Breeders' Cup Classic (G1)

Race 12 at Santa Anita Park on November 5, 2016

  • Grade I
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • Dirt
  • $6,000,000
  • 3 yo's & up
  • 8:00 PM
  • 2:00.11
Payoffs
10   Arrogate $5.40 $2.80 $2.60
4   California Chrome $2.60 $2.40
3   Keen Ice $5.80
$2 Exacta (10-4) $10.00
$2 Trifecta (10-4-3) $149.20
$2 Superfecta (10-4-3-9) $592.60
Order of Finish
1

Arrogate

Unbridled's Song  – Bubbler

Keeneland Sales Graduate

3YO Colt

$3,300,000
  • J:Mike E. Smith
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Clearsky Farms
  • O:Juddmonte Farms, Inc.
  • Margin:½
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Unbridled's Song , Gray or Roan, 1993. Lifetime: 810 yearlings sold, median $200,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Distorted Humor , Chestnut, 1993.
  • Sale History: 2014 KEESEP, $560,000.
2

California Chrome

Lucky Pulpit  – Love the Chase

5YO Horse

$1,020,000
  • J:Victor Espinoza
  • T:Art Sherman
  • B:Perry Martin & Steve Coburn
  • O:California Chrome, LLC
  • Margin:10¾
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Lucky Pulpit , Chestnut, 2001. Lifetime: 107 yearlings sold, median $13,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Not For Love , Bay, 1990.
3

Keen Ice

Curlin  – Medomak

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Horse

$540,000
  • J:Javier Castellano
  • T:Todd A. Pletcher
  • B:Glencrest Farm LLC
  • O:Donegal Racing
  • Margin:neck
  • TrueNicks: A++
  • Sire: Curlin , Chestnut, 2004. Lifetime: 298 yearlings sold, median $100,000.
  • Broodmare Sire: Awesome Again , Bay, 1994.
  • Sale History: 2012 KEENOV, $48,000; 2013 KEESEP, $120,000.
4 Keeneland Sales Graduate

5YO Horse

$300,000
  • J:John R. Velazquez
  • T:Bob Baffert
  • B:Betz/D.J. Stable/Kidder/J. Betz/Robenalt
  • O:Watson, Karl, Pegram, Michael E. and Weitman, Paul
5

Melatonin

Kodiak Kowboy  – Yanquee Reign

Keeneland Sales Graduate

5YO Gelding

$180,000
  • J:Joseph Talamo
  • T:David E. Hofmans
  • B:S. D Brilie LP
  • O:Tarabilla Farms, Inc.
6

Frosted

Tapit  – Fast Cookie

4YO Horse

$60,000
  • J:Joel Rosario
  • T:Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • B:Darley
  • O:Godolphin Racing LLC
7

Effinex

Mineshaft  – What a Pear

5YO Horse

$60,000
  • J:Flavien Prat
  • T:James A. Jerkens
  • B:Dr. Russell S. Cohen
  • O:Tri-Bone Stables
8

War Story

Northern Afleet  – Belle Watling

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Gelding

$60,000
  • J:Scott Spieth
  • T:Mario Serey, Jr.
  • B:Jack Swain III
  • O:Loooch Racing Stables, Inc., Ellis, G., Weaver, D. and Imaginary Stables
9

Win the Space

Pulpit  – Teamgeist (ARG)

Keeneland Sales Graduate

4YO Horse

  • J:Gary L. Stevens
  • T:George Papaprodromou
  • B:Spendthrift Farm LLC
  • O:Kretz Racing LLC
SCR
Keeneland Sales Graduate denotes Keeneland Sales Graduate
  • Arrogate works a half-mile at Santa Anita in :49 3/5 with Rafael Bejarano aboard

    Baffert Sees 'Big Improvements' in Arrogate

    Traveling over the Santa Anita Park main track by himself the morning of Sept. 18, Arrogate, with Rafael Bejarano aboard, worked a half-mile in :49 3/5, cutting splits of :12 2/5 and :25 1/5 before galloping out to five furlongs in 1:02 3/5. 

  • Gun Runner draws off to win the Woodward Stakes

    Gun Runner Much the Best in Woodward

    Gun Runner continued his wash, rinse, repeat pattern of excellence Sept. 2 when the chestnut stunner rolled past pacesetter Neolithic on the far turn and drew off to capture the Woodward Stakes Presented by NYRA Bets (G1) by open lengths.

  • Does Arrogate Still Rule in Baffertland?

    Just as Arrogate burst on the national scene last year with great fanfare in the historic Travers Stakes, so too has his successor, West Coast, a colt Bob Baffert thought so highly of he contemplated running him in the Belmont Stakes.

  • Gun Runner wears the garland of flowers he earned in the Whitney Stakes

    Gun Runner Eclipses Arrogate in NTRA Poll

    Gun Runner took over first place for the first time in week 30 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association Top Thoroughbred Poll released Aug. 21. 

  • Accelerate finishes 15 1/4 lengths ahead of Arrogate in the San Diego Handicap

    Accelerate Set for Rematch With Arrogate

    Trainer John Sadler wasn't present when Accelerate was purchased for $380,000 at the Keeneland September sale in 2014 for his major client, Hronis Racing. But he had an idea that it might prove to be a good buy.

  • NTRA Logo

    Arrogate Goes Into Pacific Classic Atop NTRA Poll

    Week 29 of the National Thoroughbred Racing Association (NTRA) Top Thoroughbred Poll of all ages shows little to no changes in either direction after results were released Aug. 14. 

  • Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 at Del Mar Aug. 8

    Arrogate Continues Work Toward Pacific Classic

    Working on his own with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons, superstar Arrogate clipped off a solid seven-furlong drill in 1:25 1/5 Aug. 8 at Del Mar as trainer Bob Baffert and regular rider Mike Smith looked on from the track's grandstand.

  • Whitney Stakes (G1) winner Gun Runner ranks second in this week's NTRA Poll.

    NTRA Poll Voters Stick With Arrogate

    Gun Runner's victory in the Whitney Stakes (G1) at Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 5 didn't sway the minds of the NTRA voters with keeping the 2016 Longines World's Best Race Horse Arrogate on top in Week 28 of the NTRA Top Thoroughbred Poll. 

  • Keen Ice goes to his nose at the start of the Whitney as the field heads out of the gate Aug. 5

    Woodward 'Strong Possibility' for Gun Runner

    Gun Runner was in fine fettle Aug. 6, following his 5 1/4-length domination in the $1.2 million Whitney Stakes (G1)—a performance made all the more memorable by a wayward horseshoe that made its way into the chestnut colt's tail.

  • Gun Runner takes the Whitney with style

    Gun Runner Cruises in Whitney

    Cruising for home on his lonesome under a confident ride from Florent Geroux, the 3-5 Steve Asmussen-trained favorite continued to draw away en route to a 5 1/4-length win over Keen Ice.

  • Gun Runner leads by seven lengths at the wire in the Stephen Foster Handicap

    All Eyes on Gun Runner in Whitney Stakes

    With rain in the forecast and a rabbit entered to try and disrupt his rhythm, Gun Runner will no doubt elevate himself should the 4-5 morning-line favorite run to form in the Aug. 5 Whitney Stakes (G1) over 1 1/8 miles.

  • What's Going On Here: Upset Minded

    So what do we make of the beginning of the second half of the 2017 race season, where in the space of one week we’ve seen the defeats of Arrogate, Always Dreaming, Cloud Computing, Irish War Cry, and Timeline with nary a battle offered?

Date Race Position / Horse
February S.
  • TOK
  • $1,640,136
  • About 1 mile
  • 1:34.00
  1. Moanin
  2. Nonkono Yume (JPN)
  3. Asukano Roman (JPN)
  4. Best Warrior
Stephen Foster H.
  • CD
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.85
  1. Bradester
  2. Eagle
  3. Majestic Harbor
  4. El Kabeir
Gold Cup at Santa Anita S.
  • SA
  • $500,000
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • 1:59.79
  1. Melatonin
  2. Win the Space
  3. Hard Aces
  4. Hoppertunity
betfair.com Haskell Invitational
  • MTH
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.70
  1. Exaggerator
  2. American Freedom
  3. Sunny Ridge
  4. Nyquist
Whitney S.
  • SAR
  • $1,250,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:47.77
  1. Frosted
  2. Comfort
  3. Upstart
  4. Effinex
TVG Pacific Classic S.
  • DMR
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • 2:00.13
  1. California Chrome
  2. Beholder
  3. Dortmund
  4. Hoppertunity
Awesome Again S.
  • SA
  • $300,000
  • 1 1/8 miles
  • 1:48.07
  1. California Chrome
  2. Dortmund
  3. Win the Space
  4. Hard Aces
Jockey Club Gold Cup S.
  • BEL
  • $1,000,000
  • 1 1/4 miles
  • 2:00.68
  1. Hoppertunity
  2. Effinex
  3. Protonico
  4. Mubtaahij (IRE)
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