East beats West as Gun Runner takes the Breeders' Cup Classic

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- It wasn't the passing of the torch. It wasn't a race for the ages. In some ways it epitomized the strengths and weaknesses of the Del Mar racetrack. But Gun Runner, a horse from the East, took everything the West could throw at him Saturday to win the $6-million Breeders' Cup Classic.

It was the first time in four years that ...Read more

Forever Unbridled takes Distaff, with Stellar Wind last

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DEL MAR, Calif. -- It couldn't touch last year's running of the Breeders' Cup Distaff in either excitement or sentimentality, but that didn't matter to the connections of Forever Unbridled, who won only the second race she's ever run west of Houston.

The first race was last year when she finished third in the Distaff to Beholder and Songbird at...Read more

Two-time Eclipse winner Songbird is retired

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SAN DIEGO -- One of the potential stars of Del Mar's first Breeders' Cup won't make it to the starting gate.

Songbird, a two-time Eclipse Award-winning filly and a favorite for this year's Breeders' Cup Distaff, was retired Thursday due to medical issues in both her hind legs.

"We have a situation where it'd be dangerous for Songbird to ...Read more


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