Janis R. Whitham's Fort Larned led from gate to wire and held off a sustained stretch bid by Mucho Macho Man to win the $5 million Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) before a crowd of 55,123 at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Breeders' Cup reported that a total of nearly $144.3 million was wagered on the two-day World Championships Nov. 2-3 at Santa Anita Park, down from the $161.5 million figure a year ago at Churchill Downs.
Comments from the connections of Fort Larned, after his victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Classic. Watch Video
Lenny Shulman recaps an exciting Saturday at the Breeders' Cup, including Fort Larned's victory in the Breeders' Cup Classic. Sponsored by Vinery. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Wise Dan after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Mile. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Trinniberg after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Sprint. Watch Video
The connections of Little Mike discuss his victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Turf. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Shanghai Bobby, after his win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile. Watch Video
Comments from the owner of 2012 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile winner Tapizar. Watch Video
Comments from the connections of Mizdirection, after her win in the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint. Watch Video
Morton Fink's Wise Dan squarely put himself in the mix for a variety of championships this year with a superior course-record victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Comments from the connections of Groupie Doll after her victory in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint. Watch Video
Trinniberg, overlooked at odds of 13-1, proved his doubters wrong when he posted his first grade I victory in the $1.5 million XpressBet Breeders' Cup Sprint by three-quarters of a length Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
Arlington Million (gr. IT) winner Little Mike upset the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT) and finished a tick off a 23-year-old track record to do so, holding off Point of Entry while getting 1 1/2 miles in 2:22.83
Undefeated Shanghai Bobby wrapped up an Eclipse Award Nov. 3 with a gutty head victory over 19-1 outsider He's Had Enough in the $2 million Grey Goose Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I) Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park.
A 4-year-old daughter of Eddington, Team Forster's Brushed by a Star is enjoying her best season as the Chilukki marked her third stakes win this season.
Mizdirection provided a rumble in The Jungle at Santa Anita Nov. 3, taking the Breeders' Cup Turf Sprint (gr. IT) with a thrilling stretch drive in near-record time.
Tapizar, returning to the scene of his only graded stakes wins for trainer Steve Asmussen, took the lead in upper stretch and drew away for a handy win in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 3.
Comments from Trainer Aidan O'Brien and Jockey Ryan Moore after George Vancouver's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf. Watch Video
For the second year in a row, Boisterous registered back-to-back graded stakes wins on turf in the Knickerbocker Stakes (gr. IIIT) at Belmont Park and the Red Smith Handicap (gr. IIT) at Aqueduct.
Trainer Bill Mott could not contain his excitement the morning after champion Royal Delta's gate-to-wire victory in the Nov. 2 Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park, saying the filly was G-R-E-A-T.
Groupie Doll continued her domination of the female sprint division Nov. 3 at Santa Anita Park, inhaling her rivals on the turn to take the $1 million Filly & Mare Sprint (gr. I) under a hand ride from jockey Rajiv Maragh.
Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien won his first Breeders' Cup World Championships race of the weekend when George Vancouver made a great kick in midstretch to take the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1 1/4 lengths.
- By Ron Mitchell
Santa Anita chairman Frank Stronach on hosting the Breeders' Cup. Watch Video
Trainer Bob Baffert believes Fast Bullet deserves a shot in the Breeders' Cup Sprint, even though it is the ligthly raced colt's first start of the year.
The weather for Nov. 3, the second day of the Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park should be ideal.
Adam Choate has recently joined the American Horse Council (AHC) staff as the director of health and regulatory affairs. His responsibilities will include equine health issues, welfare issues, and state, federal and international requirements regarding the movement of horses. He will be the principal AHC contact to the USDA.
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Editor's note: This article is part of TheHorse.com's ongoing coverage of topics presented at the 2012 International Society of Equitation Science conference, held July 18-20 in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Comments from the connections of Royal Delta after her win the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. Watch Video
Besilu Stables' Royal Delta took control after an early scramble for the lead and never looked back en route to a strong victory in the $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic (gr. I) at Santa Anita Park Nov. 2.
Eric Mitchell recaps all the action of Breeders' Cup Friday. Sponsored by Vinery. Watch Video
Comments from Trainer Richard Mandella and B. Wayne Hughes after Beholder's win in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies. Watch Video
Comments from D. Wayne Lukas and Rajiv Maragh after Hightail's win in the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint. Watch Video
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