoff and an eventful trip to win the
$1.5 million Xpressbet Breedersʼ Cup Sprint-G1 by a neck as the 5-2 favorite. His time for the six furlongs was 1:08.73.
It was the second Breedersʼ Cup victory for Secret Circle who won the inaugural
Breedersʼ Cup Juvenile Sprint at Churchill Downs in 2011. He is one of only three
horses to win two different Breedersʼ Cup races in the 30-year-history of the event.
The 4-year-old son of Eddington is a perfect five-for-five at distances up to six furlongs
and the Breedersʼ Cup Sprint was only his second race since April 2012 when he
finished second in the Arkansas Derby-G1. He returned to action at Santa Anita on
October 14 winning a six-furlong allowance race in 1:07.98 while earning a career-best
Trainer Bob Baffert was effusive in his praise for his 10th Breedersʼ Cup winner.
“They have to be a great horse to do what he did coming back off that kind of layoff”.
Racing for Mike Pegram, Karl Watson, and Paul Weitman, Secret Circle now has
seven wins and two seconds from nine starts and earnings of $1,878,790. His
previous Graded wins came in the 1 1/16-mile Rebel Stakes-G2 and Southwest
Stakes-G3 at one mile, both at Oaklawn Park in 2012.