Horse racing-Magician upstages The Fugue to win Turf

Reuters

By Mark Lamport-Stokes

ARCADIA, California, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Irish raider Magician stole the limelight from the heavily fancied The Fugue with a storming late run from the outside to win the $3 million Breeders' Cup Turf at Santa Anita Park on Saturday.

Expertly ridden by Ryan Moore in glorious afternoon sunshine, Magician powered to the finish line to earn Irish trainer Aidan O'Brien his first Breeders' Cup win this year.

British-bred The Fugue, with William Buick on board, had been a 3-2 favourite heading into the starting gate and appeared to have the race in control coming down the home straight before being pipped by Magician.

Argentina-bred Indy Point finished third and Point of Entry, the second choice before the race at 7-2, ended up in fourth. (Reporting by Mark Lamport-Stokes; Editing by Gene Cherry)

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