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White Abbario wins Breeders’ Cup Classic at Santa Anita

The favorite from just off the rail takes the biggest prize in American thoroughbred racing.

A general view of Santa Anita Race course during the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita Park on November 04, 2023 in Arcadia, California. Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

White Abbario was the winner at the 2023 Breeders Cup Classic at Santa Anita Park on Saturday in Arcadia, California.

The four-year-old gray broke wide from the gate, but settled in the middle of the pack by the first time through the front stretch. The chalk proved his mettle at the 34 pole, going well wide down the last turn but still having plenty in the tank despite the elongated trip. The win by a length was the second-straight Grade I win for the son of Race Day and Catching Diamonds.

Abbario’s connections take home $3.6 million from the $6 million prize pool for the race.

1st: 3 White Abarrio
$7.20 $5.20 $3.80

2nd:5 Derma Sotogake (Japan)
$18.80 $13.00

3rd: 13 Proxy

4th: 12 Arabian Knight

5th: 8 Ushba Tesoro (Japan)