Breeders’ Cup contender Talco dies during surgery foxsports Oct 10, 2015 at 6:04p ET ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) Talco, who had earned a berth in this month’s Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland, has died. Trainer John Sadler said Saturday the 4-year-old died while undergoing arthroscopic surgery a few days ago. Talco got into the Breeders’ Cup by winning the Grade 1 Shoemaker Mile on June 13. Talco had five wins in 17 career starts and earnings of $543,123 for owner Hronis Racing. Article continues below ... He finished fourth in his last race, the City of Hope Mile on Sept. 27 at Santa Anita. FOX Fantasy Auto Form a Racing Team, Compete for Prizes Play Now!