On Nov. 4, 2000, a 3-year-old who was only five months removed from his first career victory won the Breeders' Cup Classic at Churchill Downs. A decade later, a son of Tiznow will attempt to pull off a similar feat.
When D. Wayne Lukas attended the 2008 Keeneland September yearling sale, the colt that struck his fancy the most was a son of dual-classic winner Afleet Alex out of the Grade 1-winning mare Classy Mirage.
The up-and-down career of Corinthian finished on a high note Friday at Monmouth Park as the 4-year-old son of Pulpit splashed his way to a 6 1/2-length victory over Gottcha Gold in the $1 million Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.
Maimonides, the $4.6 million son of Vindication who finished third in Monday's Grade 1 Hopeful at Saratoga, came out of the race with bucked shins and will miss this fall's Breeders' Cup Juvenile, his connections said Thursday.