10/25/2004 11:00PM

Azeri will run in Classic

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GRAND PRAIRIE, Texas - Azeri will run in the Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Lone Star Park, trainer D. Wayne Lukas announced at a luncheon on Tuesday.

Lukas said the decision was made Monday night after consultation with owner Michael Paulson. She had been pre-entered last Wednesday in both the Classic and the Distaff.

"All votes were equal, but obviously his counted more," Lukas said. "It was unanimous on what we decided we wanted to do."