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 the mile in...