November 05, 2016

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Shaman Ghost has been scratched from the $6 million Classic at the Breeders' Cup.

The assistant to trainer Jimmy Jerkens said Saturday the horse spiked a temperature overnight and didn't eat all his feed, knocking him out of the showcase race of the two-day world championships at Santa Anita.

That means Frank Stronach, who owns Santa Anita Park, won't have a horse in North America's richest race. He owns Shaman Ghost, who was coming off a narrow win in the Woodward at Belmont Park.

The scratch also costs Irad Ortiz Jr. a ride in the big race. Jerkens, however, will still saddle Effinex in the Classic. The 5-year-old horse was runner-up last year.

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