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Tragedy strikes Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita despite reform

Nov. 3, 2019 7:09 PM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Breeders' Cup and Santa Anita came within 220 yards of staging a safe weekend of championship racing. It all came down to the $6 million Classic in front of nearly 70,000 fans and a prime-time television audience. The 11-horse field thundered out of the final turn, with favorite...

15-1 long shot fatally injured in Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 3, 2019 10:25 AM EST

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — A victory by Vino Rosso in the Breeders' Cup Classic was overshadowed by a fatal injury to a 15-1 long shot in the $6 million race at Santa Anita on Saturday night. Cup officials said in a statement about two hours after the race that Mongolian Groom had been euthanized after...

The Latest: Vino Rosso wins BC Classic, horse injured

Nov. 2, 2019 9:02 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 5:55 p.m. Vino Rosso has won the $6 million Classic by 4 1/4 lengths at the Breeders' Cup, where a long-shot horse was eased up in the stretch with a leg injury. Mongolian Groom, a 15-1 shot, was part of the early pace...

Storm the Court scores 45-1 upset in Breeders' Cup Juvenile

Nov. 1, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — So much for settling the early Kentucky Derby picture. Next year's outlook is downright fuzzy after a couple of little-known colts challenged each other down the stretch before 45-1 shot Storm the Court staged a stunning neck victory in the Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders'...

The Latest: Storm the Court scores day's biggest upset

Nov. 1, 2019 7:29 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita (all times local): 4:25 p.m. Storm the Court scored the day's biggest upset at the Breeders' Cup, winning the $2 million Juvenile by a neck at 45-1 odds. Ridden by Flavien Prat, Storm the Court paid $93.80 to win. That puts the...

McKinzie is lukewarm favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic

Nov. 1, 2019 6:39 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Plenty of good horses, just no standout. And the favorite is lukewarm at best. The Breeders' Cup Classic closes out the world championships and figures to help sort out Horse of the Year honors. At 3-1, McKinzie is the early choice for Saturday's $6 million Classic on his home track....

Favorites, top contenders for Day 2 of Breeders' Cup

Nov. 1, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Here are the early favorites and top contenders in Saturday's nine Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita in Arcadia, California: FILLY & MARE SPRINT Purse: $1 million Distance: 7 furlongs Favorite: Covfefe, 2-1 odds Jockey: Joel Rosario Trainer: Brad Cox Record and earnings this...

Favorites, top contenders for Day 1 of Breeders' Cup

Oct. 31, 2019 4:08 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — The early favorites and top contenders in Friday's five Breeders' Cup races at Santa Anita: JUVENILE TURF SPRINT Purse: $1 million Distance: 5 furlongs Favorite: Four Wheel Drive, 3-1 odds Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr. Trainer: Wesley Ward Record and earnings this year: 2 wins in 2 starts;...

Horse racing's tragic, wild ride culminates at Breeders' Cup

Oct. 30, 2019 5:33 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Thirty horse deaths over the winter at Santa Anita. The first disqualification for interference in Kentucky Derby history. A horse tossing his jockey at the start of the Preakness and running around the track rider-less. Six more deaths at Santa Anita this fall. A tragic, wild and...

McKinzie is early favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic

Oct. 28, 2019 9:37 PM EDT

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — McKinzie, with a new jockey replacing Hall of Famer Mike Smith, is the 3-1 favorite for the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic this weekend at troubled Santa Anita. The track is hosting the world championships for a record 10th time Friday and Saturday. A total of 36 horses have died...