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

05:35  03 november  2019
05:35  03 november  2019 Source:   ap.org

McKinzie is early favorite in Breeders' Cup Classic

  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.

Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has © Provided by The Associated Press Track workers treat Mongolian Groom after the Breeders' Cup Classic horse race at Santa Anita Park, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019, in Arcadia, Calif. The jockey eased him up near the eighth pole in the stretch. The on-call vet says he has "serious" injury to leg. Was taken to equine hospital on the grounds. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

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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