Long shot Furthest Land wins BC Dirt Mile

BY foxsports • November 7, 2009

Furthest Land went off at 21-1 odds on Saturday at Santa Anita, and paid $44.60 to win.

Ridden by Julien Leparoux, Furthest Land ran the distance in 1:35.50 on the synthetic surface, which replaced Santa Anita's traditional dirt track a few years ago.

He became the third gelding to win on the second day of the season-ending world championships. Furthest Land was claimed for $35,000 a year ago at Belmont Park.

He was the third winner ridden by Leparoux during this edition of the Breeders' Cup.

Ready's Echo returned $18.20 and $9.40, while Midshipman paid $4.20 to show. Mastercraftsman, the 7-5 favorite from Ireland, was fourth.