Breeders' Cup

Breeders' Cup success doesn't fix the problems that remain in racing

Breeders' Cup success doesn't fix the problems that remain in racing

Long after the light was obscured by the San Gabriel Mountains on Saturday night, the sight of success of the 33rd running of the Breeders’ Cup was the endless sea of  taillights trying to merge onto the surface streets surrounding Santa Anita Park.

The track in general and the sport in particular had just concluded a spectacular two days of racing, finding a relevance rarely seen except on the first Saturday in May.

Highlighting the event was the best stretch duel you will ever see between a retiring mare named Beholder and young filly Songbird, who was undefeated in 11 races. And, there was the crowning of a new superstar in Arrogate, who ran down the richest...

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