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                === Tapizar garners Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile ===
 
 Arcadia,  CA  (Sports Network)  - Longshot Tapizar,  ridden by Corey Nakatani,
 took  the  lead at  the top  of the stretch  on his  way to winning Saturday's
 $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita Park.
 
 Shackleford,  last year's  runner-up, was the co-favorite at 5-2 with Emcee in
 the nine-horse field. The 4-year-old colt stumbled badly at the start as Emcee
 and jockey Alan Garcia set the pace.
 
 Tapizar  was racing  just behind  Emcee  with Jersey  Town near  the lead  and
 Shackleford  moving  forward on the outside.  Around the final turn, Emcee had
 the lead on the inside with 15-1 Tapizar second to his outside and Shackleford
 in third.
 
 Coming  out  of the turn, Tapizar  surged to the lead  and went on to post a 2
 1/4-length  win over  the late  running Rail  Trip. Delegation  finished third
 followed by John Scott in fourth.
 
 Tapizar stopped the timer at 1:35.34.
 
 Trained  by Steve  Asmussen, Tapizar notched his sixth win in 14 career starts
 and  picks up $540,000.  Fifth in last year's Dirt Mile, the colt has lifetime
 earnings of $972,632 for owner Winchell Thoroughbreds.
 
 The win is Nakatani's 10th Breeders' Cup victory.
 
 Tapizar returned $32.60, $13.60 and $8.20. Rail Trip paid $8.40 and $5.80, and
 Delegation paid $8.20 to show.
 
 
 
 
 11/03 16:35:28 ET


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