McKinzie is early favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic
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 at Santa Anita since December, including two since last Friday. That hasn't deterred an international group of horses from gathering to chase over $30 million in purse money.McKinzie drew the No. 8 post in the 11-horse field for the 1 ¼-mile Classic on Monday.
But favorites in Breeders ’ Cup races aren’t sure things. One live long shot to consider on Saturday is No. 6 Wow Cat, listed at 15 - 1 on the morning line for the Breeders ’ Cup Distaff. The 2017-18 Horse of the Year in her native Chile came to the United States last summer and won the Grade 1 Beldame
Vino Rosso won the million Classic at the Breeders ' Cup by 4 1/4 lengths, upsetting 5-2 favorite McKinzie in a race marred by an injury to a 15 - 1 long shot . Irad Ortiz Jr. celebrates after riding Vino Rosso to victory in the Breeders ' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov.
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 sustaining a serious fracture to his left hind leg.
It's the 37th horse death at Santa Anita since last December and it occurred in the high-profile season-ending championships in front of 67,811 fans and a national prime-time television audience.
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