Horse racing: Fast finishing Arrogate wins Breeders' Classic

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Second choice Arrogate stole the limelight from favourite California Chrome with a storming finish to win the showpiece $6 million Breeders' Cup Classic by half a length at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith piloted the three-year-old colt past the celebrated field in a dramatic stretch run, overtaking Chrome over the last 50 yards in front of a packed grandstand to win America's richest race.

Chrome, a five-year-old chestnut in what is expected to be the penultimate outing of his stellar career, started as an odds-on 4-5 favourite but came in second after leading the 1-1/4 mile Classic most of the way.

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