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Santa Anita stewards defend Breeders' Cup Classic call on Bayern win
Santa Anita stewards defend Breeders' Cup Classic call on Bayern win

Santa Anita's autumn meeting ended on Sunday with its three stewards holding a news conference to defend their decision to let the result stand in Saturday's controversial $5-million Breeders' Cup Classic. Bayern won by a nose over Toast Of New York, but it was the start of the 1 1/4-mile race that generated lots of opinions about whether Bayern should have been disqualified after veering left out of the gate and bumping race favorite Shared Belief. Scott Chaney, representing the stewards, said they all agreed Bayern interfered with Shared Belief and nearby Moreno. "Then we had to determine most specifically whether it happened at the point of the race, that is...

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