Breeders’ Cup 2019: Results, winners, full race replays

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The 2019 Breeders’ Cup will give away $28 million in purses and awards to some of the best horses from around the world. The 14 championship races are held over two days, with 2-year-old juveniles running in 5 races on Future Stars Friday (Nov. 1) and older horses running in 9 races on Championship Saturday. Follow along here for live results from each race.

What to know about the 2019 Breeders’ Cup

Results from Saturday, November 2

Classic (8:44 p.m. ET post time, $6 million purse) 
1st: Vino Rosso (Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: McKinzie (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
3rd: Higher Power (Trainer: John Sadler; Jockey: Flavien Prat)

Turf (7:40 p.m. ET post time, $4 million purse) 
1st: Bricks and Mortar (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: United (Trainer: Richard Mandella; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Anthony Van Dyck (Trainer: Aidan O’Brien; Jockey: Ryan Moore)
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Distaff (7 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Blue Prize (Trainer: Ignacio Correas IV; Jockey: Joe Bravo)
2nd: Midnight Bisou (Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Mike Smith)
3rd: Serengeti Empress (Trainer: Tom Amoss; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Mile (6:20 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Uni (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Got Stormy (Trainer: Mark Casse; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
3rd: Without Parole (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
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Sprint (5:36 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Mitole (Trainer: Steve Asmussen; Jockey: Ricardo Santana Jr.)
2nd: Shancelot (Trainer: Jorge Navarro; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
3rd: Whitmore (Trainer: Ron Moquett; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Filly and Mare Turf (4:54 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Iridessa (Trainer: Joseph O’Brien; Jockey: Wayne Lordan)
2nd: Vasilika (Trainer: Dan Ward; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Sistercharlie (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: John Velazquez)
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Dirt Mile (4:10 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Spun to Run (Trainer: Juan Guerrero; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: Omaha Beach (Trainer: Richard Mandella; Jockey: Mike Smith)
3rd: Blue Chipper (Trainer: Kim Young Kwan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
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Turf Sprint (3:33 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Belvoir Bay (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
2nd: Om (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
3rd: Shekky Shebaz (Trainer: Jason Servis; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
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Filly and Mare Sprint (2:55 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Covfefe (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Joel Rosario)
2nd: Bellafina (Trainer: Simon Callaghan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Dawn the Destroyer (Trainer: Kiaran McLaughlin; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
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Results from Friday, November 1

Juvenile (7:03 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: Storm the Court (Trainer: Peter Eurton; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
2nd: Anneau D’or (Trainer: Blaine Wright; Jockey: Juan Hernandez)
3rd: Wrecking Crew (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Paco Lopez)
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Juvenile Fillies Turf (6:12 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Sharing (Trainer: Graham Motion; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
2nd: Daahyeh (Trainer: Roger Varian; Jockey: William Buick)
3rd: Sweet Melania (Trainer: Todd Pletcher; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
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Juvenile Fillies (5:32 p.m. ET post time, $2 million purse) 
1st: British Idiom (Trainer: Brad Cox; Jockey: Javier Castellano)
2nd: Donna Veloce (Trainer: Simon Callaghan; Jockey: Flavien Prat)
3rd: Bast (Trainer: Bob Baffert; Jockey: John Velazquez)
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Juvenile Turf (4:52 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Structor (Trainer: Chad Brown; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
2nd: Billy Bats (Trainer: Peter Miller; Jockey: Paco Lopez)
3rd: Gear Jockey (Trainer: George “Rusty” Arnold ; Jockey: Tyler Gaffalione)
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Juvenile Turf Sprint (4:12 p.m. ET post time, $1 million purse) 
1st: Four Wheel Drive (Trainer: Wesley Ward; Jockey: Irad Ortiz Jr.)
2nd: Chimney Rock (Trainer: Michael Maker; Jockey: Jose Ortiz)
3rd: Another Miracle (Trainer: Gary Contessa; Jockey: Manuel Franco)
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How to watch the Breeders’ Cup Classic

Weekend schedule

Friday, Nov. 1 schedule

  • Race #5 – Juvenile Turf Sprint (Post time: 4:12 p.m. ET)
  • Race #6 – Juvenile Turf (Post time: 4:52 p.m. ET)
  • Race #7 – Juvenile Fillies (Post time: 5:32 p.m. ET)
  • Race #8 – Juvenile Fillies Turf (Post time: 6:12 p.m. ET)
  • Race #9 – Juvenile (Post time: 7:03 p.m. ET)

Saturday, Nov. 2 schedule 

  • Race #4 – Filly and Mare Sprint (Post time: 2:55 p.m. ET)
  • Race #5 – Turf Sprint (Post time: 3:33 p.m. ET)
  • Race #6 – Dirt Mile (Post time: 4:10 p.m. ET)
  • Race #7 – Filly and Mare Turf (Post time: 4:54 p.m. ET)
  • Race #8 – Sprint (Post time: 5:36 p.m. ET)
  • Race #9 – Mile (Post time: 6:20 p.m. ET)
  • Race #10 – Distaff (Post time: 7 p.m. ET)
  • Race #11 – Turf (Post time: 7:40 p.m. ET)
  • Race #12 – Classic (Post time: 8:44 p.m. ET)

Appeals court strikes down federal horseracing rules act

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NEW ORLEANS — Congress unconstitutionally gave too much power to a nonprofit authority it created in 2020 to develop and enforce horseracing rules, a federal appeals court in New Orleans ruled Friday.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act, or HISA, is “facially unconstitutional.”

The authority created by the act was meant to bring uniform policies and enforcement to horseracing amid doping scandals and racetrack horse deaths. But the 5th Circuit – in two rulings issued Friday – ruled in favor of opponents of the act in lawsuits brought by horseracing associations and state officials in Texas, Louisiana and West Virginia.

The Federal Trade Commission has the ultimate authority to approve or reject HISA regulations, but it can’t modify them. And the authority can reject proposed modifications.

Three 5th Circuit judges agreed with opponents of the act – including the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association and similar groups in multiple states – that the setup gave too much power to the nongovernmental authority and too little to the FTC.

“A cardinal constitutional principle is that federal power can be wielded only by the federal government. Private entities may do so only if they are subordinate to an agency,” Judge Stuart Kyle Duncan wrote for the panel that ruled in the Texas case.

The same panel, which also included judges Carolyn Dineen King and Kurt Engelhardt, cited the Texas ruling in a separate order in favor of horseracing interests and regulators challenging HISA in a different case.

The chair of the horseracing authority’s board of directors said it would ask for further court review. Friday’s ruling could be appealed to the full 5th Circuit court of the Supreme Court.

“If today’s ruling were to stand, it would not go into effect until January 10, 2023 at the earliest,” Charles Scheeler said in an email. “We are focused on continuing our critical work to protect the safety and integrity of Thoroughbred racing, including the launch of HISA’s Anti-Doping and Medication Control Program on January 1, 2023.”

The ruling was criticized by Marty Irby, executive director of the Animal Wellness Action organization. “Over the course of three Congresses, the most brilliant legal minds on Capitol Hill addressed the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act’s constitutionality and ultimately decided that the Federal Trade Commission’s limited oversight was sufficient,” Irby said in an email.

Among the subjects covered by the authority’s rules and enforcement were jockey safety (including a national concussion protocol), the riding crop and how often riders can use it during a race, racetrack accreditation, and the reporting of training and veterinary records.

Animal rights groups, who supported the law, pointed to scandals in the industry involving medication and the treatment of horses.

Duncan wrote that in declaring HISA unconstitutional, “we do not question Congress’s judgment about problems in the horseracing industry. That political call falls outside our lane.”

Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry, hailed the ruling on Twitter, calling HISA a “federal takeover of Louisiana horse racing.”

Fractional interest in Flightline sells for $4.6 million

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LEXINGTON, Ky. — Keeneland says a 2.5% fractional interest in Breeders’ Cup Classic champion Flightline has sold for $4.6 million during a special auction before the start of its November Breeding Stock Sale.

Brookdale Farm’s Freddy Seitz signed the ticket for an undisclosed client, the track announced in a release. The sale comes a day after ownership of the 4-year-old son of Tapit retired the unbeaten colt following his record 8\-length victory in Saturday’s $6 million, Grade 1 Classic at Keeneland. Flightline likely locked up Horse of the Year honors with his fourth Grade 1 victory in six starts by a combined victory margin of 71 lengths – dominance that has drawn comparisons to legendary Triple Crown champion Secretariat.

Flightline will begin his breeding career next year at Lane’s End Farms in Versailles, Kentucky, but a stud fee has yet to be determined. West Point Thoroughbreds, part of the bay colt’s ownership, offered the fractional interest. Seitz said the buyer wanted to “make a big splash” and get more involved in the business.

“With a special horse like (Flightline) all you can do is get involved and then just hope for the best,” Seitz said in the release.

“There has never been a horse that has done what he has done for however many years, back to Secretariat. You just have to pay up and get involved, and this is kind of what he’s thinking.”