Led by Wertheimer et Frereís three-time Breedersí Cup Mile winner Goldikova, the 2011 Breedersí Cup featured eight defending or former Breedersí Cup champions. The 6yo homebred mare posted the best result of the group when finishing third as the 1.30-1 favorite in her attempt to win a fourth straight Mile.
Repole Stablesí 3yo colt Uncle Mo, who won the 2010 Grey Goose Breedersí Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs for trainer Todd Pletcher, finished 10th in this yearís Breedersí Cup Classic, thwarting his attempt to become the first Juvenile winner to return to win the Classic.
Sagamore Farmís Shared Account, a 46-1 upset winner of the 2010 Emirates Airline Breedersí Cup Filly & Mare Turf, was denied a repeat bid in the 2011 edition of the race when finishing seventh, beaten 2 Ĺ lengths at 18.50-1 for trainer Graham Motion.
Juddmonte Farmís Midday, winner of the 2009 Filly & Mare Turf and runner-up to Shared Account in the 2010 running of that race, opted for a start in the Emirates Airline Breedersí Cup Turf this year in which the 5yo mare finished sixth at 5.60-1.
Harold Queenís Eclipse Award-winning sprinter Big Drama, who won the 2010 Sentient Jet Breedersí Cup Sprint for trainer David Fawkes, finished seventh as the 3.40-1 second choice in the 2011 Sprint in just his third start of the year.
Carl Moore Managementís Chamberlain Bridge, winner of the 2010 Breedersí Cup Turf Sprint at Churchill Downs, and Hi Card Ranchís California Flag, who won the Turf Sprint down the hillside turf course at Santa Anita in 2009, both returned for the 2011 Turf Sprint. Chamberlain Bridge finished eighth at 10.70-1 after breaking from post 14, while California Flag finished 12th at 12.30-1.
E-Racing.Com and Kevin Jacobsenís Eldaafer, whose 10.60-1 upset win in the 2010 Marathon allowed trainer Diane Alvarado to become the fourth female trainer to win a Breedersí Cup race, finished sixth in the 2011 running at 12.80-1.