Horse Racing

Fractional interest in Flightline sells for $4.6 million

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) 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 on Monday. 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. (MORE)

Unbeaten Flightline retires, will begin breeding career

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Flightline has been retired and will stand at stud after completing a dominant, unbeaten career capped by Saturday's runaway victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic at Keeneland.

The son of Tapit will begin his breeding career next year at the farm in Versailles, Kentucky, Lane's End Farms announced in a news release Sunday morning. (MORE)

Unbeaten Flightline runs away to Breeders' Cup Classic win

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Running the biggest race of a brief career, Flightline left no doubt about this year's top thoroughbred.

The unbeaten colt posted another dominant run, overtaking Life Is Good entering the top of the stretch and pulling away to an 8\\-length victory in the $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic on Saturday at Keeneland, and all but locking up honors as Horse of the Year. (MORE)

Three horses observed for medical issues at Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Three horses, including one trained by embattled Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, were observed for medical issues after being pulled up in separate races during Saturday's Breeders' Cup championships at Keeneland.

Baffert-trained Messier, competing for the first time since finishing 19th in the Kentucky Derby, was pulled up after the second race after jockey John Velazquez observed bleeding. The 3-year-old colt was taken to the barn for evaluation and was stable and comfortable. (MORE)

Two horses observed for medical issues during Breeders' Cup

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Two horses, including one trained by embattled Hall of Famer Bob Baffert, were observed for medical issues after being pulled up in separate races during Saturday's Breeders' Cup championships at Keeneland.

Baffert-trained Messier, competing for the first time since finishing 19th in the Kentucky Derby, was pulled up after the second race after jockey John Velazquez observed bleeding. The 3-year-old colt was taken to the barn for evaluation and was stable and comfortable. (MORE)

Forte wins Breeders' Cup Juvenile; Wonder Wheel wins Fillies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Forte's last start over a mile was impressive enough that trainer Todd Pletcher wasn't too shocked at what he achieved in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile, or the way he did it.

Forte served notice as an early Kentucky Derby favorite, rallying from mid-pack to overtake Cave Rock and win the $2 million Breeders' Cup Juvenile by 1 1/2 lengths on Friday at Keeneland. His fourth victory in five starts comes just over a month after he won the Breeders' Futurity at the track by a neck. (MORE)

Gold Trip wins 162nd running of the Melbourne Cup

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) French-bred six-year-old Gold Trip won the 162nd running of the Melbourne Cup on Tuesday ahead of Emissary and High Emocean over 3,200 meters in Australia's most famous horse race.

One of five runners for co-trainers Ciaron Maher and David Eustace in the race, Gold Trip was ridden by Mark Zahra and won by a length and a half. (MORE)

Flightline is Breeders' Cup Classic favorite at Keeneland

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Flightline has given John Sadler plenty to smile about this year, and his prospects look good for the trainer maintaining it.

The unbeaten horse is the 3-5 morning-line favorite for the Breeders' Cup Classic and will start the $6 million season finale from the No. 4 post position on Saturday at Keeneland. (MORE)

Flightline heads Breeders' Cup Classic; Baffert back in Ky

(AP) -- Undefeated Flightline and surprise Kentucky Derby winner Rich Strike head a field of nine for the Breeders' Cup Classic next week at Keeneland

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Breeders' Cup returns to Santa Anita for record 11th time

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) The Breeders' Cup will return to Santa Anita for a record 11th time in 2023.

The world championships will mark their 40th anniversary next year on Nov. 3 and 4 at the Southern California track. (MORE)

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