* 1994 at Churchill Downs: Wayne Lukas, who has a record 17 Breeders' Cup victories, had two as the event visited Kentucky for the third time in seven years. Lukas finished 1-2 in the Juvenile Fillies as a game Flanders prevailed by a head over Serena's Song. It was to be Flanders' final race. She was vanned off the track, lame in her right front leg and was later retired with four victories in five starts. Lukas also won the Juvenile with Timber Country, and the unlikely One Dreamer pulled the day's shocker, winning the Distaff at 47-1 under Gary Stevens.
* 1995 at Belmont Park: Cigar capped a 10-for-10 year with his anticipated victory in the Classic, beating 51-1 longshot L'Carriere by 2 1/2 lengths under Jerry Bailey, who rode off with third consecutive Classic win. Desert Stormer, a filly and 14-1 only because she was part of the mutuel field, was the stunning winner of the Sprint. Owner-breeder Ogden Phipps and trainer Shug McGaughey teamed for victories in the Juvenile Fillies (My Flag) and Distaff (Inside Information).
* 1996 at Woodbine: Californians made themselves at home in the Breeders' Cup's lone visit to Canada. Jockey Corey Nakatani won the Sprint with Lit De Justice for trainer Jenine Sahadi and the Distaff with Jewel Princess for father-in-law Wally Dollase. Gary Stevens took the Mile with Da Hoss and Chris McCarron made sure Cigar didn't go out a winner, taking the Classic with 19-1 longshot Alphabet Soup for trainer Dave Hofmans and the late owner-breeder, Georgia Ridder.