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: 110 yearlings sold, median $12,000.
  • 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: 311 yearlings sold, median $97,000.
  • 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
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  • Sharp Azteca was one of several contenders that worked Jan. 13 in preparation for the Jan. 27 Pegasus World Cup Invitational Stakes at Gulfstream Park

    Pegasus Contenders Work at Various Bases

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  • Mubtaahij galloping before an eighth-place finish in the Breeders' Cup Classic at Del Mar

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  • Sharp Azteca

    Paolucci Secures Two Pegasus Entries, Eyes Third

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  • Sharp Azteca is training toward the Pegasus World Cup, but his connections have yet to secure a spot in the starting gate

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  • Collected gallops in the early morning at Del Mar

    Collected to Prep for Pegasus in San Antonio

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  • California Chrome

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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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