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Jockey Joel Rosario and trainer Brad Cox (right) celebrates with Knicks Go after winning the Classic

Breeders' Cup
World Championships Results

Date: 11/6/2021

Saturday Results Summary (dirt)   Saturday Results Summary (turf)   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
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The 2021 Breeders' Cup World Championships ended on Saturday at Del Mar Race Course near San Diego with nine races, all with year-end championship implications, five of which were conducted over the 1 mile main track. Similar to Friday, conditions were cool with partly cloudy skies, minimal wind, and temperatures in the mid 60's, with the track rated fast.

Despite the limited number of fans in attendance (47,089 over the 2 days), a new record Breeders' Cup handle of $182.9 million went through the tote system, a 4.7% increase over the 2019 event at Santa Anita. Breeders' Cup CEO Drew Fleming said, "We had an extraordinary two days of racing showcasing the best Thoroughbreds from around the world and we want to thank our partners here at Del Mar, who did an amazing job, and the greater San Diego community, our gracious hosts this week. The Breeders' Cup is a truly global event with winners this weekend bred, raised, and raced on three different continents."

Full results with several photos are available for each race at the link below the pay-off chart.



Knicks Go wins the Classic

The $6 million Longines Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) featured a field of 8 older horses (after Express Train scratched) going 1 1/4 miles on the main track in a race that heavily influences Eclipse Award voting for Champion Older Horse and Horse of the Year. Belmont (G1), Jim Dandy (G2), and Travers Stakes (G1) winner Essential Quality was sent off as the 9-5 favorite over two horses with identical 3-1 odds, Knicks Go, winner of the Whitney (G1), and Hot Rod Charlie, disqualified from the win in the Haskell (G1) before winning the Pennsylvania Derby (G1).

Jockey Joel Rosario sent Knicks Go to a clear lead first time by and he set fractions of 23.16, 45.77, and 1:10.04 while pressed by 10-1 Art Collector and stalked by 13-2 fourth choice Medina Spirit. Turning for home after 1 mile in 1:35.28, Knicks Go, wide around both turns, drew off late to win by 2 3/4 lengths over Medina Spirit in 1:59.57, just 46/100 off Candy Ride's track record. It was another 3/4 length back to late-running favorite Essential Quality third.

The Longines Breeders' Cup Classic

Purse: $6,000,000     Distance: 1 1/4 miles

Pgm  Horse               Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Knicks Go           Rosario          8.40    6.20  4.00
 8   Medina Spirit       Velazquez                6.60  4.00
 4   Essential Quality   Saez                           2.80

Winning Time:  1:59.57

$1 Exacta 5-8                             32.60
$1 Trifecta 5-8-4                         83.90
$1 Superfecta 5-8-4-3                    170.10
$1 Super High Five 5-8-4-3-7           3,299.90
Results chart
Expanded results with lots more photos and details

Left: Knicks Go heads back to the barn. Winning trainer Brad Cox said, "He ran a tremendous race. Obviously, the race went really well. He broke, was able to establish position early. Once he was able to do that, heís a hard horse to catch. Iím very proud of him. It was a big race today. I think the final time was good, too."

Right: Knicks Go in the post parade. Winning jockey Joel Rosario said, "We had a beautiful trip.† He does exactly what he wants to do.† I tried to save as much as I could, because we had a mile and one quarter to go.† But he was going easy.† At the quarter pole he just took off again.† Heís just an amazing horse."



Marche Lorraine (outside) wins the Distaff

The $2 million Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff (G1) featured a field of 11 older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles on the main track. Personal Ensign (G1) and Spinster (G1) winner Letruska was sent off as the 8-5 favorite over 7-2 second choice Malathaat, winner of the Alabama (G1) after just missing in the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), and 5-1 third choice Royal Flag, winner of the Beldame Invitational (G2).

Jockey Flavien Prat sent 11-1 Private Mission to the lead first time by through fractions of 21.84, 44.97, and 1:09.70 while pressed by Letruska and stalked by 17-2 Shedaresthedevil and 32-1 As Time Goes By. Turning for home the pacesetters tired, as 50-1 Marche Lorraine, 9th early under Oisin Murphy, came out 5 wide to sweep to the front through 1 mile in 1:35.28. 12-1 Dunbar Road put in a strong late rally from 8th but Marche Lorraine held her off to win by a nose in 1:47.67. It was another 1/2 length back to late-running Malathaat third, while favorite Letruska faded to finish 10th beaten 32 lengths.

The Longines Breeders' Cup Distaff

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 1 1/8 miles

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
10   Marche Lorraine    Murphy          101.80  41.00 18.80
11   Dunbar Road        Ortiz                   11.60  6.80
 3   Malathaat          Velazquez                      3.80

Winning Time:  1:47.67
  
$1 Exacta 10-11                      513.30
$1 Trifecta 10-11-3                4,010.00
$1 Superfecta 10-11-3-5           22,455.20
Results chart
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Left: Marche Lorraine heads out for the post parade. Winning jockey Oisin Murphy said, †"An amazing day, I couldnít be happier. I sat on her during the week in morning exercise and she felt good. They went very fast on the front end which helped me. Iím very grateful to the owners for putting me up. I love riding in Japan so to have a Japanese winner at the Breeders Cup, it couldnít be better."

Right: Marche Lorraine heads back to the barn. Murphy added, "I just followed Jose Ortiz. He has a lot more experience on dirt than I have.†When he wasnít going early I knew the fractions were very fast. To be honest, I could have waited a little longer going into the turn. But, I thought that if I waited longer then Iím going to be pushed wider going into the turn. So, if I could kind of get on the back of the Qatar filly, Shedaresthedevil, thatís what I did so I didnít have a super wide trip going into the straight."



Aloha West (outside) wins the Sprint

The $2 million Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) featured a field of 9 older sprinters going 6 furlongs. Allen Jerkens (G1) and Gallant Bob Stakes (G2) winner Jackie's Warrior was sent off as the 1-2 favorite over 4-1 Dr. Schivel, winner of the Bing Crosby (G1) and Santa Anita Sprint (G2), and 10-1 Special Reserve, winner of the Phoenix (G2).

Jockey Joel Rosario sent Jackie's Warrior to the front out of the chute through fractions of 21.91 and 44.11 while pressed by Special Reserve and stalked by Dr. Schivel. Turning for home Dr. Schivel gained a short lead through 5f in 56.05 but 11-1 fourth choice Aloha West, 6th early under Jose Ortiz, rallied to just get up by a nose in 1:08.49. It was another 2 1/2 lengths back to Following Sea third.

The Qatar Racing Breeders' Cup Sprint

Purse: $2,000,000     Distance: 6 furlongs

Pgm  Horse               Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 5   Aloha West           Ortiz   .       24.60    8.20  6.00
 9   Dr. Schivel          Prat                     5.00  4.20
 1   Following Sea        Velazquez                      9.60

Winning Time:  1:08.49

$1 Exacta 5-9                             49.60
$1 Trifecta 5-9-1                        422.50
$1 Superfecta 5-9-1-8                  1,432.70
Results chart
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Left: Aloha West in the post parade.

Right: Aloha West heads back to the barn. Winning trainer Wayne Catalano said, "I liked where we were at early in the race and the head-bob was†a tough one. But you know when the results come this way weíre happy. Right now, itís a good time to win a race like this. We are low on horses and have been around a long, long time. I have been reinventing myself so many times. Fifty years and counting. I just want to settle down and have a handful of nice ones in one spot and enjoy my life with my three grandkids and one more on the way."†



Life is Good wins the Dirt Mile

The $1 million Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile (G1) is for older horses going 1 mile, 1 full lap of the main track. Allen Jerkens (G1) runner-up and Kelso Handicap (G2) winner Life is Good was sent off as the 7-10 favorite in the field of 8 over 3-1 second choice Silver State, winner of the Metropolitan Handicap (G1) and Parx Dirt Mile, and 9-2 third choice Ginobili, winner of the Pat O'Brien (G2).

Jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. sent Life is Good to the lead first time by and he set fractions of 21.88, 44.94, and 1:08.76 while pressed by 15-1 Eight Rings and stalked by 59-1 longest shot Jasper Prince. Turning for home, Life is Good left the rest of the field in his wake, opening up by 4 lengths midstretch through 7f in 1:21.06 and finishing up 5 3/4 lengths ahead of Ginobili in 1:34.12. It was another 3/4 length back to Restrainedvengence third.

The Big Ass Fans Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 1 mile

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
  5   Life is Good       Ortiz Jr.         3.40   2.60  2.20
  3   Ginobili           Van Dyke                 4.00  3.40
  6   Restrainedvengence Maldonado    .                 7.20

Winning Time:  1:34.12                     

$1 Exacta 5-3                          6.10  
$1 Trifecta 5-3-6                     67.50
$1 Superfecta 5-3-6-8                244.50
Results chart
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Left: Irad Ortiz Jr. heads out for the post parade. Winning jockey Irad Ortiz Jr. said, †"I had a perfect trip.† He broke out of there running,† he relaxed for me.† I wasnít worried about those other runners early in the race, because I knew he was so fast.† When we got to the quarter pole, he re-broke for me.† What a nice horse to ride."

Right: Life is Good heads back to the barn. Winning trainer Todd Pletcher said, †"We were hoping for that, expecting that based on the way that heís been training, but itís always great to see it actually happen. He took it to them. Just too much horse."



Ce Ce wins the Filly and Mare Sprint

Kicking off Championship Saturday, the $1 million Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint (G1) featured a short field of just 5 older fillies and mares (after Estilo Talentoso scratched) sprinting 7 furlongs on the main track. Defending champion Gamine was sent off as the 2-5 favorite off her Ballerina Handicap (G1) win at Saratoga. In to challenge her included 5-2 second choice Bella Sofia, winner of the Test (G1) and Gallant Bloom (G2), and 6-1 third choice Ce Ce, winner of the Chillingworth Stakes (G3).

Jockey John Velazquez sent Gamine to the lead out of the chute through fractions of 22.31 and 44.92 while pressed by Bella Sofia and stalked by 16-1 Edgeway. Turning for home, Ce Ce, 4th early under Victor Espinoza, bumped into Bella Sofia at the 3/16 pole then rallied by the pacesetters to win by 2 1/2 lengths over Edgeway in 1:21.00. It was another 3/4 length back to favorite and pacesetter Gamine third.

The Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint

Purse: $1,000,000     Distance: 7 furlongs

Pgm  Horse              Jockey            Win   Place  Show
 4   Ce Ce              Espinoza         14.40   5.20  2.40
 3   Edgeway            Rosario                  9.60  3.20
 5   Gamine             Velazquez                      2.10

Winning Time:  1:21.00                    

$1 Exacta 4-3                         55.50
$1 Trifecta 4-3-5                    119.20
$1 Superfecta 4-3-5-6                139.30
Results chart
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Left: Ce Ce heads out for the post parade. Espinoza said, "It was the right race at the right time for this filly.† Mike McCarthy did an amazing job training her up to this race.† I had a lot of horse.† She bounced out of the gate, but I decided to sit back and she was nice and relaxed.† When I shook the reins at her at the 5/8s pole, I got a little excited.† I wanted to go inside, but that spot was taken.† But it worked out pretty fine."

Right: Ce Ce heads back to the barn. Winning trainer Mike McCarthy said, "Around the turn she put in her run and she was very good. Itís a proud moment for (Bo Hirsch and I). I wish I would have shaved a little more this morning. Such a fantastic day and fantastic event. Just happy for everybody.††Sheís been very consistent. I think last year I decided that this year we would go one turn with her. Sheís been touting herself this week that she was going to run a big one. Iím just glad she did on a stage like today."

Part 2 of Saturday's results and photos are available here.
Results and photos for the four Breeders' Cup races on Friday are available here.

Saturday Results Summary (dirt)   Saturday Results Summary (turf)   F&M Sprint -  Turf Sprint -  Dirt Mile -  F&M Turf -  Sprint -  Mile -  Distaff -  Turf -  Classic
Friday Results Summary -  Juvenile Turf Sprint -  Juvenile Fillies Turf -  Juvenile Fillies -  Juvenile Turf -  Juvenile  
Entries   -   Monday Works   -   Tuesday Works   -   Wednesday Works   -   Thursday Works

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