Classic Empire Wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile at Santa Anita Park
Santa Anita park in Arcadia, California played host to the $2 million G1 Sentient Breeders' Cup Juvenile on Saturday, November 5. Some of the best two year olds in the world took to Santa Anita's dirt track and went 1 1/16 miles. Mark Casse trained 9-2 second choice Classic Empire bounced back from an unfortunate DNF last time out and proved that he is one of the front-runners for Divisional Champion honors with a neck victory in the field of 11. 5-2 favorite Not This Time finished second with Champagne Stakes winner Practical Joke another 7 1/2 lengths back in third at 7-1 odds. Lookin At Lee, Syndergaard, Three Rules, 5-1 third choice Gormley, Klimt, Term of Art, Theory and Star Empire, who was eased but left the track under his own power, completed the order of finish.
2016 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Race Results & Payoffs
- $2 Exacta (5-10) Paid: $39.40
- $1 Trifecta (5-10-9) Paid: $144.70
- $1 Superfecta (5-10-9-11) Paid: $1,284.20
- $2 Daily Double (2/5) Paid: $65.00
- $1 Pick 3 (2/2/5) Paid: $168.90