Longshots rule opening day of Breeders' Cup

BY foxsports • November 8, 2009

Life got sweeter for Life Is Sweet without her daunting stablemate Zenyatta in the Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic. After fruitlessly chasing the undefeated mare in three previous races, Life Is Sweet found the winner's circle.

Garrett Gomez guided her from last — more than 17 lengths behind — to a 2 1/2-length victory in Friday's $2 million race at Santa Anita. Life Is Sweet was one of four longshots to win on the opening day of the 26th annual world championships.

"It was exhilarating," co-owner Marty Wygod said.