Goldikova wins 2nd straight BC Mile
The Irish import won Saturday's race at Santa Anita by a half-length. Ridden by Olivier Peslier, Goldikova ran the distance on the turf in 1:32.26 and paid $4.80, $4 and $2.60 as the 7-5 wagering favorite.
Peslier and trainer Freddy Head also were part of the 4-year-old filly's victory last year over the same turf course.
Courageous Cat returned $12.80 and $8, while Justenuffhumor was another length back in third and paid $8 to show. Court Vision was fourth.
Goldikova's victory was the third by a Europe-based horse on Saturday. Two European horses won on Friday's opening day of the world championships.