Ghostzapper pulled away down the stretch Saturday for a record-breaking victory in the $4 Million Breeders' Cup Classic at Lone Star Park.
Ghostzapper set a race and track record by covering the 1 1/4 miles in a time of 1 minute, 59.02 seconds. It was the fifth straight victory for the 4-year-old colt.
"I had a lot of confidence in the horse," jockey Javier Castellano said. "He did everything right today and responded very well."
It was the first Breeders' Cup Classic win for trainer Bobby Frankel, who had the beaten favorite the last three years.
"He's a great horse and Javier rode him good," Frankel said. "It was a great team effort."
Roses in May was second with defending Breeders' Cup Classic champion Pleasantly Perfect third.
The Classic was the final of eight races in the $14 million World Thoroughbred Championships.
Trainer Todd Pletcher and jockey John Velazquez paired up for two winners -- Ashado in the Distaff and Speightstown in the Sprint. It was the first Breeders' Cup victories for Pletcher, who had been 0 for 12 at the event.
"I was shouting, 'Go Johnny Go. Go Johnny Go,' " Pletcher, a Dallas native, said after the Distaff.
Other winners were Sweet Catomine in the Juvenile Fillies, Singletary in the Mile, Ouija Board in the Filly & Mare Turf, Wilko in the Juvenile and Better Talk in the Turf.
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