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Liam's Map wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile in record time at Keeneland

Liam's Map wins Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile in record time at Keeneland

Favored Liam’s Map came from off the pace to win by 2 1/2 lengths in the Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile at Kenneland Racecourse. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the 4-year-old gray colt ran the distance in a track-record time of 1:34.54.

This was trainer Todd Pletcher’s eighth career Breeders’ Cup victory and the fifth for Castellano. Liam’s Map earned his second consecutive Grade 1 victory in his eighth career start.

“I kind of lost him at the five-sixteenths pole, but when I saw him turning for home I could see he had some momentum,” Pletcher said.

Liam’s Map is usually a front-runner, but he was stuck back in the pack...

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