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Couple of favorites come through in Ladies' Classic

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  • Jockey Mike Smith and Royal Delta led all the way Friday to win Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.

      Jockey Mike Smith and Royal Delta led all the way Friday to win Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic at Santa Anita.
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Royal Delta led all the way in winning the $2 million Ladies' Classic by 1 lengths on Friday at Santa Anita, making the defending champion the only favorite to win on an upset-filled opening day of the Breeders' Cup.

Jockey Mike Smith earned his 16th victory in the event's 29-year history, breaking a tie for most wins with fellow Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey.

"I hope to be around a few more years to add to it," the 47-year-old rider said.

Royal Delta (8-5 odds) gave Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott his second consecutive win and fifth overall in the Ladies' Classic.

Filly & Mare Turf:

Zagora (9-1) won the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf by three-quarters of a length, extending the streak of long-shot winners at the Breeders' Cup. Marketing Mix finished second while 9-5 favorite The Fugue from Britain was another half-length back in third.

Juvenile Fillies:

Beholder led all the way, holding off 3-2 favorite Executiveprivilege by 1-length to capture the $2 million Juvenile Fillies. It was the 13th BC victory for jockey Garrett Gomez and the seventh for trainer Richard Mandella.

Marathon:

Calidoscopio (17-1) became the oldest Breeders' Cup winner when the 9-year-old from Argentina pulled an upset Friday to win the $500,000 Marathon. Aaron Gryder was aboard for his first Breeders' Cup win.

Juvenile Fillies Turf:

Flotilla (11-1) rallied to win the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf on Friday, the third consecutive long shot to win a BC race at Santa Anita. Ridden by Christophe Lemaire, Flotilla charged down the stretch on the far outside to win by 1 lengths.

Juvenile Sprint:

Hightail edged 1-2 favorite Merit Man by a nose to win the $500,000 Juvenile Sprint, giving Hall of Fame trainer D. Wayne Lukas his record 19th Breeders' Cup victory with the 15-1 shot.

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