For the second time Saturday, a horse with multiple Breeders' Cup starts finally broke through with a victory. And Tourist didn't change races to make it happen.
The 5-year-old Tiznow horse was nowhere in two previous Breeders' Cup Mile tries, but he took advantage of a Joel Rosario ride that was both patient (early) and aggressive (late) to beat defending champion Tepin by half a length.
Tourist, who had won just one of five starts (all in Grade I races) this year, returned $26.80 in what almost certainly will be the final start of his career. The final time of 1:31.71 was just .02 off the course record set last month by Vyjack.