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Saturday, November 5, 2016

It was the stretch duel everyone expected. But not the finish. A $6 million showdown came down to a private battle between the two favorites, but in the end it was the younger second choice who prevailed as Juddmonte Farms’ Arrogate wore down 4-5 favorite California Chrome in the final yards to post a half-length victory in the BC Classic on Saturday at Santa Anita Park before a crowd of 72,811.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

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 $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic today at Santa Anita Park.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Mike Smith, who won three races and finished second in three others won the 14th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2016 Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

Friday, November 4, 2016

A crowd of 45,673, the largest for a Breeders’ Cup Friday, was on hand to witness a scintillating performance by champion mare Beholder and 3-year-old filly Songbird in the $2 million Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff on the first day of the 33nd Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Mike Smith, who won the Las Vegas Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile on Tamarkuz and finished second in both the Longines Distaff on Songbird and Juvenile Fillies Turf on Coasted Friday, took the lead in the race for the Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Far too often, widely anticipated sporting events fail to deliver the expected amount of drama. Never can that be said about the 2016 Longines Breeders’ Cup Distaff. What was billed as a classic showdown turned out to be an epic battle of wills as the 6-year-old, 3-time champion mare Beholder outdueled the previously unbeaten 3-year-old superstar Songbird in a spellbinding stretch duel to capture the Distaff by a slim nose.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The 14th Bill Shoemaker Award will be given this weekend to the outstanding jockey in the two-day Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park that kick off Friday afternoon.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Expert analysts and handicappers from the NBC Sports team of talent covering the 33rd Breeders’ Cup World Championship debut“Betting the Breeders’ Cup,” a fast paced 30 minutes evaluating the fields in all 13 Grade 1 races.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

In the build-up to the Breeders’ Cup, attention rightly focuses on the stars of the game. But one of the most fascinating angles to horse racing is trying to find a winner who isn’t quite as obvious. Pinpointing a runner whose odds are higher than they should be, relative to the horse’s win chance, is the “value” that bettors seek.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Speed, power, and suspense. Those are key elements when it comes to the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic and Thoroughbred racing’s showcase event will feature another outstanding field at Santa Anita. California Chrome, the world’s top-ranked horse, leads a cast of 10 runners in the 1 ¼-mile race.

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