LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Wrote captured the $1 million Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf on Saturday at Churchill Downs, becoming the first European-based horse to win at the world championships.
Bred in Ireland, Wrote rallied in the deep stretch to beat Excaper by 214 lengths with Farraaj third, completing a sweep by foreign horses. Excaper is based in Canada while Farraaj also is from Europe.
Wrote gave trainer Aidan O’Brien a fifth Breeders’ Cup win. Jockey Ryan Moore got his third victory, all in races on the grass.
Wrote improved to 3 for 5, running the mile in 1:37.41 in his U.S. debut. He paid $25.20 to win.