The Latest: Baffert off to winning start at Breeders' Cup
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) The Latest on the Breeders' Cup (all times local):
The announced crowd of 45,673 was the largest for a Friday session at the Breeders' Cup since the event added a second day starting in 2007.
It was a 1 percent increase over last year's Friday crowd of 44,497 at Keeneland in Kentucky.
A total of $7,178,966 was wagered at Santa Anita, while the total overall wagering was $50,935,934.
No one correctly selected the winners in the six straight races making up the Pick Six wager, leading to a two-day carry over of $511,261 heading into Saturday's second day of the world championships.
The Pick Six, including the Classic, is expected to produce a total pool of over $4 million.
It was a losing first day at the Breeders' Cup for the O'Brien family of Ireland.
Veteran trainer Aidan O'Brien, his eyes shaded behind dark glasses, and son Joseph stood next to each other to watch the Juvenile Fillies Turf race.
The elder O'Brien saddled Roly Poly and Hydrangea in the race, while Joseph trained Intricately, who is ridden by younger brother Donnacha.
Joseph is a former jockey and now a first-year trainer who is a few inches taller and the spitting image of his father.
Aidan admits he's watching his son's horse during the race.
''I would only be wanting the lads to have everything fall their way rather than our way,'' Aidan said. ''That's reality. That's human nature.''
When the race was over, the elder O'Brien's horses finished ninth and 14th. His son's horse was 11th.
Aidan O'Brien fared better in the $1 million Juvenile Turf, when Lancaster Bomber finished second.
Corona Del Inca has been euthanized after sustaining multiple fractures of her right front leg in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
The Argentina-bred mare's injuries were much more serious than it appeared after she was pulled up at the top of the stretch by jockey Pablo Falero on Friday at Santa Anita.
That's according to on-call veterinarian Dr. Scott Palmer.
He says Corona Del Inca's injuries were ''so severe that there was no way she could be kept comfortable nor the prognosis be good for treatment. For those reasons she was euthanized.''
Corona Del Inca fractured her right front leg in the Breeders' Cup Distaff.
The 5-year-old mare from Argentina was pulled up at the top of the stretch by jockey Pablo Falero. Her leg was splinted and she was taken to the equine hospital at Santa Anita for X-rays and evaluation.
Corona Del Inca has four wins in 10 starts in Argentina.
Beholder has edged even-money favorite Songbird by a nose to win the $2 million Distaff at the Breeders' Cup, handing the 3-year-old filly her first loss in 12 races.
Ridden by Gary Stevens, Beholder ran 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.20 and paid $8.60, $3.60 and $3 as the 3-1 third choice.
It was the 6-year-old mare's final race of her career, winning on her home track for trainer Richard Mandella.
Songbird returned $3.20 and $2.80 under Mike Smith, who had guided her to an 11-0 record coming into the season-ending championships. She was taking on older horses for the first time.
Forever Unbridled was another 1 1/4 lengths back in third and paid $4.40 to show.
Stellar Wind, the 5-2 second choice, finished fourth in the eight-horse field.
New Money Honey beat Coasted by a half-length in the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf, the third straight Breeders' Cup win for a New York-based horse.
Lull set a demanding pace before tiring in deep stretch. New Money Honey got the first jump on the fading leader, and prevailed for her second win in three starts. She paid $15, $7.60 and $5.20 at 6-1 odds.
Coasted returned $17.40 and $10.20, while Cavale Doree was another length back in third and paid $10.60 to show.
It was the eighth Breeders' Cup win for trainer Chad Brown and the seventh for jockey Javier Castellano.
The time was 1:34.01 for the mile.
Tamarkuz has won the $1 million Dirt Mile in an upset at the Breeders' Cup, giving jockey Mike Smith his 23rd career victory in the world championships.
Trained by Kiaran McLaughlin, Tamarkuz won by 3 1/2 lengths. He ran the distance in 1:35.72 and paid $25.80, $9.40 and $8 at 11-1 odds.
It was the Tamarkuz's first victory in seven U.S. starts after running in the Middle East.
Smith is the leader in victories and money won among jockeys in Breeders' Cup history.
Gun Runner returned $5.20 and $4.60, while Accelerate was another neck back in third and paid $16 to show.
Dortmund, the 3-5 favorite trained by Bob Baffert, finished fourth in the nine-horse field.
Oscar Performance has won the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 1\\ lengths to begin Breeders' Cup weekend at Santa Anita.
The season-ending world championships worth $28 million opened with four races Friday under sunny and warm conditions.
Sent off at 6-1 odds, Oscar Performance settled into second behind pacesetter Wellabled before taking charge midway through the stretch. It was the first Breeders' Cup victory for trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz.
Oscar Performance paid $11.20, $6.40 and $3.40 for his third straight victory. He ran the mile distance in 1:33.28.
Lancaster Bomber returned $11.20 and $6.40, while Good Samaritan was another neck back in third and paid $3.40 to show.
Hall of Fame trainer Bob Baffert has gotten off to a winning start.
His horses finished 1-3 in the first race on Friday at Santa Anita. There are five races on the undercard leading to four Breeders' Cup races on the first day of the world championships.
Ten Blessings was the winner and Bollywood was third.
A horse has been scratched from the $1 million Juvenile Fillies Turf in the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.
Trainer Mark Casse says Victory to Victory won't run in the mile race Friday because of a splint bone injury. The 2-year-old filly will need a few weeks off.
With the defection, Sweeping Paddy draws into the 14-horse field, giving Hall of Fame jockey Gary Stevens a mount in the race. The other also eligible horse Con Te Partiro was excluded.