Horse racing-Long-shot Talismanic wins Breeders' Cup Turf

Reuters

DEL MAR, California, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Long-shot Talismanic charged ahead of its more celebrated competition to win the $4 million Breeders' Cup Turf at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club racetrack on Saturday.

The 15-1 colt saved the best for last, accelerating down the stretch to defeat Beach Patrol (4-1) by half a length in the 1 1/2 mile (2.4 km) race on firm turf.

Favorite Highland Reel (6-5) was unable to repeat after winning the Turf last year, finishing third.

The 7-2 morning line favorite Ulysses was scratched from the race on Saturday due to inflammation in the four-year-old colt's left front fetlock. (Reporting by Rory Carroll, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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