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George Vancouver wins Juvenile Turf

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Ryan Moore rides George Vancouver to win the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf.
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ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)

George Vancouver found a narrow opening in the lane and shot through to win the $1 million Juvenile Turf, the first of nine stakes Saturday on the second day of the Breeders' Cup at Santa Anita.

The colt was hopelessly boxed until jockey Ryan Moore found a seam. Once free, 9-1 shot George Vancouver drew off to beat Noble Tune, the 7-2 favorite, by 1-1/4 lengths for his second win in seven starts. He is trained by Ireland-based Aidan O'Brien, who got his seventh Breeders' Cup victory.

Moore and O'Brien teamed up to win this race last year with Wrote, also for Coolmore Farms. It was Ryan's fourth BC win.

George Vancouver, the third foreign-based winner at this year's Breeders' Cup, paid $20.60 for a $2 win bet. Chad Brown-trained horses finished 2-3, with Noble Tune finishing ahead of Balance the Books.

CLASSIC

Fort Larned, a 9-1 long shot, led all the way to win the Classic by a half-length, capping a weekend of upsets at the Breeders' Cup. READ MORE

MILE

Wise Dan beat Animal Kingdom, the 2011 Kentucky Derby winner, on Saturday by 1-1/2 lengths while setting a course record in the Mile. READ MORE

SPRINT

Trinniberg, the 17th-place finishers in the Kentucky Derby, sprang an upset in the Sprint at 13-1 odds. READ MORE

TURF

Little Mike sprung a 17-1 upset over some of the world's top distance grass runners on in the Turf. READ MORE

JUVENILE

BREEDERS' CUP ACTION

We've got the best 2012 Breeders' Cup photos from Santa Anita.

Undefeated Shanghai Bobby held off a late charge by He's Had Enough to win by a head in the Juvenile as Rosie Napravnik joined Julie Krone as the only female jockeys to win a Breeders' Cup race. READ MORE

TURF SPRINT

Filly Mizdirection beat the boys by a half-length in the Turf Sprint off a six-month layoff, giving sports talk radio host and co-owner Jim Rome his first Breeders' Cup victory. READ MORE

DIRT MILE

Tapizar took advantage of an early stumble by Shackleford to pull off a 15-1 upset in the Dirt Mile. READ MORE

FILLY & MARE SPRINT

Groupie Doll, the 3-5 favorite, charged down the middle of the track to win the Filly & Mare Sprint, restoring some order to a Breeders' Cup dominated by long-shot winners. READ MORE

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