Knicks Go wins Breeders' Cup Classic; Japan takes 2 wins

Breeders' Cup Winner 2021
Posted at 6:10 PM, Nov 06, 2021
and last updated 2021-11-06 21:10:23-04

DEL MAR, Calif. (AP) — Knicks Go set the early pace and kicked away to a 2 3/4-length victory in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar.

Ridden by Joel Rosario, 5-year-old Knicks Go squared off against a trio of top 3-year-olds — controversial Kentucky Derby winner Medina Spirit, Belmont Stakes winner Essential Quality and hometown hero Hot Rod Charlie.

Sent off at 3-1 odds, Knicks Go paid $8.40 to win for trainer Brad Cox.

He also saddled 9-5 favorite Essential Quality, who finished third.