Mr Speaker, ignored at odds of 23-1, charged along the inside to overtake favored Adelaide by a head for a major upset in the $1.25 million Belmont Derby Invitational on the inner turf course July 5 at Belmont Park.
Joshua Tree, winless so far in 2013, captured the prestigious Pattison Canadian International for a record third time with a patient ride from jockey Ryan Moore on a yielding turf course Oct. 27 at Woodbine.
Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded-stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away from his rivals to register a handy win the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Flotilla avoided trouble with an explosive late run down the center of the course in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, giving jockey Christophe Lemaire his first win in the World Championships.
A yielding turf was just fine with favored Cape Blanco, who registered his second straight grade I score on North American turf in fine style for Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien in the Arlington Million (gr. IT) Aug. 13 at rainy Arlington Park.