Kaleem Shah's Bayern ran them off their feet July 27 in the $1 million William Hill Haskell Invitational, taking eight other sophomores gate-to-wire at Monmouth Park. Longines Kentucky Oaks winner Untapable, favored at 7-5, finished fifth.
Beverly D. Stakes winner Dank delivered as the 3-5 favorite in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf Nov. 2 at Santa Anita Park, stringing together back-to-back grade I scores on the American lawn under regular rider Ryan Moore.
Ron the Greek turned it on in a big way in the $400,000 Florida Sunshine Millions Classic at Gulfstream Park Jan. 19, overpowering his state-bred foes by 11 1/4 lengths on a sloppy track as nemesis Mucho Macho Man finished last.
Goldencents went wire-to-wire in the $1 million Delta Jackpot at Delta Downs Nov. 17, setting quick early fractions and responding with something more to hold off a late run from 9-5 favorite Bern Identity.
A race lacking starpower nevertheless delivered excitement at Saratoga Race Course Aug. 25, as longshot Golden Ticket and 2-1 favorite Alpha made history with the first dead heat in the modern history of the 143-year-old Travers Stakes.