Mario Gutierrez

Tamarkuz wins the mile as Dortmund finishes out of the money

Tamarkuz wins the mile as Dortmund finishes out of the money

Turns out getting away from California Chrome wasn’t the answer for Dortmund.

Previously defeated only in races won by American Pharoah and California Chrome, Dortmund was no match Friday for a horse who hadn’t won a race in more than 19 months.

Tamarkuz, a 6-year-old who raced in England and Dubai until last year, earned his first victory in the United States by roaring past Gun Runner and Dortmund in the stretch to post a 3½-length victory in the Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile at Santa Anita.

Gun Runner was second, a neck in front of fellow 3-year-old Accelerate, a 42-1 longshot who edged Dortmund for third. The winner returned $25.80 after covering...

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