Zagora takes the Filly & Mare Turf
ARCADIA, Calif. (AP)
Zagora won the $2 million Filly & Mare Turf by three-quarters of a length, extending the streak of long-shot winners at the Breeders' Cup on Friday.
Sent off at 9-1 odds, Zagora ran 1-1/4 miles on the surface under Javier Castellano in 1 minute, 59.70 seconds and returned $20.40 for a $2 win bet.
Marketing Mix was second, and 9-5 favorite The Fugue from Britain was another half-length back in third. The Fugue got trapped on the rail.
It was trainer Chad Brown's second BC win.
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