Updated on 11/03/2012 11:29PM

Breeders' Cup 2012: Saturday results, video replays

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Results, video replays, and recap articles for the Saturday card of the 2012 Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

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Classic

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
FORT LARNED Hernandez B. $20.80 $9.80 $6.80
MUCHO MACHO MAN Smith M.   $6.60 $4.60
FLAT OUT Rosario J.     $5.20
Scratched: NONE
Winning Trainer: I. Wilkes Owner: J. Whitham
$2 Exacta (4-11) Paid $125.40
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Fort Larned holds off Mucho Macho Man after stretch-long drive

Fort Larned led throughout Saturday’s $5 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita, holding off a sustained threat from Mucho Macho Man to win the richest race in the United States. Recap.

Mile

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
WISE DAN Velazquez J. $5.60 $3.00 $2.80
ANIMAL KINGDOM Bejarano R.   $6.60 $4.60
OBVIOUSLY Talamo J.     $4.20
Scratched: NONE
Winning Trainer: C. Lopresti Owner: M. Fink
$2 Exacta (2-5) Paid $57.60
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Wise Dan sets course record, puts himself in Horse of the Year picture

Wise Dan made an emphatic statement for 2012 Horse of the Year when easily disposing of a top-class field Saturday in record fashion in a dramatic 29th running of the $2 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Santa Anita. Recap.

Sprint

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
TRINNIBERG Martinez W $29.40 $13.20 $11.00
THE LUMBER GUY Velazquez J.   $6.40 $5.00
SMILING TIGER Dominguez R.     $12.20
Scratched: NONE
Winning Trainer: S. Parbhoo Owner: S. Parbhoo
$2 Exacta (9-7) Paid $203.40
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Trinniberg has speed to spare

Trinniberg, who set the pace in the Kentucky Derby in May but faded to finish 17th, finally claimed a big race win in Saturday’s $1,500,000 Breeders’ Cup Sprint at Santa Anita. Recap.

Turf

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
LITTLE MIKE Dominguez R $36.60 $12.20 $7.80
POINT OF ENTRY Velazquez J.   $4.20 $3.00
ST. NICHOLAS ABBEY O'Brien J.     $3.80
Scratched: NONE
Winning Trainer: D. Romans Owner: P. Vaccarrezza
$2 Exacta (7-1) Paid $136.40
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Little Mike shows new dimension by sitting off the pace

Reprising the drama of his Arlington Million triumph, Little Mike stunned the huge Breeders’ Cup crowd Saturday when coming from just off the pace to post a 17-1 upset in the 29th running of the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf at Santa Anita. Recap.

Juvenile

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
SHANGHAI BOBBY Napravnik R $4.60 $3.40 $2.60
HE'S HAD ENOUGH Nakatani C.   $12.60 $7.40
CAPO BASTONE Gomez G     $5.00
Scratched: NONE
Winning Trainer: T. Pletcher Owner: Starlight Racing, Magnier J., Tabor M. and Smith D.
$2 Exacta (4-3) Paid $90.80
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Shanghai Bobby shows his toughness in the stretch after attending a quick pace

Shanghai Bobby overcame a tough speed duel and held off a late run from He’s Had Enough to win Saturday’s $2 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita. Recap.

Turf Sprint

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
MIZDIRECTION Smith M $15.80 $7.40 $5.00
UNBRIDLED'S NOTE Nakatani C.   $5.80 $4.40
RENEESGOTZIP Gomez G     $7.00
Scratched: GLOBAL POWER, STARSPANGLEDHEAT
Winning Trainer: M. Puype Owner: Jungle Racing, LLC, et al.
$2 Exacta (11-13) Paid $80.20
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Sportscaster Jim Rome's Mizdirection mows 'em down in deep stretch

Mizdirection gave her celebrity co-owner, sportscaster Jim Rome, an unforgettable day at the races when prevailing Saturday in the fifth running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint at Santa Anita. Recap.

Dirt Mile

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
TAPIZAR Nakatani C $32.60 $13.60 $8.20
RAIL TRIP Valdivia J   $8.40 $5.80
DELEGATION Husbands P     $8.20
Scratched: None
Winning Trainer: S. Asmussen Owner: Winchell Thoroughbreds, LLC
$2 Exacta (8-1) Paid $245.60
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Tapizar pays $32 while scoring his third local stakes win

Tapizar demonstrated his fondness for Santa Anita’s main track with his third stakes win on the surface in Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. Recap.

Filly and Mare Sprint

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
GROUPIE DOLL Maragh R $3.40 $2.60 $2.10
DUST AND DIAMONDS Leparoux J   $4.20 $3.20
SWITCH Gomez G     $3.60
Scratched: None
Winning Trainer: W. Bradley Owner: F. Bradley, W. Bradley, C. Hurst, and B. Burns
$2 Exacta (9-3) Paid $12.00
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Groupie Doll nails down division title

Groupie Doll proved her superiority Saturday with a smashing victory under Rajiv Maragh in the sixth running of the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita. Recap »

Juvenile Turf

# Horse Jockey Win Place Show
GEORGE VANCOUVER Moore R $20.60 $11.00 $6.00
NOBLE TUNE Dominguez R   $6.00 $3.80
BALANCE THE BOOKS Leparoux J     $6.00
Scratched: RISING LEGEND
Winning Trainer: A. O'Brien – Owner: M. Tabor, Mrs. J Magner, and D. Smith
$2 Exacta (3-9) Paid $125.60
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George Vancouver spurts clear in frantic stretch run

George Vancouver picked the right day to run a career-best race. Making his third career start in a Grade 1 or Group 1 race, George Vancouver closed from off the pace in a field of 14 win Saturday’s $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at Santa Anita. Recap »

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mike More than 1 year ago
Maybe Mrs Baffert should stick to babysitting Bodie, looking sexy for reality show on Bravo called big mouthed trainers wives! Great to watch karma take effect-I am no Chantel fan-but she did a great job with this horse!But Mrs Baffert a lottery winning wife who had no reason to make rider switch got what she deserved! Bye-Bye horse of the year-couldn't have happened to a nicer group!
Greg Rouch More than 1 year ago
Groupie Doll had to go wide to close against a speed bias and then sailed away from them. Most dominant winner of the weekend, perhaps. Consider: Shanghai Bobby came back in the stretch, yes, but then the other colt came back on him and was catching him fast. Fort Larned held off Mucho Macho Man, yes, but the extra ground MMM covered was much greater than the margin he lost by, so he actually ran faster than Fort Larned. Little Mike was terrific, but Point of Entry was gaining on him, too. Zagora ran huge, but her main rival was bottled up and would have made it close. Etc., etc. Many great winners, but probably none showed the superiority over their competition that Groupie Doll proved. She should be a nominee for older female of the year, as well as F&M sprint champion.
Greg Rouch More than 1 year ago
Colidoscopio overwhelmed his field, true, but it consisted of a weak bunch. Previous winner Eldaafer is not the same horse and Fame and Glory, once a world class star, couldn't run two steps on the dirt. Flotilla was solid, but Sky Lantern was trapped inside. Other than that, Wise Dan was dazzling, but even then, you have to consider that Excelebration ran a peak level performance two weeks before and then shipped 9,000 miles or whatever and languished in quarantine. I still don't see any other winner as being as convincing in his or her division as Groupie Doll was.
Joe Dekarski More than 1 year ago
BC belongs at Churc hil,or Belmont anywhere except that joke of a track S. A the ban on lasiks and Dutrow still training wasn t he banned a year ago??Whats going on with this sport,its now the sport of fools.On a good note glad all the horses and jocks made it ho safe..
Kenneth Porteous More than 1 year ago
If the BC was at Belmont this year, it would have been cancelled.
Kenneth Porteous More than 1 year ago
What's interesting here is I never heard all the harping from west-coasters about the track at Churhill or Belmont when the BC was held there. Whine, whine, whine . . .
richard montgomery More than 1 year ago
Turf track is concrete painted green...the turf sprint went 6 furlongs in 1:05 and change 1:05 !?!!?!
Greg Rouch More than 1 year ago
It starts downhill, so of course the fractions are always unusually fast. Has nothing to do with condition of the course. Downhill is faster.
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
I wiil not wager 1 peny at Santa Anita this winter!! Real racing is in New York.
Kenneth Porteous More than 1 year ago
If the BC was at Belmont you wouldn't have bet a penny eiter, because it would have been cancelled.
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Another great move by the Santa Anita idiots, lets dump 50 tons of sand onthe track this meet an see what happens!!
Advance Plumbing More than 1 year ago
Nightmare is all that has to be said about Saturday!!
Jade Sword More than 1 year ago
I'd like to correct that last part. The jockeys are not going to spread the wealth. This BC, on the dirt, was pretty much a race to the 1/4 mile. So I'll have to work in improving my evaluation of the start for this type of bias.
Jade Sword More than 1 year ago
Dirt track was extremely speed favoring. It was all about the start. A bad start, such as experienced by Shackleford and Game On Dude meant that you were out. Let’s look at the position of the race winner at the 1/4 mile for Friday’s dirt races (not counting the Marathon of 1 3/4 miles, where early positioning is less important): out of the five dirt races three winners were in the lead at the 1/4 mile, the others were 2nd (by a head) and 4th (by 1 1/2 length). No winner was behind by more than 1 1/2 lengths at the 1/4 mile… On Saturday, out of seven dirt races, five out of seven winners were within a length of the lead at the 1/4 mile! The two horses that defined the trend were in races 3 and 5, ran at 11:10 AM and 12:36 PM; that is, two successive dirt races, so this could be related to track maintenance for which I have no data. In race 5 Groupie Doll came all the way back from 2 1/4 lengths, and in race 3 Politically Correct came back from a ‘shocking’ 5 lengths behind at the 1/4 mile. For a meet of this magnitude such a bias is disturbing, to say the least. In addition, and this is only a darker possibility, one might wonder if with races this rich the jockeys could decide to spread the wealth. For Friday and Saturday, note the even distribution for races worth 500K or more: Friday: 500K Rajiv Maragh, 500K Aaron Gryder, 1 million Christophe Lemaire, 2 million Garret Gomez, 2 million Javier Castellano, 2 million Mike Smith. Saturday: 1 million Ryan Moore, 1 million Rajiv Maragh, 1 million Corey Nakatani, 1 million Mike Smith, 2 million Rosie Napravnik, 3 million Ramon Dominguez, 1.5 million Willy Martinez, 2 million John Velazquez, 5 million Brian Hernandez Jr. Is there a relationship between the early positioning of the winners and this type of distribution among jockeys? I don’t know. But I wouldn’t discard the possibility either. It sure seemed that the handicappers were unusually off for this meet.
Kenneth Porteous More than 1 year ago
CAN WE COME TO GRIPS: SHACKLEFORD IS OVERRATED~!
Ponies Payme More than 1 year ago
Game on Dudde wqas OVERRATED. It was a handicappers race. That is why the payouts "looked" low. The smart bettors loaded up on Fort Learned and Flat out in the win spot.
Greg Rouch More than 1 year ago
That leaves a lot of jockeys out. Most, in fact. How would those have been forced to cooperate? You probably believe there are pod people among us.
Joseph Greco More than 1 year ago
WISE DAN IS A MONSTER AT HIS DISTANCE AND GIVE SOME CREDIT TO ANIMAL KINGDOM FOR FLYING THROUGH THE STRETCH TO GRAB SECOND MONEY!!JOHNNY V AND RAFAEL BEJARANO EXACTA A GREAT PLAY TODAY.THANK YOU!!
Maynard More than 1 year ago
I agree. I had hoped he could meet Frankl. Notice he beat Frankl's best opponent badly. Of course, they can say it was because of the travel, the new track, etc. It is a travesty when horse's like Frankl can duck all the major opposition and then their backers write rave reviews. He is a good horse, but through no fault of his own, we will never have any greats to compare him with.