Kentucky man tried to ride horse onto Churchill Downs track

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According to the Lexington Herald-Leader, 24-year-old Michael Wells-Rody was pretty thoroughly soused when he snuck into a restricted area at the famous racetrack.

Keeneland September Yearling Sale graduates swept seven Breeders' Cup World Championship races November 2-3 at Churchill Downs: Accelerate (Classic-G1), Monomoy Girl (Distaff-G1), Roy H (TwinSpires Sprint-G1), Game Winner (Sentient Jet Juvenile-G1), Jaywalk (Tito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies-G1), City of Light (Dirt Mile-G1) and Bulletin (Juvenile Turf Sprint). Ben Glass, on behalf of owners Gary and Mary West, paid $110,000 for Game Winner from Lane's End, agent.

"This is a huge win for me", said Baffert, who second-guessed himself during Game Winner's rough start before his pupil recovered. With Dubai, Hong Kong, Australia, and others trying to land the world's top horses, Delgado said Breeders' Cup has to compete. "I know he is a really good horse and he had to show it today, that he was the best". Signalman was a length back in third. He was the fourth Juvenile victor for Bob Baffert, who also trained Vindication (2002), Midshipman (2008) and New Year's Day (2013) to wins in that race.

"I am just thankful to be back here", he said.

Mendelssohn was still in front when they turned for home, but he couldn't hold off the challenge of 5-2 favorite Accelerate, who came wide through the last turn and swept to the lead, winning by a length from 28-1 shot Gunnevera.

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New York-based connections celebrated in four of Future Stars Friday's five races led by jockey Joel Rosario who scored wins in the Tito's Handmade Vodka Juvenile Fillies and featured Sentient Jet Juvenile on opening day of the Breeders' Cup from Churchill Downs in Louisville, Kentucky. Amazing, I've no words to say how brilliant she is. The feature is the $2 million Juvenile, where 5-2 favorite Complexity will race 1/16 mile in search of a 3-0 start. He seemed like he didn't mind that.

There is the current frontrunner for the Cartier Award as Europe's Horse of the Year, Roaring Lion, who already has won four group 1 races this year in England and Ireland.

Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert, the man behind Triple Crown winners American Pharoah and Justify, is targeting a fourth Classic win in five years. This one required more work before 42,249 on a brisk, overcast day on a track that was fast after two days of heavy rain.

"He ran a great race so we're delighted with him".

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