Longines Breeders’ Cup Turf (Grade 1)
No 5, Winner Auguste Rodin, Jockey: Ryan Moore Trainer:
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Dual derby and Irish Champion winner Auguste Rodin slipped up the rail and held off American three-time Grade 1 winner Up to the Mark to win the Breeders’ Cup Turf. The connections of Auguste Rodin cautioned against attributing the win to circumstance, though, saying that nothing went according to plan early in the race.
“The rail move was actually plan ‘F’ at that point,” jockey Ryan Moore said. “It wasn’t our plan to be that far back early, but we got squeezed and that’s where we ended up. I didn’t like where we were, but I wanted to get Auguste Rodin into a nice rhythm. Overcoming that first half shows how good he is.”