A crowd of 72,811, the highest single-day attendance for a Breeders? Cup since the event switched to a two-day format, cheered on as blossoming 3-year-old star, Juddmonte Farms? Arrogate, bested hometown favorite California Chrome, North America?s richest racehorse, at the wire to win the million Breeders? Cup Classic today at Santa Anita Park.
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California Chrome, with exercise rider Dihigi Gladney aboard, completed his preparation for the million Breeders' Cup Classic with a 6-furlong drill in 1:12.20 at Los Alamitos Race Track on Oct. 27. Trained by Art Sherman and owned by California Chrome LLC., the California-bred will attempt to close out a perfect 2016 campaign with a victory in the Nov. 5 race at Santa Anita Park.
Gestut Faerhof's Quidura registered a length and a quarter victory in the Grade 3 50,000 Pin Oak Valley View Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 21. Ridden by Junior Alvarado and trained by Graham Motion, Quidura completed the mile and a sixteenth in 1:45.86 over a soft turf course. She paid .80 to win as the third-choice in a field of 12. Linda was second and My Impression third.
Phillips Racing Partnership's Time and Motion prevailed in a tight, 3-horse finish to win the Grade 1 00,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Oct.15. The homebred 3-year-old daughter of Tapit, ridden by John Velazquez, prevailed by a head over Harmonize, with Hawksmoor a nose back in third. Trained by Jimmy Toner, Time and Motion covered the mile and an eighth on firm turf in 1:50.24 and paid as the 3-1 second choice. Catch a Glimpse, the 8-5 favorite in a field of eight, finished seventh.
John C. Oxley's La Coronel punched her ticket to the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf by posting a 4 1/2-length triumph in the Grade 3 50,000 Jessamine Stakes at Keeneland Race Course on Oct. 12. By virtue of her victory in the Breeders' Cup Challenge Series "Win and You're In" stakes, the Mark Casse-trained filly received an automatic spot in the million grass race at the world championships on Nov. 4 at Santa Anita Park with all expenses paid.
Flaxman Holdings Ltd.'s Erupt topped a 1-2 finish by Europeans, registering a length victory over Dartmouth in the million Pattison Canadian International at Woodbine Racetrack on Oct. 16. Trained by Francis-Henri Graffard and ridden by Stephane Pasquier in the Grade 1 stakes, Erupt covered the mile and a half on firm turf in 2:30.87 and paid 6.30 to win.