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Nov 12, 2010

Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic under review

By: SPORTS NETWORK


 

Louisville, KY (Sports Network) - The participation of Life At Ten in last week's $2 million Breeders' Cup Ladies' Classic continues to be under review by the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission.

Life At Ten, the 7-2 second choice in the morning-line, did not contend during the running of the 1 1/8-mile race at Churchill Downs. The mare, according the jockey and trainer, did not warm-up as usual and was unable to put forth an effort during the race.

Trained by Todd Pletcher, the five-year-old mare broke from the starting gate sluggishly and was eased down the stretch by jockey John Velazquez.

In a statement from The Breeders' Cup, the organization said that it is cooperating with the Kentucky Horse Racing Commission as it goes forward with its investigation.

"The Breeders' Cup adheres to the highest standards in safety, security and testing procedures to protect both our athletes and the integrity of our competition," the statement said. "The Breeders' Cup World Championships are conducted under the jurisdiction of our host site and the state of Kentucky has authority in this issue. The Kentucky Horse Racing Commission has advised the Breeders' Cup that it is conducting an investigation of the pre-and post- race events in this year's Ladies' Classic. The Breeders' Cup is working with the KHRC in its investigation and awaiting the final report of the KHRC before deciding what steps we will take moving forward in the management and protocols of our Championships."

The Ladies' Classic, for fillies and mares, was won by Unrivaled Belle.



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