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Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf: Top three going separate ways
ARCADIA, Calif. - The first three finishers of Friday's Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Turf will scatter across North American and Europe in coming days.
Race winner Zagora is scheduled to be sold on Monday evening at the Fasig-Tipton November sale. She has likely made the final start of her career, finishing with 10 wins in 22 starts, earnings of $2,368,589 and an expected title of champion turf female of 2012.
Marketing Mix and The Fugue will be given winter rests, but they could meet again.
Marketing Mix, who led in the stretch and was beaten three-quarters of a length by Zagora, will spend a few months at owner Leonard Lavin's Glen Hill Farm in Florida. Trained by Tom Proctor, Marketing Mix, 4, is likely to race in Kentucky for part of 2013 before returning to California.
"We'll start her in the Midwest and then bring her out here," Proctor said.
"She'll keep racing as long as everything is copasetic."
Proctor is not disappointed that Zagora is off to the sales.
"She beat me all year long," Proctor said. "She beat me three times."
Aside from Marketing Mix's loss on Friday, Proctor had runners finish behind Zagora in two stakes at Tampa Bay Downs earlier this year.
Zagora won the Grade 3 Endeavour Stakes in February. Proctor's Keertana was third. When Zagora won the Grade 3 Hillsborough Stakes in March, Proctor's Snow Top Mountain finished seventh.
There was disappointment surrounding the third-place finish of The Fugue in the Filly and Mare Turf. The 8-5 favorite, The Fugue had a troubled trip through the stretch, racing in traffic before jockey William Buick found room in the final sixteenth. She closed some ground to finish 1 1/4 lengths behind Zagora.
Trainer John Gosden said that The Fugue will return to England, but will stay in training in 2013.
"With a little luck, we could be back next year," he said.
The 2013 Breeders' Cup will be run at Santa Anita.
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