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.