Aikenite is fourth in Sprint

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Dogwood Stable’s Aikenite finished fourth Saturday in the $1.5 million Sprint.


Amazombie rallied to win the race by a neck at 7-1 odds, extending the string of upsets on the second day of the Breeders’ Cup.

Ridden by Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith, Amazombie ran six furlongs in 1:09.17 at Churchill Downs and paid $17.80 to win.

Force Freeze was second and Jackson Bend was another 2¼ lengths back in third.

In the Dirt Mile, Trappe Shot, a horse with Aiken ties, finished fourth. Aiken-trained Alpha was 11th in the Juvenile.

Caleb’s Posse won the $1 million Dirt Mile by four lengths.

Hansen upset even-money favorite Union Rags by a head in a thrilling finish to the $2 million Juvenile, tabbing the gray colt as the winter book favorite for the Kentucky Derby.

The biggest upset was by 64-1 shot Court Vision, who took down three-time winner Goldikova in the Mile.

Afleet Again won at 41-1 odds in the Marathon, and 18-year-old Irishman Joseph O’Brien became the youngest jockey to win a Breeders’ Cup race, taking the Turf for his father-trainer Aidan O’Brien aboard St. Nicholas Abbey.

Goldikova’s bid for a record fourth consecutive win in the $2 million Mile ended in a third-place finish behind Court Vision and Turallure.

Ireland-bred Wrote won the $1 million Juvenile Turf by 2¼ lengths. The 12-1 shot paid $25.20.

Regally Royal won the $1 million Turf Sprint by 1½ lengths as the 2-1 favorite.

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Saturday’s results at the Futurity