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Santa Anita Breeders' Cup races have been good to this trainer
Santa Anita Breeders' Cup races have been good to this trainer

It is the 2013 Breeders' Cup this weekend at Santa Anita. That means, if you believe in trends, Richard Mandella will drive to the races in a Brinks truck. Mandella is 63, a Hall of Fame trainer as active as ever in the high-stakes world of thoroughbred racing. He will saddle two horses in this weekend's $25-million showcase of the sport. The two entries also mean something: He will not take a shot at the previous Breeders' Cup record-holder, who won four races in 2003. That record-holder was Richard Mandella. Going into those '03 races at Santa Anita, he hadn't won a thing on racing's big autumn day since 1993, when he also won four races at Santa...

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