The first day of the Breeders' Cup races is in the books. It was a day in which no long shots cashed in. A summary:
Winner: Frankie Dettori rallied Hootenanny in the deep stretch to win the first Breeders' Cup race. But it did not turn out that European horses would dominate the first day of this two-day event. It was Hootenany's third win in five races for trainer Wesley Ward.
Scoop: Jockey Mike Smith tried to steal the race aboard Luck of the Kitten going 22.71 for the first quarter-mile and 46.91 for the half. The colt was leading by a length entering the homestretch, but that kind of early speed usually takes its toll and Luck of...