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Drosselmeyer wins BC Classic in day of upsets

 CORRECTS JOCKEY AND HORSE TO CORNELIO VELASQUEZ AND ALFEET AGAIN, NOT GARRETT GOMEZ AND CEASE - Cornelio Velasquez rides Afleet Again, left, to victo...
 CORRECTS JOCKEY AND HORSE TO CORNELIO VELASQUEZ AND ALFEET AGAIN, NOT GARRETT GOMEZ AND CEASE - Cornelio Velasquez rides Afleet Again to victory in t...

CORRECTION Breeders Cup Horse Racing

CORRECTS JOCKEY AND HORSE TO CORNELIO VELASQUEZ AND ALFEET AGAIN, NOT GARRETT GOMEZ AND CEASE - Cornelio Velasquez rides Afleet Again, left, to victo...

CORRECTION Breeders Cup Horse Racing

CORRECTS JOCKEY AND HORSE TO CORNELIO VELASQUEZ AND ALFEET AGAIN, NOT GARRETT GOMEZ AND CEASE - Cornelio Velasquez rides Afleet Again to victory in t...

Drosselmeyer, a 14-1 long shot, roared down the middle of the track and caught Game On Dude in the closing strides to win the $5 million Classic on Saturday, capping a day of upsets at the Breeders' Cup.
U.S. Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, aboard the winner, beat his former fiance, Chantal Sutherland, who rode Game On Dude. A year ago, Smith walked off the track in tears after losing the race on superstar Zenyatta by a head.
Drosselmeyer ran 1 1/4 miles (2,000 meters) in 2:04.27 under the lights at Churchill Downs and paid $31.60 to win. Ruler On Ice was third.
Hall of Fame trainer Bill Mott swept the weekend's top two races, winning the $2 million Ladies' Classic with Royal Delta on Friday. Smith tied Jerry Bailey with his 15th Breeders' Cup victory after winning the Sprint earlier Saturday.