Frankie Dettori rode the dual Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe victor who was challenged hard by Ryan Moore on Coolmore's Magical all the way down the middle of the straight, but got on top in the final half-furlong (100m).
The European raiding party features Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien's Mendelssohn and the John Gosden-trained Roaring Lion.
The first two pulled well clear of the rest of the field, with the Khalid Abdullah-owned Enable becoming the first Arc victor to follow up at the Breeders' Cup in the same season. The 4-year-old filly has now won nine straight races and has two wins in the Arc de Triomphe on her resume. It was a tough race, and Frankie wanted to stay wide. "I have a great crew and a great team and we got it done". Richard's Boy (Idiot Proof), who completed a Rockingham one-two at Del Mar past year, also went forward, allowing Stormy Liberal to edge to the outside and into the clear.
"We've come out on top and full marks to our filly because she's been very fearless and mentally very strong. In order to get the big one, I couldn't have asked for a better day". "She showed her class today". Sadler might have had the morning line favorite in the Breeders' Cup Classic, but he was beginning to wonder if it just wasn't his day. "He was keen to come here and has been rewarded".
"She conquered America! She's done it", he said during a TV interview with NBC while still on Enable's back. Despite missing most of the season because of injury, Enable could make a run at Europe's top honor if she becomes the first horse to sweep the Arc and Turf in the same year. I was waiting for her to give me the message that she was ready to go, and I could see Magical on my inside.
Trained in Southern California by last year's Triple Crown victor, Bob Baffert, Game victor got a bit of a slow start in the Juvenile and jockey Joel Rosario had to settle him behind the leaders early.
"I went for the better ground and she found another gear. he soft ground".
On soft ground, she surged into a dominant position once the gates opened and obliterated the field from there to stretch her unbeaten record to three under Irad Otiz Jr.
Teddy Grimthorpe, Prince Khalid's racing manager, played a straight bat when the question of Enable's future was raised.
"He ran a great race so we're delighted with him".
"The emotions and the highs and lows I have gone through in this game in the past year are indescribable", added Miller, whose barn continues to recover from last December's wildfire at the San Luis Rey Downs training center in California. Ridden by Javier Castellano, the four-year-old colt took command shortly after the start and pulled away in the stretch while 4-5 favourite Catalina Cruiser struggled on the outside and finished well back.
O'Brien was magnanimous in defeat.
Rosario's 20 points put him six ahead of fellow NY rider Irad Ortiz Jr., who won the Juvenile Fillies Turf on Newspaperofrecord and finished second in the Juvenile Turf with Uncle Benny who is based in NY for trainer Jason Servis and owner Ara Aprahamian's Beach Haven Thoroughbreds.