Roy H completed his meteoric ascension to the top of the male sprint division with an emphatic win in Saturday's $1.5 million Breeders' Cup Sprint.
The 5-year-old son of More Than Ready won his first stakes start, the True North S. (G2) in June, an since then was second in the Bing Crosby S. (G1) and won the Santa Anita Sprint Championship (G1) before Saturday's triumph.
Roy H is More Than Ready's fourth Breeders' Cup winner, and his first to come on the main track. The win almost certainly put Roy H in the running as a finalist for an Eclipse Award for his division.
Roy H was never more than a length from the lead at any point in the six-furlong contest, but didn't get to the front until deep stretch, when he collared Imperial Hint, winning by a length in 1:08.61.
“The race shaped up the way we thought it would,” said winning trainer Peter Miller. “We saw a lot of speed in there and we figured he could sit third or fourth and make his big run. He did it just the way we drew it up.”
With the win, Roy H became racing's newest millionaire with $1,359,765 in earnings for Rockingham Ranch and David Bernsen. He is the 11th horse by More Than Ready to surpass the $1 million earnings mark.