Articles posted November 7, 2009

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2009 Breeders' Cup Wrap: Day 2

2009 Breeders' Cup Wrap: Day 2

Lenny Shulman recaps the November 7 races, culminating with the great Classic victory by Zenyatta.Presented by Spendthrift Farm.

Another Stunner, Furthest Land Wins Dirt Mile

Another Stunner, Furthest Land Wins Dirt Mile

Another favorite falls in the Breeders' Cup, as Furthest Land took the Dirt Mile (gr. I) at 21-1. Ready's Echo is second and Midshipman is third. Heavy favorite Mastercraftsman ran out of steam at the rail in the stretch.

Longshot Vale of York Grabs Juvenile

Longshot Vale of York Grabs Juvenile

Longshot Vale of York, a son of Invincible Spirit owned by Godolphin Racing, grabbed the Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) right at the wire. The Irish-bred out-gunned favorite Lookin At Lucky.

Dancing in Silks, 25-1, Pulls Sprint Upset

Dancing in Silks, 25-1, Pulls Sprint Upset

Big longshot Dancing in Silks, a 25-1 gelding by Black Minnaloushe, poked his nose out in front to win a four-horse cavalry charge in the $2-million Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) Nov. 7 at Santa Anita Park. Heavy favorite Zensational finished fifth.

California Flag Flies in the Turf Sprint

California Flag Flies in the Turf Sprint

California Flag, a Cal-bred son of Avenue of Flags and the local favorite, claimed a decisive victory in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. The final time of 1:11.28 was a Breeders' Cup World Championships record. In second was Gotta Have Her, who also had a win at the race distance of 6 1/2 furlongs on the Santa Anita turf.

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