Log In

Caledonia Road Springs Upset in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies

by Breeders' Cup Notes Team

November 4, 2017

DEL MAR, Calif. (Nov. 4, 2017) – Zoom and Fish Stable, Charlie Spring and Newtown Anner Stud’s Caledonia Road roared past Alluring Star at the sixteenth pole and drew off to win the 34th running of the $2 million 14 Hands Winery Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (G1) for 2-year-olds by 3 ¼ lengths to kick off the second day of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Saturday afternoon at Del Mar racetrack.

Trained by Ralph Nicks and ridden by Mike Smith, Caledonia Road covered the 1 1/16 miles on a fast main track in 1:45.05. It was the second win in three career starts for Caledonia Road, a Florida-bred daughter of Quality Road.

The victory was the ongoing record 26th for Smith in the Breeders’ Cup and third in the Juvenile Fillies. Previously, he had won with Stardom Bound (2008) and Songbird (2015). For Nicks, it was his first Breeders’ Cup victory from three starters.