Hightail (inside) upset 1-2 favorite Merit Man in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Sprint.
Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt
It was the first career win for Hightail who was ridden by Rajiv Maragh and is trained by D. Wayne Lukas.
Photo: Skip Dickstein
Hightail paid $32.80, $7.20, and $3.40. Merit Man, second, returned $2.40 and $2.10, and Sweet Shirley Mae was worth $2.40 to show.
Hightail was bred in Kentucky by Green Hills Farm and is out of the Storm Cat mare Stormy Renee.
Calidoscopio wins the 2012 Breeders' Cup Marathon.
Calidoscopio was ridden by Aaron Gryder and is trained by Guillermo Frankel.
Photo: DAVE HARMON
Calidoscopio paid $36.40, $16.00, and $9.60. Sense of Purpose, second, returned $12.40 and $7.60, and Atigun was worth $3.40 to show.
Photo: CHAD HARMON
The 9-year-old gelding Calidoscopio became the oldest horse ever to win a Breeders' Cup race.
Flotilla sails home to win the 2012 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf.
Flotilla was ridden by Christophe Lemaire and is trained by Mikel Delzangles.
Photo: RICK SAMUELS
Flotilla paid $24.80, $10.80, and $7.80. Watsdachances, second, returned $6.40 and $5.40, and Summer of Fun was worth $19.40 to show.
Flotilla was bred in France by Eric Puerari, Oceanic Bloodstock and Ariane Gravereaux, Flotilla is out of the Sinndar mare Louvain.
Beholder wired the field in the Grey Goose Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Photo: SKIP DICKSTEIN
Beholder was ridden by Garrett Gomez and is trained by Richard Mandella.
Beholder paid $9.80, $4.60, and $3.00. Executiveprivilege, second, returned $3.40 and $2.40, and Dreaming of Julia was worth $3.20 to show.
Beholder was bred in Kentucky by Clarkland Farm. Beholder is out of the stakes winner Leslie's Lady, a daughter of Tricky Creek, and is her dam's second grade I stakes winner.
Zagora held off a Marketing Mix to win the 2012 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Turf.
The final time for the distance of 1 1/4 miles on firm grass was 1:59.70.
Zagora paid $20.40, $7.80, and $5.80. Marketing Mix, second, returned $6.00 and $3.80, and The Fugue was worth $2.80 to show.
Zagora was ridden by Javier Castellano and is trained by Chad Brown. Zagora was bred in France by Eric Puerari and Oceanic Bloodstock.
Royal Delta won the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic for the second year in a row.
Royal Delta was ridden by Mike Smith and is trained by Bill Mott.
Royal Delta paid $5.40, $3.60, and $2.60. My Miss Aurelia, who rallied for second, returned $5.80 and $4.00, and Include Me Out was worth $5.20 to show.
The 4-year-old Empire Maker filly was bred in Kentucky by Palides Investments and is the champion 3-year-old filly of 2011.
Royal Delta now has earned $3,703,851 in 15 starts. She has nine wins, three seconds, and a third.
Royal Delta covered the 1 1/8 miles in 1:48.80 on a fast track.
Royal Delta connections celebrate the victory.
It was great first day of racing for the 2012 Breeders' Cup World Championships at Santa Anita. More photos from these races are available at The Blood-Horse Photo Store (http://www.BloodHorse.com/Photos).
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