Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn owned the spotlight in the $3 million Breeders’ Cup Turf but came up short in the final yards as fellow European Found surged past him to win by a length and a half and drop Arc champions to an 0-for-6 record in the BC Turf.
Michael Tabor, Derrick Smith and Mrs. John Magnier’s Found, a 3-year-old filly, was ninth behind Golden Horn in the Arc but then rebounded and finished second two week ago in the Group 1 Champion Stakes to earn a trip to the United States for the world championships.
“I’m absolutely delighted,” said trainer Aidan O’Brien after collecting his 10th Breeders’ Cup win. “She’s a very special mare. To run in two Champion Stakes (Irish and English), an Arc and then to come and win the Breeders’ Cup Turf is quite remarkable. She’s very special.”
Found ($14.80), the 6-1 fourth choice, was ridden by Ryan Moore who posted his eighth Breeders’ Cup victory. Moore finished the two days with two wins and two seconds and received the 13th Bill Shoemaker Award, given to the most outstanding jockey of the 2015 Breeders’ Cup.
Big Blue Kitten checked in third.